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Peek Inside Approximately Yours

Holly telling her crush that she’d like to kiss him under the mistletoe just isn’t going to happen. And now he’s asked her cousin out. The girl’s a mess at flirting, so when she begs Holly to help, she does—but now she’s stuck texting him as her cousin.

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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 when she begs Holly to intervene, she does. Holly helps her flirt with him over text. And then again. And again. Now she’s stuck texting him as her cousin, and Elda is the one going on the date. Holly thought she could settle for just conversation with Danny, but talking with him is some kind of magic. He’s got the perfect comebacks, she makes him laugh, they text until everyone is asleep.

She just can’t ever tell him it’s her he’s really texting.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book has hot texts, gingerbread wars, and a slow-burn romance that could melt a Minnesota winter.


“The two characters together was pure chemistry.” –Jessie, Book Ballistic

Sweet and very festive! If you love Christmas.... Approximately yours will definitely put you into the spirit of Christmas!” –Jemima J., Goodreads

Cute and romantic, this story finds the reader back in North Pole, Minnesota.  Another sweet romance with a focus on family and friends. This "series" of stand-alone books is great for a fun holiday read any time of the year!” –Sarah B., NetGalley

“If you're looking for a book that is sweet, light, festive and totally YA, look no further. Approximately Yours was an absolutely cute read!” –Amy B., NetGalley

It will definitely make your heart melt with such a lovely story.” –Lilly W., Goodreads

“A super, sweet, adorable Christmas romance, that left me a sappy grin on my face.” –Sam, We Live and Breathe Books

“Julie Hammerle is easily of my favorite YA authors. Her stories are sweet and swoony, with just right amount of wit. He characters have depth and I love them all and never want the stories to end, which is always the Mark of a great book, in my opinion.” –Jill H., Goodreads

Approximately Yours is a sweet romance. It had me laughing and hooked on every page. It's about believing in your self and accepting who you are. 5 stars out of 5. I'm hooked on this series and I can't wait for more!” –Danielle, Chapters Through Life

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640633865
Series: North Pole, Minnesota, Book 3
Release Date: Oct 2, 2017
Page Count: 241
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, holiday romances, young adult
Tropes: mistaken identity, unrequited love

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By Danielle's September 24, 2017

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 he ...more

By lacy October 05, 2017

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' ...more

By Cindy October 02, 2017

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 goin ...more

By Jessie September 14, 2017

***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 was ...more

By Kristi Housman October 03, 2017

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 ...more

By Nicole October 13, 2017

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 ...more

By Bookablereads Reviews October 19, 2017

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 ...more

By Becky October 14, 2017


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 jus ...more

By Joyce July 12, 2017


By Samantha November 11, 2017

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 ...more

By Gill December 12, 2017

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 ...more

By Jackie October 04, 2017

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 ...more

By Gata Leitora / Cat reader October 04, 2017

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 wa ...more

By 2kasmom September 24, 2017

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 ...more

By Lindsay November 03, 2017

I have received Approximately Yours as an ARC book from NetGalley with in return a honest review.

Once I started this book I did not want it to end. I would love to live/visit North Pole the Christmas Town, it is so cute and lovely. I felt like I was actually there when reading this book. I love when ...more

By Laura October 02, 2017

Danny is a basketball star who just lost his season and found out his girlfriend is cheating on him. Holly is back in North Pole after her grandmother passed away. Disappointed that her longtime crush didn't remember her and only has eyes for attractive cousin, Holly decides to help her cousin land ...more

By Mackenzie June 25, 2018

This might be my favorite book in the series. It didn't start that way. At first I was super annoyed by Holly pushing Elda on Danny and Danny going for the cousin he wasn't interested in. But then Elda clued in, and Danny and Holly' s chemistry was undeniable to everyone but them, and I was hooked. ...more

By Tammy October 16, 2017

This was another cute read set in North Pole, Minnesota. It is where it is Christmas all year round, 24 hours a day. I liked the gingerbread decorating contest and that both female and male characters were entered. I liked Danny and Holly but feel like Holly went a bit too far with the pushing of El ...more

By Lovely Loveday September 25, 2017

While this is the third book in this series it can easily be read as a standalone novel. An overall outstanding holiday novel that is full of hope and love. The setting takes place in a town called North Pole which makes it perfect for a holiday romance. ...more

By Sally April 14, 2019

This was seriously cute, so much like a fluffy teen movie, which I was just in the mood for. Loved the setting too, I definitely want to read more in this little world :) Although it kept throwing me that Tinka is a girl because I work with a guy whose nickname is Tinka haha ...more

By Brooke October 07, 2017

I received this book from Netgalley. this book honestly reminded me of those cute Hallmark movies they play around Christmas time. I really liked Holly and Danny. I also liked all the confusion that went on between them. Although Elda getting married? That was kinda weird, I mean, no one gets engage ...more

By Jill September 23, 2017

Julie Hammerle is easily of my favorite YA authors. Her stories are sweet and swoony, with just right amount of wit. He characters have depth and I love them all and never want the stories to end, which is always the Mark of a great book, in my opinion. ...more

By Amanda January 13, 2020

This was cute and fun! I'd been looking for a Christmas romance and this checked all my boxes - I just found it about a month too late! The town is so quirky - think Stars Hollow - and the characters are fun and unique. I really liked this one. ...more

By Trisha September 30, 2017

My review of this book is now on my blog, Trish Talks Texts. ...more

By Madison November 10, 2017

This is the third book in this series and it can easily be read as a standalone novel. I love this outstanding holiday novel. It is full of hope and love. ...more

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Julie Hammerle

About the author

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Julie Hammerle

Julie Hammerle is the author of The Sound of Us, which will be published by Entangled Teen on June 7, 2016. Before settling down to write "for real," she studied opera, taught Latin, and held her real estate license for one hot minute. Currently, she writes about TV on her blog Hammervision, ropes people into conversations about Game of Thrones, and makes excuses to avoid the gym. Her favorite YA-centric TV shows include 90210 (original spice), Felicity, and Freaks and Geeks. Her iPod reads like a 1997 Lilith Fair set list. She lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, and a dog. They named the dog Indiana. Newsletter:

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