Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: October 29th, 2019
Summary: 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.
With Christina Lauren’s signature “beautifully written and remarkably compelling” (Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author) prose and perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner, Twice in a Blue Moon is an unforgettable and moving novel of young love and second chances.
Wow this book is one of my favorites from them. I keep reading their books and they just keep getting better and better. I love their writing so much and I love their characters and everything. They create such real characters that you can’t help but love, and you get so invested in their lives and their path in the novel. I really loved Tate and Sam! I loved their beginning, their romance story, and I liked the complexity of their emotions.
Tate was a great main female character. And she really is a good example of children trying to get the approval of one parent, wanting to gain their love, no matter how farfetched that might be. She had a good head on her shoulders, and I liked seeing Tate as a teenager and now as an adult, working and doing her best with what her life had given her. Her relationships were very important to her, and I adored the relationship with her agent, and her best friend. That was sweet to see, and it was nice seeing positive friendships, with supportive friends.
Sam was also a great character, and he was a nice picture of someone who was raised by his grandparents, and the love they all share with each other. I loved Sam as a character, and I see why he did the things he did, along with how sorry he was that he felt he had to do it. But I love the direction his life went, and how he used his love of writing to create magic.
I also loved the romance, and how the focus didn’t seem to be them falling in love again, but also learning to move past what happened to them in the past, They really grew as characters, and learned to make peace with that and see what potential they had in the future. Overall I loved loved loved the romance, and I loved how complex that was and how it felt so real and so true! I felt like I knew them and their struggles from reading this book. I just love Tate and Sam! I love them so much!
This book just really made me happy! I cannot wait to read my next Christina Lauren book!
If you’re looking for great romances, I highly recommend checking Chrsitain Lauren out! I have read so many of their novels over the years and I have never been disappointed! They have romances for everyone! Hate to love, steamy, silly, everything! They really set the bar high for other romance authors!