*I received a free copy of Twice in a Blue Moon from Gallery Books via Edelweiss. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books on 22 October 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
As an adventurous send-off to her childhood, eighteen-year-old Tate Jones travels with her grandmother from their small town in Northern California to London. But the vacation of a lifetime is wonderfully derailed by the appearance of two charming Vermont farmers: grandfather Luther and his handsome grandson Sam.
Sam and Tate fall hard and fast. For two glorious weeks, the couple share their hopes, dreams, and secrets. Sam admits he suspects his grandfather is dying and that this could be the last trip they take together, and Tate reveals that she is the hidden daughter of one of the biggest film stars in the world—a secret she’s never told anyone before.
But when Tate is exposed by a crush of cameras and reporters, she knows she's been betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust. She is forced to decide whether she will return to her quiet life or embrace being in the public eye. So when Sam reappears in her world more than a decade later, can Tate forgive the past and rekindle the passion they shared on their magical trip abroad? And does she even want to?
Twice in a Blue Moon was fantastic – one of the best second chance romances I have read, and it was so filled with chemistry and tenderness I felt full while reading.
What happens when you’re the hidden (not secret) child of Hollywood’s most coveted actor and you go on vacation to London and meet a cute boy? Well, lots of things happen, actually, and Tate broke the one rule her mom and grandma had instilled in her since they moved away from her father. And that had devastating consequences for all of them – but mostly for Tate.
Twice in a Blue Moon is a beautifully written, character-driven story, and I enjoyed how Christina Lauren first let us got to know Sam and Tate when they were young and rather carefree. There were some middle years that we didn’t follow, but that was fine with me. Tate became a success in Hollywood herself, but she never gave her heart away again. And she had a very hard time trusting men.
Without giving away any of the plot or storyline of Twice in a Blue Moon, I can say that it’s the kind of story that truly warms the heart, and there are some strong friendships that made the story even better in my opinion.
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