The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara is a modern twist on a classic romance. This contemporary romance will be published on September 2nd.
For her birthday, Maya flies to California to surprise her boyfriend who is on a business trip. Instead of her boyfriend, a Lift driver answers her texts when she arrives. Not only can she not get in touch with her boyfriend of 5 years, the Lift driver lets it slip that the boyfriend was with another woman.
This book fairly closely follows the plot of You’ve Got Mail. It was adorable and fun and really kept me interested. I so rarely give romance books 5 stars but I finished this one with a huge smile on my face and tears in my eyes (and all over my face if I’m being honest). It was the perfect blend of realistic and fantasy romance. Yes, I knew what was going to happen and I was ready to give it 4 stars based on that, but the slight twist at the end really took me for a loop (since I saw the “big twist”) and really pushed this one over the edge. It gave it that “I need to know what happens next” feeling even though I knew in my heart what the ultimate ending needed to be.
Ultimately, I am left wanting more and wanting to know what happens next. For me, that is the mark of a good romance book. If I could read this book from Ethan’s perspective or find out the next chapter, I’d start reading right now.
Maya’s journey is so relatable and intriguing. The whole time I kept thinking this was a modern twist on “You’ve Got Mail” (which I love) but it improved upon it in many ways. The relationships seems real. The matchmaking bits were fun. And to top it off, the characters were so delightful. If you’re in the mood for a rom-com, this one is fantastic! 5 stars from me.
**I received an eARC through NetGalley of this title in exchange for an honest review.”