Cross your Heart by Haley Jenner
Title: Cross your Heart
Authors: Haley Jenner
Genres: Contemporary Romance, #Friends2Lovers
Release Date: October 13, 2019
Boys and girls can’t be just friends. A lie made up by overprotective fathers afraid of the illustrious teenage boy and his uncontrollable hormones.
Reid and I were the exception to the rule. Best friends. A friendship bound with the spit in our palms and the gospel of a crossed heart. I lasted four years before the cliche caught me. Another four before my truth surged forward with an attempt at a kiss and a drunken confession.
Ten years on, Reid Rivere is Hollywood’s golden boy. Ten years on, and I, Roxy Monroe have found myself embroiled in another cliche... at least I’m consistent.
Men and women can’t be just friends. I’m starting to learn that the hard way.
5 iScream Cones
"Reid is the right level of disinterested and the wrong amount of beautiful. It's the worst kind of heartache, being loved by someone so completely in the wrong way."
Can I be honest? Cross Your Heart broke my heart. 💔 The story is told in dual POV from the time Reid & Roxy are 10 yrs old. They became the best of friends, their bond sealed with a spit-shake. I can't blame Roxy for breaking the rule. Truthfully, I'm just as guilty...I fell in love with him too.
When Reid walked out of her life I was devastated right along with Roxy. I was hurt on her behalf. I wanted him to suffer a bit, you know, to balance the pain a little. Do you feel me? I wanted him to miss her. To want her. To fix what was broken. Yeah, I wanted a happily-ever-after. Sue me.
In case you are wondering, Roxy, is badass. I adore her. She is so strong. She keeps getting knocked down, but she gets back up every time. Her sense of humor remains and she doesn't stop fighting for the future she dreamed of as a kid. But, she's doing it alone now.
When Reid left he pursued his passion...without her. He was successful. In his career, but not in forgetting the best friend he left behind. When their paths cross again ten years later they are both different. Grown-up and hardened by life. Seeing clearer and trusting less. The memories haven't faded over time. They know what they had, and lost. Can she accept that having him in her life as a friend is better than not at all? Or, has he finally come around to understanding that being just friends is no longer an option? Does crossing your heart make it stop hurting? Does crossing your fingers behind your back turn a lie into the truth? Could I love this story any harder than I already do? Hell no! It's perfect.
A blonde. A brunette. A tea lover. A coffee addict. Two
people. One pen name. Haley Jenner is made up of Hailey Bond and Jenna
McIntyre. They’re pals, besties if you will, maybe even soulmates.
Consider them the ultimate in split personality, exactly the same, but
They reside on the Gold Coast, in Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland. They lead ultra-busy lives as working mums, but wouldn’t want it any other way.
Books are a large part of their lives. Always have been and they’re firm believers that reading is an essential part of living. Escaping with a good story is one of
their most favorite things, even to the detriment of sleep.