Christmas Decorations & Romance

Friday, 2 January 2015

 Happy New Year! 

Or are you missing Christmas? I know a lot of people have been posting on Facebook over the last week saying how much they hate it when the festive period ends. It seems a lot of people out there absolutely love the fun and family time which comes with Christmas and feel something quite like depression when it ends. 

Me, I love the decorating. I love candy canes and reindeer and cranberry-colored candles. I love the lights and the tree and the feeling of warmth the stocking bring when hung on the mantle. The holiday itself is nice, but I live for the sights and smells that start before Christmas—sometimes, way too early, I admit—and last until we can finally force ourselves off of the couch to take it all down.

I also love Christmas romances. For as long as I can remember, I have anxiously awaited the arrival of Christmas romance novels in my local bookstore, or on my Kindle app as it has come to be. There is something magical about Christmas which brings out the best in almost everyone and as far as I can tell, that is the perfect time to fall in love. Even if it’s just with a book.  

The lead up to Christmas this year was a little crazy, so I didn’t get to read much. In fact, I have more than a few books on my Kindle carousel which I started and never really made it past the fist 20%. Not that I didn’t want to go on, I just couldn’t always find the time. Of course, I shouldn’t start a new one until I have finished the first, but…

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 CrossCountry Christmas by a lovely author I have befriended on Facebook, Diana Duncan. Not only does Diana write sizzling romances, she also ogles men in kilts and posts snarky e-cards. I can totally relate.
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. You know I’m a sucker for those, right.

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!

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