I didn’t get very far in this holiday contemporary romance. It’s written in first person past tense narrative and has a countdown to Christmas so each chapter gets closer and closer to the big day. Elle and Holly flip flop points of view throughout.
In the prologue, her letter to herself was pretty long and kinda of annoying but her voice was definitely unique. She sounded younger than her age.
Chapter one starts with a bunch of social media accounts and DMs and amount of followers and youtube references and hashtags and celebrities… that are all definitely not my style. I kind of hate the advancement of technology and our society being controlled by the evil World. Wide. Web. I’ll try to go a bit further but this may not be the book for me, regardless of how festive it may be.
Skimming later on, the relationships lacked depth I wanted and the story seemed to focus on the “fun aspects” as a distraction from real life.
Here’s the blurb:
Elle is a social medial star with the #DreamLife…or so it seems. Determined to shake up her content and gain new followers, she’s on a mission: can she find a British fan to swap with for Christmas?
Holly loves everything about Christmas. But after a mortifying mistletoe disaster with her ex, her perfect plans unravel like a bad Christmas sweater. Can Holly save the holidays when she switches places with favorite social media influencer?
Elle gets more than she bargained for when she meets the cute boy from across the street. And Holly wasn’t expecting Elle to have a handsome twin brother. This holiday is full of surprises.