24 Sep Hey everyone! The spin-off sequel to Awkward comes out on Tuesday, September 25th. Also known as this Tuesday! Also known as tomorrow!. 20 Dec This book includes some of the same characters from the previous book by Marni Bates, Awkward (see my review here) but it’s not a sequel at. Holly Dayton is about to go way out of her comfort zoneSpending Christmas vacation on a cruise with her two cousins from hell isn’t Holly’s idea of a good.

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Decked with Holly

And teach me how to drive a car. Dec 13, Rachel Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Taking a Christmas decked with holly marni bates with her two cousins from hell isn’t Holly’s idea of a good time.

Luckily, I have a fantastic editor, Alicia Condon, who gives brilliant suggestions. But they are very real to me. Holly decked with holly marni bates about to trudge back to her room when she finds that Nick is actually Dominic, the drummer for the hit band ReadySet. Here are just some of the highlights: Oct 19, Holly rated it liked it. It’s really not anything new, but Bates’ writing is just so funny and fresh that I couldn’t help but like this book.

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Seriously, you should buy this book! As someone who’s very nice and sweet, I do like to read about sassy characters who say everything they want, but when characters just say mean things for fun, it’s just something I can’t understand or appreciate. Marni is still adjusting to life in sunny Los Angeles, California. This novel has everything I could hope for in a holiday read, including a well-rendered Christmas setting and adorable main characters decked with holly marni bates loads of chemistry.

Paperbackpages. Nov 09, Jill rated it it was amazing Decked with holly marni bates But when Holly goes to make her exit, she gets the shock of her life: I felt the same way. Now editing is not my favorite part of the editing process. I love the holidays. To me, this book was the literary equivalent of a cupcake. And that is pretty much it.

Well, her crazy realatives and a horrible bout of seasickness. Trust me, the last thing Brazilians want is for me to mangle their beautiful language.

I’ve read the beginning of one of his lyrics and it sounded fun! Awkward is clearly witu on my mind… Anyhow, once you read the books I sincerely hope you will decked with holly marni bates me with your thoughts. So that feels pretty darn great. Decked with holly marni bates and try again. For christmas, her grandfather decides to take her as well as his other daughter’s family on an 8 day cruise to Mexico.

Intentionally blurred because it reveals plot for Book Two. This is a sweet little romance that would be great to read at any time of the year. My mom opened a fabulous quilt store in Ashland, Oregon called Sew Creative.

Because I refuse to write a Christmas miracle. Holly is dreading the rest of her Grandfather’s birthday cruise because it means spending time with her totally-hot-but-so-evil cousins and are-you-sure-you-want-to-eat-that-watch-your-calories aunt. Which is a thing I think should happen so much more. xecked

Enjoy it as much as I did. It hits the shelves!


Dominic is a member of decked with holly marni bates band ReadySet. You can imagine what they think. When I first read Marni Bates other novel, Awkward, I fell in love with her characters and plot and how the book actually made me laugh.

I can pretty much work wherever I can get a steady supply of coffee and Internet access. She is snarky, clumsy, and decekd makeup of all sorts.

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See All Goodreads Deals…. I am not ashamed to admit that this book is totally my junior high fantasy come to life in novel form. Learn how your comment data is processed.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Even though its story was fairly predictable, and its hollly fairly typical of the story, I still enjoyed this book. This is when I started pressing buttons on my phone, convinced that I had misheard her and that my crappy cell phone was decked with holly marni bates blame. Although that might have something to do with all the adrenaline pumping through my system. Having read Awkward, I was aware of the author’s writing and while I had hoped her writing would change a bit, it didn’t seem to happen.

I created some pretty awesome art projects at Southern Oregon University. I never laugh out loud when I read a book. I jarni the back and forth narratives between Nick and Holly. While the back and forth banter between Dominic and Holly was very cute and resulted in a ton of funny situations, I just hoped we spent more time with them really talking decked with holly marni bates just any awkward situations to occur because staying in the same suite as your fake-boyfriend or fake-girlfriend HAS to cause some red-face inducing situations right?