‘Decked With Holly’ Was Very Jolly

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“Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, “Awkward”, with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star.

Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn’t Holly’s idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she’s pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she’s greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly’s face is plastered all over the Internet. The band can’t risk a scandal destroying their family-friendly image, so Dominic convinces Holly to be his fake girlfriend – just for two weeks. How bad could it be to be “fauxmantically” involved with a cute rock star? She’s about to find out…”

Rose-Worthy Features

            I’m going to start off by saying this book is definitely a cheesy Christmas romance book.

            Holly was unlike what I expected. She was sarcastic, spunky and made me laugh a lot through the book. Compared to other rock stars in another book, Dominic was no different. He was a bit of a jerk at times, a bit arrogant and cocky.

          The storyline was entertaining but a little cliché and predictable. I didn’t really mind but if you’re not into the cliché books then this is not for you.

          The relationship between Dominic and Holly was probably my favorite thing in this whole book. It was very bittersweet. Dominic and Holly fought nonstop but they have major chemistry. Even though their relationship started off fake it turned into something really sweet.

Thorny Features

          The one thing I wasn’t a big fan of was the ending. It felt a little rushed and sudden. I feel like if there were just two more chapters the book would have more of fulfilling ending.

Final Thoughts

         Overall, I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5. I loved the character and thought they were interesting, especially the fact that Holly celebrated both Christmas and Hanukah. This book is an easy holiday read and I would definitely recommend it. Congratulation to ‘Decked With Holly’ for winning Christmas week! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed. 


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