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 saw his betrayal coming either…
Now, eight years later, Dax is in her office asking for legal advice. Despite her anger, Kailyn can’t help feeling sorry for the devastated man who just became sole guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister. But when her boss gets wind of Kailyn’s new celebrity client, there’s even more at stake than Dax’s custody issues: if she gets Dax to work at their firm, she’ll be promoted to partner.
The more time Kailyn spends with Dax and his sister, the more she starts to feel like a family, and the more she realizes the chemistry they had all those years ago is as fresh as ever. But will they be able to forgive the mistakes of the past, or will one betrayal lead to another? (GOODREADS)
I’ve read quite a few Helena Hunting books over the last couple years and I have to say that Meet Cute might be my favourite one yet. After reading the blurb, I was expecting a rom-com romance, and while it did have some funny moments this book tackled a lot more serious issues then I had been anticipating.
I really enjoyed the relationship between Daxton and his younger sister. It was interesting to see the shift in dynamic between the two. The romance between Daxton and Kailyn was really well paced, I never felt like things were moving too quickly between them (I have issues with insta-love). The witty banter between them made for some really great moments and you couldn’t help but root for them.
I did find elements of this story on the predictable side. Especially when it came to Daxton and Emme’s Aunt. As soon as she was introduced as a character you knew what her motives were and I think that it could have been more impactful if her true character was revealed slowly over the course of the story.
Overall, I enjoyed this one. It’s an adorable read that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face.