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Cross My Heart

(The Heart Falls Heroes #1)

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Pete Cross is struggling with the emotional and physical scars of war, the last thing he needs is to find himself attracted to the one woman he shouldn’t want … his best friend’s sister.

Struggling with the emotional and physical scars of war, Marine Pete Cross returns to his hometown, Heart Falls, New York, bitter and broken. The last person he wants to see is the stubborn
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Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published January 19th 2015 by Liquid Silver Books
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Tina ( As Told By Tina )
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my review in any shape or form.

I’m a sucker for my best friend’s little sister stories. Like seriously if the synopsis says anything close to “best friend’s little sister” I am reading it. I love those kind of stories so when I had the opportunity to review Cross My Heart, I immediately said yes. Not only is it a best friend’s little sister story but it is also has a Marine and I love Marines.

I had semi high expectation
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Meka♥books
I started reading this book the day after I received it and immediately recognized similarities with my childhood growing up as a MB (military brat). Unlike the story, I was fortunate enough to have my parent safely return home after each tour and without any physical scars. My personal feelings are emotional scars are always there whether someone wants to address them or not. I think this is especially true for those on the front lines of war as these individuals see/experience things up close ...more
Books, Coffee & Passion
Books, Coffee & Passion
John and Pete are best friends and Cara is John’s little sister. So, Pete and Cara are in love with each other since they were kids but, bro code and all, Pete fights his feelings for her out of respect for her father and of course for his best friend. He also tries to resist her because he thinks he’s not good enough for her, but he can’t help to protect her from everything, especially from other guys. Cara doesn’t understand he’s struggling to avoid crossing a line t
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Teresa
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Pete has been protecting Cara since they were kids. Attractions grow on both sides as they grow up. After graduation he joins the Marines and Cara doesn't hear from him or see him for 6 years. Pete, wounded in battle and suffering from PTSD comes home. Both have lingering feelings for the other, but Pete thinks acting on them would be a betrayal of his friend and Cara's brother. MEN and their silly codes..

I loved the chemistry between the 2 and I wanted to beat them both over the head for misre
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Ara Prado
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Cross My Heart
Author: K.D. Friedrich
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: May 17, 2015
Source: Copy Given by Author and Organizer

ARA'S NOTE:
I just finished reading another military survivor-themed romance book when I immersed myself in Cross My Heart. I did not expect it to be that...complicated between the two main characters. Let me tell you more about it...in a bit.


SYNOPSIS:
Pete Cross is struggling with the emotional and physical scars of war, the last thing he needs is to find himself attr
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Marie
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Blushing Reads My Thoughts
We meet Pete, John and Cara at a party where Cara is with her boyfriend.  Pete and John stop by to make sure she’s not doing anything stupid and that is when Pete finds her making out with the boyfriend and she's drunk. Pete loses it completely! It is clear they have feelings for one another but Cara is young and even though they share a steamy kiss Pete won't cross that line. They end up having a huge fight and Pete leaves for the
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books are love
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
received in exchange of a honest review.

I liked the realness of the story. A young man who has had a crush and his best friend’s sister since he was a child. always protecting her and being there for her. He doesn’t realize it is love until he is older and been through alot-war and back. He comes back more damaged and he has guilt. He feels unworthy of anything and anyone and is having hard time adjusting and horrible nightmares. Pete is a sweet caring guy. Used to be easy going and kind but his
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Christina Marie
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
RATING: 4.5 stars

**This book was sent to me in exchange for my honest review**

I have a thing for military romances. They have a soft spot in my heart. So when I was asked to review this book, I didn't hesitate because I just knew there was a story of a soldier just waiting to be told. And I was right.

I've never read anything by K.D. Friedrich, but she seems like a fairly new author. And this may be her first novels. If it is, then I am highly impressed. This was such an emotional, cohesive read
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Books, Coffee & Passion
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Books, Coffee & Passion
John and Pete are best friends and Cara is John's little sister. So, Pete and Cara are in love with each other since they were kids but, bro code and all, Pete fights his feelings for her out of respect for her father and of course for his best friend. He also tries to resist her because he thinks he's not good enough for her, but he can't help to protect her from everything, especially from other guys. Cara doesn't understand he's struggling to avoid crossing a line t
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Brigitte
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Pete grew up with Cara and her older brother John. Pete is very protective of Cara and even if his feelings run deeper than friendship, he hides it well in fear of losing John's friendship.

One evening Cara and Pete have an argument and she says some unpleasant things to him in the heat of the moment. He leaves to join the Navy the next day and keeps in touch with John but not Cara.

Pete returns six years later but he is a changed man. He puts on a brave front and doesn't divulge that he is plag
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Breanna Eichhorn
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just hearing Cara's name made his heart expand in Pete's chest. Pete has been protecting Cara since they were both kids. As they grew up their feelings started growing as well. He hasn't spoken to Cara in six years, when John asked her to pick up Pete she didn't want to. Pete has been thinking about Cara for the past six years, he picked up and called Cara at least a dozen times during his first year. His thoughts of her kept him safe during his tour. Pete doesn't want to betray his friends trus ...more
Erin Paige Bixby
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was an amazing story of lifelong friends and their struggle with their emotional connection to one another. They have been in love with each other for forever. Pete refuses to cross that line and ruin not one, but two friendships. Cara knows he is the love of her life and has never met someone that she could even remotely think of letting take his place. When Pete comes back from the Marines, he is different. He is dealing with PTSD and injuries. He doesn’t feel worthy of Cara and decides n ...more
FMR Book Grind
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
ERIN'S REVIEW
4 STARS

This was an amazing story of lifelong friends and their struggle with their emotional connection to one another. They have been in love with each other for forever. Pete refuses to cross that line and ruin not one, but two friendships. Cara knows he is the love of her life and has never met someone that she could even remotely think of letting take his place. When Pete comes back from the Marines, he is different. He is dealing with PTSD and injuries. He doesn’t feel worthy o
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Mindy
I have always been proud of our men and women in the military and I love a good war romance, but I know how hard it can be for wounded warriors to come back from the war and feel comfortable in the life we take for granted because they are out there protecting it for us. This story incorporates the pain and fear that happens during war and makes it okay, makes it a fact of life. I appreciated that aspect most in this story.

And it is a great story. It’s all about love, missed chances, and comin
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Rebecca Moore
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cross My Heart is a fantastic read! I was hooked from the beginning and finished the same day. I haven't had a book move me to tears, laughter and even anger in a long time and K.D. Friedrich did just that to me today! I feel if a book doesn't make your emotions flow, then it's not a good book. This book did it's job! Well done K.D. Friedrich!
Amy
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
This was ok. I liked the characters but I wasn't super into the story.
Mary
Jun 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Meh, the angst and the wavering went on a little too long and became boring but I pushed through. The ending was wrapped up in a nice little bow. Easy read.
Brandi
Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Almost there

I would love to see where the rest of this series goes; seemed like this book was missing something. I liked it a lot and want to see more of the other characters.
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K. D. Friedrich is a writer of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. By day, she crunches numbers, but by night, she's busy creating interesting worlds and compelling characters, hot alpha heroes being her favorite. In 2013, she placed second in the Golden Palm contest for Paranormal Romance. She's an overprotective mother (her daughter's words), lifelong New Yorker, and an obsessed reader of every ...more

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