In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Romantic Comedy, Second Chance Romance, Holiday Romance
Steam Level: It’s Getting Warmer
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 holidaysGoodreads
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When In a Holidaze started, I was a little worried. It seemed, well, very YA like to me. The main character, who was 26, talked about making out with a guy, and well, it just seemed a little juvenile to me.
But because it’s Christina Lauren, I kept reading, and I am glad I did. I really enjoyed Maelyn getting more assertive as the time looks continued. It also made for some very humorous parts of the story! Like every story with a recurring event, the main character is meant to learn something, and I really think that Maelyn does. I also very much enjoyed her relationship with Andres, but honestly, it was her relationship with Benny that was my favorite.
This is a charming holiday rom-com, and just what I needed to read this year. It has Christina Lauren’s typical charm. I found all of the characters extremely likable and was very interested in Maelyn’s journey.
If you are looking for a cute holiday romance, be sure to add this one to your list!
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