Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: April 9, 2019
Format: ARC, 370 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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Talk about an embarrassing introduction. On her first day of law school, Kailyn ran - quite literally - into the actor she crushed on as a teenager, ending with him sprawled on top of her. Mortified to discover the Daxton Hughes was also a student in her class, her embarrassment over their meet-cute quickly turned into a friendship she never expected. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either...
Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can't help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn's new celebrity client, there's even more at stake than Dax's custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she'll be promoted to partner.
The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
Y’all, Meet Cute did things to my heart. Lots of things. Now, I’ll be the first to admit I totally thought this was a rom com. It’s not. It has some cute and funny moments — and plenty of swoons — but it’s a much deeper story than you might expect based on the cover or blurb. So while it wasn’t exactly the book I thought I was getting, it was absolutely perfect.
I think I’ve mentioned before I have a bad (is it bad?) habit of not reading blurbs before I jump into a book, particularly when it’s from an author I love. Chances are I’ve read the blurb at some point, probably when the book first came to my attention. But for whatever reason, I kinda like to go in blind. I did that with Meet Cute and I was pretty much wrecked early in. I did not see the situation with Dax’s parents coming and it pretty much destroyed me. There were tears. And they weren’t the only tears I shed while reading Meet Cute either.
Kailyn, Dax and Emme gave me all the feels. Sure, there was the delightful slow burn of the friends to enemies to friends to more romance between Kailyn and Dax. I was here for their pairing. But, there was so much more to this story. The tragedy with Dax and Emme’s parents, the way his life changed when he became her guardian and everything else about that storyline made this book absolutely unputdownable. The connection Kailyn and Dax had — as well as the one that developed between her and Emme — warmed my heart. They all needed each other. It was that simple. Kailyn had her own share of tough situations growing up, so she could relate to Dax and Emme. They made quite the team.
There are so many layers to Meet Cute that I could spend forever talking about them. But, I’m not going to. It was the total package. I swooned, laughed and cried. I felt SO MUCH for these characters and everything they were going through. It was charming and heartwarming, even through the sad stuff. Kailyn was amazing. Dax was no slouch either. And Emme? Well, I just wanted to give her a hug. If you’re looking for a rom com, this isn’t it. But if you’re in the mood for an amazing book with characters who will find their way into your heart, look no further. It’s easily one of my favorite Helena Hunting books to date.
“Boyfriends are too much work. They want things, like time and energy.”
“You know, generally when a man is close enough that I feel his breath on my face, he’s looking to rip my clothes off, not my head.”
Sometimes the darkest tragedies bring us the brightest lights. I’m lucky enough to have found not one, but two.
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