Meet Me There by K.M. Neuhold

Reed reunites with his former best friend Marlon and there is no denying the extra heat between them. A friendship that spans time and distance for two men that slowly realize that maybe their best friend can be their forever person.

From the blurb:

Two men, dozens of cities, and a connection they just can't seem to shake.

We haven't spoken in fifteen years, and Marlon is the last person I expected to run into in a bar on Bourbon Street.

He's not my gangly internet pen pal anymore, he's all muscles, body hair, and temptation.

Our friendship feels like it never faded, but the heat between us is brand new.

We're both in different cities every few weeks, hustling to build our careers and soaking up all the perks of being young, hot, and untethered. But our paths seem to be crossing more and more often.

“Meet Me There…”, they're my new favorite words. Honestly, I think I'd follow Marlon anywhere. Does he feel it too?

***Meet Me There is a stand alone, super steamy, ultra-swoony best friends to lovers, long distance love, coming of age in their 30s MM romance with very low angst and lots of happy, mushy feels. 

SNik's Review:

Standalone. Former best friends to lovers. Dual POV. 

Journalist Reed doesn’t realize how much he has missed his teenage online best friend until they run into each other in real life years after having lost touch. 

As a model, Marlon travels just as much as Reed and it seems like fate for them to be friends again, with a side of heat. 

Neither Reed nor Marlon are looking for a romantic or committed relationship, and being friends is their priority as they share their long distance lives with each other occasionally meeting in the same city to hang out and hookup. 

Really a story that demonstrates how being friends can build into a deeper love, when supportive, caring, loyal and trusting feelings along with chemistry transform into romance and being wholly committed to your person. 

There were some slow parts during the last part of the book where Reed and Marlon were afraid to voice their feelings, but the interactions both in person and while chatting long distance were sweet and swoony. 

Both Reed and Marlon experience personal and professional growth over time and as the story unfolds over 2 years, the relationship changing and growing as well is organic and both Reed and Marlon fall in love together so there is no relationship angst beyond waiting to see how they manage their HEA.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

I loved how we got to glimpse Reed and Marlon's online friendship as teens. They were each other's lifeline in a world that made them feel pretty alone. Meeting 15 years later by chance in a bar was the ultimate sort of meet cute. I mean, what are the odds these two men would end up in the same bar in the same city, never mind recognize one another after all this time? Then again, I guess you don't ever forget the best friend you've ever had even if you haven't spoken in awhile.

Reed and Marlon fell into their friendship again like no time had passed. Not terribly soon after, they fall into bed. Their chemistry is sizzling and their friendship is easy. There's just one problem. They both travel extensively for work. Roots aren't exactly something either of them have put down. However, since meeting again they don't plan on letting their friendship lax. There's video calls and late night phone chats. Sometimes the stars align and they get to be in the same city at the same time, not to mention the same bed. It's a whirlwind of long distance oblivious pining until the light finally flips on in their heads.

The ending was just as swoony and sweet as the rest. Neuhold's books always have such a light hearted feel. They put you in a happy mood and you finish with a smile on your face. Meet Me There definitely fell into this category and I thoroughly enjoyed all the fluffy steamy goodness it provided.

Rating: 4 Stars

Sheena's Review:

Well, this book was literal fire 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

It's been a while since I read something with as much steam as this (BTW that is NOT a complaint, it's a fact 😂 )

Essentially best friends reconnecting after losing touch for a long time, meeting after years in a bar in New Orleans and forming a new connection.  I've made some of my best friends over the internet and can tell you that internet friends ARE real friends.  I loved that Marlon and Reed recognised each other right away even after all those years and that best friend connection was still there, even after not speaking for years.

I loved these two, seriously.  This was exactly the right balance between all the heat and chemistry between them, and re-forging that friend connection again, talking every day.  Of course there's that element where we, the reader, know that they're falling in love but the two idiots don't see it 😂.  The falling in love part happens so gradually as neither want to admit it, but when they do they are all in.  It's the perfect balance because they rebuild that strong friendship first before going all in.

I LOVED Meet Me There, it's the perfect summer read.  Hot, sexy, yet sweet and slow at times watching these two realise what's meant to be, and probably was all along.  I cannot recommend this enough.

Rating: 5 Stars

Reds Book Reads Review:

Reed is journalist, traveling the country writing articles when he meets a hot guy at a bar. Marlon is a model who travels a lot for his job. When they are each on a night out, the last person they expect to see is their teenage internet friend who they haven’t spoken to in 15 years. 

The whole concept of this book is just so sweet and I loved how the two kept bumping into each other and arranging to meet at different locations as they went on with their lives. 

The chemistry between them was so amazing as well and I loved how they slowly developed their friendship into more. 

An absolutely amazing book that totally gripped me from the start. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

Clueless... I have to say that I loved the beginning of this book, but by the end I wondered just how clueless Reed and Marlon were and it took me out of this currently available as an e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscriptioneir story just a bit, but man, the push and pull of always travelling, the steaming hot meet ups all over the US and the pining were epic!

I love how we got to glimpse their world as teens growing up - it gives you insight into why they're clueless...

Plus, the shower scene.... you'll know what I'm talking about...

Meet Me There is a fabulous summer read, steamy, epic, great characters and great storyline... I know KM Neuhold said this book is a standalone, but I really need Xeno's story now - doesn't the fitness addicted baker deserve his HEA?

Rating: 4 Stars

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

A complete swoon worthy slow burn love story that builds over years of friendship, morphing into the most intense and incredible relationship.  Best friends that were each other’s backbone in a life where you’re left depressed and lonely. And, after a 10 year break of separation because life happens, to pick right back up like they’ve never been apart is the definition of a true friendship. 

“ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴍᴀʏʙᴇ ꜰᴏʀ ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ɪꜱɴ’ᴛ ᴀ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ, ɪᴛ’ꜱ ᴀ ᴘᴇʀꜱᴏɴ?”

Right from the start, their chemistry sizzles and blazes to a computable explosion. Their friendship is also connected, contributing to the bigger picture and allowing for their emotions to come organically and indestructible.  And, these steamy scenes! In a whirlwind of late night texts, video calls, and racing to meet in a mutual city, their instant life connection deserves an unforgettable ten stars! 

“𝗨𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘄𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁”

Rating: 5 Stars

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