Rom-Com Book Review: Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Romantic Comedy Book Review Twice in a Blue Moon



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.


I love Christina Lauren, but this Twice in a Blue Moon was not a favorite of mine.  I adore their writing style and this was no different, but it was more serious than their other books.  It wasn’t heavy by any means, but I would have liked something a little funnier.  

This book is told in two parts sort of a before and after, and I far preferred the “before story” to the “after story”. I liked the characters, especially Tate, but the chemistry between Sam and Tate was lacking for me in the second half of the book, especially after seeing how they had been together in London.  In fact I though Tate might have been better off with her cute co-star.  

All in all, I enjoyed this book, but I still prefer Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating and the Unhoneymooners to this one.  

Overall: 3/5


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