Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Romantic Comedy, Fake Relationship, LGBTQ+
Steam Level: It’s Getting Warmer
After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.
Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account, Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy… a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother—and Elle’s new business partner—expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because… awkward.
When Darcy begs Elle to play along, she agrees to pretend they’re dating to save face. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a fake relationship.
But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?Goodreads
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Written in the Stars is an adorable rom-com with a fun astrological twist. It is full of your favorite romantic comedy tropes like Fake dating and opposites attract.
Darcy is an uptight actuary who has been burned in the past and not looking to date. Elle is an astrologer who is a little bit flighty. When their first date doesn’t go well, Elle is shocked when Darcy suggests they fake date. The Darcy name is also not a coincidence, as this is based on Pride and Prejudice. I liked both Elle and Darcy, though I must admit to liking Elle a little bit more. Darcy was just a little too uptight for my liking, and I like that Elle was able to relax her a little.
My only complaint about this book is that it was told in the third person. I think I would have liked it a little more if it had been told from a dual POV. I would have connected to the characters more, especially Darcy.
This was a cute read that I recommend especially if you love a fake dating trope!
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