Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur
Steam Level: Turning the Heat Up
Brendon Lowell loves love. It’s why he created a dating app to help people find their one true pairing and why he’s convinced “the one” is out there, even if he hasn’t met her yet. Or… has he? When his sister’s best friend turns up in Seattle unexpectedly, Brendon jumps at the chance to hang out with her. He’s crushed on Annie since they were kids, and the stars have finally aligned, putting them in the same city at the same time.
Annie booked a spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle to spend time with friends before moving across the globe. She’s not looking for love, especially with her best friend’s brother. Annie remembers Brendon as a sweet, dorky kid. Except, the 6-foot-4 man who shows up at her door is a certified Hot Nerd and Annie… wants him? Oh yes.
Getting involved would be a terrible idea—her stay is temporary and he wants forever—but when Brendon learns Annie has given up on dating, he’s determined to prove that romance is real. Taking cues from his favorite rom-coms, Brendon plans to woo her with elaborate dates straight out of Nora Ephron’s playbook. The clock is ticking on Annie’s time in Seattle, and Brendon’s starting to realize romance isn’t just flowers and chocolate. But maybe real love doesn’t need to be as perfect as the movies… as long as you think your partner hung the moon.Goodreads
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I liked Written in the Stars, and Hang the Moon was just as good. It was a fun read that celebrates romantic comedies!
Annie and Brendon were adorable. I liked that there was a bit of a gender shift making Brenden the hopeless romantic and Annie the one who has given up on love. I also enjoyed seeing Darcy, Elle, and Margot again. They were a decent part of the story, and I feel like that doesn’t happen much in these interconnected books. I also really appreciated Annie’s take on romance. It was refreshing to see that Annie didn’t need these huge romantic gestures and the discussion about love languages. Brendon is just adorable, and I can see why Annie fell for him so quickly!
The plot was good, and I felt like there was great pacing. I did have issues with certain plot points, but I won’t go into detail as they are a little spoilery. Overall I enjoyed this book and thought it was an adorable read. I am certainly looking forward to reading Margot’s story in the next book.
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