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Approximately Yours

(North Pole, Minnesota #3)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Danny Garland is so out of Holly’s league. And her family is only back in North Pole, Minnesota, long enough to sell Grandma’s house and say “Merry Christmas.” So telling her basketball-star, too-hot-to-be-real long-time crush that she’d like to kiss him under the mistletoe just isn’t going to happen.

And now he’s asked out her cousin, Elda. Elda is a mess at flirting, so w
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Published October 2nd 2017 by Entangled: Crush
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“We are going to make Danny Garland fall hopelessly in love with you.”

This was a YA contemporary romance story, about a girl who pretended to be her cousin in text messages in order to impress a boy.

Holly was a sweet girl and she had her heart in the right place when she tried to help her cousin to seduce a boy, I didn’t really like the way she had to lie in person though, as it was
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't want this book to end! :(

I would love to visit North Pole the Christmas town! Approximately Yours is the second book I've read in this series, and I'm totally hooked (This is book 3, but all can be read as standalone stories). My favourite thing about this author is that she doesn't make her characters perfect. They are dynamic and interesting.

Elda and Holly's grandmother has recently passed away. They are cousins, and the family have gone to sort out their grandmother's possessions. A
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley2017

And this lovely series is back with another couple getting together the unique town of North Pole, Minnesota. Of course, you can also read it as a standalone. I'd say this is a 3+ stars, just not enough to be rounded up to four.

After her grandmother's death, Holly goes back to the small town where her family needs to put the house in order and sell it. Not only the bittersweet memories of her grandma come back, but also of the boy who had won the gingerbread contests and her heart. However, as t
lacy white
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, 2017, arc-copy, ebooks, h
A special thanks goes out to Entangled Teen publishing for allowing me to read this early. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love it when books surprise me. I love it when they turn out to be something different than what one would previously think. That is what happened with this book and I'm super happy about it! I thought that this book would a fun cutesy little Christmas book but what I got was teenagers coming to terms with who they are, grief, and self esteem issues all in a little
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3 Cute Stars!

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting cooler and I can’t stop myself from diving into the holiday reads. This time, I took a bit of a departure and switched things up with a YA read. When I came across Approximately Yours, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the synopsis of the story and just knew I’d have to dive in.

Approximately Yours was an absolutely cute read and while I do think this book could be enjoyed by any age group, I do think that leans more to the younger s
Sentranced Jem
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
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Genre: Romance, Contemporary

Release Date: October 2, 2017


For those of you who don't know me,here's a little snippet about me- I am a Christmas junkie! I love everything about Christmas so when I read the Synopsis about this book-I jumped right into it! I mean come on, the place is called North Pole! Didn't you ever write Santa Claus letters every Christmas and address it as "To, Santa Claus, Santa Claus Factory,North Pole"? Anyone?! Well I did and I'm not ashamed about it..at all! OK.. maybe a t
Cindy Hale
This was my second trip to North Pole, Minnesota, and I have to say, this one was even more fun than the last! I really liked Holly. She felt real to me. She's strong and outspoken and knows what to say to guys, but she keeps a protective wall around her at all times and assumes that people are going to hurt her. But, hidden behind Elda's cell phone, she's able to finally connect with a guy...Danny, the guy she's been crushing on since they were little. Only, it ends up getting her into big trou ...more
Jessie Seymour
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
***I received an ARC through Netgalley for an Honest Review***

I gave this book 3.5 stars. It was cute and fun, but not really anything I hadn’t already read before. I still liked it, but it was nothing new, you know?

In the midst of my contemporary craze, I read this book fairly quickly. While it wasn’t eh best contemporary romance I had ever read in my entire life, it was still a book where I enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

Holly, is a complex. Aside from the puppy tattoo which I think
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
This was another super cute book in the North Pole, Minnesota series by Julie Hammerle. I love that there are always cameos from other past characters in the series and this one didn't disappoint me. Dinesh, Craig, Tinka, Sam, and others all had parts. Some more than others. I adored Dinesh in this one.

Holly is a cool artsy girl, but had low self esteem. She is curvy and a bit nerdy and that definitely affected her thinking. Plus she had a bad experience with a guy friend she liked in the past a
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, series
Approximately Yours!!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.
This is the third book in the North Pole, Minnesota series, but can be read on it's own. Same town, different characters. But mentions of some of the characters in the earlier books.
In my mind, I'm actually packing my bags and moving to North Pole, Minnesota. This town just seems so damn magical and beautiful, with wonderful people in it and a christmas vibe all year long, something that doesn't sound bad to me at
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First  of all, I would like to say thank you to Entangled Teen for sending me an eARC copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. And this will not affect my thoughts and opinions about the book in any way.

Approximately Yours is the third book in the North Pole, Minnesota series but you can still read it without reading the first two book as they are standalone stories.

The story is about the Page's girls, Holly and Elda together with their family goes to the small town of North Pole
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars

The latest entry in Julie Hammerle’s North Pole, Minnesota series feels like Cyrano de Bergerac for Christmas with teens and texting.

Holly used to visit her grandmother in North Pole every Christmas except for the past several years. She would always enter the gingerbread house-building contest with her grandmother, but would mostly be beaten by cute Danny, which she didn’t mind so much because she had a crush on him. The crush that Holly had on Danny stayed with her a long time. Unf
Sep 24, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf, contemp, netgalley
*Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for sending me over a copy for an honest review! I really appreciate it!*

DNF @ 35%

I really enjoyed Julie Hammerle's first book in this standalone series, Any Boy But You. While it was a bit predictable, I thought it still had some adorable elements with a super cute, adorable setting that was whimsical and fun. I'm not usually a fan of the enemies to lovers trope, but she did it very well in that book. When I saw this book, I was eager to request it. However,
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ya-na

Holly and Danny are such likable characters that even when they're being totally blind and frustratingly dense, it's hard to get too mad at them, because if you've ever been an awkward teen you totally get where their insecurities come from, at least a little. Through it all you can see just how absolutely right they'll be together, which will keep you turning the pages like no one's business (except for the brief breaks you may need to take in order to Google one--or fifty--of the gifs
Colleen's Conclusions
I recieved Approximately Yours by Julie Hammerle from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was attracted to Approximately Yours when I first saw the cover. Then I was a little bit intrigued by the plot about a girl texting a guy while hiding her true identity. And then I was even more sold on this book when I realized it was going to be a Christmas season book! I love Christmas season books.

I sadly couldn't get into the fact that a guy just basically spent the whole book trying to be w
Danny lives in a town called North Pole. Unsurprisingly the town is an homage to all things Christmas, everything is Christmas themed and the town takes the annual gingerbread competition very seriously.

Danny had high hopes of playing professional basketball until showing off in front of a reporter he fell and broke his ankle. Now his big chance may have gone forever, his girlfriend has dumped him for the waterboy and he realises that he has no clue what he wants from life.

Holly's grandmother li
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Joyce Clem
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lenore Kosinski

3.5 stars — Bummer. This one started off really strong and I stayed up late reading it the first night. But then I got tired of the schtik of the plot, and I just wanted things to be cleared up. Ah well.

This had a bit of a Cyrano de Bergerac retelling feel to it — what with Holly texting Danny as Elda, and thinking she’s not pretty enough. I’m thinking maybe I just don’t like that premise enough…or at least I want it resolved sooner.

The thing is that there
Lilly Ward
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it

*I received an e-galley of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Teen!*

I was so excited to read this book. I mean, the synopsis looks very interesting. Boy that falls in love with somebody because of their chat conversations and then discovers that the person writing those texts is not the one he thought it was? This plot promised a lot of drama, profound conversations and bubbly feelings.

Our main character is Holly, a very sarcastic girl wh
Jasmine Fuentes
Sep 18, 2017 rated it liked it
*Recieved an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for an honest review through Netgalley*

Don't let my rating fool you, I enjoyed this book and see myself picking up this book to read again, especially during winter time with a Starbucks in my hand. However, a few things prevented me from giving this book a four or even five stars...

First things first, we have two main characters, Danny and Holly. The story takes place at the "North Pole" and as you may guess it's very much based around everything C
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It’s been years since Holly was in North Pole, Minnesota, the place she loved with her grandmother. But now with her grandmother gone, her and her family are staying in North Pole to sell the house and celebrate Christmas. When Holly runs into her childhood crush, Danny Garland, she knows her chance with him is nonexistent, especially once he asks her cousin, Elda, out. Elda keeps asking Holly for advice on how to talk to him, which leads to Holly texting as Elda again…and again. Before too long ...more
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it
**Was given an ARC by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

The formatting and proofreading really needs to be fixed, especially the formatting of the chapters. Which is why I gave the book 3 stars. This romance was a good read.

After the death of their grandmother, the entire Page family flies to North Pole, Minnesota to weed out and clean up her house to sell it. Holly Page and her cousin, Elda Page are best friends, but complete opposites. Elda is skinny, beautiful, and
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This is really more like 2.5 stars.

I have a soft-but-uncomfortable spot for Cyrano-inspired stories, and this is definitely one of those tales. Holly has had a crush on Danny from afar for as long as she can remember--the boy from her childhood who inspired her to greatness in architecture and a love of gingerbread house competitions. He's from her grandmother's town, and when her family comes back to North Pole after her death to get her affairs in order, they run in to each other again. The on
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, the story might be nothing new, we’ve all read the plot a million times before but the writing style and characters managed to keep me interested the whole way through.
I’ll start off with one of my only negatives - the author tried way too hard to make Holly the “i’m not like other girls” girl and it is my absolute pet hate.
Overall I enjoyed all the characters, Danny and Holly made for the perfect couple and I was rooting for them to get their shit together. They b
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
******Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a honest review from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley.

This North Pole Minnesota book was good, but not as good as the others in this series sadly. Danny Garland is the star basketball player with everything going his way. Until, he breaks his leg and things seem to go downhill from there for him. Holly’s family is visiting one last time before they sell her grandma’s house.

Holly has had a crush on Danny since she was younger, but feels she
Jackie Turner
Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of the third - and final - book in Julie Hammerle's North Pole, Minnesota trilogy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

WARNING: My review contains spoilers.

I enjoyed this storyline for the most part. I thought it was strange that Holly would help her cousin get the guy that she'd been crushing on for eight plus years but I did understand the insecurities behind her reasonings.

Elda wasn't as perspective as I thought until the ending. It made no sense as
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

I really liked this book, it was a cute, fluffy read that I wish I'd read closer to Christmas.

This is a book about;
A girl who has mastered the art of 'not giving a shit', because nobody can hurt you if you don't care, right? She's confident and spectacular at communicating with the dreaded opposite sex, but they are all repulsed by the idea of dating her (nope, not even a little bit true, as usual).
Her cousin who is s
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday, college
This book is #3 in the North Pole, Minnesota series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to have a greater understanding of the series, I recommend reading this series in order.

Danny has just been devastated by his now ex-girlfriend. Also - by an unplanned injury. So when he meets the newest visitors to his fine town, he is not at his best. Can he overcome his fear of rejection to make a better impression on the right girl?

Holly and Elda are cousins who are visiti
Gata Leitora / Cat reader
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another cute couple from Julie Hammerle, this time inspired by Cyrano di Bergerac,she tells the love story of Holly and Danny.
Holly meets up with her cousin Elda in the little town of North Pole for the funeral of their beloved grandmother, where she meets up with her teenage crush Danny who just was cheated by his girlfriend and broke his leg in a dare, something that took him away from the basketball team .
Danny is devastated by everything that happened to him and is willing to move on and fin
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USA Today best-selling, RITA nominated author Julie Hammerle writes romantic comedies for adults and teens. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, aside from writing, she ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows includ ...more

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