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Cross Your Heart (Broken Heart #7)

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Even vampires can be afraid of ghosts...

After the death of her husband-and her dreams of motherhood-Elizabeth Bretton returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Little did she know she would also give up her life as the Silverstone heiress.

But escaping the past isn't that easy-especially with a vengeful ghost trying to kill her, a 150-year-old mystery to s...more
Mass Market Paperback, 284 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Signet (first published July 29th 2010)
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After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Bretton returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma to sort through the old Silverstone mansion. But on her first night there she was attacked, killed and brought back as a vampire. Now Elizabeth is an undead heiress and learning to use her newfound vampire powers, including the ability to manipulate metals. That is until she begins to be haunted by a vengeful homicidal ghost and followed around by a hot were-jaguar detective called Tez. Eliz...more
Cross Your Heart: A Broken Heart Novel by Michele Bardsley
Paranormal Romance – Sept 7th, 2010
4 Stars

Cross Your Heart is a romantic paranormal mystery with comical elements. It is well written and the situations the heroine (Elizabeth) gets into, although terrifying, have laughter relief. You cannot put this book down because you’re having too much fun reading it.

Elizabeth is: cursed, childless, widowed and undead. But being miserable doesn’t keep an independent woman depressed for long and she f...more
So...I'll admit it. I saw this book at Borders and thought it looked GREAT! What I didn't realize, however, was that it was actually the 7th book in a series. Now, normally I would freak if I started that far into a series, but then I thought "Eh, why not?" SO glad I did. This was a great book for me to start in the series. Since I read this one, I've picked up the rest. I sincerely hope they are as good as this one. I am completely in love with Michele Bardsley's writing and can't wait to read...more
I absolutely love the Broken Heart Series from Michele Bardsley. I have often run out to get them on release date. The newest book, Cross your heart, follows Elizabeth Bretton who is a Silverstone and part of the 5 founding families of Broken Heart,OK. There really hasn't been much about Elizabeth in any of the previous books except to refer to her as the richest person in town.

However, I found Elizabeth to be vulnerable and couragous. She was a strong women and gets intangled in the town's mys...more
Denise Main
Apr 16, 2011 Denise Main rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants a light-hearted and amusing look at the supernatural!
A friend gave me a load of books and 'Cross Your Heart' was in the pile. Seventh of a series (Broken Heart)of related, but stand-alone stories about a group of 'supernatural friends' or is that fiends, it was an odd book to begin with, but easy to follow. I loved it!It was funny with a nice storyline which including snippets of the heroine's friends and their antics. One of whom is a were-jaguar, also a detective, who helps heroine vampire, Elizabeth, to rid herself of a malevolent ghost. Despit...more
Cross Your Heart is the seventh book in the Broken Heart series by Michele Bardsley and a Paranormal Romance from Signet Eclipse.

Book Blurb:

Even Vampires Are Afraid Of Ghosts

After the death of my husband - and my dreams of motherhood - I returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Little did I know I would literally give up my life as Elizabeth Bretton, the Silverstone heiress. The whole undead situation calls for a drink - blood martini, straight up, please.

Escaping the past isn’t...more
Lynda Tatad
Who knew that a vampire could be afraid of ghosts! Widowed Elizabeth Bretton had returned to the Silverstone estate in Broken Heart Oklahoma (though her Great Uncle's will states that no Livingstone can live in the home), and became a victim of a vampire attack the same night as many other Broken Heart residents. The vampire Consortium came in and "saved" all the victims by turning them into vampires.

43 year old Elizabeth had some adjusting to do, as all the others did, but definitely liked th...more
This book captured my interest from the beginning I couldn't wait to read more. I liked Elizabeth Bretton from the start and Tez was the perfect alpha male. Elizabeth, Tez, and the ghost made for the perfect trio of intrigue. Every time I thought I had it figured out where the book was going the story would take a turn I never saw coming. Tez new what he wanted and went after it with single minded determination. What did he want you ask well.......Elizabeth Bretton on course! There was also the...more
Sandra "Jeanz"
Cross Your Heart by Michele Bardsley, book seven in the broken heart series
This book is about Elizabeth Bretton, who has returned to her family estate at Broken heart in Oklahoma. She doesn't know it at the time but she will give up her life as the Silverstone heiress.
With a vengeful ghost trying to kill her, it proves hard to leave the past behind her. Elizabeth has to solve a mystery that is around 150 years old. and her "love" interest?....... come on you have the gist of the books by now her...more
Much, much better than the previous book in the series.

Elizabeth doesn't believe in love. She married a man that was her social equal and he cheated on her all the time. On top of it they never had children. (Just something that confused me: wasn't the assumption that so many people survived the turning because they were single parents or something. I could be wrong, though.) And now there's a murderous ghost in her house and an extremely hot man who is trying to seduce her.

Tez, a jaguar shapesh...more
Seduced By Books
If you haven't read the Broken Heart series, I highly recommend checking it out. Michelle Bardsley creates a paranormal world full of humor, great characters, and interesting plots.

I was so excited for Cross Your Heart, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. This is book seven in the series, and like all the others, it absolutely didn't disappoint! Each book in this series has managed to pull me into the story from page one. In this book we meet Elizabeth Bretton, a very prim and proper...more
Martina the Book Fairy

This is a PNR series featuring mostly vampires, but with additions from werewolves, demons, dragons, werecats, ghosts and numerous other supernatural creatures. The first book sets up the scenario - in the teeny town of Broken Heart, Oklahoma - a town with an extraordinarily high rate of divorced single-parents - Lorcan, a master vampire striken by a disease known as "the taint" attacks & kills 12 single parents before he is captured. The conglomeration of vampires tracking Lorcan f...more
I just love this series, the town of Broken Heart is such a fun concept it makes me wish that there was really a town like this and that I lived there. I think what I love about it so much is that all of these supernatural types of people seem to live in harmony and they are all so glad to have a place where they don't have to hide what they are.

In this book we really delve into the history of Broken Heart and we find that it is not what they all were brought up believing. Elizabeth seems to be...more
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“Cross Your Heart” by Michele Bardsley

Elizabeth Breton was once a human, but not anymore. Elizabeth had a pretty good life going for herself. She had no money worries, and high hopes of one day having her own children with a great guy. Those days of being a mommy are long gone for Elizabeth though, she is now a vampire and has to drink blood to survive. There is one good thing about being a vampire though, and that is that Elizabeth will never age, she will always look good. She’ll never have t
Cid Tyer
B&N made a wondrous error and handed over my copy of Cross Your Heart the Thursday before its release. Wanna guess what I stayed up Thursday night doing? Take a WILD guess. Yeah, I was up until around 3am reading it straight through. I will go back in the near future and read through it slowly, but I can tell you now that Michele delivered – again – with her Broken Heart series.

The Setting – is still Broken Heart, Oklahoma. A few years have come and gone since everyone became undead and thin...more
Cross Your Heart is the 7th book in the Broken Heart, OK series. In this one we get a closer look at Elizabeth Bretton, the prim and proper Silverstone heiress. Her life, though lonely as others in the BH community start pairing up, is moving along as usual until she starts hearing her name called. She is being haunted by a ghost. While trying to figure out what the voices are telling her, she runs into Tez, a hot, flirtatious, were-jaguar. He instantly knows Lizzie is his mate, but she's not so...more
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3.5 stars

Favorite Quote: "Jesus. That vocabulary of yours makes me hot...but that snooty tone of yours is what really gets me hard."

While Elizabeth Bretton didn't expect to live forever; she did expect to live for awhile. After her husband’s death, she comes home to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma only to be attacked by a vampire and turned. But life or non-life isn't all it's cracked up to be.

When she is attacked in the woods by her home she is saved by the very hot and the very sme...more
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After having been so disappointed in the previous book in this series, I was revealed to find myself back in a happy place when it came to Broken Heart.

I found the characters of Elizabeth and Tez to be unique to the series, which kept me hooked and interested. Elizabeth is different to the other women of Broken Heart. She keeps to herself, she is older and she finds herself being totally alone. She was brought up as a proper lady and thus acts just like one,...more
This was another great book in the Broken Heart Vamps series, and this one focused not only on the history of the town Broken Heart. But it also exposed the reader to a new supernatural being, the werecats.

The book opens with a flashback to an event that happened in Broken Heart's history and talk about a curse that used to be on the town so you know something bad's going to happen in the book. Than we meet Elizabeth. She's having some weird stuff going on in her house, with some sort of ghost...more
Bronwyn Rykiert
Another great story in this series of Broken Heart Paranormals.

Elizabeth Bretton was given a jewellry box and when she opened it she felt like she was being strangled and at the same time she dreamt of a women who had been strangled, her name was also Elizabeth. Elizabeth felt compelled to go into the woods behind her home when she found a skull, while there she was attacked again but was rescued by a panther who turned into a hunky naked man name Tez Jones.

Tez had been asked to Broken Heart by...more
Sherri Ripley
One of my favorites in this series. I loved the contrasting main characters - Elizabeth who's always proper and Tez who's blunt and little crude. Plus Elizabeth isn't headstrong to the point of stupidity. She's not afraid to call for reinforcement nor does she attempt to handle the threat alone.
I've personally really enjoyed the whole Broken Hearts series, but was really disappointed in this book. This is supposedly filed under romance, because there is supposed to be some sort of romance in the book. However, almost the entirety of the book was spent solving the mystery that was the base story for the book, and there was just not enough character development at all. The romance between the two main characters had no real buildup. There were some good scenes involving the characters, b...more
This is book 7 in a sassy, chick-lit/cozy paranormal romance series. It's not high art by any stretch of the imagination, but the series is fun and entertaining. I thought this installment was a bit weak, but I did still finish it. This one is about an old-money 40-something vampire and a leopard-shifter falling in love while the town is haunted by the original hundred-year-old Broken Heart curse. There was one death in this book of a shifter that I wish the author had left out, and I wish the m...more
Krista Schwartz
This one kept me gripped once I found the time to sit and read for more than 1/2 hour. The
build up to the ending kept me glued and turning pages quickly, although I did find the ending a little anti-climactic. The book just seemed to end...although that could be because I was enjoying the plot line so much and didn't want it to end. Although anxious to begin the next one, I've started one of my other books as a breather because I'm always saddened when I've run out of books in the series to con...more
After the death of her husband-and her dreams of motherhood-Elizabeth Bretton returned to the family estate in Broken Heart, Oklahoma. Little did she know she would also give up her life as the Silverstone heiress.

But escaping the past isn't that easy-especially with a vengeful ghost trying to kill her, a 150-year-old mystery to solve, and an outrageously hot were-jaguar named "Tez" trying to get into her boudoir

Damn here we go again Another amazing book I could not put down and stretch it out...more
I love LOVE these books! So much fun! This one was a really fast read, but steamy and hot!! Imagine getting married to someone after just meeting them four days ago! But these gals in broken heart waste no time. :) I liked Elizabeth. She is prim and proper but knows what she wants. And Tez is just all around hot, and a kitty cat too. The perfect male. HA! The mystery was interesting and gave us some background on Broken Heart. And while some of it felt a tiny bit rushed it did end well. Bardsley...more
Elizabeth Bretton finds herself haunted by a malevolent ghost while being seduced by a were-jaguar.

It had been a while since I read the last book, so I was a little confused at first, but I quickly got back into it. This series never fails to disappoint, and the author has unconventional, unique heroines. Tex was a fun hero, although I'm not sure the reason he left Tampa was ever resolved. The ghost situation was very clever, and had some unexpected twists. It looks like now we have run out of t...more
Ellie W
I've read all the Broken Heart books so far and they always leave me wanting more. This one was no different. I'm not much of a romance reader, but these have a bit of mystery and a lot of humor, so I enjoy them very much.
This follows Elizabeth, a vampire, and were-jaguar police detective named Zed. Between them and the paranormal residents of Broken Heart , many we have come to know and love in previous books, as they try to find out the town's ancient secret and lift the curse that affects all...more
Perfect combination of sass and fluff. Entertaining!
The Girl Who Tried Everything
One of the better books in the series, I really liked the storyline I wasn't as pleased with the character development. It had a good amount of paranormal but with an actually storyline that made you want to figure out, a lot of these books are just fluff with romance, and don't get me wrong this is that but it had a little something extra.
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National bestselling author Michele Bardsley writes about Oklahoma vampires, Texas wizards, small-town romance, murderous mothers, snarky housewives, and hot heroes. She also writes about zombie-making teenagers and reapers-in-training as Michele Vail. Her print books have sold more than 300,000 copies and counting.

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