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Cross My Heart (Ty & Hunter #1)

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She’s gone from riches to rags—and back again!

Ten years ago Lilly Dumont was the ultimate poor little rich girl, complete with a huge inheritance…and an uncle determined to take it from her. With the help of her first love, she faked her own death and ran away to New York City, leaving behind everything, including her own name. Lilly Dumont was gone, but Lacey Kincaid was
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Paperback, 347 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books (first published July 25th 2006)
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Wendy
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Karin
Mar 31, 2008 Karin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people needing a mindless read
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Kathy
Jul 17, 2008 Kathy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, audiobook
I've read Carly Phillips before and found her funny and light reading. NOT IN THIS BOOK. The narration on this book is literally "gushy" and I could not even finish the first CD as the trite adjectives describing the protaganists ("chocolate brown eyes" is an example) made me yell "OMG" at the CD player! The plot's situation was not plausible: would the police just assume that Lacey was dead when they found no body? Would the uncle wait so long before declaring her dead if there were such a subs ...more
Christine
Dec 11, 2010 Christine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Nonsense. This was my first try with this author and while the writing was decent and basically kept me going, I'm not sure I'll give her another chance because the plot made no sense. A girl fakes her own death at 17 because her uncle wants her trust fund and does very vague bad things to her to try to get it, including putting her in fake foster care for a short time. (By fake foster care, I mean that he paid someone to take her, but he told her she was in the foster care system.) She stays go ...more
Melanie
First Carly Phillips book I read - it was nice to have a romance where the h/H actually say what they think (view spoiler), but it wasn't really my cup of tea. I don't think I'm hooked enough to want to read the next in the series.
Shxrxn
Jul 18, 2012 Shxrxn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You know me when I’m determined.
- Ty
Some things, some people are too important to mention aloud.
- Lilly
And when I crossed my heart, I meant it.
- Lilly
The woman’s said no so many times I’m lucky I still have an ego left.
- Hunter
No sane man can read a woman’s mind, no matter how much they think we can.
- Ty
I can’t lose what I never had. Not that I won’t give it a shot…But let’s just say my expectations aren’t high.
- Hunter
The two of you under one roof ought to give you a chance to revisit the past
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Sabine
Jan 21, 2014 Sabine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lilly ist siebzehn und Waise. Ihre Eltern haben ihr ein großes Anwesen und einen noch größeren Treuhandfond hinterlassen - doch an den kommt sie erst ran wenn sie 21 wird, wie sie von ihrem Onkel Marc erfährt, der nun ihr Vormund ist. Und Onkel Marc ist leider kein lieber Onkel sondern ein Trinker, der es auf das Vermögen seiner Nichte abgesehen hat und vor keinem Mittel zurückschreckt. Lilly sieht keine andere Chance als unterzutauchen und zusammen mit ihren beiden besten Freunden Ty und Hunter ...more
Patti K
Jun 10, 2013 Patti K rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindlepc
This one was good but I was a little distracted by the multitude of POV. At least she had the decency to make chapter or section breaks when the POV changed (read a story recently that didn't and, boy, was THAT confusing!) I always feel like a new voice needs to contribute to a story in a way that you don't get otherwise, needs to reveal details the reader is missing and wouldn't ever know otherwise. And, okay, that was probably true in a few cases. But I almost wish she hadn't included anyone's ...more
Melody
Dec 29, 2015 Melody rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a pretty good story. I really loved Ty and Lacey/Lilly and their relationship, and the mystery of who was trying to kill Lacey for her trust fund was pretty interesting.

The only thing that kind of bothered me was that I felt that the supporting characters took over the story. Don't get me wrong, I liked Hunter and Molly, but I just didn't like them enough to want to read their story. And these characters weren't even mentioned in the story summary, but they sure had a lot of s
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Tiffanyy
May 01, 2008 Tiffanyy added it
Shelves: books-o7-o8
This book is about an independent woman named Lily Dumont who was assumed by others, dead. In her past, she have been abused by her uncle after her parents died and left a huge fortune for when Lily gets older but now, the uncle is out to kill her and to confiscate her fund for himself.
This book is more of a coming-of-age story where the main character learns something after all of their troubles that they were to face. I was really drawn into this book because it was very detailed and engaging,
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Natha
Oct 02, 2011 Natha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tertarik sejak membaca sinopsisnya, bahkan sebelum bukunya terbit. :P Dan akhirnya bisa membawanya pulang setelah kelar membaca buku sebelumnya. \(^.^)/

Apa yang bikin aku tertarik? Umm, karena Lilly (tokoh utama kita) harus pulang kembali ke rumahnya setelah sepuluh tahun pergi ke New York untuk menjauhi pamannya yang gila harta. Di sisi lain, ia harus berhadapan dengan cinta masa kecilnya Tyler Benson, anak dari 'keluarga angkat' yang mengadopsinya.

Namun, kepergian Lilly yang sudah dianggap me
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Sam Kozbial
Jul 27, 2014 Sam Kozbial rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lilly, Ty and Hunter were the three musketeers. They were brought together by chance and bound by a secret. In an attempt to protect Lilly, the boys help her fake her death and escape to New York City. Fast forward ten years, and Ty and Hunter reconnect with Lilly in order to keep her greedy uncle from getting his hands on her trust fund. This wrinkle gives Ty and Lilly a second chance to explore those puppy love feelings they had as teens and see if it was really love or rather, infatuation, bu ...more
Susan
Lacey Kincaid is a classic New York success story. As the owner of Odd Jobs, she's gone from rags to riches . . . sort of. Because Lacey's harboring a secret -- she was born Lillian Dumont, and spent her childhood with a silver spoon in her mouth, until the deaths of her wealthy parents and the evil schemes of an abusive uncle forced her to take drastic measures. She'd never planned to return to her former life or her abandoned identity -- but when her childhood sweetheart, Ty, resurfaces and ur ...more
Carrie Hinkel-Gill
This book was okay to listen to, but the "pitch" of the voice of the person reading this would irritate me. The voice was just a tad too high and whiny for me to really get into the character, so I sort of stayed on the outside as I read the story.

On the whole, the story idea was pretty good. Carly Phillips is a great story teller. The relationship between Lacy and Ty is the focus of this book. They met during her foster care stay with Ty's mom and forged a very strong friendship that lasted th
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
3.5 STARS

"Lacey Kincaid is a classic New York success story. As the owner of Odd Jobs, she's gone from rags to riches . . . sort of. Because Lacey's harboring a secret -- she was born Lillian Dumont, and spent her childhood with a silver spoon in her mouth, until the deaths of her wealthy parents and the evil schemes of an abusive uncle forced her to take drastic measures. She'd never planned to return to her former life or her abandoned identity -- but when her childhood sweetheart, Ty, resurfa
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Kath
Apr 16, 2009 Kath rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Alcazar
page 14 and my heart already aches ..... dammit!

My least favorite Carly book so far.
1. too wordy, not enough conversation for my taste
2. storyline was a bit far-fetched to me and everything was unresolved. all these mayo things happened (that's all i can say without spoiling it) but yet nothing seemed to be dealt with. I mean seriously, who comes back from the dead after a decade and everyone just says 'oh hey, how are ya?'...um, reality check, no.
I could go on, but then I'd just be giving away
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Shawnee Bowlin
Mar 25, 2015 Shawnee Bowlin rated it really liked it
Carly Phillips caught my interest with Cross my Heart because it is one of those weird scenarios where I have asked myself, "What if this happened to me?" I did have an eerily similar event when my own mother passed and an uncle was involved, but I was already an adult and had no need to run away to save my life.
It would have been great if Carly could have included more of Lilly's life during her struggle in New York. However, that may have required writing a whole other book!
I enjoyed Lilly's f
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Whispers From
Feb 19, 2016 Whispers From rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second chance at love story

Lacey faked her own death at seventeen to get away from her abusive uncle. She'd lost her parents and he became her guardian. Her best friends Ty and Hunter helped her pull it off. Now ten years later they find out her uncle is going to have her declared dead and collect her very sizable trust fund. Ty finds out and goes to New York City to bring her back home. Lacey goes back to face her uncle and her past. But someone wants her dead because she collects her trust fun
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LaFleurBleue
Not great. Not as fluffy as the Hot zone series and seemingly less stupid.
However the plot did not really convince me. Once again the timeline was weirdly managed. It seems Lilly could only have spent a few weeks, months at best living with Ty and Hunter; despite that they turn the best friends of the world. I also never got convinced that Lilly suffered any real abuse from her uncle, the worst that is mentioned is angry words. To my opinion that does not explain 9 years of staying away almost
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Diana
Dec 05, 2008 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lilly was a rich orphan, targeted by her greedy uncle for her fortune. With her best friend Ty's help she faked her death and then disappeared into the big city under an assumed name. Now, though, Ty has come to find her again, to help her reclaim her fortune and see if their childish infatuation can become something more.

Not quite was I was expecting. Lilly/Lacey and Ty are an absolutely adorable couple, that have past history but no real problems or obstacles between them. The murder plot was
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Laura
Dec 27, 2010 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This would be a good book to read on the beach or listen to in the car when you want something simple and not distracting. This was my first Phillips book, and it will probably be my last. The storyline was so-so and the characters were rather standard. There also wasn't much humor. Now, I like the occasional light romance, which is why I picked up this book, but there are better authors. I would recommend Janet Evanovich's early romances in place of this book, since they are equally "light" but ...more
Anica
May 31, 2008 Anica rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
One word to describe this book? YAWN! What a boring book. Seriously. I dunno what it is with Carly Phillips but either her books are fucking awesome (like the Hot Zone books) or they suck majorly. Like this one.
I mean you could have really done something with this idea. So bad she didn't. :( And what really starts to annoy me (in general) is why all the women have to cry like on every damn page. *sigh*
I am still curious if she learned from this book and wrote a better book for Hunter's story! *h
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Alyssa
Jan 26, 2013 Alyssa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Laura
Jul 26, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books, 2012
I can't believe I used to love Carly Phillips so much, because now when I re-read a lot of her books, they are so lame. This was no exception. It was sooooooooo lame and cheesy, especially on audiobook.

The writing is not good, the diatribes by the characters and the struggle with falling for the other person is just lame. LAME.

And as others said, this story is totally unbelievable. You move 3 hours away and don't see each other for 10 years? Yeah, right.

A sadistic part of myself wants to listen
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Jamie Mae
Dec 28, 2011 Jamie Mae marked it as unreadable  ·  review of another edition
I tried. I really tried but I couldn't s suspend my disbelief in the basic premise of this story or understand the heroine's appeal. I got about halfway through when I decided there are hundreds of potentially good books on my 'to read' list to continue on with this book. I'm normally a fan of Carly Phillips so I really wanted to like this book.

The worst book is a hundred time better that mediocre television.
Jaclyn
Aug 06, 2010 Jaclyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
Such a cute story. I love the premise of three childhood best friends reuniting as adults and still finding their friendship as solid and essential as it was when they were 17. I love that Ty and Hunter remained best friends over the years and I loved how Lacey/Lily fit right back into the picture. Who doesn't enjoy that fantasy of the best friends finally getting together after years of thinking about it?
Tatrd
Apr 11, 2011 Tatrd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lacey Kinkaid aka Lilly Dumont & Tyler "Ty" Benson & "Hunter" Daniel
Lilly's Uncle is abusing her and wants her trust fund so the friends stage her death and she runs to NYC at 17. 10 years later the guys learn her Uncle is going to claim her estate so private investigator Ty (who's always loved her) goes to NYC and convinces her to come home to claim it. Someone tries to kill her. Lilly loves Ty too although Hunter falls for her as well but his story will be a sequel.
Barb
Aug 03, 2012 Barb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Presumed dead, Lilly makes an appearance in her home town. Some were happy to see her, some were surprised, and some were very unhappy. Plots began to kill Lilly for good this time. Who would want her dead? Any why? Lots of twists and turn. Each character brought out a new twist. Overall, it was a very good book, and a quick read. You fell in love with Lilly, and felt sorry for her in the process. I gave this a 4 star.
Kshydog
Sep 02, 2014 Kshydog rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the premise of the book that high school love can be real but like many of the chick-lit books it took forever to move forward. A lot of thinking about the past. Enjoyed the characters of Lilly/Lacey and Ty and how they could still care about each other after all the time that past. Liked the mystery of who was trying to murder and knew there was more to the uncle's story. Thought Hunter played the part of a true friend and look forward to next book about him.
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