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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.

Preview Cara Bastone’s latest Love Lines release

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About the Creator

Cara Bastone is a full-time writer living and writing in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and an almost-goldendoodle. Her goal with her work is to find the swoon in ordinary love stories. She’s been a fan of the romance genre since she found a grocery bag filled with her grandmother’s old Harlequin Romances when she was in high school. She’s a fangirl for pretzel sticks, long walks through Prospect Park, and love stories featuring men who aren’t crippled by their own masculinity.

About the Performer

Amanda is a 2021 and 2020 Audie Award Nominee and Earphones-Award-winning narrator who has recorded over 200 audiobooks, including Audible's Best Romance of the Year (2017) and Audible's Best Paranormal Romance of the Year (2018). She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally, as well as in commercials. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

About the Performer

Zachary Webber is an actor and musician whose audiobook repertoire spans hundreds of titles several of which have earned him Audies, SOVAS, and Audiofile Earphones awards, most notably from EL James’ Grey series. Zach is an accomplished film actor and comedian as well, having appeared in Meg Ryan’s Ithaca, indie features Running Wild and Shut Up and Drive, and appearances on Comedy Central with his sketch comedy group, Sasquatch Comedy. He’s vocals and violin for synth-pop band Night Darling, and lives in Los Angeles with his cat, Turkey.

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Dear Listener,

What was my favorite part about writing Seatmate?
"My favorite part about writing Seatmate was being able to create a private world between these two characters even though they’re in public the whole time. Flirtation, attraction, and spark can create an invite-only bubble around the people who are feeling it for each other, and I had so much fun blowing that bubble for Gwen and Sam. Another advantage to writing a story that takes place completely in public? Side characters! There’s nothing more fun than inserting a Nosy Nancy to ask the questions your main characters aren’t ready to ask themselves. This story held so many surprises for me, mostly because the real world holds so many surprises for me. I, like Gwen and Sam, was just along for the ride!" – Cara Bastone, writer of Seatmate

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So. Much. Fun!

I loved this listen! I've enjoyed Cara Bastone's other audible books as well, but I think this is my favorite. The main reason is because Zachary Webber and Amanda Ronconi seemed to be having so much fun with the narration. I listen while driving, and I drove down the road with a smile on my face through the whole story. A definite winner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-22

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
  • 03-25-22

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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  • Ingrid
  • 03-26-22

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
  • 03-25-22

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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  • Ali NR
  • 03-24-22

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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  • SD
  • 05-27-22

Another great read

Loved this book! Cara Bastone is becoming my favourite author. Really enjoyed this book, loved the twist at the end! Such great narration too!

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  • Jess
  • 05-26-22

I loved it !!

First book i’ve listened to on this and i loved it, it was performed soo well and it was such an addictive story. THANK YOU makes me excited for more stories to listen to.

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  • Miss CD
  • 05-22-22

So sweet made me smile a lot

Listened to this in a day! Thought it was so sweet and cute and lovely. Loved the narration, could feel the chemistry between the main characters…bits of it felt like they were just joking and laughing together that wasn’t scripted …nice easy listen that made me smile

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  • Montmorency
  • 05-20-22

Cute

Easy to listen to. Free. Neither the dialogue, characters, story nor narration is annoying.

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  • YoJosie
  • 05-17-22

comfort in an audio

Just what I needed. it is a great, comforting story. Simple, predictable for the most part, but just a great way to fill a few hours. I really enjoyed listening to it. Great narrators too. I will look for more by this author.

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  • Lana P.
  • 05-27-22

refreshing

not bad. cute story. I liked it. It was not an "on the edge of your seat" kind of story.

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  • Sarah Coles
  • 05-25-22

Adorable

I’m obsessed with your books Cara, they are so sweet. And it’s presented so well! It’s like watching a movie.

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  • Louise
  • 05-15-22

I tried…

I really wanted to like this. It had a sense of an old time radio play format which appealed to me but just didn’t work. Even Zachary Webber could not lift this up with his, as usual, excellent narration. The story is not that interesting to start with and quickly becomes irritating as it is so predictable.

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  • P
  • 05-15-22

Fun and flirty

Wasn't sure I was going to find their connection believable, but resolution was satisfying. This story is not groundbreaking but it me smile many times and that was what I was after, so no real complaints.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-22

Loved it!!

Loved this book! It was fantastic written and made me feel like I was there.

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  • SparklesandLace
  • 05-11-22

Loved!!!

Absolutely loved the story and the characters. I love Amanda Ronconi so was thrilled ti hear she was one of the narrators. Listened to all 3 of the books in this series in 3 days. Now I’m about to start the other series she has on here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-22

love story

I really enjoyed this story. live can really be found anywhere when least expected. light and easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

Very entertaining

A really fun light hearted story! It’s performed mostly in the style of a play. Much more entertaining than a normal audiobook. I highly recommend it.

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  • Leish Dodds
  • 05-04-22

Great cast!

I really liked this one. The story was good and the characters were really likeable and the performance was amazing

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  • Allie
  • 05-02-22

Sad it ended

Really good!! I love it so much. I wish there was another book :) 10/10