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Meant For Each Other (Meant For Each Other #1)

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  315 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Sometimes your first love is the one that was meant to be. Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn were best friends growing up. They attended the same school, spent all of their time together, and hung out with the same group of people. It wasn't until the day before Jeremy and his family moved across the country that they discovered their attraction to one another. Fifteen years la ...more
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Published November 15th 2010 by Ai Press (first published 2010)
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Ms. Nikki
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¸. • * ° *❧Gwen❧ •°**★
Sweet n' Salty Love Story!

The Sweet~

Precious love,
Soul mate,
True love~
Complicated/ Not Simplistic/Heart felt, Heart tugging, Heart squeezing, Heart hugging precious love.

The Salty ~

It is swept under the's in the spoiler...ugh...(view spoiler)

Gosh, this was a rare sw
I really liked this book. I don't agree with the review that says if they really loved each other they'd have stayed in touch for 15 years. This just isn't necessarily so. Realistically, this kind of thing happens in life. Sometimes, the person you love most in the world is the person you don't end up with. People don't know themselves very often, especially when they're young, and they don't understand what they have at the time. We'd like to believe that people stay in touch who love each othe ...more
I cannot believe that I actually didn't write a review for this book! For me, this was one of the books that made me creating "Childhood Friends become Gay Lovers" list, since it represents everything good in that trope. I am writing this review from my memory about the characters, plot, etc., some three years after reading the book (according to GR record, I read and rated this book in 2011).

Craig and Jeremy were childhood friends who shared their first kiss just before they were separated beca
I gave this one a lower rating because (view spoiler)
D.H. Starr
Nov 28, 2010 D.H. Starr rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
It's my book so of course I think it's a 5-starr.
Feb 07, 2012 Cris rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, smut
The first thing that really annoyed me was the mention of Skype in what was supposed to be 1995. Skype wasn’t even close to existing in 1995. Maybe I’m being nitpicky here, but if the author can’t be bothered to make sure that something actually EXISTED in the time frame that they’re writing in, especially when there was an easy substitution (AOL Chat), what else would be wrong with it? The answer to this, as it turns out, is a lot. The point of view flips between four characters- without warnin ...more
Aves Raggiana
This book was a refreshing change in focus from the plethora of male-male-romance-HEA novels I’ve been reading over the last several months. This book focuses more on the extended, longer term period after the HEA ending. Even though it’s a work of fiction, Meant For Each Other went a long way towards satisfying my curiosity about what happens to couples, long after the love has “Lost Its Shine”. It turns out, after the initial physical attraction, the romantic gestures, the fervent declarations ...more
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Sometimes your first love is the one you are destined to be with. That was the case with Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn. Watching and reading about their relationship advancing from best friends to lovers was amazing. Their reunion after 15 years was emotional and scorching hot!! WOW!!

Craig and Jeremy were best friends growing up. They met in day care and were inseparable from that day forward. When the boys were fifteen, Jeremy had to move across
Mandi Schreiner
Meant For Each Other is at times a cute story between two men who loved each other as teenagers but then lost touch only to find each other fifteen years later. Before they find each other we are introduced to both Craig’s and Jeremy’s current significant others. They both are somewhat unhappy in their relationships, but both are trying to make it work. When they run into each other by chance, their old feelings come back quite quickly.

It takes a long time for Craig and Jeremy to find each other
Started off sweet but quickly became very boring. Both Jeremy and Craig shared identical past, the time growing up together, the past eight years in the same place, with similar boyfriends, and having same problems in their relationships. The readers were told the same story about the failing relationships repeatedly by a different characters in their point of views, as well as by the same character to different audiences.

To sum it up, the book was about four narcissists wanting to fall in love
As much as I wanted to love this book.... I liked it.
I often found it difficult to connect with the characters. Each of the lead characters is involved in a relationship with someone else when they meet again. It was interesting to not only get insight into what the main characters were thinking and feeling but we are also given glimpses into the minds of the men the leads are partnered with. Interesting as this was, there was just so much inner dialog going on within the four lead characters mi
This story is totally annoying in my mind.
I read the the story and the start of the book pulls you in, like a good story should, but then it starts to get... blah... Anyway the main couple loved each other, but even if they did grow to love each other as children, they didn't keep in touch true the years even if they though of each others constantly or daily. I mean really, you love someone and you stop communicating with the person for 15 years ? really... ? The feelings in this plot are not fe
I was really hoping to like this story, but it didn't work for me. I think the alternating point of views made it more difficult for any of the characters to become endearing.

I do enjoy this author's other work, this just happened to be a story that I couldn't connect with.
Ferdy Paz
I didn't like the main characters, don't like to read about cheating, BUT I must admit I really like the way the author writes and I'm looking forward reading his other books.
2 stars. Good writing but I never warmed up to any of the characters.
I had a little trouble with this one.
Elisa Rolle
Even if, rightly, this is the story of 2 men, Craig and Jeremy, and their first love never to be forgotten, I happened to like very much also Andrew and I will soon explain why.

Craig and Jeremy grew up together and from the age of 5 to the age of 15 they were everything for each other, brother, confident, best friend… everything other than lover. At that age the concept of boyfriend or lover was still something far from their mind, like pretty much the question Jeremy asks to Craig, what you wo
Aurora Alexander
Jan 22, 2011 Aurora Alexander rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of m/m erotic romance
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John Ames

4.5 Stars

I have to be honest. When I got this novel to review, I wasn’t looking forward to it because I am not a fan of MM contemporary novels. They tend to be more about adults and their problems. But, I’m so happy that I did.

This love story revolves around Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn, who grew up as best friends in Newton, just west of Boston. One day at age fifteen, they share a kiss and Jeremy moves across the country the following day. Slowly, they b
Jennifer Labelle
Meant For Each Other is a very heartfelt emotional story about two best friends who fell in love with each other, only to be forced a part by circumstances beyond their control. Years later they are re-united and the spark picks up from where they left off immediately. Both are stuck in relationships they're not happy with, and are faced with many obstacles to overcome to pick up where they left off.

D.H Starr does an amazing job, drawing his readers in immediately within the first few sentences
This was a really good book! The book started off at a point where Craig and Jeremy would start their relationship ... right after an unforgetable kiss in The Love Tree. Sadly Jeremy has to move away the next day. Communication is strong at first and then dwindles as the years go by. But the love that they have for each other is always there. Fifteen years later the find each other again. But with both of them having boyfrinds, can they figure out what to do with all their pent up love they've h ...more
Cole Riann
Wow, what an emotional ringer. Still, though I had a few difficulties with the story (some stilted and unrealistic dialogue and some repeated information, they were few and far between. Definitely not for the faint of heart, or anyone who doesn't like to read about cheating. I almost couldn't read the brief sections narrated by Robert (aka F-ing Bastard). The book was rather long for the repeated heavy atmosphere. I could have used some intermittent lighthearted moments, and though I believe DH ...more
Reviewed by Kerri: I like the premise of friends possibly becoming lovers in a book. It's one that is often found in m/m romance, but D.H. Starr manages to spin it into a unique tale that not only is interesting but also entertaining.

I love books that explore the interdynamics of relationships, and what draws two people to be attracted to each other. Saying that, it was explored and very well done in this book. For fans of a heartfelt m/m read, this one is a must.

I liked the blurb about this book and I was looking forward to reading it, however, I found Meant For Each Other to be very predictable and slow moving. It was easy to see that the two main characters would end up together, but the question was, just how many machinations did we have to go through. The writing is good and in the end I did like the book.
I give Meant For Each Other three stars.
Craig and Jeremy best friends since childhood got separated in their teens when jeremy moved away they lost contact after they promised they will talk to each other as possible.

Forward 15 years they both have partners not happy but still with them. Once they meet reconnect ill just say it they all cheat i wasn't happy with how it went but i still loved them. They cudnt help their feeling for each other.

Ken Murphy
It was a very fun read. Sometimes your first love is your greatest love. Craig and Jeremy were separated at age 15. As adults fate reunites them. Parts of it seemed a bit too staged, all four characters are at the same point in their relationships. Having said that, it was easy to overlook that minor flaw.

I greatly enjoyed the story. My first by D.H. Starr. Won't be my last.
I really enjoyed the story, the characters were extremely likeable or hateable. I was very pleased with the way things turned out and even the little twist I wasn't expecting that got them there. The only thing I didn't like was the sex dialogue... it was so cheesy, I felt like I was watching a bad porno.
after the prologue, this story was going rather slow, but by the time I reach the middle part it started getting interesting and by the time I got to the end I didn't want it to end. This was a good read for me and can wait to get my hands on many more of this author's story.
Oct 29, 2012 Rob rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Interesting plot, but the dialog was written in a very stilted and artificial manner. People don't talk like these guys do.
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