In a Holidaze Review

Hello, all!

You all know about my love of Christina Lauren, so I was counting down the days until their latest release, In a Holidaze, came out. I'm not normally a fan of holiday books, but this one warmed my heart. Big thanks to Netgalley for the copy!

Pub Date: 10-6-20
Adult - Contemporary

Ever since she was a child, Maelyn Jones and her family have spent their Christmas holiday in Utah in a cabin along with their closest family friends. She lives for this time of year: the cozy cabin, the snow, the food, but most importantly, spending time with Andrew, her crush for the last thirteen years. On the very last day of their holiday, Maelyn learns that the cabin is being sold and to say that she's devastated is an understatement. On the way to the airport, Maelyn throws a desperate plea to the universe to help show her what will make her happy. Then everything goes black, and she wakes up in her plane seat heading to Utah to start her holiday all over again.

Maelyn is the only one who seems to remember the first version of their vacation, so she knows that she was sent back for a reason. The only problem is, she can't figure out what that reason is. After a few missteps send her back to that plane seat and reset the time loop, she knows she needs to figure it out quickly. The more she relives her holiday, the more confident she becomes in herself and what she wants out of life--namely, Andrew. It takes a few tries, but eventually, Maelyn discovers that if she plays her cards right, she might just get everything she's ever wished for this Christmas.

I was all about this Groundhog's Day scenario from the get-go, and I'm so happy that it lived up to all my expectations. Everything from the characters to the story to the dialogue was spot on. Maelyn is instantly likable and relatable, and Andrew is charming and sweet. They already had such a fun friendship (Mandrew and Maisie are adorable) that when it finally progressed to something more it was so satisfying. This wasn't as steamy as some of their other books, but I actually felt it fit the vibe way more. This was such a cozy cute read that had all the humor and heart that this dynamic duo is known for, and would be perfect for fans of Hallmark holiday movies.

Rating: 4/5


  1. This sounds amazing!! I really want to read it!

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I'm a big Christina Lauren fan after The Unhoneymooners, so this looks like it'll be a fun read too.

    1. The Unhoneymooners is my favorite of theirs!

  3. This looks so fun! I loved Christina Lauren's Book Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating (I think that is what it was called) it was so cute. I'm officially a fan of hers.

    1. I love that one too! I love their writing, it's so cute.


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