Thursday, December 24, 2020

Review: In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren


In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Publication Date: October 6th 2020 by Gallery Books
Pages: 334 
Source: Publisher & purchased audio copy
Narrator: Patti Murin 
Audio Length: 7 hrs 40 minutes
Rating: ½
Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Audible | Goodreads

My Thoughts:
Maelyn is meeting her family and friends at a cabin in Park City, a cabin they’ve been meeting at for the holidays ever since she can remember. This is a welcome respite from her life where she’s unhappy in her career and love life.

For as long as Mae’s been noticing boys as more than just an annoyance, she’s had a crush on Andrew, the son of one of her parent’s long-time friends, while he’s never seemed to notice her other than as a friend.  The prospect of seeing Andrews sends zings of anticipation and happiness through her.

However, the holiday doesn’t go as expected: Mae makes a tipsy mistake and is full of regrets as she heads home, but things don’t go as planned. A curious series of events sends Mae to the beginning of her vacation, just arriving at the cabin to live it all over again.  Can she get it right and find happiness this time around? Fans the films Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow will definitely have fun with the story!

I loved In a Holidaze! It was magical! Sparkling lights, shopping for that perfectly imperfect tree surrounded by the smell of pine, the cold of snow, hot chocolate, and crackling fires! Seeing Andrew and Mae fall for each was oh-so-lovely, dreamy and steamy! I’m such a sucker for the unrequited love troupe and this is one that had me all swoony with big heart-eyes! A total recommend!

I alternately listened and read an e-copy. The audio version was fantastic! Patti Murin made this enchanting story come alive with her performance! I listened at 1.3x-1.4x.

4.5 Stars



  1. I loved this too. The growth of the character to be honest and allow herself to be vulnerable is key. This one fills the heart.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. Yeah! Glad to hear you enjoy this. It was a hit for me too. I was such a fan of this group and their traditions. I was all in with it.

  3. I've heard this is a good one. Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful day.

  4. This sounds fun. I like the idea of the reset.
    Merry Christmas, Rachel!

  5. I'm so glad to hear you liked this one so much. It's one I hope to read soon. And I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, Rachel! :D

  6. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this! I have a copy, and while Christmas might be almost over, I still hope to read it soon.


  7. I've been loving the sound of this one but I never got to it this year. Fingers crossed I'll be able to read it next Christmas. :)

  8. So glad you loved this one. I thought Mae and the rest of the cast was just so likable. I totally wanted to hang out with these people and spend Christmas with them!