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Tis the season... for heartbreak?

Emery Mason is not a fan of the holidays. She's so over the tinsel, the shopping, and all the other trappings of the season. Unfortunately, this year, Em is forced to work -- as an elf! -- at her parents' Santa photo booth at the mall. There, Em meets Alejandro Perez, who works at the hot cocoa shop next door and is always full of holiday spirit. Alex is cute, but he's nothing like Em's real crush -- the brooding and artistic Sawyer Kade.

But the more time Em spends with Alex, the more she realizes that she may not be the Grinch she always thought she was. Soon, a blizzard, a Secret Santa surprise, and a family disagreement throw Em's world upside down. Can Em embrace the magic of the holidays and find the perfect boy to kiss under the mistletoe?
Paperback, 256 pages
Published on October 25, 2016 by Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0545928893
ISBN-13: 9780545928892
5 Book Reviews
  • lunalovegood8
    lunalovegood812 months55 stars
    This book is perfect to read during the winter season! It’s a nice romance story that takes places during Christmas, and it has a twist too!
    • Faith over 1 year
      I. Like it
      • lowkey_amy
        lowkey_amyover 1 year55 stars
        So so good! And a little romantic!!
        • bsc
          bscover 1 year55 stars
          Say holidays and Emery Mason will gag. Em hates the holidays. They are so not her thing and what's worse is that she's forced to work as an elf at her parent's Santa booth. Ugh. So on a break during her elf job, she finds herself wondering in a hot cocoa shop next door. She meets a boy, Alex Perez, who loves the holidays and is full of joy for the holidays. When she tells him she doesn't like the holidays, he just laughs. Alex is cute, but he isn't Em's crush. Her real crush is Sawyer Kade. Sawyer is handsome and artistic. But...Em keeps on hanging around with Alex on her breaks. His holiday spirit is starting to wipe off on her. Maybe...the holidays aren't so bad. At school her class has to do a secret santa. Em gets Sawyer- that's great right? He's still the one Em likes, right? Sawyer's gifts are great. They are so thoughtful and her. But Em's mind keeps drifting off to Alex. Meanwhile at home, there is a family disagreement that makes Em's life very different. Can Em sort out her feelings for everything? Suzanne Nelson twists love and holiday spirit into this book. Happy reading!
          • ea12
            ea12over 4 years
            it is about christmas