“Written In The Stars” Review


“Written In The Stars” is not your typical fake-relationship-turned-real romance.

When I first picked this book up, I didn’t expect to be more than mildly amused. A friend recommended it — I wouldn’t have picked it out for myself. But Alexandria Bellefleur’s writing sucked me in like quicksand and I finished it the same day I turned the first page.

Elle Jones is a bouncy, colorful astrologer and influencer who wholeheartedly believes in true love and soulmates. No-nonsense actuary Darcy Lowell decidedly does not. At least, not anymore.

When the two are set up by Darcy’s brother, it fails. Miserably. But Darcy, sick of her brother’s matchmaking, tells him the date went swimmingly. Elle, who finds out she and Darcy are apparently dating through Darcy’s brother, plays along. Elle and Darcy decide to end their fake relationship on New Year’s Eve, but when real feelings begin to surface, it’s time to question the flawlessness of their plan.

One of my favorite parts of “Written In The Stars” was the imperfection of each character. Elle could be overly optimistic and quick to jump to conclusions. Darcy locked away her heart and tried to prevent herself from feeling emotions. Neither girl was without fault, and both seemed all the more real because of it.

The plot was insanely addicting. The characters are dragged along ups and downs, twists and turns, and you’re whisked along with them. Through the three hours it took me to reach the author’s notes, I was ecstatic, enraged, stressed, saddened and hopeful. Reading this book is quite a ride, but it’s one of the best I’ve ridden.

I would recommend “Written In The Stars” to anyone looking for an enjoyable, unpredictable read with a few hours on their hands – you won’t want to put it down!