The best gifts in life are surprises...
Surprise! Thanks to a blizzard named Blitzen, Christie McQuade can't make it home for Christmas. Stranded in an airport, things look bleak...until she runs into delicious Deputy Damian Reade, who along with his four-year-old son, Eli, is likewise wondering how to salvage his holidays.
A '57 Chevy Bel Air christened "Vixen" is their last hope. Christie's not always the trusting type...but after a background check through her investigative brother clears Damian – and after all, how can a man who's so patient and loving with his son be dangerous? – she joins them on a Cross Country Christmas adventure filled with fun and surprises...not the least of which is the powerful chemistry between Damian and Christie.
Chemistry is one thing. Heart-tugging is another. And damned if both father and son aren't soon tugging on Christie's previously-broken heart-strings.
A child's unshakeable faith in Santa, his seemingly impossible Christmas wishes of the Jolly Old Man, and a whole lot of holiday magic may lead Damian and Christie to the biggest surprise of all...love.
Although the first two books in this series are Romantic Suspense, this special Christmas novel does not contain suspense. You do not need to read the first two books in order to fully enjoy this story, as it stands alone. However readers of "Laws of Attraction" and "Big Bad Wolfe" will love revisiting their favorite characters and celebrating with them during the holidays.
About the Author
Her childhood growing up as a military brat gave her the ability to leap into a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime…and she always discovers a new friend in the process. This gift of gab perfectly equipped her for a career that involves making stuff up.
Di is famous for using seven words when one will do. She wields smart-assery like a samurai sword, and will be the first to volunteer in a catastrophe. Of course, she was probably the one who caused the catastrophe. She’s fiercely loyal to her friends and family…but in the event of the upcoming zombie apocalypse, she won’t hesitate to use them as human shields.
She loves her job as an author, and claims writing is the most fun she’s ever had while wearing her sock monkey pajamas. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and adopting abandoned curbside furniture to refurbish into treasures.
Diana published six books with a traditional print publisher before going rogue with Indie publishing.
Di donates ten percent of the proceeds of every book sale to organizations that help both people and animals in need.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Christmas blizzard that cancels all flights out of Denver throws stranded travelers Christie and Damian together on a journey that does more than just take them to their respective holiday destinations. Ride along with them to see what situations they encounter and to see how they react to each one. The language is sometimes spicy and the growing relationship as sensual as the hot and sexy Damian. It tastefully faces what, for some, may be uncomfortable relationships. However, open your mind and pick up this book. It is a perfect read for a cold (or even a not so cold) winter night. Curl up in a cozy corner and absorb yourself in this beautiful story that keeps you turning the pages. Note: This book is part of a series, but can easily be read as a standalone novel.
Last night, I met my word count goal—something I haven’t done in months—and decided to reward myself with two chapters of a Christmas romance (better late than never). I chose Cross Country Christmas by Diana Duncan. So, last night as I lay shivering under the duvet (it was a cold one), I started her steamy romance novel with the intention of reading two chapters. Just two… I fell asleep just after 3am. I had read the book cover to virtual cover. All I can say is, it was well worth the lost sleep. What a ride! More often than I can remember, I laughed. A few times, I cried. It’s one of those feel-good Christmas-y books with a helluva lot of sexual tension and more than one happily ever after. Oh, and a black and white cat. So if you are missing Christmas, or just want a great read that will keep you turning the pages all night long, check out Diana Duncan’s Cross Country Christmas. Treat yourself!
Ms. Duncan out did herself with this book. The story is perfect for putting anyone in the Holiday mood. I can't even put into words how much I loved the characters and the story line in this book. This is a stand alone book, but it was also great to catch up with all the characters from the other 2 books she has written in this series. Great story, great book!
Cross Country Christmas by Diana Duncan is a fun, funny, sweet, sexy (can you be sweet AND sexy?) book. Christie and Damien were hot and I do mean fan yourself hot together. And Damien's son, Eli, was the cutest little boy I've met in a book on a long time. I laughed out loud on the first page. I did tear up several times, but the laughs far outweighed the tears. And the innuendo. OMG! When I read how Damien and Christie met at the Denver Airport (stranded due to blizzard "Blitzen") I laughed out loud and was glad I was eating or drinking at the time. I know I would have choked or spit or something equally embarrassing. LOL Diana Duncan is a terrific author and her characters are so very real. I will certainly recommend this book to my friends.
Cross Country Christmas is part of Diana's "Marriage and Mayhem" series, and it is fabulous. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more. I read it in one sitting because I simply could NOT put it down. Add "Cross Country Christmas" to your must-read list. Better yet, just BUY IT today!!!