Title: In a Holidaze
Author: Christina Lauren
Publication: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Romance, Holiday Fiction
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
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.
Christina Lauren write some of the best books out there. I die on that hill. They write some steamy, funny romance that will have you flipping pages faster than you can actually read.
The story follows Maelyn as she travels to visit her family for the Christmas holiday. A love triangle, unlike any other love triangle, ensues with a Groundhog Day effect in play, it was a crazy one. First I love Maelyn, or Mae as she is called most of the book. She is me. She is you. She is that person who is not completely happy with their life, their job, or some other aspect of their life. She is so unbelievably relatable and I just love her. I loved the idea of the Groundhog Day twist. I feel like it just served as another way of letting someone look at their life and make new decisions on where they are headed. I secretly love how she kept accidentally hitting her brother in the face on the place. I laughed every time.
Christina Lauren are so good at writing really interesting love interests. This book has a potential few and they are both very different people, even though they may or may not be related, and each one causes Mae to grow as a person and make decisions for her life. I love seeing character growth, and Christina Lauren does it so well. The characters were interesting and added something to the story over and over. The storyline was unique, but also light and fun. It was the perfect mix of a Hallmark love story, but with a lot more depth and plot.
As usual, I am completely obsessed with Christina Lauren and all their books. I cannot wait to read more, which I will be doing this month. So, stay tuned for that review! If you have not read a book by Christina Lauren yet, I do not know what rock you have been hiding under. Run, don’t walk to your local store and grab one… probably this one because its Christmas and it makes sense!