Thursday, December 02, 2021

Review: In a Holidaze

In a Holidaze In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Maelynn Jones is returning from her usual Christmas holiday: a week spent with family and friends in a cabin. Her parents friends from college have stayed in touch for decades. This tradition is so special to everyone that even after Mae's parents divorced, they all kept going to the cabin.

This year things changed for Mae, 26. After years of crushing on one son, she kisses the other. And she learns that the cabin is being sold -- the couple who own it just cannot keep it up anymore. In the car to the airport, a truck hits the car -- and the timeline is reset. The Christmas holiday week begins again, and this time, can Maelynn kiss the right man and save the cabin?

A fall down the stairs resets the timeline again. How many tries before she gets it right?

This is a nice, quick read for the holidays. I could easily see this as a made for TV holiday movie. I'll be honest, though: I never quite bought the chemistry between Mae and her crush, Andrew, so I was less invested in that and more interested in seeing how things repeated and changed during the repeating holidays.

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