Poor Holly Dayton is having the worst Christmas break of her life despite being on a cruise in Mexico. Trapped with her critical, cruel, petty family on a rocking boat is not her idea of a good time. She is so seasick from the waves jostling the ship that she dashes into an open suite to be sick in the bathroom. To her surprise, the suite is occupied by the drummer of America’s most popular band, ReadySet. Her meeting with Dominic Wyatt, the drummer, quickly hits the tabloids. To save the band’s wholesome image, she now must pretend to date Dominic for the duration of the cruise. Can an average girl trick the world into thinking she is dating one of the most desired men in the country?
Holly and Dominic are hilarious characters that had me laughing from page one. The pair’s banter and sarcasm make a perfect remedy for a post-holiday slump. Holly’s antics and Dominic’s responses kept me on my toes. Decked With Holly is a good book for teen girls and young adult fiction lovers. The witty dialogue and drama would be appreciated by these readers. Marni Bates’ writing, as I already mentioned, was full of quips that could have anyone laughing. I look forward to reading more books by Bates and give Decked With Holly 4.5 out of 5 stars.
4 1/2 Stars
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Marni Bates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marni-Bates/169511589811694?fref=ts
Marni Bates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarniBates
Marni Bates’ Website: http://marnibates.com
Marni Bates on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2899271.Marni_Bates
Decked with Holly on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13188003-decked-with-holly
Decked with Holly at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Decked-Holly-Marni-Bates/dp/0758274858/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356856538&sr=8-1&keywords=decked+with+Holly
Decked with Holly at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/decked-with-holly-marni-bates/1107713657?ean=9780758274854
Decked with Holly at The Book Depository:
Link to the book at K-Teen with a peek at Chapter One: http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/catalog.cfm?dest=itempg&itemid=21046&secid=304&linkon=section&linkid=304
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…
Marni Bates began her writing career at the age of 19 with her autobiography, Marni, for HCI’s Louder Than Words series. Her debut novel, Awkward, has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Hungarian and has been optioned by Disney Channel as a made for TV movie. She has three other novels with KTeen; Decked with Holly, Invisible, and Notable, as well as a short story in Ambush Books’ Magical Mayhem Anthology.
In her free time she can be found reading romance novels, rollerblading, singing really loudly (and off-key) in public and . . . watching copious amounts of television. You can visit her at www.MarniBates.com, check out her author page on Facebook, follow her on Twitter at @MarniBates, or do all of the above! Really. It would make her day.
This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.