Review: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren


Release date: October 6, 2020

Publisher: Gallery

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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. 

I started my holiday reading early this year because when I get a new CL book I don’t to start it. If you can’t fathom reading a Christmas book until December just don’t forget to add this to your TBR because it was the cutest, coziest holiday romance I’ve read since, well last December hahaha!
The Groundhog Day premise has been done before but there was still something magical in this one. Maybe it was just CL’s trademark charm and humor or maybe it was the idyllic holiday setting, but whatever it was this one worked out well for me. Maelyn was a lovable character and Andrew was sweet and charming as well, I also loved her uncle Benny too. There was a strong sense of family and the added magic made an already adorable story that much cuter. It’s on the sweeter side of steamy, I don’t actually think there was any open door romance, I think of there was it was minimal but if you’re looking for a heartfelt romance that will make you feel warm and cozy this is it!
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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