Blog Tour| The Meeting Point – Olivia Lara

Books where you find love in the unexpected ways are always interesting to read. So when I heard about The Meeting Point I had to sign up for the tour hosted by The Write Reads. The Meeting Point sounded like just the book for me! Did it live up to my expectations? Keep on reading to find our mote about the book and what I thought!

Publisher: Aria Fiction
Length: 368 Pages
Publishing: 2nd September 2021

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…

 Come on this 5* journey to love, laughter and back again, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Josie Silver and Sally Thorne.


Sometimes you start a book and know after a few pages that it’s going to be a special read. The Meeting Point was one of those books for me. The writing sucked me in starting at the first chapter and the characters wouldn’t let me go until I read the last page. It’s been a few days since I finished this book and I’m still thinking about Maya and her adventures.

I have to start off by talking about this setting Maya ends up at when things don’t turn out as planned on her birthday. Carmel by the Sea sounds stunning and I love cozy places like this. It was described so well and I really felt like we were on that little adventure with Maya. I think the author chose a great setting!

To me the romance was an added extra to this story, but definitely not the most important aspect to this story. Maya was! I loved watching Maya really start to take control of her life and gain confidence. Going from being walked all over at work to leaving her boyfriend and heading to Carmel by the Sea to find the mystery man she texted and the author writing her story was so refreshing. She took control of her life and it was such an interesting journey to read.

And then there’s the romance. I don’t want to spoil the plot, because that was just a lot of fun to read. The romance was cute and just left a big smile on my face. The cast of characters beside Maya really make this book amazing and I loved that her friendships played just as big a part in this story as the romance.

All in all, The Meeting Point is a book that made my heart happy. I definitely plan on revisiting this book in the future. If you’re looking for a fast and sweet romance that takes place in such a cute small town I really recommend picking this one up!

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.

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The Meeting Point was such a fast read and I loved every minute of it! Would you have gone on an adventure like Maya while texting a stranger? I know I would want to visit the small town she stumbles upon.

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