Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur | Book Review

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Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur | Book ReviewWritten in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
Published by HarperCollins on November 10, 2020
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy, LGBT, Holiday, Lesbian, Bisexual, Women, Contemporary
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780063000810
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four-stars

"I was hooked from the very first page!” – Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze
"This book is a delight." – New York Times Book Review
A National Bestseller! Featured on Shondaland, Oprah Mag, Bustle, The New York Times Book Review, Buzzfeed, POPSUGAR, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, NPR, Culturess, Vulture, and more. Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Washington Post, Bustle, and Buzzfeed!
With nods to Bridget Jones and Pride & Prejudice, this debut is a delightful #ownvoices queer rom-com about a free-spirited social media astrologer who agrees to fake a relationship with an uptight actuary until New Year’s Eve—with results not even the stars could predict!
After a disastrous blind date, Darcy Lowell is desperate to stop her well-meaning brother from playing matchmaker ever again. Love—and the inevitable heartbreak—is the last thing she wants. So she fibs and says her latest set up was a success. Darcy doesn’t expect her lie to bite her in the ass.
Elle Jones, one of the astrologers behind the popular Twitter account Oh My Stars, dreams of finding her soul mate. But she knows it is most assuredly not Darcy... a no-nonsense stick-in-the-mud, who is way too analytical, punctual, and skeptical for someone as free-spirited as Elle. When Darcy’s brother—and Elle's new business partner—expresses how happy he is that they hit it off, Elle is baffled. Was Darcy on the same date? Because... awkward.
Darcy begs Elle to play along and she agrees to pretend they’re dating. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family during the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a faux relationship. But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?
"Everything I want from a rom-com: fun, whimsical, sexy." – Talia Hibbert, USA Today bestselling author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown

You know when you finish a book and you’re kind of at a loss for what to read next, so you just have someone take the decision making out of your hands and pick for you? One of my favorite people ever, Allison, saw a picture of my TBR cart and promptly picked Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur for me to read. Luckily, I trust Allison and knew I was in good hands with her recommendation. Plus, she hit my requirements at the time – contemporary, light, and a quick read.

Written In The Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur is a sapphic romance that extremely loosely has connection to Pride And Prejudice as well as Bridget Jones’s Diary. And when I say loose, I mean it. The book stars Elle, an astrologist who is popular on social media, and Darcy who is an uptight actuary. The two go out on a blind date which ends up being a disaster. Dary is stand offish and rude to Elle, who arrives late and nervous.

So, after the date, you would think that would be the end for Darcy and Elle. Alas, it is not. You see, the two enter into an agreement to FAKE DATE. Yes, that’s right, one of the best tropes. The agreement is in effect until the New Year. As it turns out, like every romance with this trope, Darcy and Elle fall for each other.

Bellefleur’s Written In The Stars is a breezy, quick, sweet contemporary romance. This is the first FF romance I’ve read and honestly, it was great. I enjoyed the development of chemistry and feelings between Elle and Darcy. The two are seemingly opposite but the relationship just fits. I was really invested in this book and the characters. Check this one out if you enjoy fake dating and hate to love.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. Your kitty looks like mine! Written in the Stars was super sweet, I agree!

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