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Twice in a Blue Moon is a contemporary romance novel written by Christina Lauren. I was excited about the opportunity to read this book because I absolutely loved Autoboyography, which is one of their other books.

The story begins fourteen years ago with a trip of a lifetime to London for Tate and her Nana Jude. While in London, they meet fellow Americans Sam and Luther. They end up spending a lot of time together sightseeing. Tate and Sam hit it off right away, and she trusts him with her biggest secret- that she’s the estranged daughter of one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men. Trusting Sam turns out to be a huge mistake, and Tate’s world is changed forever.  

Flash-forward to the present day, and Tate is preparing for the film role that she hopes will take her career to the next level. Everything is going well, and then she finds out that Sam is the screenwriter. Meeting Sam again forces Tate to confront the feelings that she’s suppressed for almost half a lifetime. As Tate gets to know adult Sam, she finds that her feelings haven’t changed- despite everything that happened between them.

I read most of this book in one sitting when I was at the town beach with my kids one day. The book raises some interesting points; I don’t want to give too much away, but Sam’s motivation for his past actions was more complicated than it initially appears to be. Also, would Tate be in her current position if not for Sam’s actions in the past. These are hardly deep philosophical thoughts, but it was interesting to see how their respective decisions as young adults shaped their current future.

That might sound more somber than I intended; for the most part, this book is on the lighter side. It’s sweet and tender, and there were several times where I laughed at loud. This is a book about second chances and missed opportunities.

I would recommend Twice in a Blue Moon. I thoroughly enjoyed my reading experience, and I’m looking forward to reading more from Christina Lauren in the future.

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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