Written in the Stars was one of my favorite reads of 2021 so I was very excited to dive back into that world with Hang The Moon. This time the focus is on Brandon and Annie – the brother and the best friend – and it is so swoon worthy! It has everything you could want within the best friend/sibling troupe.
I had already fallen for Brandon when I was introduced to him in Written In The Stars but, I admittedly fell for him even harder in Hang The Moon. He is such a sweet character. He believes in romance and he becomes determined to convince the non-believer Annie that happily ever after can exist for her too. I also fell for the character of Annie too because she felt so real. She has been through the ringer and there is a reason that she doesn’t believe that true love is in the cards for her. I loved the journey that she and Brandon went on together and how she came to appreciate the idea of a grand gesture of love.
Alexandria Bellefleur is just so good at writing complex and diverse characters that pull at your emotions. The characters feel so real without the reader being manipulated by overdone angst and drama. And there is just a feeling of romance and wonder throughout the pages that you cannot help but get swept into. This was not an overdone component either – in fact, it was whimsy and magical – and I loved every second of it.
Hang the Moon does have mentions of Darcy and Elle but this really is Brandon and Annie’s story. I cannot wait until the next installment of this series Count Your Lucky Stars out in February 2022. I’m sure there will be mentions of the other characters but I’m very much looking forward to Margot’s story. Margot has played a key role in both Darcy and Brandon’s romances, and now she gets to have one of her own. I can’t wait to be spellbound once again!
Rating: 5 Stars
*I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**