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Publisher's Summary

Ride along on this endearing road-trip rom-com from Audie Award nominee Cara Bastone - scripted exclusively for audio!

I have exactly 5 hours and 10 minutes to get from Boston to New York City or the professional opportunity of a lifetime disappears. My only travel option? The second to last seat on a discount bus. Across from the bathroom. Wearing last night’s clothes (don’t ask). All worth it if I can make it in time.

My nerves almost get the best of me, but then there he is, sitting down in the seat next to me. Tall. Friendly smile. Bright indigo streak in his brown hair. The perfect distraction. Turns out he’s on his way to reconnect with an old flame. The one who got away. We can both make it on time - just barely - if the traffic keeps flowing.

Playing road-trip games, avoiding calls from his mother, and effortless conversation keeps us from clockwatching...until the bus breaks down. And my seatmate turns into my copilot as we wrangle a ride in a car three decades old. And hit all the traffic. And oh, Lord, the detours. And somehow I end up careening cross-town on the handlebars of a Citi Bike carrying a box of kittens. (Yeah, don’t ask.)

He’s my hero every step of the way...and I might be falling for him. But what happens when we reach our final destination? Could my seatmate really be my soul mate?

©2022 Cara Bastone (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

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I’m in happy tears!

Hey Cara, I’ve kinda binged on your writing for the last 3 days. Thank heavens for the little mercies called audiobooks! If you’re reading this, I just hope you never stop writing. Please don’t.

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One of the best audible originals

amazing voices. all the other sounds are so good. loved the book. I wish there more books like these

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Quite different

1st main thing ... this book is recorder like in real time ... it's like have all kind of background noices where they are... and this is like really recorded together by both main authors...

and I just love Zach voice ... his voice is like kind of very calming for me ... when I listen.. I just love him ❤️ #ZacharyWebber or Z W.

love your work.

and about this book ... its like 2 persons just sitting together and talking..... so not that interesting about storyline... you can not enjoy this like any romance book you would....

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Man, I really really like the narration.

I wish to have such amazing books here. they are really amazing! The author and yhe actors are amazing!

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By far, some of the best narrators

I listened to this audiobook in ONE traffic filled car ride and it was the most perfect and adorable read of allll times. Amanda Ronconi (who I believed played the role of Gwen) had THE BEST VOICE for her character and just in general. Loved loved loved her and the book and the author’s ability to write male characters who seem so perfect but not the unrealistic-you-can’t-touch-me kind of perfect but the sweetest and most caring and patient and kind guys.

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  • VG
  • 27-07-22

Seatmate

Cara… you really got a gift… you know how to get readers or listeners involved in your stories… love to read/listen more from you!

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beautiful love story!!

Cara Bastone novels are full of happiness and blessed people... always happy things happening.. this is not a telephonic love story like the other two, but still it's nice to see that the of them are connected within the story.. waiting for more stories from her..!!

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Cute love story

Story about two strangers on the bus and how the events after that make them fall in love 🥰

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What a delight!

I am new to audiobooks but what a start!! Let me start by saying that I've been binge-listening to her audiobooks for the last 3 nights. I started with "Call Me Maybe" - Loved Loved it! Couldn't wait so started the next one right away - "Sweet Talk" and even though it wasn't as good as the first, it was still pretty damn great! And then came "Seatmate" - and I am at a loss for words. The book was charming, fast paced, hilarious and one that I didn't want to end. The narration was perfect. Amanda and Zachary were perfect in their respective roles and I cannot wait to listen to more such audiobooks. Every expression and dialogue was delivered just how one would imagine. The ending was perfect and what every person would hope for. The kind of story we all want to be true! Can't wait to see what Cara Bastone has in store for us next.

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  • Jaime
  • 21-03-22

Loved it!!!!

This book was so great. I’ve loved the other books Cara Bastone has written so I was so excited to listen to this one. These books are such unique audiobooks and are just so fun to listen to.

Gwen and Sam were adorable and had so much chemistry from the get go. I loved how they joked together and made the best of all of the ridiculous situations. Their entire journey had me cracking up and swooning all at the same time.

Zachary Webber is a favorite narrator of mine and as usual he delivers the perfect performance. I’ve never listened to Amanda Ronconi, but I definitely will in the future. That girl PERFORMS. She was absolutely excellent. All of the other performers did a great job, too. I can honestly say everyone was cast perfectly.

I 1000% recommend this book, especially if you loved her others!

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  • Kitty Moffett
  • 25-03-22

Damn you Cara Bastone, damn you!

as with the previous two in the series I finished this one with a little giggle and a bit of a sniffle. This book was as fun and sweet as they get and I love you for it Ms. Bastone! The characters had a fun filled adventure of a day while getting to know each-other in a way i can relate with (oh the joys of traveling on a cramped bus). I really do hope there is more to this collection of Love Lines and maybe, Just maybe, Loma will get her own story <3

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  • JayCee Listens
  • 27-03-22

I never leave reviews but …

…. I just HAD to.
While I would love to leave a lengthy review, there truly is no need for all that. This book was another level in audio book listening!! Great story, FANTASTIC narration and just all around amazeballs so yeah, this isn’t one to miss.

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  • StargazerLily
  • 26-03-22

So much fun!

I love the idea of multiple cast members and this book is full of little snippets of laugh-out-loud characters. Sam and Gwen have great chemistry! This book is a must if you love witty banter and a HEA.

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  • 25-03-22

All around perfection!

I have been waiting for the series to continue. Call Me Maybe was my favorite...until now. Seat Mate was such a cute story without being super cheesy. Actually felt like listening to a real conversation. Completely organic. Not so much internal dialogue like the other 2. Not better or worse just different. Love the characters and narration was exactly what was needed. I mean Hello Zachary Webber....need I say more. But all narrators were so great. The friend was hilarious. Just like the other 2 book the story is too good you want it to continue. If I could pick 1, I would want this storyline to have a follow up. Must listen if you want to just enjoy a good story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-03-22

Amazing

Everything was amazing; from the story to the characters and performance. Also, the way the narrators acted made me feel what the characters were feeling, it was mind-blowing. And the story was hilarious. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Heron
  • 26-03-22

Such a fun listen!

It was fun to listen to the evolution of their friendship and adventures for the day.(even though a bit over the top events sometimes).

Just two somewhat regular people developing a connection. No billionaire, or steamy sex scenes, but great chemistry that was enjoyable.

Highly recommend if you want to laugh and smile…go for it!

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  • Collette
  • 12-04-22

So well narrated, I was captivated

I didn’t expect that I would be so enamored by this story, but the narration really drew me in. I was able to relate to both their characters and was charmed by both as well. The whole scenario was very believable and had fun twists and turns, and lots of awkward moments, just like real life!

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  • 02-04-22

everything Zachary Webber does I'm in love 😘 with

I'm really like these performances books that play like a cute Hallmark movie. love

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  • Amazing Customer
  • 28-03-22

It’s a real “yawn!” 🥱(in a good way)

Give this one a try! It was a very cute story! I enjoyed listening to it, but found myself yawning during chapter 3.

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  • Anne Elliot
  • 27-03-22

Lovely feel good listen

Love everything from this author this book is no exception narration is also brilliant would recommend highly

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  • B. B
  • 25-03-22

Lovely surprise!

A friend recommended this one, so I gave it a go. While this is a new to me author, I was swayed to try it because I love Zachary Webber. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this! Webber was charming as always but I really loved Amanda Ronconi as Gwen. She is a new to me narrator and I loved her here so will definitely look for more of her. Bastone crafted a really vivid, sweet, fun, and flirty story. I loved Gwen and Sam and the believable way their connection grew. I enjoyed Bastone's work so much, I'm planning to listen to the rest of the series. Just a really funny and sweet surprise! Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-22

So much fun!

This made me smile and laugh out loud a lot. A great listen that keeps you interested.

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  • Ingrid
  • 26-03-22

Absolutely amazing!

This audiobook was absolutely perfect! The story was great, the cast was amazing, I loved it so much! I smiled throughout the entire book, it was so good!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-03-22

Super fun

This book is fun, cute, and the actors are amazing.
I need Cara Bastone to keep writing books of this series consistently until I die of old age.

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  • Becca
  • 25-03-22

super sweet

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story fun, sweet. a brilliant road trip adventure with two strangers that became Friends and so much more.

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  • Ali NR
  • 24-03-22

light fun read

I was looking forward to this 3rd book & it hasn't disappointed. Lovely story, brilliant voice actors, a real balm for the soul.

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  • JLA
  • 27-09-22

Real heartwarmer

This is a really sweet story. It’s nice and light and really lighthearted. Performance was excellent.

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  • Sarah dossett
  • 26-09-22

Amazing

Amazing.
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Heart warming ❤️
Loved it very much.
Didn’t want it to end.
Great stuff

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  • Sarah
  • 25-09-22

If you love a meet cute this is for you

I smiled from the opening lines to the very end. I love these novellas as they are written and performed like audio plays. The dialogue is cute and sparky and the narrators performances are full of warmth and emotion. It’s like being able to eavesdrop on the perfect romcom meet cute.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-22

Such a clever story

I've really enjoyed this story from beginning to the end. Lots of laughs especially from the great characters that pop up. Great performances. So simple and yet it drew me in as it was thoughtful and full of adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-22

Sweet story

This was a sweet story, but the stand out feature was the chemistry between the two main narrators. Loved it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-09-22

a more perfect gentleman there isnt

love. so cute. so sweet. this was such a lovely story right down to the little toe beans

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  • RomanceBooktalk
  • 05-09-22

An easy quick read

There was nothing extraordinary about this book and the storyline became pretty much predictable after the first few chapters, but it was pleasant enough to get through and enjoy.

If you’re looking for something quick and easy to read after an intensely emotional read, then this is the book for you

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-22

So sweeeeeet!

A great listen if you’re looking for a feel-good story. Humour and mild suspense.

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  • Lisa L. Terry
  • 25-08-22

Really loved it!

Really loved this story. Couldn’t get enough. Would love it if the author continued the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-08-22

Loved it

Surprisingly I enjoyed listening to this book - less action, more talking and conversations.

I liked the voices of the narrators of the main characters, they sounded really smart and good actors.

hope all narrators on audible sounded like them.



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  • Mrs C E Whitworth
  • 11-08-22

Sweet little book

I wasn't sure at first with the audio background noise etc but so glad I stuck with it. Loved this book. Great story line and the narrators were fantastic. Can wait to hear more from Cara.

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  • Trina H
  • 31-07-22

Quite different

A love story written really differently. Just a couple that meet on a bus and their adventure getting to New York. I thought it would be boring but couldn’t stop listening to it I wanted to know what would happen in the end. The narration was different in that it used different people for each of the characters and had sound effects and background noise.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-07-22

Absolutely AWESOME

I have nothing to fault this book with. It is amazing and so enjoyable that I was doing my university work, I was able to both concentrate on the book AND my work! For me I found it very relatable and the voice actors were spectacular! 10/10 highly recommend!