4 Oct 2021



Hello and welcome to my blog tour post for


I have a review for you today! Be sure to check that out below and see the full tour schedule on TBR and Beyond Tours. But first, let's learn more about the book...


Author: Tif Marcelo
Publisher: Underlined
Publication Date: October 5, 2021
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A paperback original romance about a bookish Filipino-American girl who crosses paths with the innkeeper's aggravating nephew--but when they accidentally switch phones, their newly discovered secrets draw them together.

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?

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

Okay, I'm ready for Christmas! This was such a cute and fun holiday romance. I loved the way that family dynamics and different aspects of moving towards being your own person were depicted in here as well. I thought that it was totally adorable to have them check off the bucket list of things to do in your town and I want to do that in my town. The whole "switch" of the phone thing lasted a night so it was kind of a gimmick to have it as the title, but it was a cute way to get the characters talking a bit more.

I connected with both of the main characters right away. I thought the way they handled their present and their secrets was really interesting and relatable. I also liked that Lila was a book blogger, although I don't know how she could read and post in basically the same day. I have my blog scheduled for WEEKS lol.

I thought the inclusion of rock climbing was a really interesting choice for a sport for the love interest. It isn't one you see often but it was really neat and I liked the metaphor of how you have to trust and rely on each other as a thread throughout. Teddy was definitely worthy of being crushed on!

There were some elements of convenience that didn't vibe with me and I wish the side characters had been fleshed out (more set in this universe with them, especially KC, please!!!). But that's typical of these types of romance stories and I can't fault the author for including them because everyone was oh so cute!

TLDR: If you want to skip Hallowe'en like I do and get into the Christmas spirit, this one is for you! A cute love interest with great banter, a wholesome look at family, and the perfect winter town. What more could you ask for?

Tif Marcelo is a veteran US Army nurse and holds a BS in Nursing and a Master’s in public administration. She believes and writes about the strength of families, the endurance of friendship, heartfelt romances, and is inspired daily by her own military hero husband and four children. She hosts The Stories to Love Podcast, and is the USA Today bestselling author of In a Book Club Far Away, Once Upon a Sunset, The Key to Happily Ever After, and the Journey to the Heart series.

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