Length: 368 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 29 minutes
First Published: 2019
During a whirlwind vacation, recent high school grad Tate Jones falls hard for her very first love, only to have his betrayal shatter her world. Now a dozen years later, actress Tate is nervous for her first serious film role, only to unexpectedly find he is the screenwriter. Given that it’s a romance, I wasn’t expecting much, but I hoped for at least some character development like in some of Christina Lauren’s other books. Cheesy from start to finish, Twice in a Blue Moon is for romance fans who don’t really want to think too much.
Sam Brandis was Tate Jones’s first: Her first love. Her first everything. Including her first heartbreak.
During a whirlwind two-week vacation abroad, Sam and Tate fell for each other in only the way that first loves do: sharing all of their hopes, dreams, and deepest secrets along the way. Sam was the first, and only, person that Tate—the long-lost daughter of one of the world’s biggest film stars—ever revealed her identity to. So when it became clear her trust was misplaced, her world shattered for good.
Fourteen years later, Tate, now an up-and-coming actress, only thinks about her first love every once in a blue moon. When she steps onto the set of her first big break, he’s the last person she expects to see. Yet here Sam is, the same charming, confident man she knew, but even more alluring than she remembered. Forced to confront the man who betrayed her, Tate must ask herself if it’s possible to do the wrong thing for the right reason… and whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.
Quotes from Twice in a Blue Moon
For the first time in my life I get it: home isn’t always a space; it can be a person.
Can you believe me, though? That the worst thing I ever did was for the best reason I ever had?
I don’t know why people think permanent denial is better than temporary disappointment.
About Christina Lauren
Christina Lauren is the pen name of writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. Together they have written fifteen novels, including Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Twice in a Blue Moon, The Unhoneymooners, The Honey-Don’t List, and In a Holidaze. Lauren Billings has a PhD in neuroscience and is a mom of two kids. Christina Hobbs was a junior high counselor before becoming a writer. Visit the authors’ website →