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Publisher's Summary

"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)

A national best seller and winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Romance! 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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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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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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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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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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Okay but not engaging

I wanted to love this book but unfortunately it was kind of fell flat. I made more than half way through and realized there just wanted enough intrigue in it for me to keep going.

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  • 02-20-21

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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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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Didn’t really enjoy the narrator but the story is good. Steamy hot cute lesbian romance.

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Very good

This book was excellent; the performer did a great job expressing both character's emotions, and the story itself was good, but I felt it lacked a bit at the end.

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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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  • 02-03-21

Lesbian romance 👌

I never really understood why people like romance novels, after reading this book I now understand...i just had to find a gay romance novel.

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  • FC51
  • 01-23-21

Gorgeous

A lovely, romantic, lesbian romcom. Top notch writing, top notch story and top notch reader. Great production too. Could not ask for more. Loved it to bits

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-21

Over the moon in writing and performace

Absolutely lovely, overall. The idea of astrology turning predictions and complicated family relationships into something real made for a more unique experience. When the story started, I had hoped that Darcie was not the love interest and just a failed date to open the story on. However, that proved of the author's ability to make Darcie dislikable and El a klutz. Ultimately putting a surprising spin when the whole 'fake dating' came out, to fool Brendan. What's more, the complicated families I persoanlly found relatable. There were several moments that made me laugh while drawing. Most of which came from the casual banter between Brendan and El. The occasional clashing of Darcie's serious, no nonsense personality with El's youthful positivity made for some comical, yet believable bickering. The narration was done well too. It was easy to tell who was speaking, and the emotion in their voices was certainly present.

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  • wendy
  • 07-01-21

BUY IT

struggled with the first 10 minutes but so pleased I stuck with it, great characters that will make you laugh out loud, and damn this author can write, off to see if she has any other books right now.

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  • moggiemag
  • 05-22-21

A captivating story

I'm only half way through the book but felt compelled to write a review. I was hooked from Chapter 1. From their disastrous first date through their developing attraction for each other the story is so well written that I know my only disappointment will be that it ends. This is a book that I just want to go on forever. The humourus incidents, and there are many, occasioned a rare occurrence - they made me laugh out loud. If you only ever buy one LGBT audible book make it this one

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  • Loveloud101
  • 04-19-21

Abysmal at best

I couldn't get past the fourth chapter... I usually enjoy the fake relationship storyline but Elle was just too irritating. It seems extremely unrealistic to go round to someone's home and get VERY angry at them for lying to their brother about one bad date. Neither of these women owe each other anything so it felt like the plot was reaching a little too far.
Darcy was relatively likeable so it's a shame more wasn't built off of her character, rather than obnoxious Elle.
I also would've like to have known beforehand that the term "business partners" is a little far fetched, and that the business is a dating app and Elle is very much into astrology and star signs. I have little interest in this which did not help me in understanding or relating to the character.
The narration was good, but again I had to stop listening as words like "adorkable" were too much.

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  • Sarah8526
  • 03-17-21

lovely rom com story

lovely rom com story, I enjoyed it very much, charming tale with a little excitement added 😀

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  • Kat
  • 06-03-21

Despite the differences

I just finished and I’m tearing up by how genuine and sweet the characters became, how they worked through their problems and simply tried to stay together and doing that made all the difference.

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  • melissa
  • 01-16-21

Refreshing read

This was just what I wanted. For once a story that isn’t centred around homophobia or coming out stories. I laughed and cried I adored this book so much