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What if you already met the soul mate you were destined to be with? And you didn’t even know it? After losing her best friend to cancer, Corinne’s life is in flux. She has moved back to Chicago, is considering her next career move (or temp job), and has absolutely no time to look for love—until a mysterious dating app called Met suddenly appears on her phone, and with it, a What if you already met the soul mate you were destined to be with? And you didn’t even know it? After losing her best friend to cancer, Corinne’s life is in flux. She has moved back to Chicago, is considering her next career move (or temp job), and has absolutely no time to look for love—until a mysterious dating app called Met suddenly appears on her phone, and with it, an invitation for Corinne to reconnect with four missed connections from her past. One of them, Met says, is her soul mate… Corinne doesn’t believe the app for a second, but when she very quickly finds herself with back-to-back blasts from the past, she’ll have to consider if maybe she’s wrong about it. The thing is, Corinne’s also been introduced to a really great guy outside the app’s influence. As their feelings for each other grow, Corinne has to wonder: With her apparent true love still out there, should she tap yes to the next match? With help from a new group of friends, her loving if annoying family, and maybe a touch of fate, can Corinne come to terms with the loss she’s still reeling from, take control of her career, and find love along the way?


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What if you already met the soul mate you were destined to be with? And you didn’t even know it? After losing her best friend to cancer, Corinne’s life is in flux. She has moved back to Chicago, is considering her next career move (or temp job), and has absolutely no time to look for love—until a mysterious dating app called Met suddenly appears on her phone, and with it, a What if you already met the soul mate you were destined to be with? And you didn’t even know it? After losing her best friend to cancer, Corinne’s life is in flux. She has moved back to Chicago, is considering her next career move (or temp job), and has absolutely no time to look for love—until a mysterious dating app called Met suddenly appears on her phone, and with it, an invitation for Corinne to reconnect with four missed connections from her past. One of them, Met says, is her soul mate… Corinne doesn’t believe the app for a second, but when she very quickly finds herself with back-to-back blasts from the past, she’ll have to consider if maybe she’s wrong about it. The thing is, Corinne’s also been introduced to a really great guy outside the app’s influence. As their feelings for each other grow, Corinne has to wonder: With her apparent true love still out there, should she tap yes to the next match? With help from a new group of friends, her loving if annoying family, and maybe a touch of fate, can Corinne come to terms with the loss she’s still reeling from, take control of her career, and find love along the way?

30 review for Have We Met?

  1. 5 out of 5

    Khurram

    Met your match A nice story, feel good story, but with all the people in this story without happy endings I was wondering when another twist was coming. The concept of this reminds me of a movie I saw a while back (definitely modernised). I am not going to say which one as it might hive you much away. Story is about reconnecting, making new connections, and moving forward. It might take a freak storm to get life moving again but the results are worth it in the end. Though there are mishaps along t Met your match A nice story, feel good story, but with all the people in this story without happy endings I was wondering when another twist was coming. The concept of this reminds me of a movie I saw a while back (definitely modernised). I am not going to say which one as it might hive you much away. Story is about reconnecting, making new connections, and moving forward. It might take a freak storm to get life moving again but the results are worth it in the end. Though there are mishaps along the way. I also like the themes of the family, those you are born with and those you make part of your life as you become part of theirs. A good book, I can see a sequel to this not just because of the "mischief" at the end but there are a number of character whose story have only been touched on. I am a big believer I side characters becoming main characters in subsequent book/stories.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brianna C

    This is definitely a high 3 star for me. There is a lot that I enjoyed - reconnecting with people, finding yourself, dealing with grief. There were a few things that I did not enjoy - the whole app end result (don't want to spoil anything) and how it was created, the strife between the couple. I also enjoyed that it was truly a diverse cast - there is a bi character, a nonbinary character, different races, etc. I did feel that some of it was just included to include, but I still appreciated it n This is definitely a high 3 star for me. There is a lot that I enjoyed - reconnecting with people, finding yourself, dealing with grief. There were a few things that I did not enjoy - the whole app end result (don't want to spoil anything) and how it was created, the strife between the couple. I also enjoyed that it was truly a diverse cast - there is a bi character, a nonbinary character, different races, etc. I did feel that some of it was just included to include, but I still appreciated it nonetheless.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Amazon June First reads pick.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlin

    Note to Author: Camille Baker please release another book soon.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    I suspect my review is not going to be popular and before I start I am not remotely racist nor do I care about other people’s sexuality - I live and let live but here you go: Cori has lost her best friend to Leukemia and is grieving, she is single and a dating app mysteriously appears on her phone, giving her dating advice and foreseeing that she is going to find her soul mate in someone that she has in fact already met - hence the title of the book. I feel this book had some good points, it was I suspect my review is not going to be popular and before I start I am not remotely racist nor do I care about other people’s sexuality - I live and let live but here you go: Cori has lost her best friend to Leukemia and is grieving, she is single and a dating app mysteriously appears on her phone, giving her dating advice and foreseeing that she is going to find her soul mate in someone that she has in fact already met - hence the title of the book. I feel this book had some good points, it was a nice (if predictable) romance and it covered grief and friendships and not being sure about exactly how you want your future to pan out when others seem to be sorted. However, it felt as if this book was trying to be as political correct as it possibly could be. The main character Cori and her potential new boyfriend are bi-sexual, one of her potential partners is a lesbian but in fact doesn’t want to be identified as either male or female and wishes her pronouns to be they and theirs. I may be being politically incorrect calling her a lesbian as maybe you have to be female to be a lesbian? Now this may be where my age and history come in, I’m a retired midwife and am now an English Teacher and whilst I respect that Devin (the female character who wishes to be non-specific gender) doesn’t want to be he/his or she/hers and presumably is somehow offended by the pronoun that, in English, we already have for non-specific gender it/its - why not make up some new word? They/theirs are plural and ridiculous to use for one thing/person - in my humble opinion. The author also makes a point of describing everyone’s skin colour - none of whom are white - which is neither here nor there but it felt like she was making a point of it. I did find it interesting how difficult it is to maintain your hair if you are black - sounds like a lot of hard work! I didn’t like the way Cori treated her potential new boyfriend/partner Cory - I felt she was very quick to cut him out for simply expressing some legitimate concerns. I also seem to be reading a run of books where mothers are painted in a somewhat less than positive way - does nobody like their parents any more once they reach adulthood - although I did note that Cori was still more than happy to be financially subsidised by her mother! One more thing that bothered me - the mysterious app appearing on her phone - it was never clear how it actually got there! Sure she dropped it off the balcony while drunk but how did the app get on the phone? As I said at the start, as a sixty plus midwife and English teacher I am perhaps just too old for this book and this is just my opinion.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Larry H

    3.5 stars. Can a dating app really find your soulmate? That's the question at the core of Camille Baker's debut rom-com, Have We Met? Do you believe there’s one person out there for everyone? Corinne doesn’t have time or energy to think about that—she’s just moved back to Chicago after the death of her best friend; she needs to find a job and figure out her life. But when a dating app called Met mysteriously appears on her phone and tells her she’ll reconnect with four people from her past and 3.5 stars. Can a dating app really find your soulmate? That's the question at the core of Camille Baker's debut rom-com, Have We Met? Do you believe there’s one person out there for everyone? Corinne doesn’t have time or energy to think about that—she’s just moved back to Chicago after the death of her best friend; she needs to find a job and figure out her life. But when a dating app called Met mysteriously appears on her phone and tells her she’ll reconnect with four people from her past and one of them will turn out to be her soulmate, after some healthy eye-rolling she realizes she can’t resist the opportunity. And when she meets two people she hasn’t seen in some time, she thinks the app might be speaking the truth. As Corinne tries to navigate her demanding mother, come to terms with her grief over the loss of her friend, and find the perfect job (if she can figure out what that is), she’s also been spending time with a guy she met outside the app. But if he’s not her soulmate, should she bother? I thought Have We Met? was a cute, quirky, creative rom-com. I liked the chemistry between Corinne and her love interest. But what I liked best was the diversity of the characters—there were characters of different races and ethnicities, and a character with a disability, as well as lesbian, bisexual, and non-binary characters. And it never felt like this diversity was there for diversity’s sake. Of course, the whole app thing seemed a little contrived to me and it never quite was explained exactly how it even wound up on her phone, but I didn’t dwell on the small details! This was a fun story that also touched on the challenges of moving on when you’re grieving. Thanks so much to Amazon Publishing and Blankenship Public Relations for providing me with a complimentary advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review! Check out my list of the best books I read in 2020 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2021/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2020.html. See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com. Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Not my normal fare, but I was looking for something light and airy and this choice for June Amazon Prime read fit the bill. If there was ever a book that could be instantly transformed into a Hallmark movie, this is it (ok, maybe if the intimate times were downplayed a little, haha). The story follows Corrine who moved back to Chicago in search of closure, change, and new beginnings. At a point early in the story, she "magically" gets an app on her phone called Met, which tells her that it will s Not my normal fare, but I was looking for something light and airy and this choice for June Amazon Prime read fit the bill. If there was ever a book that could be instantly transformed into a Hallmark movie, this is it (ok, maybe if the intimate times were downplayed a little, haha). The story follows Corrine who moved back to Chicago in search of closure, change, and new beginnings. At a point early in the story, she "magically" gets an app on her phone called Met, which tells her that it will send her 4 people from her past, one of which will be her soul mate. Let the fun antics ensue. Corrine is a fine main character - she's dealing with grief and trying to find her purpose in life. She is not perfect but feels real, just making her way as best she can. The main and supporting cast of characters is very inclusive - gay, bi, pan, gender neutral. Corrine's brother is deaf and we get a lot of how they communicate in the novel. I think there was one lone white guy and he was there and gone pretty quick! I enjoyed the diverse cast and thought that the author built them up decently for us to get a sense of who they were and what drove them in life. The plot and pacing was standard for a rom-com. Nothing surprising or too off course from the usual scene. The inevitable drama brought up around 75% was just ok, all centered around the mysterious app and how much credence Corrine actually gave it (which was too much in my opinion to be believable). Overall a cute little jaunt. Nothing surprising or off-script, but a good diverse cast and some cute and heartening moments.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anna (Paperback Tulips)

    A really quick, light read that will pull you right in. I did have a good time with the story and it kept me wanting to keep reading it. I think that the broadness of representation is absolutely amazing in this book (race, gender, sexuality, disability) and what I appreciated the most was that these "categorisations" were not used as the sole character trait or part of the plot, rather it was just simply part of who the characters were. I also liked how the struggles of being Deaf were integrate A really quick, light read that will pull you right in. I did have a good time with the story and it kept me wanting to keep reading it. I think that the broadness of representation is absolutely amazing in this book (race, gender, sexuality, disability) and what I appreciated the most was that these "categorisations" were not used as the sole character trait or part of the plot, rather it was just simply part of who the characters were. I also liked how the struggles of being Deaf were integrated in the story - it's not a big part of the plot, but still I think it was nice to have that included. That being said, there are some things that I didn't personally enjoy about it. I didn't totally buy this "dating app" business. I didn't get how it could possibly work and how it even got installed on Cori's phone in the first place. I think this was never fully explained and it left me with a lot of unanswered questions. I also found Baker's writing style a little clumsy, or rather - forced, especially at the very beginning. An example, our main character says: "In lieu of disrupting them, I seek sustenance". Sometimes it felt like the author wanted to show off her vocabulary to distinguish herself from other romance books. This would be totally understandable if not for the fact that sentences like these were pushed in-between some very simple sentences filled with a lot of slang, and it just felt really out-of-place. Another example: "His off-centered gloom from last week inspired an impulse to incite". Despite the above issues, I did really enjoy the book overall and, most importantly, it was a really fun read, which I really needed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    akacya ♡̷̷ˎˊ

    Corinne is shocked when she finds an app called Met, which has her biometrics saved, on her phone. She’s even more shocked when the app claims that Corinne has already met her soulmate and, with the tap of a button, the app will send four people, one of whom is her soulmate, from Corinne’s past to her. This was such a great book! It does deal with heavy topics such as grief, but that is balanced with the fun overall plot of the app sending Corinne her potential soulmates. I also found the end ver Corinne is shocked when she finds an app called Met, which has her biometrics saved, on her phone. She’s even more shocked when the app claims that Corinne has already met her soulmate and, with the tap of a button, the app will send four people, one of whom is her soulmate, from Corinne’s past to her. This was such a great book! It does deal with heavy topics such as grief, but that is balanced with the fun overall plot of the app sending Corinne her potential soulmates. I also found the end very satisfying and worthwhile. I recommend to romance lovers!

  10. 5 out of 5

    kayleigh ❁

    ⭑⭑⭑ 3 stars "I press the option claiming I'm ready for love, though I suspect that's the furthest thing from the truth" Corinne has made a pretty bold move to return to Chicago, where she had met her best friend Joelle, and where Joelle had stayed to get her affairs in order with a terminal leukaemia diagnosis. Corinne's main focus is on her career, which is littered with temp jobs to fill the financial gaps in her life that her mother does not fill, whilst she waits for the perfect job to ⭑⭑⭑ 3 stars "I press the option claiming I'm ready for love, though I suspect that's the furthest thing from the truth" Corinne has made a pretty bold move to return to Chicago, where she had met her best friend Joelle, and where Joelle had stayed to get her affairs in order with a terminal leukaemia diagnosis. Corinne's main focus is on her career, which is littered with temp jobs to fill the financial gaps in her life that her mother does not fill, whilst she waits for the perfect job to present itself. She does not have time for love, but suddenly a dating app finds itself installed on her phone called Met. Met isn't like other dating apps - it tells her that she has already met her soulmate, and there's a chance it could be one out of four people. With the encouragement of her cousin Tiwanda, and her cousins friend Elise, Corinne finds herself believing in this mysterious app and lets it influence her romantic decisions. Except for when it comes to Tiwanda and Elise's friend Cory. After skimming through other reviews on this book, I can see that there is a bit of a divide, and many readers have either loved or hated it. Me? I'm stuck firmly in the middle. There were features of this book that I loved, and a couple of particular aspects that I could not believe in. Bad news first, right? Considering this book is based around love connections, I found the romance sorely lacking. In fact, I thought that Corinne was pretty mean to Cory, especially in the beginning. I could not work out why they wanted to be with each other. There was no spark. Even their conflict I could not fully grasp in my mind. The conflict with the dating app didn't justify their actions and it felt a bit of a cop out twist in the story to cause strife when there was a juicy ex holed away that could have caused much more fun tension such as at mostly-sober-game-night. Very frustrating. "Cory stands with me because this is who we are, a seesaw of power dynamics." Additionally, the actual logistics of the Met app were never explained, I tried to take it as a silly quirk of the story but it seems judging by the ending that there may be novels following on from the same format so it would be awesome if there were some answers in future novels. I really hate sometimes that I'm the kind of person who needs to know everything as sometimes it ruins books for me. On the bright side, the things that I loved about this book includes its inclusiveness to POC, non-binary, and those with disabilities. This novel has genuinely made me want to learn BSL and I am hoping that in the future there is a romance novel with Lito as the main character as he was one of my favourites. In fact, the relationships in general - apart from the one between Corinne and Cory - are really well written, which I think is why the romance looks so lacking next to the friendships Corinne has gained moving back to Chicago. The friends show a true comradeship based on a love to celebrate and a willingness to accept Corinne as part of the fold. Their interactions were constantly warm and friendly and they felt like the sunshine in Corinne's darkest insights. The foundation of the story is the passing of Joelle, Corinne's best friend and platonic soul mate. I actually enjoyed this bittersweet storyline, Joelle really felt like a force even though she was not truly present in the novel. Corinne defining her life based on her relationship with Joelle sounds like a risky motive but it worked really well. I particularly enjoyed the side character of Corinne's mother, she was the backbone of humour in the story, which is assisted by Corinne. "My mom once told me I was attracted to people not because of what they have but rather what I lack. If that's true, then Cory must have some damn sense because I can't seem to find mine." Even with negative opinions of aspects of this novel, I still found myself fully immersed in it. I am truly invested in the characters and hopefully their future romantic plights. I can only hope that they contain more spark than what Corinne and Cory have. Click to follow my blog for more reviews

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ridhima Agarwal

    I don't think I can give this one more than a solid 3 stars. This one was a nice read, and I liked that it dealt with topics of grief, finding oneself, and the importance of family and friends. The best part about it, undoubtedly, was the diversity in the book. Camille Baker included characters belonging to different ethnicities, genders, disabilities, and having varying sexual orientations. There was a wonderful amount of black representation in the book. What I didn't like was that despite bei I don't think I can give this one more than a solid 3 stars. This one was a nice read, and I liked that it dealt with topics of grief, finding oneself, and the importance of family and friends. The best part about it, undoubtedly, was the diversity in the book. Camille Baker included characters belonging to different ethnicities, genders, disabilities, and having varying sexual orientations. There was a wonderful amount of black representation in the book. What I didn't like was that despite being the supposed center of the premise, the app didn't really do much except pop in with a message once every 50 pages and send a new person of interest in Corinne's life. And even then, most of them stayed in her life for barely more than a few pages. The storyline is very predictable, so don't go in expecting many surprises. And be fully prepared to read a mediocre romance, with okay characters.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sara Wojcik

    I think I'm too old. The magical dating app was too clunky and contrived!a modern way to shoehorn a well used plot contrivance. I think I'm too old. The magical dating app was too clunky and contrived!a modern way to shoehorn a well used plot contrivance.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Connor O'Sullivan-Day

    Amazon First Reads pick!! 4.5!!! What a sweet and funny romance novel, filled with heart and friendship and life. I love the whole Met app concept, and Corinne is such a likeable and well-fleshed out main character. Love the side characters and I am BEGGING for a Tiawanda sequel!!! I am begging Miss Camille Baker!!!!!!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Donna Cronin

    Great premise, poorly executed The idea was all over the place. Superfluous characters that really served no purpose. Was it necessary to have a deaf character, a non-binary character and a bisexual character? Did we then need to use the story as a social platform as well? Everything about this says...trying too hard.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Williamson

    Kind of dopey Too juvenile. Not relevant to me, it seemed silly to dwell on this app thing. Really dopey, skipped a lot of paragraphs and pages.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Glenis

    I was thoroughly entranced by this book. The story line is funny and sad and cleverly worded. I recommend this book to everyone. Looking forward to reading more books by Camille Baker.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nicki ⍣

    This is a hard book to rate because there was so much to enjoy about this, but also I kind of wanted something more? I settled on 3.5 stars, but I’m rating it up to 4 stars. I think one of the reasons that I’m rating this up to a 4 star read instead of rating it down is because it held a very authentic nature of a late 20something trying to find herself again and navigating her life while dealing with grief as well. I especially loved that our male lead was a Bisexual Black man because we know h This is a hard book to rate because there was so much to enjoy about this, but also I kind of wanted something more? I settled on 3.5 stars, but I’m rating it up to 4 stars. I think one of the reasons that I’m rating this up to a 4 star read instead of rating it down is because it held a very authentic nature of a late 20something trying to find herself again and navigating her life while dealing with grief as well. I especially loved that our male lead was a Bisexual Black man because we know how much that representation matters. I loved the overall diverse nature of this book that went behind skin color and these weren’t just cast away characters. It felt more natural than in a lot of other books. Also I just love when stories have an unabashedly Black moment and y’all know it’s my dream to find a man to help me with my twist out. I think that I was just mostly disappointed that the love story went exactly how I expected it which is no fault of the authors and it’s probably more on me for wishing for something else in a classic romance novel. Even though I loved the diversity, I also couldn’t really knock the fact the world presented in this novel was very aspirational, it is something that we want to try to achieve. It is something that needs to become the standard. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Lewis

    I picked this book as my first read as a nice beach read. What was a very cute story, also had a lot packed into it. This was my first book dealing with multiple sexualities and they pronouns and I was really thrilled with how everything was presented. I feel more informed and also happy with how casually everything was addressed versus reading like a textbook or needing a seven page explanation. I love that it’s set for a possible sequel!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alvina

    Yes, We've Met I liked this a lot. This is my first Amazon First Reads book that I've gotten and actually read😬. There were many parts that kind of dragged or seemed like they really didn't belong in the book. I felt like more could've been put on character build up of Lito (Corrine's, aka Cori's, brother whom I LOVED), Niqua (Courtlands, aka Cory's, sister whom I also loved), or even Tiwanda (Cori's fake cousin). For Tiwanda to be one of the main side characters, she didn't get as much shine as Yes, We've Met I liked this a lot. This is my first Amazon First Reads book that I've gotten and actually read😬. There were many parts that kind of dragged or seemed like they really didn't belong in the book. I felt like more could've been put on character build up of Lito (Corrine's, aka Cori's, brother whom I LOVED), Niqua (Courtlands, aka Cory's, sister whom I also loved), or even Tiwanda (Cori's fake cousin). For Tiwanda to be one of the main side characters, she didn't get as much shine as I think she should. I like Cori and Cory more as friends than as a couple. I like that they had a natural honest flow with each other until all the Met app and talks of a relationship came into play. I was super annoyed by this app. I get that it was a way for her friend, Joelle, to still be present in her life even after her death, yet the weight that Cori placed on it and Joelle's thoughts (if she were still alive), were all too much imo. She almost ruined a perfectly good thing because of an app, from a dead person😒. I liked the friendships and loyalty and overall just honesty of the book. I would love more on Lito. I'm glad I decided to read this and not just sit on it, like I do most of my other First Reads. Good read for sure .

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kaylie Sudlow

    I got this book as one of my Kindle First reads for the month of June. I was wanting something different to what I usually read and this was a great choice. I read it in less than 24 hours and could not put it down. You follow Corinne who is working out who her soul mate is after a mysterious app appears on her phone. It shows her navigating through new friendships, bumping into people she has met in her past and just the most beautiful love connection. I recommend this for someone who is wantin I got this book as one of my Kindle First reads for the month of June. I was wanting something different to what I usually read and this was a great choice. I read it in less than 24 hours and could not put it down. You follow Corinne who is working out who her soul mate is after a mysterious app appears on her phone. It shows her navigating through new friendships, bumping into people she has met in her past and just the most beautiful love connection. I recommend this for someone who is wanting to read a feel good book!

  21. 5 out of 5

    swords & sweets

    This was a super cute read. After her best friend’s death, Cori’s life is in flux. She moves back to Chicago, temps as she figures out a new job, and now has a dating app called Met trying to reconnect her with four people from her past, one of whom is supposed to be her soulmate. She didn’t believe it at first, but Met can’t be deleted from her phone and guys she used to know start cropping up. Except… she meets someone outside the app. I really liked this book and DEFINITELY recommend it to my This was a super cute read. After her best friend’s death, Cori’s life is in flux. She moves back to Chicago, temps as she figures out a new job, and now has a dating app called Met trying to reconnect her with four people from her past, one of whom is supposed to be her soulmate. She didn’t believe it at first, but Met can’t be deleted from her phone and guys she used to know start cropping up. Except… she meets someone outside the app. I really liked this book and DEFINITELY recommend it to my adult contemporary romance fans! I was sold at the idea of a supernatural dating app. There’s an amazing group of characters and positive undercurrent of hope. Cori’s family annoys her at times but they’re so supportive and the friends she makes are the BEST. I don’t want to talk too much about the LI cause that might be spoilery?? Just know I really liked him by the end and at one point he helped Cori with her twists and I thought my heart was going to explode. Other book bits: seamless signing/speech transitions (Cori’s brother is deaf), game nights, scavenger hunts across Chicago, fade-to-black, queer romance, struggling through workout videos, non-profit work, grief, improv, research papers…

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ancillar

    *Actual rating: 3.5* Firstly a huge thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Have We Met follows Corinne a girl who’s contemplating her next move in a big city or next temp job who has just just lost her friend to cancer. The book begins with every woman’s worst nightmare (a car breakdown) that in my opinion sorts of sets the genesis of the events that follows. She ends up at her cousin’s house Tiwanda for the night and wakes up to find a mysteri *Actual rating: 3.5* Firstly a huge thanks to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Have We Met follows Corinne a girl who’s contemplating her next move in a big city or next temp job who has just just lost her friend to cancer. The book begins with every woman’s worst nightmare (a car breakdown) that in my opinion sorts of sets the genesis of the events that follows. She ends up at her cousin’s house Tiwanda for the night and wakes up to find a mysterious app ‘Met” on her phone. At this point in the book if I was Corinne I would have reset my phone completely *gasp*. The app comes with an invitation to reconnect with four past connections because one of them is her soul mate. So we follow her as she fumbles through ‘chance meet-ups’ to find the one. I loved how the book also didn’t merely just focus on her love life but we saw her relationship with her family , friendships and how she inevitably finds her career. Totally loved the book’s representation as her brother was deaf *smiley face emoji*. This was a good book as it made me laugh, warm my heart and believe that eventually loves does find you. It did end with a somewhat cliffhanger so I pray the series continues

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I received this book as my Amazon Prime free book for June. It is a contemporary romance with a small technological twist. The book follows Corrine (Cori) who is trying to get back on her feet after suffering the loss of her best friend to Cancer. She has moved from Texas to Chicago in an attempt to be closer to her friend. Cori is at a crossroads. She starts hanging out with her cousin Tiwanda and her cousin's friends. She is unsure of her career path, but the author infuses comedy by tagging u I received this book as my Amazon Prime free book for June. It is a contemporary romance with a small technological twist. The book follows Corrine (Cori) who is trying to get back on her feet after suffering the loss of her best friend to Cancer. She has moved from Texas to Chicago in an attempt to be closer to her friend. Cori is at a crossroads. She starts hanging out with her cousin Tiwanda and her cousin's friends. She is unsure of her career path, but the author infuses comedy by tagging us along on Cori's temp job assignments. Tiwanda's crew consists of Elise (another woman undergoing a career change), Courtland (the other Corry in the group), and Brian (current ex of other Corry). During her initial meetup with these new friends, Cori drops her phone in a puddle. When she extracts it from the rice the next morning, it boots up with a new app on the homescreen. This app is called "Met" and is the premise for the story. The novel is full of inclusive characters of different races, handicaps, and gender fluidity. I found that a positive in the story, although sometimes I got confused with some pronouns if I wasn't paying close attention. This book started out strong, but then started to drag a little. Back to the app....Met appears to be a revolutionary sort of dating app. Through a series of catchy statements, the app informs Cori that she has already met her soulmate. She is informed that she will bump into four people from her past and it's up to her to determine which one is her soulmate. Tiwanda and crew are excited to assist Cori with this task. While juggling finding her soulmate, grieving her best friend, and looking for her next career move, Cori starts having strong feelings for the other Corry. She ends up having to make a choice - pursue the quest for her soulmate or see if the sparks flying between her and Corry are the real deal. But...there's still the mystery of where this app actually came from? Will the revelation of the app's origin throw a wrench into the works? 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. Some of the romance scenes in the book were a little odd. There wasn't really steamy details, but a bit of overshare. Overall, I think it was a fun read, but there were small flaws in the technology aspect of the story.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    A nice light summer read. This book has interesting characters and explores the ways in which our expectations influence our emotions and our actions.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dane A.

    This punchy, voicey, funny, and clever book is a good beach read. It follows Corrine, a woman who’s figuring out adulting after the loss of her best friend. After one drunk night, she wakes to a dating app on her phone that announces it has found her soul mate but must choose among four prospects. And from there you’re thrust into her journey of trial and error and search and discovery. I’m not a romance novel reader, but Baker has shown me that if the writing is good, preferences go out the win This punchy, voicey, funny, and clever book is a good beach read. It follows Corrine, a woman who’s figuring out adulting after the loss of her best friend. After one drunk night, she wakes to a dating app on her phone that announces it has found her soul mate but must choose among four prospects. And from there you’re thrust into her journey of trial and error and search and discovery. I’m not a romance novel reader, but Baker has shown me that if the writing is good, preferences go out the window. The audiobook has a good narrator, too. Here’s my favorite line: “The anger in me deflates as quickly as a pinpricked balloon, leaving a confused heap of sad rubber in its wake.”

  26. 4 out of 5

    Trinesha

    Great book! It was cute and original! The only thing that left me scratching my head a bit was tying in the app with the creator. But I still enjoyed!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tamisha Tyler

    A modern, Melanated love story! I really enjoyed reading this book. It was funny and lighthearted and clever, and I really enjoyed getting to know the characters. Such a great before bed read. Highly recommend!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mari Jessup

    Great read! Easy to follow, great storyline and interesting characters. Characters were easy to relate to & current real life struggles and celebrations made it a fun one to read.

  29. 5 out of 5

    seku

    Okay that was good??? Like contemporary fiction/romance/chick lit is not my forte but I had a good time with this??? Honestly I picked this as one of my Amazon First Reads book because the premise sounded creepy (a mysterious app appears in your phone and you’re just gonna be okay with it what?) even though I knew this wasn’t a creepy story. But we stan all the POC characters, all the members of the alphabet mafia, the BILINGUALNESS OF THEM SPEAKING (SIGNING?) ASL. Ngl parts were a little cheesy b Okay that was good??? Like contemporary fiction/romance/chick lit is not my forte but I had a good time with this??? Honestly I picked this as one of my Amazon First Reads book because the premise sounded creepy (a mysterious app appears in your phone and you’re just gonna be okay with it what?) even though I knew this wasn’t a creepy story. But we stan all the POC characters, all the members of the alphabet mafia, the BILINGUALNESS OF THEM SPEAKING (SIGNING?) ASL. Ngl parts were a little cheesy but I ate it up like it was a pizzer

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Robinson

    This book is everything I wanted it to be: funny, sad, uplifting, heartbreaking, inspiring. We see Corinne contend with a mysterious dating app that claims to know who her soulmate is, which is the intriguing premise of the story--but we also see her struggle with grief after the death of her best friend, try to find a sense of belonging after moving to a city she hasn't lived in for years, navigate new friendships, go on dates, and hold down various temp jobs as she contemplates the next step i This book is everything I wanted it to be: funny, sad, uplifting, heartbreaking, inspiring. We see Corinne contend with a mysterious dating app that claims to know who her soulmate is, which is the intriguing premise of the story--but we also see her struggle with grief after the death of her best friend, try to find a sense of belonging after moving to a city she hasn't lived in for years, navigate new friendships, go on dates, and hold down various temp jobs as she contemplates the next step in her professional life. This felt like a very real representation of being in your twenties and trying to figure everything out.

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