About the Book:
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.
(Thank you to the publisher for providing an advanced copy via NetGalley in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.)
Combine holiday goodness with family shenanigans and Groundhog Day, and you have the sexy and adorable ‘In a Holidaze’. This book is perfect reading for this time of year, and also perfect if you need a guaranteed happy ending with a fairly low-angst story.
Mae has moved in with her mother, she is unhappy with her job and worst of all, a cherished family tradition is ending. The Park City house where several families spend the holidays together is being sold. Mae is devastated. On top of all that, she has had a lifelong crush on Andrew, who seems completely and totally unaware of her romantic interest in him.
What will make Mae happy? The story then repeats Mae’s week, until she finally can get things right. While not exactly a time travel novel, this part does require a little suspension of disbelief on the reader’s part, which is just fine with me! It is the holidays after all, and nothing thrills me like a bit of a time warp story.
This book is a wonderful escape from reality for a few hours. The writing is solid and the characters all warm, realistic and adult. Christina Lauren has a very smart and witty writing style, which made for a lovely holiday read. The ending is so sweet that I can absolutely recommend this for all fans of holiday romance.