Twice In a Blue Moon ~ Review

Alison here ~

Title: Twice In A Blue Moon
Series: N/A
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: Oct 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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.

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*****My Review*****

Characters ~ 6
Atmosphere ~ 6
Writing ~ 8
Plot ~ 6
Intrigue ~ 8
Logic ~ 7
Enjoyment ~ 7

Continuing with the short reviews while I catch up!

*****3.5 Stars*****

This is one of those tricky reviews for me. I enjoyed the writing style. The story flowed well and was well developed. But, Sam killed this one for me. Despite his “good” reasons for what he does to Tate, I didn’t ever reach the point that I would have forgiven him. The most credit I could give him would be to say I understood, but that Tate obviously isn’t the right person for him if he could live contentedly having done that to her. But, I strongly stress that this is just me and my level of trust I’d extend in her position. I honestly believe many of you would forgive him and be happy and thoroughly enjoy this one. And I’m still definitely looking forward to more Christina Lauren!


Challenges: Beat the Backlist, A to Z Reading Challenge, Goodreads

Have you read Twice In A Blue Moon or any of Christina Lauren’s other books? I really enjoy their writing style. Do you have any recommendations?

Happy Reading,


13 thoughts on “Twice In a Blue Moon ~ Review

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  2. I usually love Christina Lauren’s books but I have to admit this one was not my favorite. Still a good read but I wasn’t interested in any of the movie set stuff so I found myself skimming a bit. Their latest book is so much better though. I just finished it yesterday and really enjoyed it.


  3. This one was okay for me but definitely not my favorite from Christina Lauren. My issue wasn’t with Sam so much but in the fact that it felt like not a lot happened. It was like: movie set, crappy father, reconnect with Sam, the end. LOL Ho hum.


  4. Oh no… I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews for this one and I think that’s why I’ve been putting off reading it even though it’s been sitting on my immediate TBR cart for ages! I think I might feel the same way as you since trust is such a huge thing for me but I guess we’ll see when I get to it 😅 Great review!


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