Twice in a Blue Moon
I’ve been a big fan of the dynamic writing duo of Christina Lauren for years now. Whatever cosmic synergy they have going on definitely works for them, and Twice in a Blue Moon is no exception to their already stellar lineup of novels.
Twice in a Blue Moon centers on Tate Jones in two pivotal moments in her life. First, meeting Sam Brandis for the first time on a trip to London with her Grandmother. The second, when she’s further into adulthood. At that point, she’s a Hollywood darling, and yet still has something to prove.
I enjoyed how vividly tangible the emotions, and descriptions of young Tate were to me. For the first part of the story, I was instantly transported back to 18 years old (don’t ask how long ago that was), and was wrapped up in the magic of finding the sweetness of first real love. The way Sam and Tate interact had me cheering! All men need to read whatever manual Sam Brandis has that details how to treat a woman perfectly. I also loved the brazen hopefulness that Tate displays as a new adult. I found adult Tate completely relatable too when we see her in the second part of the book. The other cast of characters that surround Tate are just as full as life. All these parts work together seamlessly to make such a vibrant world to get lost in.
Even though I knew it was inevitable Tate and Sam would find each other again, I was totally gripped by this story. It was thrilling not having to wonder if they will see each other again, but instead thinking “when is it going to happen?” and “how will they react?”
I’ll admit, I did actually gasp loudly at one point, which is a testament to how deep I sank into this story. I loved how both authors worked the duality of the past and present into the second, and what I feel is the most poignant part of the story. I hope readers will also agree with how seamlessly it all works together to create a riveting story.
I’m nearly positive that while writing this, Christina & Lauren (respectively) were both smirking with their shared knowledge of what was to come. They were probably both delighted at the delicious torture this story will no doubt bring to their readers, which is exactly why readers love them.
The writing style of Christina Lauren is that their stories are never just romance. They always sprinkle the perfect amount of sexiness, humor, drama, and in this case suspense, throughout the story to make their books incredibly hard for me to put down in order to actually function in my daily life.
Available on all platforms, next week on October 22nd, Twice in a Blue Moon is not one to miss!