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.
Christina 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, The Soulmate Equation, Something Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com and @ChristinaLauren on Instagram or Twitter.
“Everything I love about movies like While You Were Sleeping or Love, Actually or The Holiday in book form—warm, cozy, a heartwarming celebration of the people and places we love the most. Plus, a little Christmassy magic! Meet under the mistletoe with In a Holidaze!”
—Kate D., Senior Editor, on In a Holidaze
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (October 6, 2020)
"Patti Murin's joyful and animated narration will put listeners in the holiday spirit as young professional Mae contemplates the awkward make-out session that ruined her Christmas vacation. But after a plea to the universe, Mae finds herself repeating her vacation over and over until she can discover what makes her happy. Murin's performance embraces the absurdity of the situation with perfect comedic timing that emphasizes Mae's exasperation. Murin's hilariously frantic tone slowly turns merry and bright when Mae decides to pursue a romance with her childhood crush—one of the many family friends Murin brings to life in a combination of loving and compassionate voices. Murin channels the romance, joy, and comedy of a magical holiday romance in this standout audiobook."