Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
Kailyn Flowers was always calm, rational, and controlled-until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Then she did the unthinkable: she became a mortifying fangirl in five seconds flat, which may or may not have included her professing her undying love. Oddly enough, he didn't run away. In fact, their meet-cute led to a friendship she never saw coming. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming either...
Now, years later, Dax is standing in her office, needing her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he's in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasn't forgiven Dax, she isn't heartless enough to make him fend for himself either. Soon their milkshake meetings turn into dinner dates, and Kailyn sees their chemistry is as fresh as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?
I didn’t thing it was possible to pick a favorite Hunting story because quite honestly everything she writes is pure gold. Meet Cute was so charming and sweet I can now say that this is my favorite book by the author.
Everything about this story was perfection. I loved, loved, loved Kailyn and Dax. The relationship they built was unique and refreshing. Anyone who’s had a celebrity crush will get a good chuckle with their “meet cutes” throughout the book. Kailyn is hardworking, driven and smart, but what I loved most about her was that she stood up not only for herself but for the people around her. When the going got tough, Kailyn got tougher, and was essentially the rock that everyone needed.
Dax is navigating such a hard situation. He was a little bit more vulnerable in the story and his openness with Kailyn about his struggles were so sincere. The moments he had to step in and fill parental role with Emme made me love him that much more. There are so many laughs along the way, but there are a lot of moments that tug at the heartstrings too. The dynamic this little trio had was absolutely delightful.
Books like this are exactly why I read in this genre. It’s equal parts heartwarming and hilarious. If there is such a thing as s perfect romance, this would be it. Kudos to Helena, I absolutely loved it.