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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart - Katie Klein Cross My Heart is a charming story that will in no doubt warm your heart and have you hanging onto every page.Jaden is the ultimate good girl. Everyone loves her. She does all her work, applied to Harvard, has a hot boyfriend, and seems to be perfect. That all comes crashing down when she is paired with Parker Whalen for an English project. Parker is the quiet, brooding type that seems to do things on his own and he likes it that way. He doesn't want to let anyone in and it seems Jaden is getting under his skin. When these two start to peel back each others layers, Jaden begins to realize that Parker is hiding something and even worse, that she's falling for him.I really adored this book. I love the fact that Jaden has two brothers like myself, and they are two brothers that look out for her. Also, that sometimes the pressure to be perfect is too much to bear and one person shouldn't have to carry all that responsibility. You need to be able to chose what is best for you, not what is best for others. Another thing I loved was the whole "love aspect" and how can you tell if you truly love someone or if it's just convenient. That point hit home with me so hard, I wanted to hug Katie Klein for throwing it in there.Also, the characters. Jaden is the girl you loved to hate in high school. She's seems like the all around perfect girl who has everything, but on the inside there is a girl that is slowly breaking. A girl who needs to find herself. And Jaden, surely does. Parker on the other hand is quiet yet outspoken, good-looking, and smart. And HELLO he drives a blue and silver sports bike... how hot is that?! I loved reading the parts with these two together. The bantering, the fun, the secret meetings... Cross My Heart couldn't be a better title!I have to admit, there is a huge twist at the end of this story and you know what it actually made me love Parker even more. It also made me love Jaden and her family even more. The twist was intense and so perfect for the story. I really, really enjoyed this book and for the price you can't beat it!! Cross My Heart is a quick, fun read and I'm sure if you get it, you will love it! Five stars out of Five. :)