In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Posted December 7, 2020 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, NetGalley / 0 Comments

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 collide, 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.

Title:  In A Holidaze
Author:  Christina Lauren
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Published:  October 6, 2020
Publisher:  Gallery Books
My Rating:  4 stars

I had such fun with In A Holidaze.  I believe this is my first time reading Christina Lauren’s work so I’ll need to go check out her backlist because this was exactly the book I needed to get me out of the gloom, doom, and overall down trip that 2020 has been so far.

This is also a story that I really cannot say too much about as that would definitely give away spoilers that you should experience, and laugh about, first-hand.  What I’m comfortable saying is that Mae has embarked on the annual Christmas trip to a cabin of family friends in Utah.  She and family have been going here for years, and even though some things within her family have changed, some remain the same… and that is the joy she always feels when arriving at this cabin and the very long time crush she’s had on one man and never done a thing about.  It remains her well-kept secret (for now anyway).

As Mae is leaving the cabin for the last time (her family’s friends are selling it) she makes one wish… one simple, heartfelt wish that will result in a wild, emotional, funny, tear provoking (from sad and happy moments) set of events that will eventually change Mae’s world.  Once she steps out of the movie “Groundhog Day” that is.  Yes, Mae is destined to restart her holiday trip over and over until she gets her life in order… and the result of all of her adventures is simply hilarious and emotional.

If you need to laugh and have your heart swell with emotions… then you need In A Holidaze in your life, right now.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available in a wide variety of formats including your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.


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