Happy Publication Day to Twice in a Blue Moon!
Twice in a blue moon by Christina Lauren
BUG rating: 3/5
Overall: Unfortunately, Twice in a Blue Moon didn’t really do it for me. I am pretty devastated that I didn’t like this nearly as much as Christina’s last novel, Unhoneymooners – which I just could not put down! I didn’t really connect with the characters, which I think was part of the problem. I missed the usual sense of humour from the Christina Lauren books, the combination of these two things left it feeling a bit flat for me, and unremarkable. It was beautifully written though, as her books always are! It had some major YA vibes to it – especially during the flashbacks, it was interesting the mix of genres. It was fun and easy read. I’d probably still recommend it as worth a read but it didn’t wow me.
For the first time in my life I get it: home isn’t always a space; it can be a person.
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.