by Christina Lauren
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren delivers a second chance romance. It’s a story of family, betrayal and healing.
When Tate Jones is fresh out of high school, she travels with her Nan on a whirlwind vacation to London. At their hotel she meets Sam Brandis who is on vacation with his grandfather. It’s the perfect vacation. A handsome boy, conversations under the stars, strawberry, crepes and firsts… that is until he betrays her.
Fast Forward fourteen years. Tate is about to star as the leading lady in a film alongside her father. The last person she expected to see was Sam.
At its heart the tale that unfolds is a second chance romance, but it also deals with an absentee father, secrets and abandonment issues. The first twenty-five percent is spent in London when Tate is eighteen. We don’t meet Sam again until about the forty-four percent mark. Which is all fine and good, but it made the novel feel more women’s fiction or chick-lit and that vibe remained.
I enjoyed filming on location. It was fun being a part of the different scenes, and the movie had relevance to the overall story. I felt the story being filmed was relevant and address issued from today’s headlines. It also made the betrayal feel genuine and gave it life.
Tate herself is working through a lot of issues, from her mega-movie star father and her feelings of abandonment to the betrayal she experienced with Sam. I felt connected with her emotionally. Sam’s story is one that will tug at your heartstrings.
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