TITLE: Cross My Heart
AUTHOR: Catt Ford
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Catt Ford
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Crossdresser
LENGTH: 220 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 20, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book / $ 11.2 -paperback
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Roland Reynolds—or Lana Renault, as she’s now known—knows that life is no fairy tale. Fortunately she has her trusted friends, nicknamed the dwarfs, to keep her company. She lives her life to the fullest while keeping what’s beneath her skirt to herself.
American painter Daniel Hunter is no stranger to adversity either, and it’s left him with not only strength but secrets. Unlike Lana, he remains aloof, content to observe life and beauty from the sidelines… until the first time their eyes meet on a crowded Paris street.
Cupid’s arrow finds its mark in Daniel, but while Lana longs for romance, she knows there’s no prince in her happy ever after. If their story is to have a fairy-tale ending, Daniel will have to convince Lana to let down her walls—and, in the process, reveal what he fears sharing the most.
Cross My Heart by Catt Ford is a heart-warming story about two individuals trying to be true to themselves and happen to find love at the same time. The book was well written and nicely edited, and I couldn’t stop reading it. The characters were complex and damaged but still very much lovable, and they had wonderful supporting characters. The storyline was a new one for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book has so many twists and turns and trust issues and walls to break down, and I loved how the author uncovered and got us through them. And so many hot, hot, hot scenes. Yummy. I can’t wait to read more books by Catt Ford.
Roland Reynolds – or Lana Renault, as she is now known – has always been a feminine boy and has always wanted to wear girls’ clothes since she was five years old. She loves the colors, textures, accessories and makeup that goes with being a female. However, she doesn’t hate her real body or being a boy. She isn’t transgender she’s a gay cross-dresser. She doesn’t think that she will ever find true love or anybody that wants to date a gay man that’s more comfortable dressed as a woman. She’s known lots of hardships in her life and has built up some very high walls. She also has three childhood friends that she affectionately calls her dwarfs and three musketeers. Her dwarves are there to protect their princess, and they are very protective especially after she’d been attacked in the past by one of her dates.
Daniel has been many things in his life and not all of them good. He’s moved to France to get away from his past. He is currently a painter, and he also has some pretty high walls. When he sees Lana across a busy street, it’s love at first sight for him, and he must find out who she is because he desperately wants to paint her. He becomes kind of a stalker trying to find her until he realizes exactly how creepy he’s become and backs off.
When they finally meet, they’ll tread carefully, but the chemistry between them won’t be denied. All they have to do is learn how to trust and break down some walls.
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****