ARC Review: The Holiday Switch

Lila Castro is ready to take on her last winter break of high school. The snow is plentiful, the mood is full of holiday cheer, and she’s earning extra cash working at the cozy local inn. But her perfect holiday plans crash to a halt when her boss’s frustratingly cute nephew, Teddy Veracruz, becomes her coworker. When they accidentally switch phones one afternoon, they both realize they’ve been hiding things from each other. Will their secrets–and a dash of holiday spirit–bring them closer to love?

Lila is an anonymous book blogger (and no one but her best friends knows) just looking to get more hours at the Bookworm Inn so that she can help ease some of the financial burden to go to college for premed. However, her request for more hours is denied because the Bookworm Inn is getting a new temporary employee – Teddy, the nephew of the owner. And after a disastrous first shift together, Lila is ready to avoid him at all costs.

Until their phones get switched.

This book was actually much better than I expected for a young-adult holiday read. Though I guess with a book blogger for a main character, you can’t go wrong. Lila’s passion for her blog and books was one of the things I loved about her, along with her strong love for her family and not wanting to disappoint them. And Teddy was not nearly as much of a prick as I thought he was going to be. In fact, he was the opposite. He was sweet and funny and liked to push Lila to realize that her real passion was in writing, not becoming a doctor.

What I also enjoyed was how both Lila and Teddy had their secrets, not from each other, but from their families. They pushed each other to come clean about their secrets because they had their share of guilt over everything. The budding relationship and banter between them was adorable, and when Lila had Teddy watch the movie that their town was famous for… I was dying at his reaction! So cute! These two had a fun journey over a short course of time and I loved how it all came together in the end.

As a bonus, I loved seeing Lila’s blog posts throughout the book!

Overall, a cute holiday read that I would definitely recommend!

Rating: 4 stars

*I received a free e-galley from NetGalley of this in exchange for an honest review*

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