Blogmas 2022: Book Review: The Holiday Swap {Maggie Knox}

Blogmas 2022: Book Review: The Holiday Swap {Maggie Knox}

So this was the book that I wanted to read LAST holiday season but ran out of time (and I am waaaaaay too Type A to read a holiday book at any other time of the year). Everyone was reading this book last December and I found myself experiencing some pretty big FOMO! So, obviously this was the first book I picked up to read during this holiday season and I couldn’t wait to start reading 🙂

Goodreads Synopsis of The Holiday Swap {Maggie Knox}:

All they want for Christmas is a different life.

When chef Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell–both critical to her success as show judge. Meanwhile, Charlie’s identical twin, Cass, is frantically trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family’s bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won’t get the memo that they’re over.

With only days until Christmas, a desperate Charlie asks Cass to do something they haven’t done since they were kids: switch places. Looking for her own escape from reality, Cass agrees. But temporarily trading lives proves more complicated than they imagined, especially when rugged firefighter Jake Greenman and gorgeous physician’s assistant Miguel Rodriguez are thrown into the mix. Will the twins’ identity swap be a recipe for disaster, or does it have all the right ingredients for getting their lives back on track?

My Review of The Holiday Swap {Maggie Knox}:

**Note that the book I own is an Advanced Reader Copy. Thank you to my sweet friend (you know who you are!) for sharing it with me!**

Ok so obviously it’s an adorable premise…set in a adorable small town.

This book was just WAY too unrealistic and way too predictable for me. I literally predicted almost every single thing that happened which made for a rather annoying reading experience.

The “swap” was also annoying…I kept confusing the characters throughout the entire book!

But most of all it made me angry how this book was about 2 adult women who spent the majority of their time switching places and repeatedly LYING to EVERYONE.

And one of THE most annoying parts of this book? It’s freaking not even a holiday book. Yes it takes place right before Christmas but there really isn’t anything “Christmasy” about it until the verrrrrry end.

I didn’t hate this book, I just didn’t love it. It was cute, it was sweet, it was….eh. So many other adorable holiday books out there!

Bottom Line:

Everyone LOVES this book…and I’m honestly not sure how.

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Have you read The Holiday Swap? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Blogmas 2022 Posts:

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10 thoughts on “Blogmas 2022: Book Review: The Holiday Swap {Maggie Knox}

  1. After a year wait, that must have been a let down. I haven’t read it and probably won’t. I’m currently reading The Agathas – it got rave reviews, but so far it’s “ehh.” Next up Daisy Darker – can’t wait!!


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