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About the Book"Love Actually meets Groundhog Day in the quintessential holiday romance by the New York Times bestselling author of The Honey-Don't List"--]cProvided by publisher.
Book SynopsisTHE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. Jam-packed with yuletide cheer, an unforgettable cast of characters, and Christina Lauren's trademark "downright hilarious" (Helen Hoang, author of The Bride Test) hijinks, this swoon-worthy romantic read will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays.
"Equal parts heartwarming and hilarious."-- "The Skimm"
"Groundhog Day gets a remix in this new release from Christina Lauren. There's plenty of laughs here, and Maelyn's reactions to the time loops were so realistic...Unconventional holiday meetups are the perfect catalyst for a new adventure."-- "Frolic"
"Peerless writing duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings - aka, Christina Lauren - never disappoints, and their latest time loop rom-com will get you in the holiday spirit months early."-- "Bust.com"
"Sexy, festive, and heartwarming, In A Holidaze is the perfect book to read as you curl up under a blanket near a fire this holiday season."-- "Insider.com"
"Sweet and hilarious, In a Holidaze is the story of a woman who is given another chance... Christina Lauren's fans are sure to love this lighthearted novel, perfect for those who liked Groundhog Day or Life After Life."-- "Shelf Awareness"
"This funny romantic comedy is one you won't want to put down...This hysterical story of love, family and magic is sure to warm your heart."-- "CNN.com"
"Christina Lauren excels at delivering dizzying, head-over-heels romance, but In a Holidaze is in the upper tier of their prodigious output. It wraps its reader in its cozy, jolly embrace like a beloved holiday sweater."-- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Lauren's first holiday romance is a feel-good from the get-go... The story and characters have a cozy, old-fashioned vibe, and the love scenes are warm... In a Holidaze is an engaging and entertaining treat, with no sharp edges and plenty of seasonal sparkle."-- "BookPage (starred review)"
Praise for Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating "With exuberant humor and unforgettable characters, this romantic comedy is a standout."-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Praise for My Favorite Half-Night Stand "A funny, sexy page-turner that warns: Keep your friends close and their avatars closer."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for Roomies "This book has everything that makes romance novels great: a heroine's journey to self-discovery, a leading man worthy of a woman's love, and plenty of misty tears and full-on belly laughs along the way. Another knockout by Lauren."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for The Honey-Don't List "Lauren (The Unhoneymooners) delivers a breezy, tongue-in-cheek rom-com as insightful as it is irreverent. Readers will laugh out loud."-- "Publishers Weekly"
Praise for The Unhoneymooners "What a joyful, warm, touching book! I laughed so hard I cried more than once, I felt the embrace of Olive's huge, loving, complicated, hilarious family, and my heart soared at the ending. This is the book to read if you want to smile so hard your face hurts." --Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal
Praise for Twice in a Blue Moon "The writing duo Christina Lauren have written another entertaining and moving romance, this time crafting a second-chance story about a couple whose intense, youthful holiday fling ends in heartbreak."-- "Booklist"
"In a Holidaze is everything I've ever wanted in a wintry love story. As hilarious as it is sweet, and sexy as it is tender, this story is pure, irresistible magic from start to finish. I couldn't possibly love this book any more--my favorite Christina Lauren novel yet!"--Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
"[An] abosrbing romance."-- "Booklist"
"[The] story... is worth the wait, and the rich family backstories add sweetness... [with] a twist that offers readers something unexpected and new."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A toxic workplace nurtures an intoxicating romance in Lauren's latest, supplying readers with all the drama and wit of the enemies-to-lovers trope. When a book has such great comic timing, it's easy to finish the story in one sitting."-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
"An absolutely dazzling holiday romance: clever and cozy and deliciously sexy, with a cast of characters and a spirit-of-the-season lesson you won't soon forget."--Kate Clayborn, author of Love Lettering
"Christina Lauren (The Unhoneymooners; Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating) has created charming protagonists to root for... [A] touching romantic comedy."-- "Shelf Awareness"
"Christina Lauren's In a Holidaze is the perfect fresh take on finding your joy and falling in love. One page in and you want to put up your tree at all times of the year, sip hot cocoa, and dive into a marvelous cast of characters while staying on your toes as to what will happen next."--New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan
"Fans will enjoy this charming romance."-- "Library Journal"
"For decades, the tale of a marriage of convenience that becomes something more has inspired countless romances. With Roomies, Christina Lauren put a fresh, modern spin on the trope with their completely un-put-down-able green card romp.... Lauren masters rom-com banter and plotting, while also reminding us that the best entries in the genre are all about recognizing our own value regardless of relationship status. One of our 10 best romances of 2017. A+."-- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Heartfelt and funny, this enemies-to-lovers romance shows that the best things in life are all-inclusive and nontransferable as well as free."-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
"In Lauren's hilarious standalone... Lauren finds the perfect balance between charming moments and sultry episodes."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Lauren (Love and Other Words, 2018) has penned a hilariously zany and heartfelt novel... the story is sure to please readers looking for a fun-filled novel to escape everyday life with."-- "Booklist"
"Lauren brilliantly wields familiar rom-com tropes--enemies to lovers, fake marriage, even height differences--to craft a delightful romance that will have readers hanging on every word."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"Lauren's (after Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, 2018) latest is a sexy, hilarious rom-com that offers a look into the bonds of a large Mexican-American family and between twin sisters as well as at whether blood is thicker than water. Readers will laugh out loud... Perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Sally Thorne."-- "Booklist"
"Lauren's standalone brims with authentic characters and a captivating plot."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"Lighthearted, laugh-out-loud funny and all too accessible (as the many Torres aunts and cousins keep butting into Ami's and Olive's lives), The Unhoneymooners is delightful. Olive's initial dislike of Ethan, tempered by her slow realization of his good qualities, makes for a charming and enjoyable romance."-- "Shelf Awareness"
"Readers inclined toward narratives of forgiveness will appreciate this story of learning to leave the past in the past."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Sassy and appealing, writing duo Lauren's ( My Latest Half-Night Stand) latest endeavor is sure to please. A perfect read for beach or poolside, this is one hot summer story not to miss!"-- "Library Journal (starred review)"
"The story skips along...propelled by rom-com momentum and charm." -- "The New York Times Book Review"
"This emotional, sweet, and surprising novel about first loves and second chances will leave a tender spot in your heart."-- "Shondaland"
"This is a messy and sexy look at digital dating that feels fresh and exciting." -- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"With a then-and-now plot similar to Lauren's Love and Other Words, the writing duo's latest has a youthful voice that may be a good fit for fans of new adult romances."-- "Library Journal"
"Witty and downright hilarious, with just the right amount of heart, The Unhoneymooners is a perfect feel-good romantic comedy. Prepare to laugh and smile from cover to cover."--Helen Hoang, author of The Bride Test
"You can never go wrong with a Christina Lauren novel... Yet again, Christina Lauren offer up a delectable, moving take on modern dating with My Favorite Half-Night Stand, reminding us all that when it comes to intoxicating, sexy, playful romance that has its finger on the pulse of contemporary love this duo always swipes right." -- "Entertainment Weekly"
"Take one lovably flawed heroine, add a doting boy-next-door hero, and sprinkle in a cozy family holiday, and you have the recipe for a delicious time-looping romantic comedy from best-selling duo Lauren."-- "Library Journal (starred review)"
Praise for In a Holidaze "A fantastical twist on holiday cheer in this hilarious and heartwarming rom-com... a perfect Christmas treat."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
"A classic plot plus Lauren's trademark snark and steam add up to a winning rom-com full of heart and holiday cheer."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Sweet and steamy!"-- "USA Today"
About the AuthorChristina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon, and The Soulmate Equation. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Gallery Books
Author: Christina Lauren
Book theme: Romantic Comedy
Street Date: August 31, 2021
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-7497
Origin: Made in the USA
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kjv - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love love love this book!! Absolutely perfect to get you in the holiday spirit. Christina Lauren’s writing styles make for a quick, sweet Christmas read! (mug and tree also from Target..run don’t walk)
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HabbinJabbins - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
This was my third Christina Lauren book (Unhoneymooners & Twice in a Blue Moon) and I think this is my favorite of the three. They really nail it with their main love interests. The banter is always cute and funny, but most importantly- it always feels genuine to me. These could be real people, people I might know. It's not preposterous or over the top, which is a big deal to me. That might sound weird because this one has a groundhog's day theme, but it doesn't really get into the logistics of that.. it was easy to mostly just take it at face value and enjoy the romance. Their books are enjoyable, sweet, quick reads that just make me feel happier. Definitely what the doctor ordered this year! Not a life-changing book, (I've yet to read a romance that is,) but definitely worth it if you just need a festive read that makes you smile.
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Liz - 3 years ago
Cute! Groundhog day stories always stress me out, but this was done in a way that I didn't feel stressed! I was constantly on edge that she was going to be sent back in time again, but also too distracted by cute moments between Andrew and Maelyn to be really worried. Mae's focus on tradition was super interesting, and her decision to just do what makes you happy has made me rethink my own choices, which is exactly what a good book does! Andrew was a sweet love interest, I'm really glad she didn't end up with Theo, which is what I guessed in the beginning. I also loved the comradery of the old group of friends, I desperately want that in my life one day! I died over the scene where they were laying underneath the Christmas tree, that was so funny and precious! The only thing I'd change was that you really didn't get to know the characters outside of their time at the cabin until the very end. I would have appreciated a bit more discussion on their lives outside of the cabin, so I could connect more with them. Andrew's character would have felt more realistic if so. All in all, an adorable Christmas story, I think I'll return to this next year!
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Cruzjay723 - 3 years ago
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carvanz - 3 years ago
If you read/hear this once, you’ll hear it a hundred times I’m sure...This is like a Christmas edition of Groundhog Day. Except Bill Murray’s got nothing on Maisie! Maisie’s got quite a bit of drama and angst on her plate as the Christmas holiday comes to an end. I have to admit, I didn’t expect this to go the direction it did and watching it all through Maisie’s point of view was like a wacky sleigh ride over some treacherous hills. I enjoyed her so much as she is a heroine seemingly created from my perfect heroine list. With her quirky ways, a bit scatterbrained when in an awkward position, suffering from unrequited love, and beyond committed to her family both from blood and by choice, she won my heart almost from the very start and burrowed herself deep in there where she’ll reside as one of my top favorite heroines. Actually, I fell in love with every character in this story. There isn't one of them that didn’t make me smile, laugh, tear up or experience another emotion somewhere along the way. This chaotic group of characters reminded me so much of my own family even as they were experiencing growing pains just as we all do when it’s time for change. I don’t want to spoiler anything here but I will say that I was engaged from the first page and read this in one sitting. It’s a fast paced book with enough steam to cause my hot cocoa to boil, if I weren’t drinking iced tea. Add a perfect epilogue and I’ve just finished my first seasonal read. Anything following this is going to have some pretty big boots to fill.