In a Holidaze
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There’s something fascinating about stories where a character is trapped into reliving the same day over and over. But what if the recurring date is a special one…like Christmas? Maelyn is in a romantic and professional rut when she learns that her lifelong friend Andrew’s family is selling the beloved Utah cabin where everyone she’s closest to gathers for the holidays. Desperately sad, she asks the universe to help her find happiness—and the universe answers. Mae is thrown into a time loop, waking up on a plane bound for Utah again and again as she tries to work up the nerve to finally tell Andrew about her secret crush on him. We loved how best-selling romance duo Christina Lauren use a sudden shift into the paranormal to add a fun sense of adventure and self-discovery to Mae’s love life conundrum. If you’ve ever wished for a do-over, In a Holidaze might just become one of your fave repeat reads.
Pseudonymous writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (The Honey-Don't List) put a fantastical twist on holiday cheer in this hilarious and heartwarming rom-com. Mae Jones is 26, single, and unhappy with her boring accounting job, but excited for her annual Christmas trip to a cabin in Park City, Utah, with her friends and family. Her vacation is ruined, though, by the announcement of the eminent sale of the cabin, threatening years of tradition. Mae finishes the trip despondent only to be hit by a car and wake up back at the beginning of the holiday getaway. This Groundhog Day style time loop repeats until Mae can figure out how to save the season, hold onto the cabin, and finally act on her yearslong crush on Andrew Hollis, the son of family friends. The messy, slow-burn romance between Andrew and Mae is delectable, but just as engrossing are the subplots devoted to Mae's complex relationships with her vividly rendered friends and family, and her winding path toward self actualization as she realizes which traditions are worth holding onto. The result is a perfect Christmas treat.
Predictable but Fun
Total fluff and predictability, but I couldn’t put it down. A perfect light, holiday read. A bit “steamier” than I’d normally read.
Sweet sweet story.
This book turned out to be so engrossing,and different than anything I’ve ever read before. I loved the characters, couldn’t wait to see how it ended and then was sorry it did! Loved it!