Review: Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
“Can you believe me, though?” he asks quietly. “That the worst thing I ever did was for the best reason I ever had?”
Name: Twice in a Blue Moon
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Family
A cute, stunning story of second chances and true love. What happens when a summer fling could've worked its way to a long term relationship? However, it actually ends in betrayal and tears?
Twice in a Blue Moon tells the story of two characters that found themselves in London and fell deeply in love even after a short period of time spent together. Tate Jones tells Sam her biggest secrets, including that she is the daughter of a very famous Hollywood actor. As the days in London come to an end, she believes their love will continue. Until Sam disappears and a swarm of photographers locate her, showing her that her true love sold her out to the news. After this life changing moment she has to connect with her father and ends up becoming a well known actress as well. Her life seems put together, but in reality she hasn't opened her heart to anyone for fear of what Sam did to her. Beginning a new project, she discovers that the writers is none other than the boy who broke her and he comes with apologies and good excuses but it is up to them to re open the harsh truth of their past.
I enjoyed many aspects of the book and felt others were a little bland. I loved Tate as a character, however I never ended up falling in love with Sam. In London he was more self assured, but when we see him again years later he was a little off to me and that for me wasn't attractive. Tate's self empowerment was amazing to watch. Another aspect I enjoyed was the relationship with her father. It is nowhere near perfect and it somewhat sucks, but the authors didn't make it overly dramatic or make her father a complete asshole. He is just a father who doesn't know how to love and I felt that relationship and it hurt more than any other because it is so real.
The story is very unique and I must say I have never read one like it. The twist in this book was interesting to see compared to other romance books that have been overly cliche.
“I think the fact that I never got to fall out of love with him—that I just had to keep moving forward, stumbling into something new and totally different—means that my brain and heart don’t know the protocol here.”
Overall, the story is well written and amazingly told.
--- 3.5 stars ---