Twice in a Blue Moon is the latest book from Christina Lauren. Last year I went on a Christina Lauren reading frenzy and read The Unhoneymooners, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Dating You Hating You and Love and Other Words. So, I was excited to get my hands on Twice in a Blue Moon to continue the Christina Lauren lovefest.
Twice in a Blue Moon tells the story of Sam and Tate. They fall for each other as teenagers staying at the same hotel when on holiday in London. Tate is the daughter of one of the world’s biggest movie stars. But she and her mum have been in hiding in a small town for years. She no longer sees her famous dad. On holiday with her grandma in London, Tate opens up to Sam (who is also on holiday with his adoptive grandpa), they fall in love and she reveals her big secret. But then Sam betrays her for reasons that she never finds out and shatters Tate’s heart.
Fourteen years later, Tate is now living in the limelight as a famous actress. She has never forgiven or forgotten Sam. On location filming a role that is sure to bring her awards, and starring with her dad, Tate is shocked to discover the screenwriter of the script she loves is Sam. And she will be forced to work with him and see him daily.
This sets the scenes for lots of conflict and drama as Tate and Sam confront the past. This plot reminded me a bit of Love and Other Words as you meet the protagonists as teens, something happens to break them apart, and then they reconnect years later as adults. But I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much. While I found a film set an interesting background to the story, I didn’t really connect with Tate or Sam. I felt that what Sam did was really low and his excuse didn’t justify it. He wasn’t my favourite love interest. I also found it hard to believe that Tate and Sam only knew each other for a week or two as teens but they both still carry feelings for each other. This book also lacked good banter between the two and it felt a bit rushed at the end.
So, Twice in a Blue Moon was just an okay read for me. Compared to all Christina Lauren’s other books, it missed the mark. Still, if you’re a Christina Lauren fan you should give this a read.
Verdict: Not my favourite Christina Lauren read.