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Across My Heart

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Meet the Serras: A Dynasty of Murders


Everything I know is a lie.

My name. My family. One huge, tangled web of lies. Oh, and the biggest of them all? That I'm safe.

Only one man has the guts to tell me the truth.

Casper North is everything I'm not. Brave. Wild. Adventurous—with a reputation for living on the edge. My story unravels around the same time I discover he
Published April 27th 2018
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 STARS.
Release Date-27/4/18

"Across My Heart" by Shanna Clayton really hit that sweet spot for me.
It was such an intensely engrossing read that I found such a great fit for the romantic suspense genre.
I found this to be an excellent beginning to an edge of your seat new series that sucked me straight into the action and intrigue from the second I picked this up.
If I'm being really picky here though, I would say this leans more towards the suspenseful than the romantic an
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Across My Heart is a hot romantic suspense that's full of mystery and twists and turns.

Amelia knows someone (or someones) is following her. And someone else is trying to kill her. Now if she could just figure out who and why. When she meets Casper, the man hired to protect her, the sparks fly. Casper has a lot of demons, and he knows that Amelia is just a job. And she is, at first. As the two try to figure out who the killer is, their feelings start to grow and the tension is masking a serious a
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow what a fast paced romantic thriller that's full of action and danger. Amelia is a woman doomed by her families death curse. She meets asper when her father hires him to protect her or stalk her as she says. This book will grab your attention at the beginning and keep you going until the end. Their attraction and chemistry is off the charts. No spoiler here, but a good story with lots of steam. I read a reader copy and voluntarily chose to write a review. ...more
Brittany Alexander
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This is a great start to an amazing series! I cannot wait for the next book, because if it's as heart racing as this one was, I'm in for a treat.

Amelia De Palma is being stalked. Except her stalker turns out to be a very attractive guy that has been hired to watch her and keep her safe.

Soon after she meets her stalker face to face, she learns that she's actually Amelia Serra. And the Serra family is cursed. There's a killer out there hell bent on extinguishing all of the living Serras, and A
Jennifer Pierson
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I went back and forth about the rating of this story because normally an ending is a big deal for me, and this ending was a tad rushed in my opinion after the heart racing goodness getting there. And yeah, I know that it's a series that will span more books, but I'm talking about Amelia & Casper's part in it. However, I cannot deny that Shanna Clayton's talented writing style had completely rendered me addicted to her Dynasty of Murders series, as I found it an original story line that intrigued ...more
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh, never read a book quite like this one. Talk about suspense and having more questions than anticipated. This book is awesome, it’s got so much going for it, drama, romance, deceit, lies, adventure, mystery, death. It’s a romantic thriller, it’s jammed pack with so much information you don’t know what to make of anything until it’s too late... read this book with caution, analyse everything and look deeper into the clues Shanna provides in this series!!

Cas and Mila are two polar opposi
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This book started off a bit slow for me, but then it really picked up. There was so much suspense and mystery as to who was responsible for the family murders and the family along with Casper were intriguing.

Considering the amount of change and danger that Amelia is put through just months after the death of the only family member she can remember, Amelia copes remarkably well. Never once does she break down and go
Shelly Celli
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Murder, mayhem...and romance?

This book is a perfect blend of all three. The characters are all fighting for their lives and have no clue who they’re up against. It’s a family curse that keeps getting stranger and stranger. Each and every person is in fear for their lives and are battling their feelings daily. Amelia is the innocent one in all of this, she has absolutely no clue what’s going on in her family until her Gran passes and a guard dog is sent to try and keep her alive. She meets her fa
Wendy Livingstone
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a new author to me, and I look forward to reading more of her work. Amelia finds herself with a stalker, and when Casper shows himself to her, she learns that he is actually there to protect her and her life as she knows it is a complete lie. These two are drawn to each other, but will Casper be able to keep Amelia safe? No spoilers; this story needs to be read! This is a well written story which has mystery, suspense and is a steamy read. However, the only down side, in my opinion, is t ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Across My Heart is a romance/mystery/suspense novel about a woman who realizes the life she thought she had was a lie. Not only that, someone is watching her and someone wants her dead. Her life is completely turned upside down when she meets her “stalker” Casper, who she’s crazily attracted to and the feeling is mutual. It’s a race to find answers and try to stay away from the unknown killer. The story is very interesting and keeps the reader guessing and the romance is done well too. I appreci ...more
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
* I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own *

This is the story of Amelia de Palma who in fact is really Amelia Serra, and it seems the Serra’s are cursed to die, so when Amelia has a stalker, and a killer out for her she is sent to London to be with her brother, sister, aunt and uncle.
It seems that her stalker is in fact her protector by the name of Casper North and he will do all he can to keep her safe, but when they start to fall for each other they are not su
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was really intrigued after reading the blurb for this book. The plot concept was different and I was immediately interested. There was a lot going on with this book. There was murder, mystery, intrigue, suspense, and an intense chemistry between Amelia and Casper. I was totally immersed in this story and the characters. I wasn’t crazy about the ending. I wanted more answers, and honestly, I didn’t want Amelia and Casper’s story to end. But it was overall a great read. I’m really hoping there’s ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read for me. Amelia’s family is cursed and she is only just learning about the fact now. Casper was sent to protect her but he is forced to revel himself and he is the one that tells her about the curse. As Casper and Amelia spend time together, sparks fly, can they find a way to end the curse? Fast-paced read with plenty of drama and suspense, the story really draws you in and takes you on a ride. I really liked it.
Melanie Jo
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. I normally read just romance but I really liked the suspense, thrill and mystery with this one. The characters had amazing chemistry it definitely keeps you engaged. Shanna is a new author to me and I'm glad I read this one. Can't wait to read more from her. Great job.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
What an absolute amazing book, I loved the action and all the suspense in it. This one will definitely keep you intrigued until the end. You won't want to put the book down. The chemistry between the two characters is off the charts and hot. I look forward to reading more from this author. ...more
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Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This book was riveting. It was heart pounding and so full of surprises. I loved this book.
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