Decked With Holly is about Holly Dayton's fauxmance(a fake romance) on board a Christmas cruise ship around the Mexican Riviera with Dominic Wyatt, the drummer of a rock band called ReadySet. It was a hellish nightmare.
In Decked With Holly we have alternating views of Holly and Dominic. I felt sad for Holly because she was bullied by her two cousins who were 'Hot' and from what we learn from Dominic, Holly wasn't very attractive nor did Dominic think so; at least at first. He had come to think of her as an intrusion similar to that of oysters. But lo and behold it produced a beautiful pearl as long as the oyster opened its shell and didn't resist the uncomfortable intrusion. He was the oyster and Holly was the intruding piece of dirt or whatever :(
Holly was different I guess, because she wasn't obsessed over Dominic's rock status even after she knew who he was, whereas Dominic was used to screaming fangirls. Holly wasn't impressed when Dominic had asked her to be his fake girlfriend only because he was more concerned with his public appearance and what the tabloids were saying about him rather than concern for her. All's he wanted was a nice relaxing holiday but as far as he was concerned she ruined it, when he found her in his bathroom.
I recommend it to all those with a sense of humor. Thank goodness Dominic Wyatt had one!
Smartly blending of-the-moment pop culture references and timeless themes, Bates follows her YA debut, "Awkward", with a hilarious, over-the-top adventure about a teen girl who becomes the fake girlfriend of a cute rock star.
Taking a Christmas cruise with her two cousins from hell isn't Holly's idea of a good time. And when seasickness forces her into an open suite, she's pepper-sprayed by a gorgeous guy called Nick. But when Holly makes her exit, she's greeted by a horde of screaming teenage fans. Because Nick happens to be Dominic Wyatt, drummer for one of the hottest bands in America. Suddenly rumours are swirling and Holly's face is plastered all over the Internet. 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 a cute rock star? She's about to find out...
About the Author
Marni Bates began her writing career at the age of 19 with her autobiography, Marni, for HCI’s Louder Than Words series. Her debut fiction 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 short stories in Ambush Books’ Magical Mayhem and Love Stinks 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.