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Meant For Me
     

Meant For Me

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by Erin McCarthy
 

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A future gone off the rails...

Since Ethan Walsh realized his fiancé was in love with another guy, his life has been spiraling out of control. He's spent the last eighteen months drinking too much, hooking up with random girls, and flunking out of law school. When his sister Aubrey has a baby, he goes to visit her on the remote island off the coast of Maine

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A future gone off the rails...

Since Ethan Walsh realized his fiancé was in love with another guy, his life has been spiraling out of control. He's spent the last eighteen months drinking too much, hooking up with random girls, and flunking out of law school. When his sister Aubrey has a baby, he goes to visit her on the remote island off the coast of Maine, expecting it to be awkward.

A past that haunts the present...

What he isn't expecting is Aubrey's neighbor to be a beautiful and aloof blonde, Chloe, whose piano playing lulls him to sleep every night. He wants to talk to her, get to know her, kiss her.

But Chloe doesn't speak, and no one knows why. So Ethan makes it his mission to learn the truth and instead falls in love with her smile, her music, her notes and texts to him. Helping Chloe feel safe enough to open up is actually healing him, but what happens when the darkness of reality threatens to destroy their new life?

And a love that doesn't need words, only the heart...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149905027
Publisher:
Erin McCarthy
Publication date:
12/11/2014
Series:
Blurred Lines , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
76,736
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and the ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient. See www.erinmccarthy.net for latest releases or follow her on Twitter: @authorerin.

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Meant For Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Nlawson More than 1 year ago
Whew, this one is a doozy, my favorite book yet in the series. Meant for Me is the fourth book of the Blurred Lines series by Erin McCarthy. We met Ethan in the first book of the series, You Make Me, as the fiancé to the heroine of the book, Caitlyn and he is the brother to the heroine in the third book, Let Me In, Audrey. Ethan has hit rock bottom after the break up with Caitlyn nearly two years ago, he's dropped out of law school, getting drunk nearly every night and waking up next to a different woman every time and unable to remember who they are or what they did together. He takes the ferry to go visit his sister and finally meet his 3 month old niece and meets Chloe, who is shy and doesn't speak a word to anyone just nods as an answer when spoken to. After learning from his sister that Chloe has selective mutism and can't talk, Ethan strikes up an unlikely friendship between himself and Chloe. As feelings and trust deepen between the two, Chloe ask him for help to find her twin sister, who was separated from her after they were adopted and brought to the U.S. from Russia when they were four. This was a very sweet story, both characters are lost to themselves, Ethan has barely been existing, using alcohol and sex to feel connected and Chloe feels like she's missing half of herself and thinks if she can find her sister, she can be whole again and be able to talk. Even after a less than successful meeting with her sister, Ethan and Chloe find that maybe all they need to be whole and happy is each other. 
Cheryl-S 9 months ago
4.5 Stars This is book 4 in the Blurred Lines series and it features Ethan Walsh and Chloe Rush. Fantastic, romantic and heart wrenching insta-love story. Was hard to see smart and responsible Ethan be the complete opposite of what we had seen in book one. He is now a bartender, dropped out of law school, and is sleeping his way through every woman he meets. After he meets Chloe she makes him want to be a better man. This is Ethan's journey to find himself again and help Chloe find her long lost sister, Anya and herself in the process. Great story! Looking forward to reading book 5.
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Tessciela More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be one of the most intriguing and interesting books I have ever read. The author really goes in her own direction in this one and it was an amazing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In Meant For Me, the fourth installment of Erin McCarthy’s Blurred Lines Series, the reader is introduced to Chloe and reunited with Ethan, a primary character from the first book in this series, You Make Me (please note, although you can read Meant for Me as a stand alone novel, I believe that Ethan’s story is even more poignant having known his history).  While we have had glimpses and snippets in the other books, Live For Me and Let Me In, of how Ethan’s life has transpired since the first book, this reader has been patiently waiting to read Ethan’s story and understand why he has made certain choices along the way, which have lead him to where his story begins in Meant For Me.   As a reader, Ethan is one of those wonderfully complex characters that helps facilitate the twists and turns of this series’ global storyline.  He captures the reader’s attention in You Make Me when this smart, charismatic young man’s heart is broken when his fiancé leaves him.  Throughout the next few books, you watch him spiral into a drunken, depraved state, and the reader is left disappointed in and disgusted with Ethan - but still hoping he can get his life together.  Mean For Me explores Ethan’s journey by way of his relationship with Chloe, a bright, young woman with her own insecurities and demons to battle.  This is not a cliche romance novel in which the characters instantly fall madly in love and all their problems are resolved by the end.  This story is honest, imperfect, relatable, and authentic.  Thank you Erin McCarthy for yet another wonderful book.  The Blurred Lines Series is my favorite to date. 
XIaguan More than 1 year ago
Ethan's story.......he has waited a long time and fallen hard since his breakup with Caitlyn in 'You Make Me'. I always felt bad for him but was also so happy for Heath & Caitlyn. Chloe is an amazingly sweet who I worried about getting involved with such a reprobate. But wow what a journey. I feel like there could have been a development in their relationship. Not my favorite in this series but it is a good story. Thank you again Erin for sharing your imagination!
TandKNix More than 1 year ago
As the fourth book in Erin McCarthy’s Blurred Lines Series I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this story! When Ethan’s sister Aubrey has a baby he decides to visit. While visiting he wants to think about his life and put his past to rest. He meets Aubrey’s next door neighbor Chloe who has issues in her own past she is dealing with. From the first meeting, Ethan is ensnared with Chloe. She doesn’t talk and he wants to hear her voice. Through text and notes he slowly gets to know her and as she opens up to him he realizes that he really is ready to move on and be the person she thinks he is. The closeness and passion between Ethan and Chloe is real. As with the previous books in this series, I was fully absorbed. I couldn’t put it down and spent several late nights reading “just one more chapter”. I would highly recommend this book and series as well as any other book written by Erin McCarthy!
christalvp More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest addition to the Blurred Lines Series. Chloe and Ethan were both characters that I enjoyed reading about. I liked watching them get to know one another and develop mutual feelings.  The storyline was interesting, and I enjoyed having Audrey and Caitlyn make appearances in this book. Anya was another intriguing character, and I am looking forward to learning more about her. I love this series, and I'm already looking forward to seeing where it goes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 4th book in the series and i think it is my favorite so far. Ethan is a broken man after his break up 2 years has passed and he changed his whole life. He droped out of law school he lost most of his friends he is a bar tender and has countless one night stands. He decides to go visit his sister and meet his new niece. When he gets there he meets Chloe a sweet girl that can't talk or won't. ... He discovers more to himself than he realzied and learns to love again. Don't miss this book!
monie1278 More than 1 year ago
I just love Erin McCarthy's stories!  I love how Ethan has hit rock bottom, but find something in Chloe when he wasn't even looking.  It was great when they both have issues, but find one another when they needed it. I just love this story and the series!
Kristaj0607 More than 1 year ago
A very unique approach to a romance that nobody would have expected. Ethan was very badly hurt when his ex girlfriend fell in love with another man. Ethan didn't know where to turn. He just started to let his life fall into a free fall sleeping with many different women and drinking in excess just so he can forget.  Ethan realizes this is not the life he wants to lead forever so he decides to go visit his sister and her new baby in Villinhaven a small town. On his way over on the ferry to Villinhaven Ethan meets Chloe for the first time and he is in awe of her She is so different than the women he has been with in the past.  Ethan begins to start talking to Chloe more and learns more about why she is not speaking from others. Ethan finds Chloe easy to talk to and easy on the eyes. Also Chloe is very honest with Ethan when he ask her question about what he should do or what he should be doing with his life. The communicate via text message or hand jestures. An attraction begins between Chloe and Ethan but Ethan is so scared to hurt Chloe because she is so innocent. But can he hold back his attraction when he knows that he is falling for her.  I was very impressed with this book by Erin McCarthy is what a very unique take on romance that took a lot more work on both parties. I liked that is was not so cookie cutter romance. I loved that Chloe was a woman who kept trying to be so strong.  Cant wait to read the next book I received this book as an ARC for the Author. 
MissMissy12 More than 1 year ago
I love to read Erin McCarthy’s books.  I always get wrapped up in the story and forget about cleaning and laundry.  I wasn’t a fan of Ethan’s, still not, but I could not put the book down. Chloe’s story was very interesting and made me like Ethan just a little bit.  No matter what, everyone will enjoy any of the books in the Blurred Lines series.  
TammyY264 More than 1 year ago
Meant for Me by Erin McCarthy. Ethan Walsh is still reeling 20 months later after his fiancee falls in love with another man, While visiting his sister, he meets Chloe a 21 year old who rarely speaks due to anxiety. Erin has taken two characters with serious issues and showed how they were able to heal through their love and connection. I read this book in one sitting, it captivated my attention and I was rooting for their happy ending. I am really enjoying the Blurred Lines series and look forward to the next book.
evilqueen21 More than 1 year ago
Meant for Me, the fourth book in the Blurred Line's series by Erin McCarthy, roped me in and had me transfixed from the very first page. It was a pleasant surprise to find the story narrated by Ethan, the jilted golden boy from the first book in the series. I love getting into the hero's head! Since breaking up with Cat, Ethan has lost his way. He's dropped out of law school, drinks himself into oblivion on a nightly basis, and hasn't managed to have any significant relationship beyond drunken hook-ups. He hasn't just hit rock bottom, he's taken out a lease and is currently living there. Although cringe-worthy, the detailed and ... um... tactile descriptions Ethan shares drive home how sordid his life has become, emotionally and physically. On his way to a remote island in Maine to visit his sister, he meets Chloe. She is a breath of fresh air, the innocent and genuine beauty struggling to find her voice (literally and figuratively). In the style of McCarthy's True Believer's series, she incorporates characters and supporting characters with real life challenges, rather than the vanilla assortment of twenty-somethings. I appreciate the added diversity in her books, and really loved Chloe's little sister. This is a sexy, sweet love story that ties closely to self-discovery and acceptance. The only thing I could ask for was more!
HollieR1 More than 1 year ago
Meant for Me is the 4th story in the Blurred Lines Series. Ethan Walsh is not a nice guy. He drinks too much and he'll sleep with any girl who will have him. HIs life is out of control. Ever since his fiance left him for the love of her life, nothing is going right. On a trip to meet his new niece for the first time, he meets Chloe. Chloe is a girl with a silent voice, but she speaks right to Ethan's heart. Chloe hasn't spoken for years but she can't find her voice until she finds the missing pieces of her broken childhood. A great story that fills the void of two young people who find the answers in each other. Wonderfully written and just enough angst to make it a page turner.
Trayce More than 1 year ago
Ethan Walsh is back. What a difference 18 months makes. MEANT FOR ME is the fourth book in the Blurred Lines series by Erin McCarthy; but no worries, you can read it without having to read the first three. The characters from the previous books are covered in a way you can easily pick up their story lines. MEANT FOR ME is the continuation of Ethan's story; what happened to him after Caitlyn and how Chloe set him on the path to making himself whole again. In return, Ethan believed in and trusted Chloe in a way no one ever had before. They are both inherently good people who are simply lost in their own mire. Their romance is sweet and though it was a bit rushed (the entire book took place in less than a month) it struck the right note of being genuine and lasting. It's a quick read and a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.  
ascarberry More than 1 year ago
As always Erin McCarthy does not disappoint. Ethan is feeling lost since his former fiance left him for her childhood love. He has failed out of as school and finds himself drinking and waking up with strange women. Chloe is unable to talk due to emotional problems. She was adopted and separated from her twin and this has left her broken. When they meet in the ferry will this be a chance for both to find in in themselves to heal their hurt?
Renae_D More than 1 year ago
Unanswered prayers are usually more of a blessing than you realize at that moment. Ethan is throwing his life away because of a girl, he was planning to marry. As life shows us, he didn't really know her. She went back to her ex and is scheduled to be married. Ethan has more or less flunked out of law school, become a bartender and lives a rather rough life partying. Most mornings not even know where he is when he wakes up. Chloe was adopted from Russia when she was 3 years old. The change in life was traumatic for her and she ended up with selective mutism. Especially, when her adopted mom changed her name and denied she had a twin sister. Chloe and Ethan are more than opposites, but seem to answer each other's prayers and loneliness. The strengthen Chloe has is able to help Ethan put his life back together, while Ethan is able to help Chloe with closure on long ago question.
acade More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars Well Meant for Me was...pretty dang unique! And that's not something you can say all that often in romance anymore but was definitely the case this time as Ethan and Chloe forge a relationship in their own way. Alright so the quick of it is that Ethan is in a bad place and has hit rock bottom--drinking, random hook ups, dropping out of school-- and a trip to visit his baby sister shocks him into some truths about his current life and how he's living. And brings him face to face with a women named Chloe who is going through her own struggles with an anxiety disorder that prevents her from speaking. And the two...spark something in each other. So these two. I liked them. They're both a spot broken and need to work through things but they're good people under it all and were very nice together.  I really wasn't sure at the start about Ethan. He really is at rock bottom and there were some things that really put me off--I just don't need to hear about sticky balls caused by an unknown hookup. I really don't. I mean EEEEWWWW to like the nth effing power--but that at the same time helped show how much he'd fallen. He can be a little frustrating and jerky but also very sweet and kind and thoughtful. And Chloe was an interesting one. She's not spoken since she was 7 years old other than to her father and sister so it's easy for people to overlook her, treat her like she's below them, etc. But she's smart and stronger than people give her credit for. She was bold and shy, intriguing and frustrating all in turn.  Their romance was unique and a little slower since wasn't able to physically speak. The words just won't come out. So their interactions were different. Having to pay more attention to body language. Texting and emailing. I liked it. I wasn't sure how it would play out but it was nicely done. And mostly told from Ethan's narration. I really got to like him as his old self started surfacing. He's just a good guy under all of the playboy layers he's build around himself. Things do heat up but they're slow to come and the reasoning very much worked for me.  There was a bit of mystery and drama added in because of Chloe's past. Something that Ethan helped her work through and supported her with. This was a bit of what didn't work for me. I really liked the storyline but then at the end Chloe has a bit of a fit and never really apologizes for her behavior. Ethan apologizes but she didn't and that griped me a little. There were also some things that felt like consistency issues with past dates but maybe not. Just felt it to me.  Overall, Meant for Me was an curious and fascinating romance. It was interesting to see these two come together and having to work through different limitations. Figuring out their own ways to bond and form connections when the spoken word just wasn't possible. McCarthy did a wonderful job of building a unique and captivating romance. 
MartyPT More than 1 year ago
Well written douchebag who’s finally stopped making excuses Meant For Me is the fourth book of Erin McCarthy’s Blurred Lines Series. While it can be easily read as  a stand-alone, you would get much more history from reading the previous books. The story is told  through the main character, Ethan’s point of view, and we knew him from book one as a really good  guy. The book begins with him in a hung over self-disgusted state of mind, as it moves forward the book establishes his past and how he ended up at this point. Ethan has gone from being a popular, well-liked excellent law school student having basically an ideal life, to being a drunken bartender  living on alcohol and one night stands. He realizes he has wasted almost 2 years of his life and it’s  time to get his act together.  Ethan visits his sister’s home on a remote island and meets Chloe, who  doesn’t speak. Her mutism makes him verbalize more to fill in the silence, and he comes to some  harsh self-realizations. What I like about the book is Ethan doesn’t excuse himself for being a douchebag, he knows it, and is  ready to make the changes to get back to when he was happy with life. He was already at this point  when he meets Chloe, being with her helps boost those thoughts and desires and actually do something about it. Does he still make idiotic moves, yes. Do we see him grow and gain self-perspective, yes. It’s not a magical fix because he meets Chloe, she just happens to be there when he is ready. Chloe has her own past to deal with and opens up enough for Ethan to help her. She is complex and  to the point in her communications. She has to be when all she has is her face, body language and  writing to communicate. The entwining of both these characters personalities, and problems is not  the typical romance novel story. We get updated on previous characters enlarging the world of this small Maine island location, and  I’m looking forward to the next book and getting more updates on previous characters as well as meet new ones.
roseprincess2485 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing Blurred Lines book from Erin McCarthy. I have to admit that at the beginning of this book Ethan is not my favorite character. However, I completely fell in love with Chloe. After Ethan breaks up with his fiancé he goes into a tail spin, constantly drinking, having sex with a bunch of women he doesn’t know and doesn’t always like, and he dropped out of law school. I have to admit I don’t really like reading a book where one of the main characters sleeps with other people when he is interested in Chloe. It just doesn’t feel right to me. However, aside from that, you really get a feel for Ethan and some of the pain he couldn’t and wouldn’t let go of. Chloe really helps Ethan take a second look at his life and see that things really are not as bad as he thought they were. Because of her he wants to be a better person. He takes steps to stop drinking and to go back to law school. In turn he also helps Chloe. Chloe was separated from her sister when they were very young and the trauma has led to Chloe having selective mutism. Chloe asks Ethan to help her find her sister and he does. Even though Chloe's sister doesn’t want anything to do with her, the experience has helped Chloe get some closure and brought her closer to Ethan. Even giving her the courage to whisper to him. It is a fantastic read. The Blurred Lines series just keeps getting better and better. I can’t wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ethan had it all. Fiancé, law school, great future. On his way. They his fiancé left him. He plummeted out if school, drank ever night. One day he makes a long overdue trip to see his sister and few months old niece. On the way there, Ethan meets cloe for the first time. He is fascinated by her. Wants to know her more. Figure out what makes her , her. This is the start of their journey. Or is it the end?  I have loved every single on of Erin McCarthy's books. This is no exception. I love the romance, the passion, to be honest , the raw of it. Raw feelings! I highly recommend it!