30 October 2011

Cross My Heart

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Book Details

Author: Katie Klein
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 415 KB

Book Summary

True love can blossom in unexpected places. This is Jaden pretending not to notice. . . .

Jaden McEntyre and Parker Whalen are a wrong fit from the start. Jaden is driven and focused, Harvard Med School within reach. Parker has a past-a reputation-and the rumors about his mysterious habits abound. So there's no reason why, when they're assigned to work together on a project in English, they should discover they have anything in common, or even like each other, and they definitely shouldn't be falling in love. 

As they bond over Edith Wharton's tragic novella, Ethan Frome, the "bad boy" vibe Parker plays begins to dissipate. Soon, Jaden finds herself shedding her own "good girl" image: sneaking around to be with him, confiding in him, and ultimately falling hard for this leather-wearing, motorcycle-driving loner who plays into the rebel stereotype. 

Still, Jaden can't shake the feeling that there's more to Parker than he's letting on. He's hiding something from her, and discovering the truth means reconciling the Parker she's grown to love with the person he really is. Because it's possible that his life inside the classroom-everything Jaden knows-is one, massive lie. 

Book Review

Cross My Heart, from the cover I thought it was another paranormal stuff, but it is not. It is another one of those cliché love stories in which a good girl falls in love with the bad guy. Regardless of being one of the ‘usual plot’, the book is really, really nice.

Jaden, the heroine of the story is the type of girl you will hate in high school. She’s smart, too good to be true, wanting to save the world and is off to one of the best school in the country. She’s predictable and according to her brothers, a control-freak. I like her from the start of the story, in between and especially at the end when she really start to live life.

If our Jaden is popular, Parker isn’t. He’s somehow new, quite yet when he does talk to Jaden, it always has sense, good-looking and smart. I like their verbal intercourse, it was intellectually stimulating, I love how the literature is inserted and how their story somehow relates to it. Towards the end of the story, an unforeseen plot twist occurs that made way for an external conflict and it comes with a shocking discovery that I didn’t saw coming.

Cross My Heart, just like the characters in the book, I haven’t said that in quite a long time (probably since grade school), but Cross My Heart, this book is worth the read. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting! 

Favorite Quotes

“I marvel at how even the wrong choices can keep us on the right path. How the worst mistake can wind up being the best thing that ever happened to us.”

“That's stupid. Everyone lies."
"Yeah, well, it's a waste of time. The more lies you tell the more stories you have to remember. Believe me: it's easier to just be honest.”

“I think you fall in love with someone when you least expect to. When it’s the last thing you want. That’s what’s so great about it.” 

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