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Cross My Heart [Kindle Edition]

Katie Klein
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.

CROSS MY HEART, told from Jaden's point of view, is a 76k-word/300-page contemporary romance for young adults. Bonus features include the official playlist and an interview with the author.

* In addition to spending more than 100 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller List in its first year of release, CROSS MY HEART was also a 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best YA Fiction.

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  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 239 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004S7MLWQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended April 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a very well read teenager, and i've heard almost every story in the book. Except this one. What I love about this book were the unexpected plot twists, the length (It actually lasted me more than a day!) and the epilogue. Books that end with the fairytale kiss aren't very relatable. I would highly recommend a teenage girl read this.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!!!!!!! April 17, 2011
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Cross my Heart is a great book, its characters are well developed and I love the unexpected plot twist. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves to read a great teen romance book thats not exactly like all the others.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, go read it now! June 27, 2011
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I have to admit I wasn't completely convinced I was going to love this novel when I first came across it, but something was compelling me to give it a go, and after reading the sample I didn't look back. I was sucked into the book and finished it in one sitting (which was basically my whole day). As the clichés go, I laughed and I cried with the characters (which doesn't make it any less true), and I came out convinced that this book would stay in my memory. It is a gem, and I would advise anyone to read it. (Go do that now!)

I'm not going to go into the plot itself as the product description gives you all the information you need, and I don't want to spoil anything for anyone.

What I am going into is the relationship that develops between Jaden and Parker. Don't expect a quick romance, as Jaden and Parker don't really get along in the beginning. In fact, they have barely spoken to each other, and when they're partnered for an English project, especially Jaden has a problem with Parker's indifferent attitude. But their relationship blossoms, while discussing English literature, and slowly a connection starts to form between them. Parker doesn't seem like the bad guy everyone makes him out to be, and Jaden starts to genuinely enjoy spending time with him and looks forward to the moments they spend together.

Because of their moments together, Jaden starts to question things about her life that she always took at face value, and she discovers herself throughout the novel in a way she never expected.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising April 29, 2011
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Honestly? I purchased this because of the price, needing something cheap to read on a family vacation. It was well worth the money. Although the first half I thought was pretty predictable I read the whole thing through... The ending was a bit far fetched but definitely a good page turner.

I only wish the author had more books out for me to read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!! May 8, 2011
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I snuggled up on the couch and read this book in a day. I couldn't put it down! Immediately I was intrigued by Parker. He was so mysterious, I wanted to know what his deal was, his secret. I must say I was surprised. It's not often that I'm completely blind-sided by a plot twist but that was the case in cross my heart.

I also loved Jaden. She was so driven, her goals so clear that in some ways I envied her, the way she knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. But having said that, life isn't always perfect...

The family dynamics were interesting and felt very real as did the friendships and relationships. Speaking of relationships, this book certainly satisfied the romantic in me. Overall this is just a wonderful, wonderful book and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance. Not just for young adult readers!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! August 18, 2011
By Claudia
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This book could have not been better! It starts off a little slow, but then again what book doesn't ? While reading this book I spent the whole time wondering what Parker was! No idea it was gonna end like that, I loved it! You're in for some good romance
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book August 13, 2011
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This book was really good to read. There were alot of hidden messages and the twist was totally not expected. It was clever and the title 'clicked' for me towards the end. It was a sweet YA Romance that deserved its reviews. Well done Katie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! May 12, 2011
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I know a book is good when I stay up late into the night reading it when I am supposed to be asleep because I have to work the next day! But I couldn't put it down. It was very, very good, I loved it. Loved the characters, they were real and likeable, loved the mystery of what's going on, and even though I had read the reviews before and KNEW about the twist, I didn't see it coming. The romance was believable and not too icky-sweet. This is a must read!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Was just ok
alright love story. had you bored at points. I brought up books like reason to breath and this came across. . would suggest it
Published 2 months ago by Christine tullock
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Wonderful book and really surprise twist! I was hoping there would be a sequel to this but doesn't look like there will be one.. : (
Published 5 months ago by ecole
5.0 out of 5 stars Cross my heart
This was a good book. I loved the brothers. I liked that all the main characters had good traits and flawed traits. It was realistic in that way. I liked the growth of the h. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It was just alright
Let me start off by saying I am 23 years old and have read quite a heavy number of romance novels (I'm a romance fanatic), so I have a lot I can compare to. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ending not what you expect
This is an excellent book that I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it. I love the twist the story had. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kayla
3.0 out of 5 stars Secrets
When I first read about this book I thought the characters were in College because it mentioned Harvard but the character Jaden is a senior in high school. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Maria Leonardis
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok read
I saw this on sale and figured what the heck. The main characters are high school students, which didn't bother me until I started reading. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Lisa - A Risque' Affair Book Blog
4.0 out of 5 stars I Really Enjoyed This Book!
Jaden is such a cute and great written character. Parker is such a mysterious character (at first) but the more you learn about him the more you start to fall in love with him! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Book Nerd
4.0 out of 5 stars Twist
Holy moly, did not expect that twist towards the end at all! Was loving the story up until that point. Can't really decide if I liked the direction it went or not. Read more
Published 15 months ago by LAM
5.0 out of 5 stars Can I say amazing!
Cross my heart was a great stand alone book! At first I was nervous because the reviews portrays that there will be a negative ending. But boy were they wrong! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kristy
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More About the Author

Katie Klein failed as a YA writer once, changed her name, then tried again. After having REJECT stamped across her forehead 75 times, she decided to epub her YA Contemporary Romance, CROSS MY HEART, on her own. In the first year of release, it spent more than 150 days on the Amazon Teen Top 100 Bestseller list and sold more than 20k copies. It was also a 2011 Goodreads Finalist for Best YA Fiction.

She lives on the East Coast with her husband, daughter, and two crazy dogs.

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