Review: The Holiday Trap by Roan Parrish

Rating: 4/5
Tropes: Holiday Romance, Vacation Fling, LGBTQ+ Romance
Pop: 28%

The Holiday is one of my most favorite Holiday Movies.  Our Family actually has Alfredo on Christmas Eve because of the movie.  I was so excited to see Roan Parrish was writing a queer version in honor of the movie.    This story is a lovely double romance (m/m, f/f), with a thoughtful journey of self. 

Greta and Truman are at a crossroad due to relationship issues.  Their mutual friend Ramona saves the day. What if they swap houses?  Truman heads to Maine. Greta sets out to New Orleans. Romance happens and time for self-reflection. 

Truman might be one of the sweetest and kindest characters I have read in a long time. Watching his relationship progress with Ash so sweet and swoony. 

Greta’s journey is equally swoony.  She takes the time to fall in love with  herself while also finding love.  Great must push past everything that was holding her back in order to find her HEA.  

The gender representation was done perfectly and this is probably the most diverse book I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

This is so much more than a holiday rom-com.  These characters had some amazing growth in this story.  Both Truman and Greta had to take the time and space and think about their lives and where they are at in them.  The need to gain back the power to figure out how to move forward and not allow others to control them.  I will say some of the part of the book did drag but overall it is delightful.  Roan Parrish does LQBTG+ Rep perfectly.   It truly was a wonderful book and a pleasure to read.