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Cross My Heart (Ty & Hunter #1)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  2,423 ratings  ·  128 reviews
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 going to make it. Only, neither one ever forg ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Harlequin Books (first published July 25th 2006)
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Mar 31, 2008 Karin rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people needing a mindless read
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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
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
Sam Kozbial
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
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
Shawnee Bowlin
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
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
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
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
Patti K
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
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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,
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"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
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.
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
Normally Carly Phillips is a pretty strong and solid contemporary romance writer. But this book was predictable and really not very hot in terms of sparks and setting. The sequel has been set-up, but I don't have any real desire to read it.

Don't get me wrong, this book is okay, it's just not a must read, can't put down, fun to take to the beach sort of book. It's just okay.

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?', reality check, no.
I could go on, but then I'd just be giving away
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Raamat kolmest sõbrast: Ty, Hunter ja Lilly kasvavd koos Ty ema peres. Lilly onu himustab tüdruku raha. Noortel ei jää muud üle, kui lavastatkse Lilly surm. 10 aastat hiljem kohtuvad noored uuesti, sest onu tahab kuulutada Lilly surnuks ja raha kätte saada. Lilly ja Ty on teineteise jaoks taas olemas ja nende armastus kasvab. Koos tehakse kindlaks, kes Lilly surma himustas. Hea lugemine.
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
Sarah Jane
Sort of like all the other Carly Phillips...the story was highly unbelievable with a slightly interesting twist and characters that are too stupid to exist in real life. I was glad when I finally reached the end.
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
Awesome book

I chose this rating because it shows how two people fall in love and money comes with a price to pay for love and loss of both parents
Great read! It reads quickly and is intriguing. Can't wait to start the second book to find out about Molly and hunter.
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
Liked but not as much as others read before I think
Mary Jo
The storyline had possibilities that never materialized.
Predictable plot but none the less a decent book overall. Average.
I would recommend this book.
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
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