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Publisher's Summary

"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 Best Seller! 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 best-selling author of Get a Life, Chloe Brown)

©2020 Alexandria Bellefleur (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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cute, but predictable

it was really nice to find a Sapphic love story, so I can't complain too much but I found it lacking substance.

the characters were easy to relate to though which was nice .

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  • Michelle M.
  • 2020-11-13

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
  • 2020-12-24

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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  • AJ Holmes
  • 2021-02-24

I should've read this sooner.

I've read a few faux romances that turned into more but this book took on a very refreshing change. The inclusion of astrology. That is what caught my attention and I was all in from there. Darcy and Elle were the perfect pair to match as they feed off of one another to of course, finally realized their very real feelings for one another. Kuddos to Darcy's brother Brendon!

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  • Karly Beaumont
  • 2021-02-16

Gave me all the feels!

This is a sweet, fun and romantic story, with well developed and likeable characters. I couldn't put it down and absolutely didn't want it to end. If you love love then Written in the Stars is for you.

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  • Noelle King
  • 2021-03-12

Adorable

Absolutely amazing and adorable. One of my favorites now. If you love cute fake dating stories this is for you.

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  • Christina
  • 2021-03-10

loved this book

This is a fabulous book and the narrator did a fantastic job. Definitely worth it.

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  • Melisa
  • 2021-03-09

Perfect!

An astrologer and an actuary is a pairing I haven’t seen before and I loved it. This was a page-turning romance and the narration was perfect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-05

Fun

Great characters, great story & great narration. It was a very current story about two very engaging personalities.

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  • DB
  • 2021-02-20

Sparks

fly every which way in this laugh out loud story. A quintessential modern lesbian romance novel with plenty of snark. Ms. Bellefleur had me at astrologer but add to that a stuffy, numbers geek who is definitely NOT a love interest and it has all the elements of a great ride. I can see why it was rated one of the best romance novels of 2020. Exquisitely performed by Lauren Sweet.

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  • Garrett Miller
  • 2021-02-13

Best WLW I’ve read

I cannot recommend this queer romance enough. The characters are cute and lovable, and it’s got some of the hottest steamy scenes. It makes my queer heart so happy! The narrator is excellent as well, her character voices have excellent subtle differences so you can easily keep track of what character is speaking. I have re-listened to this book multiple times, and it makes me smile.

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