We’re three months away from ending this nightmare of a year, but there is one thing we can all look forward to: the holiday season! Okay, so the actual season can be a pain in the ass and, depending on where you’re from and your ability to accept that science is real, it’s definitely going to look different this year, but what’s not going to change is our love of a good holiday romance.
Think Hallmark/Lifetime/Netflix Christmas movies where small town/big city girl falls in love with overworked lawyer/veterinarian/ranch hand/puppy photographer and together they have to save a town/her family’s bed and breakfast inn/Christmas. Are they predictable? Sure, but I will never turn down joy and a happily ever after.
And for all you good boys and girls out there, Christmas came a little early: Christina Lauren released their first ever holiday romance, In a Holidaze, just in time to make your season merry and bright.
“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…”
A protagonist with a dead-end job, down on her luck circumstances, and is batting zero in the love department ALL AT CHRISTMAS TIME? Give me all this holiday romance goodness.
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.
A family cabin that’s in jeopardy of becoming a real estate memory? Just hand me a peppermint mocha, a comfy cable-knit sweater, and a couch on a cold Saturday afternoon to read this book because I’m all in.
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.”
It’s Groundhog’s Day with a holiday twist. I’m already in love.
With In a Holidaze, Christina Lauren once again proves to be our favorite literary dynamic duo, giving us characters who are scored on our heart way past that final page and moments that will definitely warm those cold winter nights. They also remind us that while the holidays can be stressful, they are also filled with love, tradition, and most importantly, family.
Of course, the ladies also give us the gift of a romance so hot, it would make Hallmark Channel censors blush and melt the fake snow in any of their Christmas movies. In a Holidaze is the charming, endearing, and sexy romance we all need to kick off this holiday season.
Buy Christina Lauren’s In a Holidaze today!
Julie believes great books should be read more than once and prides herself on finding the "dirty part" in any romance novel under a minute. Loves red wine but loves it more when shared with friends. Has an (embarrassingly) extensive knowledge about all things Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. Is currently curating the perfect playlists that ALWAYS include a song from one of the Twilight soundtracks.