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"I was hooked from the very first page!” (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author of In a Holidaze)

"This book is a delight." (New York Times Book Review)

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 and 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 best-selling author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown)

©2020 Alexandria Bellefleur (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Michelle M.
  • 13-11-20

Absolutely wonderful

This is quite possibly my favorite WLW romance I’ve ever read. I loved the touch of Pride and Prejudice in the book but also loved that it didn’t follow the P&P story outline. Made it much more enjoyable to listen. I absolutely loved both the lead characters. Both were strong independent women who knew who they were and were not willing to change who they were for the sake of a relationship. There was no whiny inner monologue of “am I pretty enough “ and there wasn’t the trope of a silly miss understanding that could have been solved by a simple 5 second conversation. This was sweet and realistic while still being sexy as ever. Also. The sexy times were wonderful and clearly written by a person who had actually been with a women. I would be friends with both these women. I’m definitely more of an El. And I could fall for Darcy. There is so much I loved about this book but I don’t want to give things away. I would definitely recommend buying this book any time of year but bonus it takes place around the holidays. My only complaint is the Christmas song assigned to my birth sigh. Twelve days of Christmas is the worst Christmas song! Read this book. It’s sweet and lovely.

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  • Sab
  • 24-12-20

Over it

I loved the story and the characters were well written I thought Elle was an interesting character. Narration was excellent

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  • Maria Morrisroe
  • 15-01-21

Ok

I liked it enough to finish it. I got a little annoyed with Elle towards the end. She's so whiny!! I don't know of I'd have liked it more reading it myself but it was all right. Read if you have nothing better to do.. I kind of want my credit back to be honest.

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  • Jane Rogers
  • 03-01-21

Starry nights

Wonderful narration, interesting storyline, and interesting characters. Contrast I personalities made the storyline sparkle. I’ve been awakened to the Stars and astrology.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-21

Ending was the only fault.

Loved the story, both Elle's and Darcy's characters were well fleshed out and details were explained in just the right way, not too little, not too lengthy. My only gripe with the whole story is how it ended. The ending was fine but may have needed another couple sentences. Although I did just see that a sequel is in the works so I have high hopes I get the ending I was lookong for. It was just the fact that the book ended with too many open ends. Darcy's mother (hate her), Elle's family, Margo and Brandon (who I think are secretly dating), and even Darcy's test that she's been studying for the whole time!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-01-21

def a fave

loved the pop culture references and the well developed characters. i hope there's a sequel!

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  • Maura Smith
  • 30-12-20

Wonderfully Real

This narrative throws us into the lives of two incredibly well-developed characters as they learn to co-exist and then genuinely care for one-another. It grapples with the idea of who we think we want to be with and who we actually need to be with. It is refreshing to sit with two characters who actually get to be together and okay throughout most of the book rather than simply focused on the distant chase. So grateful to have listened to this. Will listen so many times again. THANK YOU!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-12-20

Loved it!

The narrator does an excellent job with all the different voices and the story had me hooked.

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  • Constance
  • 16-12-20

i learned a new phrase: OTP and i'm grateful.

this story made me lol, think, reminisce, ponder and hope again. well told story of 2 women who became living, breathing people in my 2020 world of healing, fear, healing some more, uncertainty and more healing.

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  • Orlene Stroud
  • 14-12-20

Love in the Stars

This story was beautifully written. I was pleasantly please by the descriptions and characters. A love story about learning to love yourself and learning to trust your feelings. We all could use more of both. I would love to see some of the other characters in future books.