Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Marni Bates
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
"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. . ."
This is such a cute story! It's one of those stories where bad luck us actually good luck and two unlikely people falling in love...
What I enjoyed most about this story is the plot. Holly is the black sheep of the family. Always picked on and criticized, Holly can't wait for this vacation to end. Holly ends up in the hands of Dominic, a drummer player in a band who is a cutie! Th plot paced well with lots of sarcastic comments and laughs. Even though lots of things went wrong for Holly, in the end, it played out nicely for her. Holly took everything in with being famous. To be honest, I would have done the same thing. Being pushed aside all the time, for Holly to finally have something shine on her for once is good.
I like that the plot didn't get all romantic too fast. The love interest paced slow with lots of arguing (which means flirting) and both characters getting to know each other. Dominic learns of Holly's life and immediately feels for her as does Holly. I love that once Dominic get involved with Holly his whole life is turn upside down. He is upset but it what he needed. A change. He feelings for Holly come slowly allowing the reader to fall in love with these characters as they do.
Decked With Holly is great read! It takes the reader far beyond love but to a friendship that will last a lifetime. Decked With Holly is realistic yet different. An endlessly fun read that anyone can enjoy, Deck With Holly is awesome!
I give it 5 BITES!