Finished reading Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
Title: Meet Cute
Writer: Helena Hunting
Genre: #romance #romcom
My rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Version: eBook from Amazon
A total disaster? Or the start of something special?
Kailyn Flowers always believed she was calm and controlled . . . that is, until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Kailyn was mortified – not quite the meet cute she had always dreamed of – but Daxton unexpectedly sought her friendship as a result . . . only to heartlessly betray her soon afterwards.
Eight years later, Dax needs Kailyn’s help. Years of anger towards him haven’t exactly left Kailyn inclined to oblige, but she also isn’t heartless enough to refuse. She vows to be friendly, but soon their ‘friendly’ meetings turn into flirty dinner dates, and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?
This book was recommended to me by @booksandblueberries because it has cup or chalice in the cover and I had to find that kind of book.
First I was quite sceptical about the book. Romance is ok for me, but comedy is not. I can not even watch it from tv without feeling embarrassed for the sake of the characters.
Meet Cute was written in an easy, funny and realistic way. The dialogue worked amazingly and I found myself holding breath or smiling several times when reading. That usually tells me the book is a winner.
All characters we’re believable and dimensional. Characters evolved in the book, found new ways to live and finally understood something new about themselves. I was surprised how well Helena Hunting wrote the angst of a thirteen-year-old teenager. Very good! Been there, done that 😅
The chemistry between the main characters Kailyn and Dax was fun to read and watch it build as the story went on. As I am more familiar with the darker side of the romance books, I wished they would have challenged each other a little bit more but it was ok like this too.
I gave only four stars because I can not hand out five stars for a book if I can predict the whole plot after reading a few pages. All in all Meet cute is a book I highly recommend to all romance-comedy lovers and for the sake of change to all readers.