Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Canada
About the Book:
Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak. During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good. Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.
I absolutely loved this book, and I am not a big romance fan...but this book was done right. It was poignant, funny, relatable, and so incredibly fun to read. Tate is someone you want to be best friends with. She is level-headed, motivated, but also so human in the mistakes she makes. The story itself does an excellent job portraying how we see what we want in people and can be so wrong (for the worse or better).
Twice in a Blue Moon is a fun and refreshing contemporary romance that will leave you wanting to read more. I did find that there were some funny parts and I enjoyed the character development of Tate and how everything affects her. I would say that this isn't a typical romance in the steam sense, but it does focus on relationships and love. This was a fast and light read for me and definitely a palate cleanser since I recently read a ton of thriller books, so this was much needed. The writing is good and engaging as well. All around good novel.
Thank you NetGalley, Christina Lauren, Gallery Books and Simon & Schuster Canada for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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