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Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill Book Review

Meant to Be
Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. 

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.

I featured Meant To Be on my Waiting on Wednesday, so I was SUPER excited when I received it on Netgalley. I really enjoyed this book and it was a cute, fun read :) 
The main character, Julie, is  a swimmer and never breaks rules. She also had a strong dislike for the class clown, Jason, who is the exact opposite of her dream crush. Enter perfect guy- Mark, handsome, chivalrous, sweet. The only problem is he doesn’t seem to notice Julie at all. When she goes on a class trip and is partnered with Jason, you really get to see what she is like.
Jason has red hair, which for some reason, I think is adorable on guys. Jason was a really sweet character who seemed to have a lot of issues with his family. Being the class clown seemed to be his way to cover up his insecurities. On the other hand, I switched off between not being able to stand and liking Julie. I understood why she did the things she did, but she seemed to be so insensitive at times. She was pretty naive. Also, it didn’t take her too long to change her mind about the “horrors of breaking rules”(in her words). 
This book had a cute plot though, and there were plenty of hilarious parts. This was an extremely cute, enjoyable read that I would recommend. I stayed up all night reading it! I’d give this book 4 out of 5 flowers.

Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing for letting me read a copy of this book! :)


  1. I'm really excited for this book, so I'm glad to hear you thought it was funny and enjoyable. And as a redhead myself, I also like characters with red hair, haha:)
    That's too bad about Julie, though; it can be really annoying when characters change their minds too easily.

    1. It was definitely really cute, I hope you enjoy it :)

  2. This sounds sweet and cute! I've been curious about this book and now that I know it's quite enjoyable, I look forward to checking it out in the bookstore when it's released in November. Thanks for the review!

    1. It hope you like it, I'm excited to see what you think of it :D

  3. RED HAIR...WOOT WOOT!!!!! WE HAVE THE SAME TASTE GIRLY!!! LOL ;p I am sooooo excited about this book now! I can't wait to see how it turns out. Plus, you know me, I love cute reads! :) Awesome review, Montana! Glad you enjoyed this!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  4. So cool you said it is a cute and funny book. That's exactly what I was expecting of it. Want it so much!

    Ana Death Duarte

  5. I do enjoy a cute, fun read now & then. MEANT TO BE makes my list.


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