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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,121 ratings  ·  522 reviews
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
Published 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
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.”


Oh Houston, we have so many problems.


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
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
Larry H
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

"I always imagined that if I met one of my favorite celebrities, I'd act cool, be all casual about it, treat them like a regular person. Obviously I was very wrong about that."

It's the first day of law school, and Kailyn is ready to kick ass and take names. And then on her way to her first class, she—literally—runs into Daxton Hughes, the television actor she was utterly obsessed with as a teenager...and might still be now. (She still watches marathons of the long-canceled show and has
Helena Hunting writes a hugely entertaining and light hearted novel of family and romance set in Los Angeles, that was just what I needed after some dark, disturbing and unsettling reads. Trust lawyer Kailyn Flowers is almost 30 years old, ambitiously chasing a partnership, working all hours to ensure that this dream comes true. On her first day at law school, Kailyn is knocked over by Daxton Hughes, a famous child actor that she harboured a huge crush on, with an obsession for the series he sta ...more
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*****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
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
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
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Forever-Grand Central Publishing)

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Kailyn Flowers is excited to attend Law school at UCLA. On her first day she’s so caught up in her schedule she doesn’t see the hot guy coming her way until she collides with him. Then she’s on the ground looking up into the eyes of her teen crush, child TV star Daxton Hughes. She’s been infatuated with him and his show for years, and had a massive crush on the fictional character he portrayed. To make things more awkward, he’s also in h
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she seems to have a pretty serious hate-on for me. That rivalry used to amp me up back then, and apparently it still does.

So full disclosure; I'm not sure why, but after reading the blurb and seeing the ADORABLE cover, I was expecting a steamy, laugh out loud rom-com. This book was not quite that. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. While it wasn't quite what I expected, I still fell in love with this story and these characters.

This was an incredibly sweet, character-driven, heart
Hulya Kara Yuksel
This book was so different than I've expected it (also despite the cute book cover, story was so emotional) but still I've enjoyed reading it. <3

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
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 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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Kailyn and Daxton met in the most adorably awkward meet cute ever. Eight years ago on her first day of law school. She has been in love with former tv-star Daxton for ages and suddenly he's right here in her class!!! #FangirlDown


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 again
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
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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 th
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel by: NetGalley

I’ll start with judging a book by its cover and Meet Cute’s cover art is so... well, cute - particularly the U.K. edition with the purple background - I just love it. Having said that, I don’t feel as though the cover art or the book’s title reflect the tone of the story - they give the impression of a lighthearted, rom-com but the theme of the book is far too weighty for it to be categorised as such.

The premise of Meet Cute sounded perfect for me - I’m a big fan of second chance romances - u
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!
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
A great “meet cute” is one of my favorite parts of a romance novel. If you’re not familiar with the term, a “meet cute” is the sweet or humorous way in which two main characters first meet. This book has a fun yet awkward meet cute, as well as a really charming story.

Kailyn is smart and singularly focused on making partner at her law firm. I love how professional and level-headed she normally is, but she also has this dorky fangirl side. Former child TV star Dax is Kailyn’s old crush/rival.

I received a free ebook version of this from Netgalley. Thankyou to both Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this! My review is still honest.

I think this book will be a very popular one this year. I think it will sell well and as a library assistant, I can definitely see this being one I'm asked for frequently. It has the potential to connect with a lot of people. The only issue is, I'm not sure this book was meant for me.
This is a romance following Kailyn and Daxton (I do have t
Gretchen  (About That Story)
What a fantastic story! This is one of those books that I picked up and literally couldn't put back down. 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!

This story had so many amazing moments and so much humor, I pretty much smiled my way through. I loved learning Dax and Kailyn's history and having them reconnect. It was the most adorable meet cute and an awesome way to introduce a story, I was immediately excited abou
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it


Title: Meet Cute
Author: Helena Hunting
Publication Date: April 9, 2019

Meet Cute.... One of the most highly anticipated romance book of the year. And it is worth the hype.
I'm still fairly new to Helena Hunting.. I've read a total of just five books including Meet Cute. And I am going to be honest here and say that the cover was one of the reasons why I wanted this book ASAP!

As cliche as it sounds, I feel like Meet Cute was the perfect contemporary romance! Helena Hunting just hit the nail with
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
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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Meet Cute was the rom com book that I was desperately looking forward to. Who doesn’t love a funny romantic story that has a sprinkling of friendly rivalry? The cover draws you in like you wouldn’t believe and the only thing on your mind is finding a quiet place where you can let your hair down and immerse yourself in to the feel good romance that you know you’re only pages away from.

From their very first encounter, Kailyn Flowers knew that meeting her teen crush idol Daxton Hughes was going t
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

This was a cute, fast paced, delightful little gem of a romance that I devoured in one sitting. It checked all the boxes of a satisfying love story while delivering a refreshingly original take on what felt like an enemies to lovers romance. It was funny, it was fresh, it was just the right amount of heavy and it brought tears to my eyes unexpectedly. I really enjoyed this book!
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I have only read a few books by Helena Hunting. I never really found my connection with her until I read The Good Luck Charm. I really enjoyed that one more than the first book I read by her. Because of my success reading The Good Luck Charm I was interested in reading Meet Cute and seeing if that one would be a
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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
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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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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 as a g
Feb 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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.
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Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes everything from romantic sports comedy to new adult angst.
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