Thank you to NetGalley and Little Brown for approving my request to read and review Meet Cute by Helena Hunting.


Kailyn Flowers was always calm and controlled – until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. In seconds, she became a mortifying fangirl and oddly enough, he didn’t run away. Instead, their meet cute led to something she never expected: a friendship. Of course, she never expected him to betray her, either . . .

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 turn him down. 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?

My Review

I didn’t manage to get to Meet Cute before it was published and therefore bought it when it came out. Yes, I’m still in a minor mood with my Kindle! But just look at that cover, why wouldn’t I buy it?!

In all honesty, I’d forgotten what this book was about by the time I got to it, so I was going in blind. However, I was hooked from the first chapter. I loved the meet cute between Kailyn and her teenage crush, a former actor, Daxton Hughes. It sounds like a total train wreck and exactly like the kind of thing that would happen to me (minus the celeb).

Although not necessarily an original storyline, I love Helena’s spin on this. Her writing style is everything I love about contemporary romances and I couldn’t put the book down because of this.

I especially loved that there were two POV, both from Kaylin and Daxton. I think it really brought the story to life and it wouldn’t have been nearly as good without this. I also enjoyed the not-so PG13 scenes as well. They’re something that, on occasion, can make me feel a bit uncomfortable, but these were well written and really added to the story.

I adored Meet Cute so much more than I thought I would. I highly recommend to fans of Lindsey Kelk, Mhairi McFarlane, and Lucy Vine. I rated this 5/5 stars.

Steph xoxo