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Decked with Holly by Marni Bates Book Review

Decked with Holly
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. . .

I really enjoyed Awkward, so I was super excited to read Decked with Holly by Marni Bates. It had so much great humor and awesome characters.

Decked with Holly tells the story of a girl, Holly, who goes on a cruise with her family. While on the cruise, she runs into a guy, Nick, who ends up pepper-spraying her when he catches her in his room, but when she tries to leave, the paparazzi catch them together. From there, she realizes that he’s not just a regular guy, he’s the drummer from a super popular band- Readyset,- and now she has to be his fake girlfriend.

The plot for Decked with Holly sounded awesome so I was so excited to start it! The storyline moved fast and the idea for the plot was hilarious. Also, Marni Bates always manages to write such amazing characters. Holly was a really funny person. She doesn’t let Nick treat her badly, and she's her own person- and she won’t let anyone forget that. Decked with Holly switched point-of-views, and at first, I didn’t like Nick. Overtime, though, I realized why he acted the way he did, and I liked him a lot more, as a character. The romance in this book was also funny and cute. It’s so unique, and really realistic :)

I was laughing out loud so many times throughout the book. The things Holly would say and do were hilarious. Also, all she had to go through since she was pretending to be his girlfriend was so funny! 

This is such a fun book that you don’t want to miss! I think it’s a really unique one to the young adult genre :) I’d give it four out of five flowers and I’d definitely pick this book up!


  1. OH WOW...after reading your review I am super excited for this one! It sounds adorable and exactly like something I would read! I am adding to my TBR list! Thanks for the amazing review, Montana! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  2. oh I am SO excited for this one. I have an ARC and I can't wait to read it. I also really enjoyed Awkward!
    great review!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    1. I can't wait to see your review for it! Thanks so much :)

  3. Yay I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I love how hilarious this seems it's putting me in a Christmasy mood lol 😜 Thanks for the review Montana! :)

  4. Just this cover gives you an idea of how cute this book is! Thanks for the review, you totally convinced me:)

    1. It is such a really fun book, I hope you enjoy it!


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