Title: In a Holidaze
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
“I’ve essentially handed my heart over to the person who’s had it on reserve for half my life, and I’m terrified that he doesn’t realize what he’s holding.”
Even thought it’s still November, which in my world means ”still too soon for Christmas anything”, I do have a soft spot for holiday reads, and after a month of scary reads I really needed something sweet and cozy. ⠀
In a Holidaze was definitely sweet and cozy. The romance part was adorable as well as sexy and the holiday mood was en pointe. I mean, Christmas in a cabin with family, and life long friends as new lovers..can it be more comforting? Board games, quests, snowman building battles and family dinners…just perfect! The rest of the book was all over the place, unfortunately. A bit of time travelling (that actually never got explained, btw), some weird relationships and characters, and the ending that just doesn’t seem realistic.
There were some really good moments in this book, but the thing that bothered me the most was just building up the story in one direction, with growing mistery, only for it to be forgotten half way through the book? It just seems like the second writer took over and forgot to check the notes of the previous one. Considering that there are actually two authors of the book, maybe that is just the thing that happened.
In conclusion, it was a fun and relaxing holiday read, even with its inconsistencies. The love story part was really good so heads up for that :).
MY GR RATING: 3.5 stars