Hang the Moon: A Novel

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6 reviews

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In a delightful follow-up to Written in the Stars, Alexandria Bellefleur delivers another queer rom-com about a hopeless romantic who vows to show his childhood crush that romance isn’t dead by recreating iconic dates from his favorite films...

Brendon Lowell loves love. It’s why he created a dating app to help people find their one true pairing and why he’s convinced “the one” is out there, even if he hasn’t met her yet. Or... has he? When his sister's best friend turns up in Seattle unexpectedly, Brendon jumps at the chance to hang out with her. He’s crushed on Annie since they were kids, and the stars have finally aligned, putting them in the same city at the same time.

Annie booked a spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle to spend time with friends before moving across the globe. She’s not looking for love, especially with her best friend’s brother. Annie remembers Brendon as a sweet, dorky kid. Except, the 6-foot-4 man who shows up at her door is a certified Hot Nerd and Annie... wants him? Oh yes.

Getting involved would be a terrible idea—her stay is temporary and he wants forever—but when Brendon learns Annie has given up on dating, he’s determined to prove that romance is real. Taking cues from his favorite rom-coms, Brendon plans to woo her with elaborate dates straight out of Nora Ephron’s playbook. The clock is ticking on Annie’s time in Seattle, and Brendon’s starting to realize romance isn’t just flowers and chocolate. But maybe real love doesn’t need to be as perfect as the movies... as long as you think your partner hung the moon.

6 reviews
Book Bruin Kim
May 14, 2021
Hang the Moon was such a delight! I had a goofy grin on my face almost the entire time and this was exactly the feel good romcom that my heart needed. It's no secret that I love a cinnamon roll hero and Brendon was ooey gooey through and through. It doesn't hurt either that Brendon and Annie were childhood friends and that he had a bit of a crush on her all those years ago. I loved what a hopeful romantic he was and all his thoughtful gestures had me swooning left and right. He was all in for Annie right from the start and I appreciated that he didn't hide his feelings or let miscommunications get in the way. There isn't a ton of angst or drama in this one and what does occur was understandable and relatable. The epilogue made my heart soar and it was such a sweet way to bring this book to a close. One of the best things about the book was the focus on friendships and found families. I loved all the different relationships in the book, from siblings to best friends to business partners. This group has each other's backs and they aren't afraid to face hard truths. They're lovably snarky and I ate it up! In many ways, the book was also a love letter to Seattle and I look forward to the day when I can visit this amazing city again. I both read and listened to Hang the Moon and the narration by Lauren Sweet was wonderful! The casting was spot on and I thought the comedic timing and emotional scenes were done so well. I had no issues differentiating between characters and it was such an enjoyable listening experience. I haven't had a chance to read the previous book, Written in the Stars, but I definitely plan to after meeting this wonderful cast of characters! I can't wait for Margot's story next! Audiobook Review Overall 5 stars Performance 5 stars Story 4.5 stars *I voluntarily read and listened to an advance review copy of this book*
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Andrea Romance
May 26, 2021
While Annie is in Seattle visiting her best friend Darcy, she spends time hanging out with Darcy's brother, Brendon. He's had a crush on Annie since they were teens, but now she starts to return his feelings. Trouble is, she's about to start a new job in London. Is she willing to give up everything to give their blossoming romance a try? This is the second book in the Written in the Stars series, and it's another low-angst rom com. The conflict could be stronger, but it's a fun read with well-developed characters. Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.
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4.25/5 stars! The heroine wanted to surprise her best friend by stopping by at her place before she moves to another country for her job. Instead of her best friend giving her a tour of Seattle, it ...

About the author

Alexandria Bellefleur is a bestselling and award-winning author of swoony contemporary romance often featuring loveable grumps and the sunshine characters who bring them to their knees. A Pacific Northwesterner at heart, Alexandria has a weakness for good coffee, Pike IPA, and Voodoo Doughnuts. Her special skills include finding the best Pad Thai in every city she visits, remembering faces but not names, falling asleep in movie theaters, and keeping cool while reading smutty books in public. Her debut novel, Written in the Stars, was a 2021 Lambda Literary Award winner and a 2020 winner of The Ripped Bodice Awards for Excellence in Romantic Fiction. 

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