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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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Forever
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    Cristina | CristiinaReads
    Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: arc-books, favorites
    An emotionally captivating, yet sexy and steamy meet cute that will have you enchanted for more of Daxton and Kailyn's story...



    I have to start off by saying that anyone who knows me, knows that my love, adoration and obsession for anything written by Helena Hunting is right there amongst my love for Penelope Douglas and Tessa Bailey as one of my favorite authors due to the fact that she has this magical mind of expressing in words the madness and sweetness that is a true romance novel. She alw
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    Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    “I feel her breath on my chin. It’s fruity, like she was eating something sweet before I arrived. I wonder what that smart mouth tastes like. I wonder if she kisses like she argues.”

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    Oh Houston, we have so many problems.

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    The Story

    This was surprisingly my first Helena Hunting book and I anticipated it so much! Maybe that's why it was such a letdown for me... Anyway, when I saw the cover of this book, I thought it was just the light fluffy rom-com I needed at the moment. I've b
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    Christy
    Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: 2019-four-stars
    4 stars

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    I initially picked this book up because the cover is adorable and it’s written by Helena Hunting who writes some amazing rom-coms. I didn’t expect it to be so emotional, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless.

    Kailyn and Dax have an interesting relationship. The first time they meet, it’s in law school. Kailyn runs into Dax and very much fan girls all over him. He is the star of one of her favorite teenage tv series. Then they become law school rivals. At the end of law school, Kailyn kind
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    Whitney Atkinson
    Thanks to Forever for sending me an advanced copy for review!

    DNF at 250 pages.

    Nothing was particularly horrible about this book that forced me to stop reading it, I just wasn't invested enough to care whether I finished the last 100 pages or not. I think what I expected from this book and what it turned out to be were two different things, and I'm disappointed that this was far below my expectations. Still, I think this book has its audience and some positives, it just wasn't for me.

    My biggest
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    Sara
    Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
    I have to say that Romance is not a genre i particularly enjoy in general but i did receive an Arc of this from Netgalley and thought i would give it a fair chance.
    This was a very sweet story, it has more bite than your usual Rom-Com and tackles some serious topics tactfully.

    Bits of it were charming, bits of it were fairly cringe for me but overall the plot wasn't too bad. I did have issues with the villain though, she seemed almost cartoonish and predictable in terms of how "villainous" she wa
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    Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FIVE STARS*****
    {ARC Generously Provided by Author}



    I look back up at him, and my explanation gets stuck in my throat when I stop to really take him in. I recognize his face as one I’ve had endless fantasies about all through my teen years. And into my adult ones.




    MEET CUTE is an ”enemies-to-lovers” romance with just the right dose of schmexy, heart, and a little dash of intrigue all rolled up into one perfect package. I instantly fell in love with the main characters and the plot. This is why
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    Malene
    Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: not-released-yet, arc
    Meet Cute was definitely cute, funny and swoon worthy. The dynamics between Dax, his thirteen year old sister Emme, Kailyn and her best friend Holly were absolutely fabulous. Every character had so much heart and charisma.
    Dax and Kailyn know one another from law school and had a fierce competitive relationship. Both strived to be the best at everything and enjoyed riling each other up. When they meet 5 years later it’s not with fond memories of their past. Not when it comes to Kailyn. She holds
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    Wendy'sThoughts
    Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: Helena Hunting Fans, Romance
    3.5 Cute Meet Meets Real Stars
    * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
    For those who love RomComs, the traditional opening scene is a "Cute Meet"... a mistaken identity, bumping into the hottest guy only to have him be your (insert) boss, professor, neighbor, science partner, and or slamming into "The One" with a huge drink or hand full of files go all over the person who was bumped. Chemistry is hidden by the confusion of the event and any other circumstances thrown in. This first meeting will set the tone, the f
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    Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    4.25 stars

    First I need to mention that this did not feel like a typical rom-com. And I think if that’s what you are expecting, you will be disappointed. Instead it’s a touching and heartfelt love-story with some LOL moments, but it’s NOT what I would perceive as a rom-com. The cover is a bit misleading too. Nevertheless this book was a wonderful surprise – and should be read by anyone who loves something a bit more emotional and heartwarming.

    This book was one of the biggest surprises of 2019 s
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    L.J. Shen
    Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This was so much more than I ever expected it to be.
    So much more than a romance.
    It wasn't just MORE, it was EVERYTHING.

    Kaitlyn and Dax are going to own you for the duration of this read. Meet Cute is funny, angsty, deep, entertaining and gut-wrenching. Helena Hunting's writing is flawless, as always, but this is by far her best work to date. It was a real treat and I still sometimes go back to it to read my favorite paragraphs.

    Six "Hollywood Heartthrob Meets Awesome Fangirl" Stars!
    ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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    Kailyn and Daxton met in the most adorably awkward meet cute ever. Eight years ago on her first day of law school.

    Kailyn has been in love with former tv-star Daxton for ages and suddenly he's right here in her class!!! #FangirlDown

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    They're not really becoming best friends who hang out all the time, but friendly rivals and debate frenemies. Both have little to huge crushes on the other - but unfortunately they don't get an end-cute. Kailyn feels betrayed by Daxton and they don't see each other aga
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    mahana ⋆ sapphiclibrary
    ARC kindly provided by Forever Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


    I'm going to be honest: I initially attempted to read this in January, but I hated the beginning. It doesn't go in the direction you want at all, and you're not enticed to continue in the slightest. There was one specific scene that made me want to continue during my re-read, but I had to skip to the ending because the rest almost put me to sleep.

    Kailyn's teenage crush on a fictional character comes back t
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    Gretchen  (About That Story)
    What a fantastic story! This is one of those books that I literally picked up and couldn't put back down. I was completely lost to the world the author created. I fell in love with Dax, Kailyn, and Emme. It was filled with the perfect mix of humor and emotion and I loved every second.

    Full review to come.

    Complimentary copy received for honest review.
    Emma
    Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    3.5 stars

    This book was definitely a cute read.
    It’s a romance filled with a lot of family drama and family relationships.
    After the tragic death of his parents Daxton is now the guardian of his thirteen-year-old sister and Kailyn, one of his former classmates from law school, has to help him with his sister’s trust fund.
    I liked the fact that the enemies part was explained, we knew why Kailyn was
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    Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    That was one of those books you just need to finish in a day. Such a great story with fantastic characters. Loved Emma, Dax and Kailyn. Review to come.
    • Lisa •
    Book: Meet cute

    Author: Helena Hunting

    Chatty romance book thoughts:
    This was my first time reading a Helena Hunting novel and after finishing this book I can certainly understand the popularity of this author. I enjoyed the flow and writing style of the plot (this won’t be the last time that I choose to read this author), and for a book that is packaged so prettily it certainly dealt with some less than flowery topics really well. I did like the obvious chemistry and history between this couple a
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    Kayla Brunson
    Mar 01, 2019 marked it as dnf
    Shelves: arc
    DNF @ 51%

    I know! I already hit the halfway point so why DNF? This book turned out to be different than what I was expecting it to be. I’m pretty sure that people will love this book by the early reviews that are already out there. However, I don’t even care to see how this ends.

    From this freakin’ stunning cover I expected a rom-com. I was expecting something funny and lighthearted. However, what I got was something very sad. The characters are dealing with the loss of parents and custody battles
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    book bruin
    Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Meet Cute is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 and Helena Hunting didn't disappoint! It was emotional, poignant, and heartfelt, but also sweet and hilarious at times. It isn't quite the cutesy romcom that the cover depicts, but those elements are certainly there and fans of Hunting will still see her trademark wit and sense of humor. This story was part enemies to lovers, part second chance, and a whole lot about family. Daxton (Dax) and his relationship with his younger sister, Emme, is ...more
    Anna
    Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Note
    This is some extended prologue, not the whole book.

    I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of this extended prologue. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
    Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Netgalley.

    Ill need to read more reviews from people who I trust.
    My thoughts are in the middle right now.
    I didn't like too much quirky heroine first, but the she grew up on me.
    The hero must be some asshole.
    But I still need some more reviews when this book will be out.
    Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    ***COMING THIS SPRING - FULL REVIEW***

    5 RED AISLE CROWNS

    MEET CUTE by Helena Hunting is a breath of fresh air, and maybe that is because it doesn’t really fit into a trope. Meet Cute is its own entity. It has a splash of romcom, a dash of drama, and a sprinkling of reflection.

    What readers can expect, as one does with Helena Hunting, is a cast of characters to love and adore. Dax, child star turned lawyer, is just too much for words. From the time readers meet him in college to we see him again a
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    Billie
    Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it
    I wanted so much to love this and there was a lot to like—Dax and Kailyn were a good couple and Emme was fantastic—but it ended up being just okay.

    Some of the reasons:

    1. The cover leads one to believe this is a rom-com. It's a "rom" for sure, but by no measure is it a "com," in spite of a couple of semi-comedic scenes. It's all orphans and custody agreements and battles over a trust and family law and things that are just not funny.

    2. Kailyn is adopted? I mean, yes, she's adopted, but it's more
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    Jami
    Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
    *An advance reading copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.*

    Many of us have fantasized what it would be like to meet our teenage tv/movie crush ~ what we would say, what we would do, how we would throw ourselves at them. I was one of those lucky girls that got to meet a few of the members of very popular boy band in the early 1990’s during my freshman year of college, when they wandered in to our Boston dorm (still don’t have any idea who they were there to see). I didn’t do an
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    Caryn {iam.caryn}
    Meet Cute was even better than I had expected.

    Having never read anything by Helena Hunting before I didn’t know what kind of book she writes. I was sort of expecting something super fluffy and light and a bit silly. This was SO much more than that.

    It was moving and emotional as well as laugh-out-loud funny and completely swoony. Hunting can definitely add me to her list of readers because I need to hunt down more of her books! I loved every minute of this and will shove this book at all of my fe
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    Jamie
    Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    3.5 RTC!
    ✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    3.5 fangirl down stars

    ARC received for an honest review

    It is always a great day when a new Helena Hunting book arrives on your kindle.

    From the cover and the blurb, I was expecting a fun and flirty rom-com. However what we got with Meet Cute was not so much com.

    Kailyn and Dax's story was more emotional than I was expecting. I won't lie, my heart hurt for them as their stories evolved.

    And through it all, I couldn't help but want, no need our lovelies to be together.

    And then they go and do stupid
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     Vanessa  B. ☽♡
    2,5 stars

    I've come to understand that romance is a complicated romance for me. It doesn't matter if it's Historical Romance, Contemporary, or any other kind, what I find that I enjoy the most is the story, the characters or the writing. If all of the above are good I will be very happy.
    The problem with Meet Cute is that I expected something different, a more fun and relaxed story, instead it felt all over the place. The main problem I believe was that it had too many themes. We have a fan, a chi
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    Jennifer
    Feb 27, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

    4 stars

    I read the 4 chapter extended preview at netgalley.

    Meet Cute is a contemporary romance. The narrators are Kailyn and Daxton (1st person POVs). The book starts with them starting at law school. He was a famous teen actor. And she was a big fan of his hit show.

    The next chapter moves forward to five years later. Kailyn is a lawyer and she runs into Daxton again.

    I'm normally not a fan of reading previews. But I had been very curious about this book and author. So I decided to try it and see i
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    Escape into a Booksite
    Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: kindle
    *4 Stars*

    ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

    I always look forward to Helena Hunting books. Whilst this one didn't have the comedic value that we always get, it was still a good read.

    Kailyn and Dax were pretty cool characters, and whilst I did feel that Kailyn's grudge was a little too long held, she did get past it and focus on the present eventually. I really liked Emme as well, and her parts were quite cute as well as emotional at times. Dax and Emme's situation is horrib
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