REVIEW: CHRISTINA LAUREN – IN A HOLIDAZE

REVIEW: CHRISTINA LAUREN – IN A HOLIDAZEIn a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Also by this author: My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners
Published by Gallery Books on October 6, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Groundhog's Day, Christmas
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Narrator: Patti Murin
Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Cliffhanger: No

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five-stars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…but not for Maelyn Jones. She’s living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions.

But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world—the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy.

The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake…she’s on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop—and finally get her true love under the mistletoe.

Jam-packed with yuletide cheer, an unforgettable cast of characters, and Christina Lauren’s trademark “downright hilarious” (Helen Hoang, author of The Bride Test) hijinks, this swoon-worthy romantic read will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays.

Ahhhh! If you’re in the mood for a christmas-y read IN A HOLIDAZE by this author duo is perfect to take your mind off the craziness that has been 2020.

I was totally charmed by the characters, all of them. Maisie was a lovely, sweet heroine who needed to fix some things in her life to find true happiness. One of those things was coming clean about her feelings for her childhood friend Drew. I loved how honest and forward the “new” Maisie was, how she addressed her feelings so courageously. And Drew, ohhh what a dreamboat he was. All the swoons! Their connection felt so natural and effortless.

I adored Bernie, Family friend and un-related uncle to both Maisie and Drew. He was such a fun character, hilarious, wise and it was clear that he and Maisie had a special bond. The whole family was so lovable, every single one.

The Groundhog’s Day setting was funny and even though it is obvious what’s going on and it’s an old theme it totally worked.
IN A HOLIDAZE will give you the warm fuzzies and its sweetness, romantic love story, characters and warmth will sweep you off your feet and leave you with the biggest grin on your face. So grab a cup of hot, steamy chocolate, hop into your favorite PJs, wrap yourself in your most comfy soft blanket, get cozy and dive into this delightful, magical Christmas story.

“Don’t be coy, Andrew Polley Hollis, you know you’re my favorite thing.”

five-stars

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