Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
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.
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I can always count on Christina Lauren to write a book that is compulsively readable. I devoured this book in two sittings, and if I had had the time I could have finished it in one. I do not know how they always pull that off! These are the kind of books that I turn to when I feel a reading slump coming on.
I have to admit that even though I really enjoyed Twice in a Blue Moon, it wasn’t my favourite of there books. There was something about it that just never clicked like they books have for me in the passed. I honestly think that it would have benefited from 100 more pages. I would have like the relationship between Tate and Sam to be explored more. They have an interesting past that I think needed more time to be fleshed out and they needed some deeper conversations.
I loved the plot of this one. There is something about having a famous main character that appeals to me. It was fun to read about the set and get some behind the scenes on the making of the movie. I have to say that the movie they were making sounded amazing- I would love for Christina Lauren to write a book of that story!
The side characters made this book! I loved Nick, Tate’s costar- he was sweet and understanding. I love the friendship that he and Tate formed. I also adored Charlie, Tate’s best friend and makeup artist- we all need a Charlie in our lives. She was protective of Tate but still encourage her to follow her heart.
Finally, something that really bothered me in that there was no epilogue! I need to know what happened next- was the movie a hit, did Tate tell her father where he could go?! The ending felt so unsatisfying, which I have never experience with a Christina Lauren novel before.
Even though Twice in a Blue was not my favourite of Christina Lauren’s novel, it was still a solid romance and I would recommend it. It is fast-paced and sweet!