Twice in a Blue Moon: Christina Lauren

★★★

Christina Lauren’s Twice in a Blue Moon is the absorbing, lovely story about two young people who fall in and out of love in London on a vacation and find themselves working together years later, with a second chance at love.

Thanks to Booksparks for the free copy!

When Sam and Tate meet in London – both on trips with their grandparents – their connection is undeniable. It seems like love at first sight. But when Same betrays Tate’s trust and leaks a life-changing secret of hers, she is heartbroken and her life is forever altered. Years later, Tate has landed her dream acting role. There’s only one problem… Sam is the screenwriter. The two must navigate their new roles and come to terms with their past relationship, and maybe – just maybe – rekindle the flame they left in London.

Content Warning

Please take caution while reading Twice in a Blue Moon if any of the following topics may trigger you:

  • Racism

My Thoughts

I love Christina Lauren so much. I can always count on their stories being equal parts heartfelt and just plain fun. I particularly enjoyed two things about Twice in a Blue Moon – the second chance romance trope goin’ on and the compulsively interesting backdrop of Tate’s big secret and subsequent career in Hollywood.

Seriously, if there had been no romance at all in this book, I would still have loved it; it’s like an insider’s look into Hollywood and the acting industry. This is not to say that the romance aspect isn’t great – I really enjoyed that, too. There’s an authenticity to each of the main characters that I loved.

What we got in this book – daddy issues; teenage AND abroad love at first sight; betrayal; so! many! secrets!; fame; more daddy issues. It’s all very good – I enjoyed Twice in a Blue Moon so so much. I reluctantly knocked one star off because the end was a tad anticlimactic and because it was not quite as fantastic as another Christina Lauren book I’ve read, The Unhoneymooners.

I adore this book. I think it’s a wonderful place for non-romance readers to start if they’re cautiously entering into the genre. The romance is sweet and very tame – 1.5 out of 5 on the sexiness meter. I can see romance veterans being underwhelmed with the heat and depth of the relationship, but I found it endearing and exactly what I wanted in a fun, fascinating, super quick contemporary romance read.


Thanks so much for taking the time to read my thoughts on Twice in a Blue Moon. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the novel in the comments or at my Instagram, @bookmarkedbya!

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