First things first.
I. Loved. It. Every word, every scene, every line. The characters were amazingly believable and just fantastical enough to slightly out of the daily reach. I blazed through this book in 2 days and after you read my review (there will prooooobably most definitely be spoilers), you’ll see why. As always, I’ll talk trash and sass, and leave a spoiler free closing remark 🙂
Kailyn. Female MC, lawyer at a prestigious firm and newly appointed financial custodian of Dax’s sister.
Dax. Male MC, also a lawyer. Older brother turned dad to his sister Emme. Has the hots for Kailyn but kiiinda pissed her off back in the day so she’s not here for it..
Until she is!
Spending time with Dax working on his case, and spending time with his sister, Emme, acting as in a big sister/buddy role softens Kailyn’s heart toward him. And, being that this is a romance we all know soften heart = deep kisses = 3rd base (under the shirt, over the bra) = “we slept together and we shouldn’t have but now he’s all I can think about and I miss that 🍆 so we have to stop fighting.” Friends, despite knowing that this is the formula for a romance, I still was surprised when it happened.
Kailyn’s hesitancy with reminds me so much of myself. When I first started dating my boyfriend, I was constantly asking if things were “allowed” or “okay” (holding hands, sharing food, a kiss here and there, etc.) it made me feel so much more normal to see that wasn’t the only one.
I actually see a lot of myself in Kailyn besides the hesitancy. She is very focused on her career and getting to her goals that she almost lets live slip through her fingers.
Kailyn is such a relatable character! We’ve all forced ourselves to take a step back from a potential lover, and maybe have found ourselves doing something we normally wouldn’t.
Dax is hard and tough (also relatable). His childhood wasn’t the most conventional and now he’s been thrust into the role of father for his 13-year old sister. His hard shell and hotheadedness almost cost him the girl of his dreams.
The storyline was a little predictable but that didn’t stop me from enjoying every minute of this book!
I’d HIGHLY recommend this to people who are fans of Helen Hoang, Sally Thorne, Jasmine Gardory and more. This is a good one for romance novel novices (say *that* 5 times fast) who are looking for something cute and lovey-doves without it being overly sexual. That isn’t to say there aren’t sex scenes, but they are done very tastefully and handled with the finesse of a professional.
Biiiig giant huge mundo thanks to Grand Central Publishing, Estelle at Forever Romance, and Helena Hunting for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Meet Cute is the forthcoming second novel by Helena Hunting. It is expected to be released in April of 2019 on the Forever Romance imprint of GCP.