What Child is This

Z.A. Maxfield
What Child is This
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Release Date
December 2010
Book 2 of Crossing Borders
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

A "Not Quite Christmas" Story

Michael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They've been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn't been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconnect and see if they've been working toward what they both want. Not to mention some quality alone time.

Like always, Michael's well-laid plan is derailed by a phone call from Apple House. Three of their charges have gone missing and while Michael is worried, it's not unusual for the young adults who stay at the shelter for homeless LGBT teens to come and go. But when one them calls Michael and asks if-- hypothetically speaking--it's considered kidnapping to keep a baby who's been abandoned, Michael and Tristan head home with all speed to sort things out.

Two couples need answers in a heartwarming holiday tale of taking stock, reaffirming commitments, and catching the perfect wave in What Child Is This? A Crossing Borders Christmas Story.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.

Book Review by Debbie (reviewer)
Dec 29, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
242 people found the following review helpful
In WHAT CHILD IS THIS, we once again meet Michael and Tristan from Crossing Borders. Michael was a police officer who met Tristan while he was on patrol. He had given him a couple of tickets for not wearing a helmet while skateboarding. Tristan has wavy red hair. So their names for one another are Officer Helmet and Sparky. While this might have been a short story, I truly loved it and had to finish it in one sitting. It was so great to visit with Michael and Tristan again. Their relationship continues to be just as hot, loving and sensual as when we left them in the first book.

Michael felt that he and Tristan's relationship needed a boost. They have both been under a lot of stress with their jobs. So he takes Tristan on a surprise get away over Christmas. He pulls out all the stops. Picture a room full of candles and a bed covered in rose petals. Talk about romantic!! It was absolutely beautiful. I read that part of the book more than one time because it was just that steamy!!

Michael runs a homeless shelter called Apple House for gay and lesbian teens. He receives a call while they are away that three of the kids have gone missing. They hadn't run away however. One of the boys, Prim, was restless so he decided to go out. Jack caught him leaving and told Kate so they all went together. During their evening away, Jack and Prim realize their feelings for one another. I don't want to give away the major point of the story so I'll stop here because there is no way to tell more without giving spoilers. Needless to say, it was quite the evening these kids experienced.

Z.A. Maxfield writes stories that make you feel like you are right in the middle of the story experiencing the events along with the characters. There was sadness, humor and joy. This was an absolutely great story. A truly heartwarming holiday tale. Perfect to read at Christmas.

Even though this is the second book for Crossing Borders, you don't have to read the first book to understand this one. You would definitely miss the connection and history of Michael and Tristan's relationship, but you wouldn't feel lost. This is a book I would definitely recommend.
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