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?
Written in the Stars, by Alexandria Bellefleur, was the lesbian, adult, rom-com I didn’t know I needed. This was my first adult fiction read (after a span of YA) and as much as I love YA, I am, in fact, an adult, so I naturally found a lot of satisfaction in this light-hearted piece. Also, I identify heavily with Darcy, the loveable grump of the pairing.
With fake dating, adult humor, sexy character building, and relatable topics such as family acceptance (and not the
sexuality kind!), I found myself impressed with how quickly I read this book. It’s dense, and a good 384 pages, but I read it in about two days. I just couldn’t put it down. I loved the characters, I loved how Bellefleur wrote their angst and tension and lord those s e x s c e n e s? *fans self*
Definitely a book I would reserve for adult readers, so 18+.
The only thing that was a bit of a let down was the end make-up scene between Elle and Darcy. With how wonderfully Bellefleur wrote all the other scenes, I felt a bit unsatisfied with how Darcy “won Elle back over”. For a character like Darcy, I expected more. I wanted graveling, and yearning, and her confession of being an idiot and maybe even a heated kiss… But the book seemed to have ended suddenly. Too sudden for my liking.
Other than that, this is truly a great read, especially if you find you’re stuck in a reader’s slump. This book is sure to get you out of it!
You can purchase the book here.