Overall Rating: 4 Stars
Title: Meet Cute
Author: Helena Hunting
Format: eBook purchased from Amazon
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?
This was a classic case of perfect timing.
I love Helena Hunting. Her Pucked series is one of my all-time favorite rom-com series. I’ve re-read the first and fifth book in that series so many times I’ve lost count.
However, her books can be hit or miss for me. Some I’ve adored, others not so much.
So, when I picked up Meet Cute, I honestly wasn’t sure which it would be. First of all, I love the cover. I’m so into the adorable simply illustrated covers lately. They immediately catch my eye because they remind me of The Hating Game and I’m obsessed with that book.
And I’m such a sucker for meetcute in books and movies.
This book did not disappoint in any of my expectations.
Calling a book “meetcute” is a bold move, because you better damn well deliver. And this one certainly did. It wasn’t my favorite meetcute of all time, but it certainly was fun to read about.
I will say that the upbeat, fun cover and the title of the book are a little misleading.
If you’re expecting a light, fluffy read, this book isn’t that… entirely. The beginning certainly is… the intro to the relationship was everything I expected from the title, the author, and the cover art, however, this book dove into serious territory.
The most surprising part?
It was done really well.
To be honest, I shouldn’t really be surprised. Helena Hunting tackled some serious issues in the Pucked series, while still maintaining the humor and fun. It’s such a unique talent that I truly adore about her.
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Nah
Bookshelf Placement: Yes
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars