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Blog Tour: The Meeting Point by Olivia Lara // Review

“There’s enough sadness in the world as it is.”


Genre: Romance Fiction
Pages: 368
Published: 2nd September, 2021
Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Goodreads Synopsis
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…>

About The Author
As a child, Olivia not-so-quietly ‘observed’ (AKA bothered with countless questions) her grandfather — who worked for the biggest publishing house in Romania — edit hundreds of books. And when he wasn’t editing, he read. Everything, all the time. Just like her father, who wrote short sci-fi stories, and was set on building the largest library she’d ever seen and her mother who’s never found without a book…wherever she goes. Her love for words came naturally, and after studying marketing, communications & photography, Olivia worked as a journalist for a newspaper and news television network in Romania.

An unapologetic citizen of the world, she spent a few years in Greece, Sweden, France, before settling in sunny California with her photographer husband and young daughter, where she works in marketing and writes. Oh, and let’s not forget the ever-growing menagerie that completes the family: Pumpkin, the Maine Coon mix, three black cats and a siamese kitten.

When she’s not writing or thinking about writing, she reads (across genres), watches old movies and collects vintage books, vinyl records, and eerie paintings. She loves traveling (and can’t wait until she can do it again, safely), swimming, biking, hiking and of course, photography.

SOMEDAY IN PARIS, her debut, published by Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus in May 2020 became a B&N, Apple, Kobo and Amazon Top 100 Bestseller and was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel Awards 2021. Her second novel, THE MEETING POINT, a contemporary romcom set in Northern California, is set to be published as an e-book on September 2, 2021 and in paperback in December 2021 in the UK and March, 2022 in the US.
Keep up with Olivia here

Disclaimer: A copy of the book was provided to me for the blog tour for review but all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own


My Take
I loved this book. I read in one sitting, rather, I stayed up way past my bedtime reading The Meeting Point. I can honestly say this is one of my favourite romance book this year.

The Meeting Point follows Maya, a day dreamer and aspiring author who loves people watching and writing stories about them. This little detail made me so happy because, same!

Olivia Lara’s writing is so easy to get into. It’s flowy and engaging and it made me just keep on turning the pages.

“I always thought you can have both. And you can be both. Being in love doesn’t make you weak or dependent.”

I loved reading about these characters. They’re so full of life and cute. Also, very memorable. I remember I couldn’t stop thinking about them weeks after finishing the book.
The plot of this book is so unique, and quite interesting. I also loved the little twist thrown in the story. It had me on edge and loved how it all wrapped up.

The Meeting Point is a cute, cheesy, happily ever after story that will have you swooning. I know I was. And I definitely recommend.


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