Decked With Holly

Decked With Holly

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Description

Holly Dayton is about to go way out of her comfort zone. . . Spending Christmas vacation on a cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when in a moment of seasick-fueled desperation she lurches into an open suite--she's greeted with an eyeful of pepper spray. The culprit? A gorgeous guy calling himself Nick. But when Holly goes to make her exit, she gets the shock of her life: a corridor crammed with screaming teenage fans. Because Nick just happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for ReadySet--one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumors are swirling, and Holly's face is captured on countless phones and plastered all over the Internet. But 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 one of the cutest rockstars on the planet? Holly's about to find out. . . ""Fans of Meg Cabot will find Marni's voice equally charming and endearing.""--Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139 x 208 x 17mm | 240g
  • KTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0758274858
  • 9780758274854
  • 528,341

About Marni Bates

Marni Bates still can't believe she falls in love with fictional characters for a living. Her career began during her freshman year at Lewis & Clark College, when she wrote her autobiography, Marni, for HCI's Louder Than Words series. By the time she graduated, she was on the New York Public Library's Stuff for the Teen Age 2010 List and had made her fiction debut with her young adult novel, Awkward. Marni is still adjusting to life in sunny Los Angeles, California. When not writing in front of her air conditioning unit, she can be found rollerblading, bargaining at garage sales, reading romance novels, and watching copious amounts of TV--strictly for artistic inspiration, of course. She loves hearing from readers and hopes that you will visit her at marnibates.com.
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Rating details

2,285 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 30% (681)
4 32% (741)
3 28% (644)
2 7% (163)
1 2% (56)

Our customer reviews

Confession: I'm a self-professed Christmas-aholic. And I had heard wonderful things about Marni's book Awkward, and decided Decked with Holly would be an ideal book for me to try out. Decked with Holly turned out to be a magical, funny and endearing book that reminded me why I love contemporaries in the first place. It's a great book to pick up over the holiday season! REASONS TO READ: 1. Laugh-out-loud funny: I've mentioned before that I have a very picky sense of humour, and I'm not typically a fan of comedy. BUT Decked with Holly was one of those rare exceptions that had me laughing out loud on the subway! The writing is sharp and witty, and I loved the bantering back and forth between Nick and Holly. 2. Slow-moving, natural romance: Two BIG thumbs up for romance that doesn't start right away from eyes meeting across a room by chance. I loved the way Nick and Holly slowly grew closer together, and that they weren't always close from the beginning. It felt very real and natural and there wasn't anything forced about it at all. 3. A few heartbreaking elements: But the book isn't just fluff either - it's hard hitting in its own ways. Holly's life is far from perfect, and her relationship (even just a friendship) with Nick is difficult. As is Nick's own life. Yet none of it takes away from the story, as much as it deepens it even further. The dual point of view didn't work for me so well at first though, and it took a little while for Nick's and Holly's voices to feel distinct from each other - however, once they did, it was great to see the different perspectives on the same events. That ended up working very well for the story, because it makes it easier to understand how easily things can be misconstrued. And I really wish it had been a bit longer - it was light and fun, but I think the romance especially deserved a bit more fleshing out to really nail it. Mostly towards the ending, when everything was coming all together and being wrapped up. ARC received from publisher for my honest review; no other compensation was received.show more
by Brenna Staats
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