Meant to Be Book Reviews

Melody Grace

Meant to Be by Melody Grace Book Summary

Escape to Cape Cod with this feel-good contemporary romance from one of the writers of Netflix’s hit series, BRIDGERTON.  

"If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you'll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!" 

Poppy Somerville believes in happily-ever-after. It’s the reason her romance novels have won devoted readers all over the world – and why she’s broken off her engagement just weeks before the wedding instead of settling for less than true love. Escaping to her aunt’s beach cottage in Sweetbriar Cove, Poppy is looking for inspiration to break her writer’s block and finish her new book. She just wasn’t counting on the handsome, gruff contractor making such a racket next door…

Cooper Nicholson doesn’t believe in soul-mates. He thought he’d found his forever once, and the world proved him wrong, so when the cute brunette comes storming over and demands he keep the noise down, romance is the last thing on his mind. But his new neighbor is full of surprises, and soon, their chemistry is too hot to ignore. 

As they grow closer, they discover fiction has nothing on the plot twists life has in store. But will Cooper find a way to let go of the past and risk his heart again? And can Poppy find her happy ending – on and off the page? 

Find out in the new feel-good romance series from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

The Sweetbriar Cove Series:
#1 Meant to Be
#2 All for You
#3 The Only One
#4 I'm Yours
#5 Holiday Kisses
#6 No Ordinary Love
#7 Wildest Dreams
#8 This Kiss
#9 Always Be Mine

The Kinsella Family of Sweetbriar Cove:
#10 Two Hearts 
#11 The Story of Us
#12 Back to You
#13 One More Night
#14 Time After Time

Beachcomber Inn at Sweetbriar Cove:
#15 Forever Summer 
#16 Simply Irresistible 
#17 From This Moment 


"Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love." - A Bookish Escape Blog

"Sexy and sweet: the perfect summer read!" - Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author

"Heartwarming, swoony, and sexy as hell." - Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author

"Sizzling summer perfection! Melody Grace does it again." - Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely

"A roller coaster ride of pure emotion... beautifully written." Blame it on the Rain Reviews

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Book Name Meant to Be
Genre Contemporary Romance
Language English
E-Book Size 3.47 MB

Meant to Be (Melody Grace) Book Reviews 2024

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Nothing short of perfection. I started this one morning and couldn't put it down! I want more from cooper and poppy! I want to know what's next for them. Their love story leaves me wanting so much more.

Enjoy. Tension fills the pages as characters try to sort out their pasts

Wecome To Sweetbriar Cove. MEANT TO BE is the first book in the new Sweetbriar Cove series by author Melody Grace, and I am in love. A huge fan of Melody's Beachwood Bay/Callahan and Oak Harbor series, I was super-excited to see that she was starting with a whole new set of books. Although this is just the first book, it's full of Melody's signature themes of community, friendship, and love, and is filled with characters that I'd want to spend time with, quirky, caring, and fun to be around. I love Poppy. She's going through what I feel like all authors must. Prolific in her life as a romance author, she's finally experiencing the dreaded writer's block, at the same time that she questions her own life and whether or not happily ever afters do exist. A retreat to her aunt's cottage in lovely Sweetbriar Cove is just what the doctor ordered. Except that that darned block is going nowhere, and, to top things off, there's that darned Cooper Nicholson, working on the house right next door. Cooper was Poppy's childhood nemesis, and things aren't looking much better in the 'gosh, he's annoying' department. Except that now Cooper is a lot hotter and sexier than then Cooper, and keeps turning up like the proverbial bad penny. Cooper. Mmm, Cooper. He's sexy, he's self-employed, he's settled. What's not to like? Poppy's arrival upsets his normal, though, and he's not quite ready for all of the things that she makes him feel. Because, attraction and friendship, he's all in. But, happily ever after? That's for other people. Until a certain romance writer makes him question everything that he thinks he knows about relationships and love. This book was like a treat for me. I devoured it from cover to cover, like it was my favorite dark chocolate. I am absolutely head-over-heels for Poppy, Cooper, and the rest of the folks from Sweetbriar Cove, and I sort of wish that I could drop in and hang out with them. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated that Melody, herself a writer of romance novels, wrote Poppy as a woman that isn't sure whether she believes that the sort of love that she's writing about is possible in real life. I mean, talk about a crisis of belief. And, as a firmly avowed lover of the HEA, I couldn't have been happier that Poppy and Cooper became a vivid example that it is possible when the right one comes along. MEANT TO BE is an easy 5-star read for me, and left me already hungry for the next book in the series. There are plenty of folks that need their story, and I can't wait to see who Melody writes about next. Sweetbriar Cove is one of my new favorite places, and I can't recommend enough that you add this one to your TBR. You'll be glad that you did.

Meant To Be. Well written romance novel ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Love. Love

Perfect. Feed good, easy Sunday read!

Fantastic. A brand new series from this author and if this book is anything to go by I couldn't be more excited! The writing as expected was excellent and I loved the characters, both the main H/h and the secondary characters which should gives us some fantastic books in the future. In this book we have Poppy Somerville. She a romance author who has come to Sweetbriar Cove to work on her next book. Calling off her own wedding just weeks before the big day seems to have thrown her brain into a writer's block nightmare. When an ungodly racket wakes her the first morning she comes face to face with Cooper Nicholson. Poppy remembers Cooper from summers visiting her aunt as a kid but this Cooper is no kid! While these two have an immediate attraction there is just a little problem. She's a hopeless romantic and he doesn't believe in happily ever afters. Put this on the must read list. I highly recommend it.

Romance and Predictable. Melody gives a read that is sweet and pure and you can see the flames coming a mile away. This is definitely a feel good book that makes you want to believe in happily every after. If you love romance, this is definitely one you’ll want to read.

Meant to Be. Predictable but fun

One true love. This is a very delightful story about one true love. How to get there is the problem for these two lovers.

Really Good. Would have given it 5 stars except male character was stupid towards the end.

Meant To Be. Wow! Really really enjoyed your book and the yummy people in it. Can’t wait to read the next book. Thank you!

Great. Another great book from Melody Grace. Small town life was described as an ideal place to live and the people there real. I almost thought the HEA was not going to be in this book.

Meant to be. I love this story. Can’t wait to read the next book. This was so much fun. How a good woman can change a guy. Pudge48

Meant to be. Hokey story! Has an HEA! No depth! But will do for a Summer Time quick read!

Cheap sex, not clean. I’m not into books that throw out sex scenes. So this book was a disappointment to me.

Meant the Be. Awesome book. Love how the story unravels

Meant to Be. A book that I kept reading to the end. Thank You. Loved the characters and the way it ended. thank You.

troubles. why can’t I download the book???

Ment to be. Absolutely loved this love story. Thank you for an ending and something yo look forward too. ❤️

Love it!. I started this morning and couldn't put it down! Excellent work, like always! Love all of Melody Grace books! This is the begging of an awesome new serie. Can't wait for next book!

Meant to Be. Love Melody Grace’s sweet romances. Alway an enjoyable read with interesting characters and a good storyline.

Amazing. Addicting!! I can’t wait to read her the rest of her books! I loved to read as a child, but I haven’t read in so long, now being that I’m 23. This was the first book that caught my eye & I am grateful! Melody Grace helps me escape my reality and I smile while reading this story. Romance will forever be my weakness & I am so happy I found her writing!

Meant to be. So good!!

supes cuteeee. aww i loved this

Good. Good but bad cover

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Meant to be. What a really lovely book, I enjoyed this and couldn't Put it down.A heartwarming story From start to finish looking forward To next in this series.

Good romance. Does love find the true romance author? Poppy believes in true love, passion and happy ever after, the best selling books she writes are all about it. When she meets Cooper he tells her she’s living under an illusion; true love is for the books and doesn’t happen in real life. Can she change his mind? Enjoyed this book.

Ok but wasn’t a page turner. Was ok but dragged alot at the beginning

This was such a pleasure to read. Absolutely loved this. Super book

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Sweet and Romantic. This was a new author to me and I m so pleased I found her. I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet and romantic story; the first in a new series. This is the story of romance writer Poppy Sommerville who comes to Sweetbriar Cove to recover from a broken engagement and hopefully move past her writer's block. When she runs into an old friend Cooper Nicholson, little does she know that her world is about to change. Poppy believes in what she writes, the happily ever after and that there is a special person who will make her life complete. Cooper on the other hand was badly burnt when his last serious relationship ended abruptly. He doesn't believe in the “one” or relationships in general Despite doing their level best to ignore each other and their mutual attraction, Poppy and Cooper are continually drawn to one another. When they eventually give in, the chemistry between these two is off the charts. Will they be able to make this work, or will Cooper's fear of failure lead to a parting of the ways? Will Poppy be able to finish the series her desperate readers are waiting for, or will love get in the way? I will certainly be looking to read the next book in the series along with other books from Melody Grace.

Love it ❤️❤️❤️. Can’t wait to get to the next book in this series 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Meant to be. A lovely, fun story with characters that have depth and personality. Reading this book was an exercise in patience, just keep reading, enjoy a laugh every so often, they’ll get it together soon... ahhh! So sweet and sexy and... then it all fell apart! The rich emotion that followed was just as captivating. Loved this book, awesome start to the series ❤️

Meant To Be by Melidy Grace. This story was captivating from the first page. I thoroughly enjoyed Poppy and Cooper’s journey to true love and can’t wait to read more of this series.

Great read. Loved the concept of a romance writer finding the love she's always written about but never experienced before. The characters and storyline were well developed. Really enjoyed it, even if I did skip over the explicit bedroom scenes.

Meant to be. Loved It! Like all of Melody’s books, it was fantastic. Looking forward to the next in this series. 👍👍👍👍👍😁

Poppy and Conner. A sweet romance between Poppy, the romance writer who believes in happy ever afters, and Connor, the grumpy construction guy who doesn't believe in love. These two have some fun run ins before they discover that they fit really well together. Throw in a few exes to make life interesting and you have a recipe for miscommunication and heartbreak. Good thing they eventually figure out they are meant to be together.

Loved this book. I love a good romance novel and this book was just the right balance of romance and real life. Well written and great characters.

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Pleasant easy read. A simple story, predictable but likeable characters. Good for a light read.

Everything you could want. This book has pretty well everything you could want in it. It’s so relatable on a readers view and hopefully the authors view as well. From funny history, steamy scenes, sad goodbyes and awkward laugh cringe moments that are life. Such a good read - probably the best I’ve read in a long time. Read it. You’ll enjoy it. Guaranteed.

Absolutely Loved it!. Absolutely Loved it! Got drawn into the story and made me want to go on visit/vacation there.

Meant to Be. Insecure divorced male and female author meet at the seaside and work through his angst. Bumpy road love story.

Melody Grace. Loved the book could not put it down!

Enjoyable Read. This book was enjoyable to read. It had a steady pace that makes you want to continue to read it to the end. The author did a great job with the main characters in the book. Loved it.

Yes. I am so glad you actually finished the book without having to buy the second half In your other books, I hate it when you have half the story and when you finish reading that half you have to buy the other one! Ugh!

Meant to be. Loved this story it was a page turner. Poppy and Cooper with the beach. Perspective of hard love and what it takes to win it. Excellent book

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The Meant to Be book written by Melody Grace was published on 24 February 2017, Friday in the Contemporary Romance category. A total of 2,397 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

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