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Release Date: April 9, 2019
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?
Meet Cute is a romance that’s light on the romance and heavy on plot.
Hunting will always be one of my go to romance authors. She’s incredibly adept at writing sexual tension, light hearted stories, and quirky characters. Unfortunately, Meet Cute didn’t meet expectations in a way I wasn’t expecting.
Meet Cute has the potential to be a great romance. It features a fun, intelligent, and serious main character, Kailyn, and a swoon worthy love interest with an entertaining past, Dax. What I enjoyed most about these characters was their initial meeting and the tone it set moving forward. Kailyn and Dax meet at the beginning of law school and form a rivalry. Unfortunately, Hunting spends little to no time exploring their past through flashbacks or memories, so Kailyn and Dax’s chemistry is lacking. Had readers seen more of their interactions in the past, their reconnection would have had more fiery tension.
What I usually complain about in romances is the lack of plot. Meet Cute does not suffer from this criticism. In fact, I loved all the nonromance moments. Kailyn is an accomplished lawyer, so following her as she works her cases is exciting and satisfying.
Overall, Meet Cute had the potential to be the perfect romance had Hunting leaned into the romance without sacrificing the plot.
Have you read Meet Cute? What did you think?