Author: K.D. Friedrich Genre: Contemporary Romance
Struggling with the emotional and physical scars of war, Marine Pete Cross returns to his hometown, Heart Falls, New York, bitter and broken. The last person he wants to see is the stubborn tomboy from his past, Cara Sands. The guy code of ethics demands he keep his hands to himself where his best friend’s sister is concerned, but Cara never got that memo. Apparently, neither did Pete’s libido, because his desire for her is stronger than ever.
Cara has no clue where the man she loves went, but she’ll do whatever it takes to bring him back. Pete tries to push Cara away with bitterness and anger, but she yanks him right back with understanding and patience. Her persistence drags them closer to an outcome that might destroy them both or show him, once and for all, the power of second chances.
Review: "Cross My Heart" is an intriguing contemporary romance. Pete Cross is a marine who returns to his hometown bitter and broken. Cara Sands, the girl he grew up protecting, the sister of his best friend, is just about the last person he wants to see. So when they do meet, he tries to push her away, holding on to his anger and bitterness, but Cara doesn't let him push her away that easily. And as the two of them fall for each other, he starts to believe he might get a second chance after all.
These two characters have amazing chemistry, and I loved Peter's back story. It's an enjoyable book, and by the end, I really cared about both characters.