Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An outrageously cute and quick read. Perfect for the holiday season.

Thank you so much to TBR and Beyond and Tif Marcelo for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eARC and media kit!

Giveaway information to win your own copy of the book is listed at the very end!

Book Information

Genre: YA Holiday Romance
Publishing Date: October 5, 2021

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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Content and Trigger Warnings

For a list of warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on

About the Author

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 AwayOnce Upon a SunsetThe Key to Happily Ever After, and the Journey to the Heart series.

Review (no spoilers)

If you’d like to follow along with the rest of the tour, you can find the tour schedule here.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something that I love about books with book blogging main characters. It always feels like the author is giving us a little thank you for the part that we play in the bookish community.

If you haven’t read The Holiday Switch, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about, because the blurb for some reason doesn’t mention this fact: Lila Castro (the main character) is a book blogger. She has been anonymously blogging for around 2 years using a website called Tinsel & Tropes (HOW CUTE IS THAT!?). The book includes several of her blog reviews as part of the story, and it made me feel so seen. It was one of my favorite parts of this adorable novel.

The plot follows a romance that is brewing between Lila and her new coworker Teddy. It starts off as a bit of a hate-to-love situation, with Teddy showing up and taking the hours that Lila had needed in order to save up money for college. However, their relationship quickly warms and turns into one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Most of their communication happens through flirty/banter-filled text messages, and I am a HUGE sucker for text conversations in romance novels. On top of that, this book has great Filipino American rep, realistic characters and character relationships, and the perfect cozy holiday vibe.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading The Holiday Switch. It is a festive and heart-warming read that you won’t want to miss, and it’s out tomorrow. Don’t forget to grab your copy!

Giveaway (Rafflecopter)

One winner will receive a finished copy of The Holiday Switch. The giveaway starts on October 4th and ends on October 11th.

6 thoughts on “Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo

  1. Gina October 4, 2021 / 12:56 pm

    Great review. I need to add this to my never-ending list!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lindsey October 4, 2021 / 3:47 pm

    Oh this sounds like such a cute read!! Definitely one I’m going to look out for. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a book blogger in a book before – and certainly not done properly. Great review!

    Liked by 1 person

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