Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren follows Tate at 18 when she’s on vacation across the pond in London with her grandmother. There she meet’s Sam and the two have a instant connection. They sneak away to spend time together and soon Tate is experiencing many firsts with Sam. She divulges a secret to him in private one night and she feels like she very well may be falling in love. Towards the end of their vacation Sam vanishes and Tate soon learns he betrayed her..
Fourteen years later, Tate is a successful actress and about to embark on a movie role that could change the trajectory of her career. She’s been preparing for this and hoping to also use this role to become closer with her estranged father. She’s thrown when none other than Sam arrives on set and she’s forced to confront their relationship and his betrayal from all those years ago. Could their love story have a second chance or will Sam hurt her all over again?
I typically love a second chance romance. It is my favorite trope outside enemies to lovers. However this one wasn’t my absolute favorite and I think it’s because I struggle with insta-love type stories. I was much more invested in Tate, her friends and her story than I was in her and Sam’s love story. I did a combo of reading and audio on @librofm and Erin Mallon narrates who is one of my fav female voices! If you like romance with only a little steam this one may be a good place to start as it doesn’t fade to black but it’s not too over the top. I’d still encourage giving it a shot because I know some people who are absolutely raving about it and I did like it! I love CLo and will continue to read whatever they write (you bet I’m COUNTING DOWN for The Honey-Don’t List already!)
Thanks to Gallery Books and Booksparks for complimentary finished copy to review. All opinions are my own!