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Which book made me love, then hate, then love again?

I still have a massive #bookhangover after reading Twice In A Blue Moon, by Christina Lauren.

I never thought I would love again after reading their book The Unhoneymooners. But although Twice In A Blue Moon is a very different book, after a week or two I am still equally unable to move on from it. The interesting thing is, this book has only grown on me since I finished it.

Spoiler-free synopsis…

When Tate goes to London with her grandmother, she meets Sam Brandis and falls head over heels in love. She shares her deepest secret with Sam, but soon learns that her trust was misplaced.

Fourteen years later, Tate is a successful Hollywood actress, about to embark on the role of a lifetime. But due to a miscommunication, she doesn't know until she arrives on set that Sam Brandis is the screenwriter. Now she has to figure out how to get through the shoot with him on set – and whether or not she can ever forgive him.

It tugs at my heart…

Twice In A Blue Moon is both wonderfully tender and insanely sexy. It is also full of heartbreak, regret, and longing. When I read about Sam’s terrible choice, I could not imagine how Tate (or I) could possibly forgive him. I thought the author had made a terrible mistake. It almost made me put the book down… but I’m glad I didn’t.

All too soon, my heart ached deeply for both Tate and Sam for the choice he made, and that they then both had to live with for so long. I appreciated that Sam respected Tate’s agency, allowing her to be the one to decide whether and to what extent to interact with him and, ultimately, to forgive him.

I’ll be honest – I’m still not sure that the reasons Sam gave for his choice sit that well with me. But I can believe that the stupidity and idealism of youth can be tempered with the wisdom of fourteen years of introspection. And the book made me believe that Sam had suffered more than enough for his choice.

Steam bath…

This book had the steam that I only wish The Unhoneymooners had. I found it intensely erotic, and I ain’t gonna lie – a week or two later, I still find myself re-reading those scenes every day!!

All in all, I would say that I loved this book, albeit just a tiny bit less than I loved The Unhoneymooners. If I gave T.U. 5 out of 5 stars, I’d give Twice In A Blue Moon 4.75 stars.

Have you read it?

If so, what did you think? Could you forgive Sam? Do you intend to read it now that you've read this review? LMK in the comments!

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