May's new releases include a couple of cute romantic comedies, but none of them cuter than Meet Cute where a famous heartthrob falls for his ultimate fangirl. It's a Hollywood happily-ever-after story, which is exactly what we need today, because happy news is all that we're craving right now. Too much ugliness in real life makes us long for a little bit of fantasy, and Meet Cute is here to fulfill our wishes. 

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

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A fun and steamy love story with high stakes and plenty of emotion. Kailyn grew up obsessed with the television show It’s My Life—specifically the show’s hunky teen star, Daxton Hughes. When she runs into him, literally, on her first day of law school, she can’t help but fangirl all over the place. Their awkward meeting blossoms into a sort of competitive friendship. After they graduate, she assumes she’ll never talk to him again. That is, until he shows up in her law office eight years later...  READ MORE

Christy:  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. The banter between these two was great. And the sexual tension... I’m always here for that. As I said, this was much more emotional than I initially thought it would be and a slow burn for sure, but it did have some moments that made me laugh and smile and some steam as well. If you’re looking for an enemies to lovers type romance that will give you some feels, pick this one up!!  READ MORE

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Prepare for all the feels mixed in with Helena’s typical comedy. There may not be as many dirty jokes as readers are used to but Dax’s little sister is full of teenage hormones and sly humor. Along with the sweetness and sass between Dax and Kailyn there’s an easy balance to Meet Cute that makes it easier to handle the grief they go through. I’m impressed with Hunting’s ability to blend the heavy and light themes so well. It’s a dramatic romance but doesn’t leave the reader feeling like they’ve trudged through the mud. There’s closure and happiness tied up in a sexy little package. I’m so glad Hunting is branching out from her hockey genres with these romances!   READ MORE

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We definitively like it. Helena Hunting steamy romances never disappoint. Love/hate relationships are one of the pinnacles of tension, and Meet Cute have lots of tension... Sexual tension masqueraded as competitiveness... The "war" between them is delicious. Their journey from once- cute-meet at college as quasi-adults to full-fledged professionals is filled with humor and innuendos, but ultimately is a story about hope in second chances.

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I was SO excited to finally find a Barnes and Noble near me that had Meet Cute by @helenahunting in stock because I’ve heard so many good things about it! And I was not disappointed! ⁣ ⁣ Normally I have a hard time relating to the “quirky” girl characters because I think I’m probably the least quirky person I know. You’re most likely to find me in a simple tee and basic blue jeans rather than galactic cat leggings or clothes from a show I watched as a kid. Not that I don’t think that’s cool, I just feel most comfortable NOT standing out! But even though Kailyn Flowers totally was that quirky girl, she was highly relatable for me.⁣ The whole story was super relatable in all honestly. ⁣ Kailyn and Dax first meet when she walks into the middle of his game of frisbee and gets plowed over by him. She instantly recognizes him as the star of a show she used to watch as a teen and goes full-throttle fangirl on him, though he doesn’t seem to mind. They spend all of law school competing against each other and it seems all in good fun until he screws her over to take top spot in their class. ⁣ ⁣ Five years later Dax finds himself in need of Kailyn’s help when he is suddenly granted custody of his 13 year old sister Emme and is left floundering with no idea how to be a responsible parental figure. Throw in the fact that his aunt, a woman of dubious character, sues him for custody and things really get interesting. Kailyn is offered a major promotion in order to help him out legally and though she starts out determined to keep things professional, their intense chemistry soon makes that impossible. Plus she and Emme really hit it off too and she finds herself falling for both of them. ⁣ ⁣ I really loved this story! It was funny, romantic, sexy-but not overly so, and even had some very sad parts which just made it feel even more real. I definitely think you should pick this one up asap! 4.5/5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. ⁣ ⁣ #meetcutebook #helenahunting #bookreview #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksharks #bookshark #bookworm #everthebookworm #bookrecommendation #bookphoto #bookphotography #igreads #instareads #bookish #bookishgirl #booklover #romancelover

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