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A blog for all my reviews, rants, thoughts, and whatnots. Well, yeah, pretty much. Also, there will be random posts about movies, music, and other mundane stuffs like that. But this will be mostly me blabbering, ranting, and gushing about my latest read. So, if you are one who finds bliss in sipping a cup of tea while reading a book on a rainy day such as myself, then by all means, read on! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cross My Heart by Katie Klein

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. 
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 Review:

Cross My Heart. I've discovered this book from a recommendation because I was asking for books similar to Perfect Chemistry. During the first hundred pages, I got peeved because everything sounded perfectly cliché to me---the blonde cheerleader, the jock boyfriend, the bad boy rebel, their school project, and nothing more. BUT, I am oh so glad that I continued reading on! This book has an amazing twist in the end that I'm absolutely sure you won't see coming.

 In this novel, we meet Jaden, the usual good-girl-cheerleader type. She was faithful with her jock boyfriend until Parker came along. They were assigned as partner for their English project. Jaden becomes more and more intrigued, and not to mention interested, to Parker everyday for she feels that there's more to him than he's letting on. But when she found out what it is, everything came falling down and she doesn't know what to believe in anymore.

 This novel caught me off guard, you know. Just when I was about to conclude that this book is not as spectacular as the reviews say, the twist came all of a sudden, and every incredulous words left me. Boy was I stunned. And it's not the kind of twist that will leave you skeptical, it was one of those that will leave you in a daze. Then, as the story goes on, I get weaker and weaker in the knees for Parker. So, now that I'm done, I have to say...Cross My Heart is indeed an exceptional love story about two people surrounded by unintentional lies, but chose to believe that what's real is all that will ever matter.

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