Book Review | Hang the Moon

Title: Hang the Moon

Author: Alexandria Bellefleur

Publisher: Avon

Published: 25 May 2021

Pages: 384

Rating: 3 out of 5.

To be honest, this was not as good as Written in the Stars. The book follows Darcy’s brother, Brendon Lowell, and his own romance story with Darcy’s best friend, Annie. Brendon sets out to prove to Annie that love isn’t dead. It was great to see more of Brendon’s character in this book because he seemed completely adorable in the first book. It was also wonderful to see scenes with Darcy and Elle because those two are too adorable for words!!

There were plenty of funny scenes and some scenes I liked in the book. There’s a scene where Brendon takes Annie on the Ferris wheel. Before they go Annie thinks about going to the bathroom, but she doesn’t thinking the ride won’t be long. Except they get stuck and she ends up going in a bottle. There’s also the part of Brendon completely embarrassing himself through karaoke. Yet, Annie was frustrating and annoying.

Throughout the whole book she thinks and talks about how she hates her job (human resources for a company) and her life in life in Philly. She’s planning on taking a promotion through the company that will have her live in London. While London sounds fun, she hates the job and is reluctant to go, more so as she hangs out with Brendon, Darcy, Elle, and Margot and spends time around Seattle. Throughout the book she’s basically whining about things that she can change. Yes, quitting your job is a risk, but it’s also not like she doesn’t have some savings and friends to help her out. I’m also still trying to figure out how she went through four years of undergrad and never ONCE had a conversation about what to do with a linguistics major?!? I find that a bit hard to believe. I’m also wondering how did she not have offers from an alphabet agency with her language skills or a professor who discussed her options with her. Of course with how Annie was acting in the book, it wouldn’t surprise me if she coasted through school without putting in much effort to engage or reach out.

In the end, I am happy that she made the decision to go back to Seattle and quit her job. I’m super impressed with how Brendon handled the situation when Annie left. I really hate reading romance where the man does a huge romantic gesture or doesn’t listen to what the woman wants. Brendon hears Annie and listens to her; he does still talk to her, but he also gives her space to figure everything out. As I said as the beginning, I definitely liked Written in the Stars better, and I’m super excited to read Count Your Lucky Stars.

Happy Reading Darlings!

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