Twice in a Blue Moon

Published: Simon & Schuster/Gallery (Oct 22, 2019)

Category: Adult (Contemporary Romance)

Series: Standalone

American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment WeeklyMy Favorite Half-Night Stand comes a modern love story about what happens when your first love reenters your life when you least expect it…

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 becomes 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…whether “once in a lifetime” can come around twice.

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“With a then-and-now plot similar to Lauren’s Love and Other Words, the writing duo’s latest has a youthful voice that may be a good fit for fans of new adult romances. ”

– Library Journal

“In this splashy standalone from rom-com queen Lauren, an actress whose heart was broken by her first love runs into him on a film set and wonders whether to give him a second chance. ”

– Publisher's Weekly

“[The] story […] is worth the wait, and the rich family backstories add sweetness... [with] a twist that offers readers something unexpected and new.” ”

– Kirkus

“The beloved author duo consistently turns out smart, funny and extremely charming contemporary romances. Their latest seems to be a bit more contemplative than the summer romp that was The Unhoneymooners, and follows an up-and-coming actress as she unexpectedly reconnects with her first love. ”

– Bookpage

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