One accident - a freaking car crash. That’s all it took to send my life
into a tailspin.
Little did I know that out of the wreckage,
everything would fall into place. I would get everything I had ever worked for.
Little did I know that I would find the woman who
would cross check my life, flipping everything upside down.
Even though she's melting the ice that surrounds
my heart, I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. Will I ever be able to
find my footing or am I destined to stay pinned against the boards?
Cross Checked does include characters from Hat Trick, the first book of
the series, but it can be read as a standalone. We do get glimpses of Brayden
and Karla in Hat Trick, so I was anxious to read Cross Checked. I really
enjoyed their quick sweet story.
Now it wasn’t always sweet for Brayden or Karla. Brayden had to take
care of his sister while Karla was dealing with her own heartbreak at home. The
car crash that crippled Brayden’s family also brought Karla into it. Even
though they both were interested in each other, other circumstances were in the
way. It just wasn’t their time.
Once Brayden and Karla connect, they spark. They have a good
relationship and just get each other. Their friendship grows into more and
helps each other through the drama.
After the sudden death of his wife two
years ago, Darren Griffin has finally found peace. He has a good life, good
job, two daughters he’d do anything for, and a beautiful home on the beach. Greer Monroe is grieving the loss of her father.
It’s the final rung on the broken ladder that’s become her life—crappy job, no
friends, and a cheating ex-boyfriend. At the insistence of her aunt, Greer
decides to spend some time at her family’s beach house. When the glee-filled sound of children’s laughter
dances through the breeze, Greer finds herself smiling again. The neighbor
girls are carefree, depicting a life Greer has only dreamed about. Husband,
children, happiness—a family. And their father, Darren, he’s everything a woman
could ever want. But it is, of course, only a dream. She can’t stay at Carolina Beach, no matter how
much she adores Darren and his daughters. She has responsibilities at home, a
mother who needs her. Where there’s love, there’s heartbreak, and she can’t go
through that again. And she sure as hell won’t do that to those little girls. But Darren isn’t letting her go that easily. It’s
been so long since he’s felt this way for anyone. Greer is his missing piece, a
piece he never thought he’d find. Saying goodbye is hard, but sometimes starting
over is even harder.
Only when they dare to dream again, will they ever
dare to love.
I absolutely love CA Harms’ books. Her writing
is smooth and all the scenes make you feel like you are there with the character.
The stories are heartfelt and well told. Dare to Dream was another one I could
not put down.
When reading the first chapters of Dare
to Dream I was not feeling #TuckertheFucker. He just seemed like a shady
playboy. At the time Greer needed him most, he was cheating on her with some
skank. I was proud of how Greer handled herself. You could tell she was more
mature than her now ex. I’m not sure I would have been as calm, but she had
other things to worry about, now that she lost her dad. She was completely
lost. When her aunt offers her a change and a break, she convinces herself this
is just want she needed.
Darren is the epitome of a man. He’s a
sexy, sweet alpha and an amazing father. Everything that would make any woman’s
ovaries explode. He was a mess after he lost his wife, but had to pick up the
pieces for their daughters. He’d do anything for them, again showing what a
true man should be.
When Darren and Greer meet, or should I
say stalk each other, they can’t tell what to make of each other. The laughing
and happy family on the other side of the fence intrigues Greer. After
realizing there’s no other woman, Greer can’t help herself fantasizing about
the sexy Dad. Darren wants to know more about the beauty in the usually vacant
blue house. She makes him feel things he hasn’t felt since his wife and his girls
have latched on to her more than he expected.
There were things going against Darren
and Greer. Darren’s guilt over possibly moving on from his wife, the two girls,
Greer having to go back home to deal with the rest of her father’s belongings,
her own grief and oh yes, dealing with Tucker.
Some of my favorite scenes are the way
Darren and Greer are with the girls. They make me giggle and sigh at the same
time. I love the mind of a child. They don’t hold anything back and when they
answer cell phones on their own, answering questions honestly, well it just
makes me fist pump ;-) The #SinfulSwivel is also another of my favorite scenes,
because, well, it’s just HOT!!
This book made me laugh and cry. It spoke
to me on a different level since I could relate to Greer’s situation. Losing
your father, one of your biggest fans, your first Valentine, your protector, it’s
devastating. Then to find a man you feel safe with and fall for faster than you
could have imagined, it’s both scary and exhilarating. CA can relate all these
emotions and connect with the reader on their own possible experiences. Just
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They called him Mack
Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie.
Thus, the nickname.
So was he: perfect.
The perfect physical male specimen.
At the private school
where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.
Everyone wanted a
piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy. I was riddled with
jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.
They didn’t know about
He’d chosen my school
for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.
As my friend Lorelai
so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly
attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was
suffering in pain from my case.
I was still intensely
attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a
relationship with another man just to protect my heart.
Not to mention,
getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing
Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.
And soon I might be
breaking all the rules.
Author's note – Told
in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel
I loved Frankie and
Mack. When Mack brings his son Jonah to the private school that Frankie teaches
at you can see the instant sparks. Something happened in their past and it
seemed like it did not end well. Mack is super-hot so every single mother wants
him and Frankie is trying her best to stay away. She's the quirky, different,
nerdy girl that Mack has a history with, but she’s the only woman he trusts
with his son.
There are some
characters in this book that I wanted to stab with a spoon, a rusty spoon. I
mean they are vile, evil people. All I wanted was for Karma to come back and
bite them big time. The pain and angst that Frankie and Mack had to go through
was heartbreaking. They both had their own issues to work past and then add in
these nasty people, I just wanted to hurt them.
I guess that’s why I
loved the book so much. There was a ton of emotions in it and the love Frankie
and Mack have is the real thing. The drama, hurt, and pain that Frankie, Mack
and Jonah had to endure only made their story more special. I read the book in
1 day because I had to know what happened, but I also didn’t want it to end.