In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
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.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
This is one of those books that I liked but didn't like at the same time. I feel like this team of authors is a hit or miss for me. I either really love their books, or I am just "eh" with their books. With this one, I'm a little above "eh" but not in love. I like the premise of the plot. It's cute. And I thought it would be fun. Each time that time went back to the same day, I found myself a little bored. I just wanted the story to get on with the good stuff. I started to lose patience with the whole "groundhog day" scenario. The characters were okay for me. I didn't love them, but I did like them. I did want to see them get their happily ever after given everything that happens in the book. I just didn't feel a huge connection with them until isht hit the fan. Then all bets were off. Overall, this is a cute book. I may have been a little underwhelmed in the first part of the book, but it did pick up. I am glad I read it. It's sure to be a hit with many!