Cross my Heart by Katie Klein (4.5 Stars)
Blurb 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.
I really loved reading this book simply because it was a very light read, and it wasn't really very hard to not like. I had fun just lazing around, and getting to see Jaden slowly go out of her "perfect shell" and did things that aren't really considered okay to most, but satisfying for her. I had to admit that I cheered for her a lot. Because its pretty easy to relate to her situation. Aside from me relating and liking Jaden's character. There's Parker, who is completely the good guy in a bad boy's appearance. Sorry for being so cliché but I just melt for guys like those. :3 And another thing that made me like this book would be how it ended. It shocked me that there was more to it that I'd thought. I wouldn't want to spoil you, so I'll just keep the details to myself.
WHY DO I RECOMMEND IT?
Its a great chick-lit type of book. I loved how it was simple yet surprising in many ways. Long story short, I think even if you wouldn't like it as much as I did. You'd still appreciate things about it.
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