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Crossing Paths

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  38 reviews
The crossing paths of friendship, family, love, and loss are often complicated.

June Deckert and Caroline Smith sparked a friendship in college that carried them through graduation. Although they are complete opposites in every way, they have spent the last four years inseparable.

That is, until now.

June finds herself falling for a man who seems unattainable. As she works si
Kindle Edition, 319 pages
Published August 29th 2013 (first published August 20th 2013)
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Paula  Phillips
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Best friends for life are about to get a wake-up call and be shown that not only are family worth the long haul but also are the nature of best friends forever. College Roomies and now flatmates and in the intern pools of graduates June and Caroline are the best of friends. Caroline, never actually meeting June's family until now comes over for dinner and it is there that she falls head over heels with Liam - June's brother. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret from June as none of the ...more
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Sometimes you need a good book with no hair pulling or cat fights or drunken stupid mistakes. Just to curl up and enjoy the words written by an awesome author.

We all are looking for the next best book and sometimes when you take a chance you find one. I've been in the mood for a good love story and for me a good love story isn't one where they jump each other from the moment they fall in lust. I like the chase...the hunt...the flirting.

This book gave it to me. And more...It was
Nicole Huffman ~ Author Groupies
This book is a standalone with a HEA I was soooo in the need for a non-series book. I really enjoyed this book and the fact that there were no love triangles (as Rebecca likes to call them tridickathons). The story line was very original and had me captivated and needing to keep reading to find out how everything was going to fall into place. There were many times I found myself thinking both I so called it and I did not see that coming. Because of this the review is going to be very hard to wr ...more
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
This could have been a really good book, but the delivery was so frustrating!! I hate it when the entire book is based on characters that don't talk! The story is about two "best friends," June & Caroline, who have been friends for 4+ years and have lived together for 3, yet they tell each other nothing. I get Caroline's story...kind of. She falls for June's brother even though she was forbidden from persuing him (and he her). So they keep it a secret from June. I get that, except that June made ...more
Novel Grounds
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4 Stars|Goodreads|Amazon

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book. It was one of those books that was exactly what I wanted it to be when is tarted reading it. When I was contacted by the author I feel for the story form the start. Sometimes I just really want a book to fall in love with. Real emotions, real problems, relatable characters, a book that is the whole package. This novel delivered.

It was a story that I feel into each time I picked it up, but it was one that I enjoyed taking my
Rude Girl Book Blog
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-in-2013
Crossing Paths is the debut novel for Melanie Stinnett. Melanie weaves us through the trials and tribulations of two best friends whose lives happen to be anything but boring! This is a 4.5 star read!

June grew up in Texas with a sister and brother in a very loving home. June's parents adored each other and were committed to raising a close knit family. Her childhood was happy and by all accounts almost a real life Leave it to Beaver episode.

Caroline's parents divorced when she was eight. Her par
Nadine ShelfLove
Mar 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: love-romance
ARC kindly provided in exchange for honest review

Crossing Path is a light read with a sweet storyline; perfect for a book in between. It made me giggle, laugh and sometimes swoon. Its plot isn't too heavy and it's a fast read. I enjoyed and liked it but didn't love it.

It's the story about two best friends -June and Caroline- who used to be singles but then fall in love with two men; two men they are not supposed to fall for actually. The two girls are bff since college and moved across the coun
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 A joint review with G

A business trip on the fly leads to an unexpected interest. Unknown family members are interspersed within eachother's lives. Risks are taken, truths are withheld and lies are told all while paths are crossed. 4 people, one story....

June is a young woman thrown into her first business trip to NYC. On the plane she sees this very handsome stranger but has very little interaction with him aside from a clumsy moment of mistakenly throwing her magazine at him. She feels an i
Chelly Peeler
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
June and Caroline have been BFFs since freshman year in college. They are polar opposites of each other, but that just makes them that much closer, and after graduation they move to Texas together to begin their adult lives. One Sunday dinner at June’s house, Caroline is introduced to Liam (June’s hot brother) and she is immediately attracted to him…where has he been all her life? June pretty quickly shoots that down, Liam is known for being a man whore and never being serious about girls (Carol ...more
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great, solid debut novel by Melaine Stinnett. It was a fairly quick read that flowed really well, even with the 4 different POV's.

We meet two best friends June and Caroline, who have finished college, moved in together and started jobs in June's home state of Texas. With Caroline's family across the country in Seattle, Caroline is quickly embraced by June's family and meets her brother Liam. Although June tries to keep them apart, the attraction between the two quickly evolves into a
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Crossing Paths is a story of friendship between two young women, June and Caroline, who form a close bond after moving far away from their homes to attend college on the East Coast. After graduating they decide to move to Texas, near the home of Caroline, to start their careers. The book delves into how secrets can damage a friendship.

It is very difficult to write a review for this book without giving away any spoilers and giving away some of the specifics of the story, especially since
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviews
This story is essentially about two best friends who met in College, and have now graduated and moved back to one’s hometown to find jobs and start their lives. Caroline in instantly attracted to June’s brother Liam, and June is instantly attracted to a stranger she meets while on a business trip.

June lets Caroline and Liam both know to stay away from each other, but you can’t choose who you love. Caroline and Liam find it impossible to stay away, and start having a relationship behind June’s ba
Tbird London
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Although the author wrote this book alternating between the characters and their point of view, it flowed very nicely. It was interesting to be able to see into each character’s life, both from them and from the other characters. I had fun reading this book, my emotions went from smiling to anger. Melanie Stinnett did an awesome job of making me laugh, smile and cry. This is a romance book with just the right amount of “heat”.
Caroline and June became best friends their first year in college, eve
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Sheesh, this is a hard one for me. When I first started to read Crossing Paths I was excited, it really started out good. I even found myself laughing at some parts. But as it went on, I became disappointed. The story is about four people and you know the old saying six degrees of separation; this is kind of like that but on a closer scale then six degrees. As I kept reading I felt less and less of a connection to the characters. I felt like the characters did not even have a connection. Two of ...more
Fiona Wilson
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
June and Caroline are best friends, they have been since meeting in college. Caroline joins June and her family on a regular basis for meals, has done for a long time. The girls tell each other everything, or do they?

Caroline meets someone new, someone she knows June would not approve of her being with. As the feelings she has towards this man start to grow she makes the decision not to tell June. It is one of the hardest things she has ever had to do, and she knows it is a risky decision.

Melissa Yoder
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

WOW. WOW. WOW. I really, really loved this book. This story is about finding love when you least expect it when it seems like the odds are stacked against you. It is about a deep friendship that can survive secrets that could very well sever all bonds. It is about learning how to trust and second chances. I will definitely recommend this to anyone that is looking for a love story that is more than a billionaire playboy with a twisted past. These characters could be your neighbors, friends
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crossing Paths was a wonderful book! It revolved around 4 main characters and I loved each and every one of them. This book made me smile (a lot), and caused me to be concerned, hopeful,sad,anxious...I loved that it brought out so many different emotions and loved the hints of romantic "sizzle". It was a very smooth read and I could barely put it down. I read it in 2 nights, but then was sad that it was already over. I thought it was a great Break-out book for Melanie, and look forward to more o ...more
Helen Cuevas-tolentino
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW. I really, really loved this book. This story is about finding love when you least expect it when it seems like the odds are stacked against you. It is about a deep friendship that can survive secrets that could very well sever all bonds. It is about learning how to trust and second chances. I will definitely recommend this to anyone that is looking for a love story that is more than a billionaire playboy with a twisted past. These characters could be your neighbors, friends, coworkers. They ...more
Myra Espino
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Crossing Paths, will rock your world.
I love the concept of this story.
The characters' personalities are well written, I love how I got to feel them and relate with them.
One thing that I also loved about this book is that the POVs,
I love how I got to know each of their side in the story.
On how the story ended, I loved it, everything is there and it's not disappointing.

Ms. Melanie did a great job in making this story good and interesting.
This book is a good read and interesting.

~Ms. ME28
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot. Each chapter switched POVs, which made the book more interesting to me. I liked knowing what the main characters were thinking. Different relationship dynamics were explored. Caroline and June. Caroline and Liam. June and Cohen. June and her family, especially her mother. Cohen and his past. I was able to see where the storyline was probably going, but that didn't ruin it for me. I truly liked the end, I liked the way author Melanie Stinnett wrapped up her characters. I ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you want a lovely easy going story then this is it. I thoroughly enjoyed this & spent my Saturday reading it.
This story is told by 4 people's point of view. All the characters are brilliant & so loveable.
The twists had me turning the pages & had me engrossed.
This author has done a fantastic job with her debut novel. I look forward to reading more by her. Highly recommend this book.
Received in return for an honest review.
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely AMAZING!! A fast read for me, due to not being able to put it down.. Then, at the end, I was thinking.. there is No way that the author can end this in the amount of pages left.. But surprise!! & the emotion, omg!! I haven't cried like that in awhile!! Heart-broken tears to tears of happiness!! Yes! The vast emotion from one paragraph to the next at the end.. just WoW!! Very, Very, good book!! I cannot wait to read more from this author!! ...more
Talking Books
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A nice story to read with many funny moments, not to mention the sad and some oh no moments as well. It was also good how the author wrote from the perspective of each character.
Characters are believably written and with a compelling storyline your attention to this book won't waver. Recommended reading.
Oct 14, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm not one to read a synopsis, but you could tell where the story was leading within the first 2 chapters. It was a pleasant read, and it tugged on my heart strings at the climax, left me satisfied at the end. I had a hard time comprehending Cohen's position that is revealed towards the end, so he was a hard character to fall for, which is IMO why she provided 4 POV. Overall, I give it a 3.5 ...more
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story! Focusing on the lives of 4 characters at one time is such a change from the norm. My heart broke for Cohen in this book.
Aug 15, 2013 rated it liked it
It started okay but quickly became boring. I kept skimming looking for good parts.
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
4.5 stars
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
LOVED this book - invokes a wide range of emotions from happiness and laughter to sadness and tears. There is love, loss and lots of miscommunication!
Sarez Tomoan
Oct 02, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Cute story, some minor continuity problems which should have been picked up by the editor and I struggled with the authors style of writing.
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am stunned it was wrapped up Hallelujah no cliffhanger
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