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Hang the Moon

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This was cute although I definitely didn't feel as much chemistry between the characters as in the first book of this verse. It relied a little too much on the old childhood crush aspect despite them being such completely different people. That said, there were lots of cute moments and it's a quick read!
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When I started this book it did not dawn on me that this is a second in a series, but I read it anways and then read the first book afterwards. I thought this was a cute fun romance. I liked Annie as one of the main characters, but Brandon he had some issues for me. I know he kind of realized what he was doing and chilled out a little bit, but during the book I wanted to slap him a few times. To me he wants to fix everyone's lives his way and for a while would do anything for them to probably not make their own choices in the end. When his first crush and sister's best friend Annie comes to Seattle for a visit and drops a bomb on them Brandon wants to prove to her romance is not dead and try too woo her. I like how fast pace it was and the ending was pretty good. I can not wait to read the next book in the series.
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This is one that isn't for me (it's a little too saccharine for my liking) but I definitely appreciated that there wasn't any unnecessary conflict just for the sake of conflict! I'd for sure be interested in reading a book about Margot, give that girl some love.
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Brendan has had a crush on his older sister’s friend, Annie, since they were children. When Annie surprises Darcy with a poorly timed visits, Brendan steps in to show Annie around Seattle. Annie remembers Brendan as Darcy’s dorky kid brother, but Brendan is now a 6-foot-4 man determined to woo Annie using his favorite rom-com tropes. But Brendan wants for forever, and Annie is just in town temporarily…

I listened to the follow-up to Written in the Stars on audiobook, and I thought Hang the Moon was a super fun continuation - Brendan gets his love story! Definitely read Written in Stars first, but grab this out as soon as you finish!

Thanks to @NetGalley and Avon and Harper Voyager for my ARC!
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Oh my goodness did I loved every cheesy moment in this cheese-fest romance. I was so excited to get to see Brendan's HEA play out, he was definitely a highlight of Written in the Stars for me. And seeing this sorta second-chance, I'm going to show her romance isn't dead vibe was awesome. I saw a lot, and I mean a lot of myself in Annie. Like me, she's bisexual and she is just apathetic about love. She's tried and failed enough times to just give up trying. Pair her with the creator of an app named OTP (One True Pairing) and its everything you need and more.
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Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur 

In this follow up to Written in the Stars, a hopeless romantic must prove to his childhood crush that romance isn’t dead. Brendon Lowell loves everything about love, so much so that he created the successful dating app, OTP. He believes everyone has a person out there, and he won’t give up until he finds his. When his sisters best friend travels to Seattle for a surprise visit, he gets the opportunity to spend time with her again. Annie Kyriakos’ visit to see her best friend after over a year is also when she has to break the news she’s moving to London, permanently. She’s given up on love, but the dorky brother of her BFF she remembers is now a 6-foot-4 man with a heart of gold, determined to prove to her romance is alive. They can’t deny the sparks between them, but Annie’s two week deadline on moving away complicates everything. 

It’s official: I will read Alexandria Bellefleur’s grocery list at this point. I loved everything about this. Swoon-worthy and heartfelt, this is the perfect romcom. Not only did I love the main characters, but it was also so fun to see characters from the  past too. It was addictive and fast-paced, I could barely put it down! This is definitely more of character driven story, (with a beautiful cast of queer characters!) focusing on their own conflicts and growth. It was amazing exploring Seattle with Annie and Brendon and watching the chemistry between them develop. I thought the main conflict in this story was really refreshing from the typical break up scene most romances deliver and really realistic too. I literally don’t have a single complaint! Bellefleur has mastered the perfect combination of romance, laughter, steamy scenes, and friendships. I absolutely cannot wait to read the next installment! 

Rating: 5/5 Stars!
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I adored Hang the Moon, as it featured all of my favorite tropes: friends-to-lovers, there's only one bed, where one is disillusioned by love and the other sets out to change their mind. I loved reading of Annie and Brendon's romance and character development. However, I did feel the ending was rushed, and that Annie and Brendon didn't necessarily have to break up in the last act. I would highly recommend this book.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC!
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I enjoyed Bellefleur’s first queer romance, but I think this one shines even more brightly. Plot points that could have gone very, very wrong and felt very, very awkward (the Ferris wheel scene, good Lord) are used superbly so that we really feel these two very different characters being pulled closer and closer together. The climactic moment is very Seattle, and was absolutely exquisite. A fun, sweet, sparkling summer read!
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It was very cute but it lacked angst in order for me to fully love it. Laughed and enjoyed all of the characters and the story. This book had me smiling and laughing out loud. I adored spending time with Annie, Brendon, and the rest of this group so much. Here I am, feeling warm and fuzzy and full of cheer.
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Sorry for the short and sweet review but I've just been released from the hospital so here goes. There's no such thing as " Romance is dead" with this book. The characters stories was perfect blend of reality and fantasy. Take a chance on this Alexandria Bellefleur book, you won't be disappointed.
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What a wonderful follow-up to Written in the Stars! I’ll admit I was really looking forward to Brandon’s story because he’s such a romantic at heart, so seeing him face off against someone more skeptical in regards to love like Annie made for a terrific read. Bellefleur definitely has the rom-com down to a T, with hilarity and heart throughout, and neither one overshadows the other too much at all. The central emotional conflict felt believable and real, and I’m a huge fan of the friend group in these stories too, so it was nice to pick up with Darcy and Elle from the first book while also knowing Margot gets her own love story coming up!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Just as heart-meltingly cute as the first one. I may have swooned a little for Brendon. This isn't a super drama-filled book, but rather it has mature protagonists figuring out life.
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3 Stars

This is the second in the Written in the Stars series. The first book, “Written in the Stars” was a f/f romance and I enjoyed that one. “Hang the Moon” didn’t hold up quite as well, unfortunately. This is a m/f romance, which admittedly, I don’t read very often or at all really. I wanted to read this one because I wanted to be able to follow Elle and Darcy’s story. 

Annie, Darcy’s best friend, has unexpectedly shown up in Seattle on a two-week vacation. However, Darcy and Elle are on a vacation of their own so Brendon, Darcy’s brother, is tasked with entertaining her while they’re gone. Brendon had a childhood crush on Annie and it quickly reestablishes itself. Their attraction is immediate and Brendon uses his time to woo Annie and get her to believe in romance again. 

This is a steamy romance with high sexual interest. Unfortunately, the emotional connection just wasn’t there. They spend all their time thirsting after the other and then once they get together, all of their time together is spent in bed or on the floor or on the couch or maybe a counter…you get my drift. I don’t mind some steam but if there isn’t an emotional connection then it just doesn’t do much for me and I found myself skimming ahead. Surface interest without any substance ends up boring me after a while. 

My main reason for being disappointed with this was Darcy. In “Written in the Stars” Brendon ignored all of Darcy’s boundaries and meddled and Darcy is the meddling one this time. I couldn’t believe she did exactly what she complained so much about Brendon and then she’s kind of shitty to Annie at one point. She was trying to make a point but she could’ve gone about it in a different way and I found it to be so out of character for her. 

While this didn’t really work out for me, I do think there’s an audience for this. This is full of fluff and flirty banter; also, as I’ve mentioned there are plenty of varied steamy scenes. With the lack of angst this would be a perfect summer read for a fun, hot read. 

I received an ARC from NetGalley and Avon in exchange for an honest review.
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I liked Written in the Stars, and Hang the Moon was just as good.  It was a fun read that celebrates romantic comedies!
Annie and Brendon were adorable.  I liked that there was a bit of a gender shift making Brenden the hopeless romantic and Annie the one who has given up on love.  I also enjoyed seeing Darcy, Elle, and Margot again.  They were a decent part of the story, and I feel like that doesn’t happen much in these interconnected books.  I also really appreciated Annie’s take on romance.  It was refreshing to see that Annie didn’t need these huge romantic gestures and the discussion about love languages.  Brendon is just adorable, and I can see why Annie fell for him so quickly! 
The plot was good, and I felt like there was great pacing.  I did have issues with certain plot points, but I won’t go into detail as they are a little spoilery.  Overall I enjoyed this book and thought it was an adorable read.   I am certainly looking forward to reading Margot’s story in the next book.
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Gosh, I loved her Written In The Stars so this was an obvious choice to request (thank you Avon for this incredible opportunity). This didn’t disappoint. I just ADORED the astrology/astrology aspects of this book (just like book one). As someone who loves to check my astrology sign on a frequent basis, I just adore this series. The author is so talented with creating characters who you can connect with and making such rememberable scenes. Which just brought me into the story so easily and why you’ll be able to recall this story long after finishing the story. Highly recommend for anyone who loved book one. Especially since I think this author is one to keep on your radar. She’s an all around talented writer.
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As someone who loved Bellefleur's previous book, Written in the Stars, this was a delight. I'm always a fan of friends-to-lovers, and the tropes used were perfect within the setting of someone who is so involved in the world of romance.
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I'm giving this *only* a very tentative four stars right now because the eARC copy I received had some formatting issues. The texts were either unreadable or simply nonexistent and a few chapters ended out of nowhere. I was able to piece together about 90% of the plot I would say, but I would love to know the full 100%. I'm sure Alexandria Bellefleur tied everything together nicely--she did in Written in the Stars which I loved. I'll write a more comprehensive review once I get my hands on a physical copy but I loved Brendon and Annie waaaaaay more than I even expected to. I loved the snippets of Darcy and Elle that we got to see. And I loved that Margot was explored more (and I can't wait for book three 😉). A great read!
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Beautiful story of characters being seen in the way that they need to be by their romantic partner. I did feel like the story had a slow start and I was struggling a bit but once they really start to spend time together, I was in for the long haul with Annie & Brendon. Great themes of found family and belonging.
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Thank you to Net Galley and Avon for giving me the chance to read this book.

This was such a fun, fluffy romance! I wasn't aware when I picked it up that it was a companion to another book, it didn't make a difference that I hadn't read the other book though so that was good. All of the characters are enjoyable and the rom com references a lot of fun. A fun, relaxing read! 


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Annie has a new job half way across the world and decides to visit her best friend for a few weeks before her big move. She has never been lucky in love, and is ready for a fresh start in a new place. Brendon is the founder of OTP a dating app where people find their soul mate. He has been trying to find "the one" for years. Seeing others find love, sometimes from his own matchmaking. When Brendon's sister asks his to let Annie into her apartment the two catch up after years of not seeing each other. What starts as just a way to enterntain Annie while she's in two starts to turn into something more. Faced with Annie's move across the ocean, Brendon tries to woo her as a way to keep her in Seattle. 

3.5 stars. This was a perfectly okay romance story. It however was a dissapointment after Written in the Stars which I loved with a passion. I am assuming my dislike slightly came from the hetero couple staring in the book. It also felt a little cheap because I found this book on a list of upcoming LGBT+ romances. And even though Annie is Bi/Pan (it is not really definied in the story) it is not really mentioned in the story and truly felt like it was thrown in to remain "diverse". It also took me forever to read, I read Written in the Stars in a little over a week, this one I just couldn't get into enough to read beyond a chapter or two at a time.
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