Review: Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

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.

When Darcy begs Elle to play along, she agrees to pretend they’re dating to save face. But with a few conditions: Darcy must help Elle navigate her own overbearing family over the holidays and their arrangement expires on New Year’s Eve. The last thing they expect is to develop real feelings during a fake relationship.

But maybe opposites can attract when true love is written in the stars?4

My thoughts

The beginning had me chuckling so much because I could relate to those exact actions. Mind you, I am not usually meeting an attractive redhead. 

Sometimes I find it hard to write a review about a romance book. This is one of those times. Alexandria Bellefleur creates a character who has similar beliefs to mine in regards to soul mates, so Bellefleur kept hitting on my own skepticism in this area which took me out of the romance zone.

I loved learning about astrology and Elle’s interpretation of how it influence’s lives and then assigning music, movies, and other items to our signs was a lot of fun. Bellefleur does add in family drama both characters, but especially with Elle’s with her life choices especially her career in astrology. When people don’t understand the paths that people take in their careers because they are not traditional, I so understand that and can relate.

I like Darcy and Elle together. They really are opposites. I am surprised that the extremes of how clean Darcy is and how laid back Elle is didn’t come up because Bellefleur described their living arrangements and I thought for sure that was going to be an issue.

The heat was really nice and well-written. 

Overall I liked this story. I had to step away a couple of times like I said because my brain took me out of the story due to my own issues. Darcy and Elle are cute. Margot is the best. I’m interested in reading the next love story by Bellefleur. Love in Seattle is always intriguing.

I got this book from my library. I love my local library and you should check out yours too. Request LGBTQ+ books and they will stock them! #ebooksforall 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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Further Details:

Publisher: Avon, 9780063000803, November 10th 2020

Narrator: Lauren Sweet

Series: Written in the Stars #1; Settings: Seattle, Washington

Pages: 384

SC: Pansexual, Gay

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