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Written in the Stars – Alexandria Bellefleur

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★★★★ ½

Astrology and magic and soul mates.

Darcy has had to deal with her overprotective younger brother for all her life…and recently, he’s become more meddlesome than she can handle.

“Quit trying to marry me off like I’m some Regency spinster in one of your favorite Austen novels.”
“Your name is Darcy.”
“And I might be a single woman in possession of a good fortune, but I’m not in want of a wife.”

After one disastrous date too many, Darcy decides to throw up her hands and pretend that it went perfectly.

Only, her plan immediately backfires when Elle (the disastrous date) finds out.

Elle, who is desperate to gain the respect of her family, and Darcy, who’s desperate to show her brother that she isn’t the stick-in-the-mud that he thinks to see, decide to fake a relationship.

Only they quickly find out planning a fake relationship and maintaining it are two completely different things.

She looks at you like you hung the moon.

This was a fresh-and-fabulous take on Pride and Prejudice and I absolutely LOVED this book.

I really don’t read contemporary books often, and romances even less. But there was something about this cover that drew me in. And I’m so glad I picked it up because I was blown away.

I loved the two girls (Darcy and Elle) and they took the dynamic of Darcy and Elizabeth and transformed it in their own way that totally got me hooked.

Darcy was a fabulously prickly main character and Elle was wonderfully starry-eyed. The way their lives intertwined was perfect.

There were so many fabulous quotes and cute moments scattered in.

I also loved that this story wasn’t centered on overcoming societal expectations (aka coming out/homophobia/internalized trauma), it’s just a couple of girls who fall in love and it really stood out to me.

All in all, this is one of my top recommendations of the year!

A huge thank you to Netgalley, Avon Books, and Alexandria Bellefleur for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in this one from Alexandria Bellefleur? Buy it here:  Amazon

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