Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr Holly is the typical plain girl heroine of so many young adult novels. Dominic is the heartthrob drummer. 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. Decked with Holly by Marni Bates – book cover, description, publication history.
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Publisher’s Summary Holly Dayton is about to go way out of her comfort zone. If you have no patience for fluffy little contemporary romances, you should give this a pass.
It actually talks like real teenagers. I am glad to have discovered this writer, and I will be looking for more of her books in the future. Her female cousins and aunt don’t really get much character development other than to serve as the primary bayes, what with their snide remarks and plain UGLY personalities. A gorgeous guy calling himself Nick. Now editing is not my favorite part of the editing process.
Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn’t Holly’s idea mwrni a good time.
I didn’t expect to finish it this fast but honestly the plot was moving so flawlessly that I really enjoyed how it all played out so we Holly who is basically the Cinderella of her family who finds herself stuck into a fake relationship with a famous rock star Dominic and how will she deal with it in a pan of four days.
From here on out, we all know the direction the novel will take, even the misunderstandings that occur on whether the behavior of the wirh person is for the cameras or there is some hint of real feelings behind it.
Give as a gift. Probably because every fiber of my being was bate this: Originally reviewed on my blog Reading the Best of the Best. As I said about the age, I do wish the writing had been more Luckily, Marnl have a fantastic editor, Alicia Condon, who gives brilliant suggestions.
On the cruise, the hottest guy aboard turns out to batea Dominic Wyatt, the drummer for the boy band ReadySet, who is seeking some downtime from the pressure of work and fans.
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It’s characters are normal teens. Still, when I jumped out from behind a white pillar to surprise her at the airport, her expression was priceless.
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And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she’s pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. I could not talk myself into writing 70, words or more! Amy My Friend Amy says: The rumors created by her relationship with Nick were as impossible as the ones I read sometimes, so it was nice to have an insight on the celebrity life for once. About rhapsodyinbooks We’re into reading, politics, and intellectual exchanges.
Fans of Meg Cabot or Sophie Kinsella. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. I bribe myself with the promise of Thai food. By meeting up for more coffee with romance authors extraordinaire, Maisey Yates and Lisa Hendrix!
They always made her feel out of place and not quite family. Exchanged tons of advice.
I really enjoyed this one. But when Holly makes her exit, she’s greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans.
They drive each other completely mad, and yet there is a spark. As for the other characters, I was seriously waiting for Holly’s horrible relatives to get their comeuppance. I get to fall in love with fictional characters and then share them with other people!
How does my writing process work? I went to the Romance Writers of America conference! I absolutely loved the concept of Decked with Holly. She manages to convey the love-hate chemistry of Holly and Nick, Holly’s horrible family members, and the crazy fans very well.
But, ridiculously cute, and perfect for the holiday season. I want to give Brazil a big hug too. Dec 02, Erin rated it liked it Shelves: The tabloids accuse him of hitting this mystery woman Hollyand in order to kill the rumors he strikes a deal with her to be his fake-girlfriend. She’s about to find out Light hearted, quick to read and it felt just like watching a Hallmark movie.
Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly’s face is plastered all over the Internet.
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