Romance novels are everything to 26-year-old Jordan Collins, the founder of Meet Cute Club–an all romance book club. Rex Bailey, the grumpy new bookseller in town, is the last person Jordan expects to join the club. Rex has never read a romance but is captivated by Jordan’s passion for the genre. When the Meet Cute Club is in danger of ending, the two team up to save the club and earn an HEA of their own.
The Meet Cute Club is a kindhearted romance about the power of romance novels and the people who write them. I think a lot of longtime readers of the genre will feel seen by this book.
Also, Jordan, with his anxieties and love of books, gives off a lot of Chidi from The Good Place vibes.
The plotting of this book left a lot to be desired, I feel like Harbon needed to marinate on it and figure out some better stakes. It just doesn’t quite make sense why the club needs to be saved.
This book is narrated by Brent Billings. He has a rich smooth narration style and gives an authentic voice to the characters of Jordan’s small town. This appears to be the only audiobook he’s done.
This audiobook is part of Bryant Street Publishing, an imprint from the book subscription service Scribd. They must have found a new crop of narrators because a majority of their narrators don’t seem to have other works.
IDK what to think of the Scribd imprint. My first instinct is this great because it makes more books available to Scribd subscribers. On the other hand, the audiobooks are Scribd exclusive which means the audio versions are inaccessible to people who don’t pay for Scribd.