Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Genre: Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Goodreads Average: 3.66 *As of 11/19/2019*
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.
Christina Lauren is a writing duo of 2 women, and I seriously love how they put this story together. Twice in a Blue Moon had a bit of steam in the beginning and towards the end but for the most part it was just rom-com perfection. This book made me laugh almost nonstop but was also filled with plenty of mushy romantic moments, and a couple parts that almost had me in tears. I loved Tate and Sam and was busy rooting for them the entire time I was reading.
Twice in a Blue Moon was a super quick read for me and I was able to finish in just over 4 hours. It was hard for me to put down, and although I wasn’t sure about the book in the very beginning, it was still making me laugh and I’m glad I stuck with it. The ending was maybe a tiny bit abrupt, but I see that a lot in rom-coms so it didn’t really both me. I thought it was the perfect ending to this sweet book!
Song/s the book brought to mind: Hold My Hand by Hootie & the Blowfish
Final Thought: If you aren’t a Christina Lauren fan yet, prepare yourself because you will be! I heard the audio was disappointing, so I recommend reading this like I did instead of listening to it. Twice in a Blue Moon was a perfect palate cleanser between thrillers and will be a great pick for contemporary romance lovers and those of you that like to laugh!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to the publisher for my advanced review copy via NetGalley. All opinions and thoughts are my own.