A Cross-Country Christmas
Lauren Richmond isn’t a fan of Christmas.
This is why she rarely makes the trip home to the Midwest for the holidays. After all, she has plenty to keep her busy—namely, her duties as a set decorator on a TV sitcom.
But this December, Lauren‘s brother and his wife are expecting a baby, so her brother arranges a ride home for her with his good friend, Will. Unfortunately for Lauren, she’s been trying to forget college baseball coach and childhood crush Will Sinclair for more than ten years.
Now, thanks to her fear of flying, she’s stuck in a car with him from California to Illinois.
She’s circumspect and organized. He’s flirty and spontaneous.
She’s convinced that people don’t change. He’s trying to prove to her (and himself) that he has.
On this cross-country road trip, they’ll both discover that history doesn’t exactly repeat itself, but like any good Christmas carol, it does have a second verse.
Thank you to my sweet friend, Courtney Walsh, for gifting me a copy of her newest book, A Cross-Country Christmas! 🎄
Trope: Holiday Romance
Pub Date: 11.16.2021
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
“Do you know how much you’re missing in the moment by always wishing you were somewhere else?”
For me, some holiday books are just “fluff” pieces. I know the general direction that the story will go and have a fairly decent idea as to how it will end. So, I always go into them thinking there will be some “aww, that’s so sweet” moments between the two MCs.
With Cross Country Christmas, I wasn’t prepared for ALL of the feelings to come to the surface while reading. Will may be my new favorite book boyfriend – he was sensitive, thoughtful, and funny. Oddly enough, I related to Lauren in all of her holiday grumpiness.
What transpired between Will and Lauren on their road trip had me laughing, nodding my head in agreement, and, finally, crying. It was simple holiday perfection.
👩❤️👨 Dual perspective
🚗 Road trip fun
☺️ Witty banter
💗 Character growth
Please do yourself a favor and add this book to your December reading list.