2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

4 POV are better than 1! Crossing Paths by Melanie Stinnett

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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 side by side with him on a new media campaign, their feelings for each other come alive. But when his actions start to speak louder than words, she wonders if she’s missing something.

Meanwhile, Caroline is fighting against her feelings for a recent acquaintance, and she decides to keep her new love interest a secret from June. Overwhelmed by these new emotions, her moods change swiftly, swinging up and down like a yo-yo.

While June and Caroline try to maneuver their way through new relationships, Caroline starts lying to June to protect her from a truth that threatens to break her heart and tear them apart.

In the end, Caroline’s deceit will test their friendship, and June will have to decide if her chance at love is worth putting her heart on the line.

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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 (Caroline has never been serious about guys, either), but maybe they’re both ready to settle down.  Would it really hurt anything to see where this “forbidden” relationship might go before telling June?

Meanwhile, June gets sent on a business trip to New York, where she meets Cohen, the most attractive guy she has ever seen…aaand she manages to thoroughly embarrass herself in front of him…twice.  Business meetings turn into lunches, then dates, and June is thrilled with the possibility of love.  But lately Cohen seems off…is he hiding something from her?  When he disappears without so much as a phone call or text, she has to figure out what’s going on.

When Caroline gets a call about a family emergency back home, June and Liam drop everything and go with her…that’s when the stuff hits the fan.  Can June really forgive Caroline for the secrets she’s been hiding?  Will she stick around when other truths come out?

Crossing Paths is a great read!  It is told from 4 alternating POVs, and I loved getting inside the heads of all of the characters!  It did take a few minutes to adjust initially but I grew to love it.  You mainly see through the eyes of June and Caroline, but Liam and Cohen have a few shining moments, as well.  Although it does have some pretty serious situations, it isn’t too heavy, and overall it is a fun, super-sweet romance with a little bit of drama thrown in for good measure.  I definitely recommend it!

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Author Bio:


I have enjoyed reading and writing since I was very young. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of spending time with my mom or grandma reading a good book. Over the years, it never crossed my mind that writing my own novel would be an attainable goal. After reading several independently published novels by Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover and others, I decided I needed to give that dream a chance.
When I’m not reading and writing, I enjoy spending time with my three favorite guys: my husband and my two little boys.

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