Monday, December 26, 2011

Review: Cross My Heart

Title: Cross My Heart
Author: Katie Klein 
Publisher:  Indie 
Published: 2011? (I looked but couldnt find the exact date.) 
Source: Barnes and Noble Ebook store

( synopsis is taken from Goodreads.) 

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. 

 The cover is really pretty and I love the big flower. I just don't see how it matches the book.  Don't get me wrong it is one of my cover lusts, yet I am having trouble on how it relates. The only time I remember flowers in this book was when Parker gave her some for prom. I will have to go back and see if it is the same type of flower.
   In the synopsis,very beginning, it states: True love can blossom in unexpected places. So maybe blossom retains to the flower on the cover.  I am not for sure if there was something to do with that flower in the book so I cant give it  a negative cover review cause I really do think it is gorgeous, Just  trying to get how it portrays the book. So I give it a good lucky- 

4 E-readers. 


This book drips with sweetness. That is how it begins that is how I fell in love with it. I love it because it is so innocent. You walk into this story expecting the good, perfect girl, who has everything to come into the story and fall in love with the bad boy who is poor and needs help but is an outcast.  If you want and expect that from this book you do not need to read it or you need to read it because it is much better than you thought it was going to be because you don't know what is coming.

 The chemistry between the two of the characters was just so sweet. I really thought this is just going to be some sweet high school but it has so much more depth than boy meets girl,girl falls for guy, guy turns girl away, make out a page and a half later. So much better than that is this book.
Jaden is the good girl. Never making a bad decision always having people think she is perfect Ms. good-two shoes. 4.0 grade average and Harvard bound, she is always doing things for others. She is also a huge teachers pet and girlfriend of  basketball player, Blake. Worst thing she thought she had ever done was being late to English that God-Forsaken day. The last person left that had not been picked was Parker Whalen, the guy that was classified as the bad group, if one person counts as a group.

  Parker Whalen. The guy is first class hot but no one will talk to him. Last one to not have a partner in English. He is quiet never brings anything to class. He owns a motorcycle and lives in a beat up trailer and as Jaden starts to snoop, an abusive father who doesn't  care. Soon she finds out in a very dangerous way what Parker is or more who he is.
    Jaden's Brothers were some of my favorite characters in these books. Daniel and his over protectiveness toward his baby sister was at points annoying and others makes me wish I had a brother, especially one older than me.  Her other brother was just funny himself. I loved all of the McEntyre family minus her Mother. I wasn't a big fan of her when she grounded Jaden from everything even charity work, which in any case if you ask me is terrible. The lady grounded her from prom also so I got to say, Mrs. McEntyre  isn't my favorite person in the world. In fact I dont like her much even though she did get better as the book progressed.

  The romance  took a while to get to. In my opinion it was perfect for the book. The romance is something  I look for when I am reading a book and if its lacking it I really can not get into it. The bad boy and good girl didn't immediately swoon over one another which is something I hate in books. I need them to develop over a course of time in a book. That is what the author does, and does it well if I may say so myself.
  I loved the ending of the book. I love how it skipped a year into the future and I can't tell you what happens without ruining the ending and giving away spoilers. The author had me cracking up at the sweet ending . Lets put it this way even though it is filled with with drama and everything else this is something different than anything I have ever read,- and PS I loved it.  It gets the sacred 5 ereader rating.
  5 Ereaders 

  Here are some of my favorite quotes. I usually have trouble keeping notes when I am reading with my nook ,but I got a Nook Tablet for christmas and it is so much easier to highlight quotes. So here are my favorites:

"Parker Whalen  knows I am alive...."  - Jaden M.

""You know, thats not very polite . Here I am, offering to show you a good time and you have the nerve to ask questions?" " - Parker Whalen 

"A peace offering. I proffered  Sun Chips. He's offering a getaway." 

""People believe what they want to believe. That's not something you can change, whether you want to or not.....""  - Parker 

""Thanks for letting me borrow your heater," he says grinning, at me.I crack a small smile," Thanks for stalking me.."" - Katie 

"I won't get you in trouble.,"he promises."Cross my heart." - Parker 

""Because You've never dated a girl longer than a week. I swear to God, I'm waiting for it to start snowing ,or the zombie apocalypse, because the world is coming to an end."" - Jaden to Phillip, her older brother. 





  1. I love how you had the different sections for cover thoughts and review and I agree love the cover! I really like the quotes you chose too.

    Ana BookSpark

  2. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!mawaddainternationalaid