Book Review: The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara

Posted August 26, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review, bookblogger / 17 Comments

The meeting point
The Meeting Point
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by Olivia Lara
Published by Aria & Aries
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Humorous, Love & Romance, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 325
Format: ARC

What if the Lift driver who finds your cheating boyfriend's phone holds the directions to true love?

'Who are you and why do you have my boyfriend's phone?'
'He left it in my car. You must be the blonde in the red dress? I'm the Lift driver who dropped you two off earlier.'

And with these words, the life of the brunette and t-shirt wearing Maya Maas is turned upside down. Having planned to surprise her boyfriend, she finds herself single and stranded in an unknown city on her birthday.

So when the mystery driver rescues Maya with the suggestion that she cheers herself up at a nearby beach town, she jumps at the chance to get things back on track. She wasn't expecting a personalised itinerary or the easy companionship that comes from opening up to a stranger via text, let alone the possibility it might grow into something more...

My Review:

The Meeting Point By Olivia Lara is a whole lot of fun. It definitely has “You’ve Got Mail” vibes but in an updated and cool way. It’s full of humor and heart, and I enjoyed this very much.

Maya decides to surprise her boyfriend by traveling from New York City to San Fransisco for her birthday. When she arrives at the airport in San Fransico, she can’t get a hold of her boyfriend on the phone, and instead, she reaches his Lyft driver who inadvertently spills that her boyfriend was cheating on her in a text.

Ethan, the Lyft driver, feels sorry for her, and sorry he was the one to let her know about her boyfriend’s cheating. With a day left in the Bay Area, he takes her on an adventure in Carmel on Sea by text. They decide to leave out any personal information and they never meet face to face as they explore the coastal town together.

The humor and heart in this book are evident throughout the entire book. I loved Maya and Ethan and couldn’t wait for them to be together, but it took some time! I loved the old movie “You’ve Got Mail” and this book has a similar story, but updated.

The author did an excellent job of describing the town of Carmel by Sea, and I felt like I was there. At the old victorian houses, the lovely cafe, and the bonfire on the beach. This is a perfect summer book, full of fun, and sunshine. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

17 responses to “Book Review: The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara

  1. I loved You’ve Got Mail so I can see the appeal here. It’s lovely when a book can make you feel like you’re in a beautiful place as well!

  2. Kaceey

    This sounds so good! I definitely want to read this one! Fabulous review Wendy!🤩💖📚

  3. Carmel is definitely on my list of places to visit now. You already know that I agree with you about how wonderful this story is. Lovely review ❤️