Crossing Hearts by Kimberly Kincaid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hunter Cross has no regrets. Having left his football prospects behind the day he graduated high school, he’s happy to carry out his legacy on his family’s farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah. But when a shoulder injury puts him face-to-face with the high school sweetheart who abandoned town—and him—twelve years ago, Hunter’s simple life gets a lot more complicated.
Emerson Montgomery has secrets. Refusing to divulge why she left her job as a hotshot physical therapist for a pro football team, she struggles to readjust to life in the hometown she left behind. The more time she spends with Hunter, the more Emerson finds herself wanting to trust him with the diagnosis of MS that has turned her world upside down.
But revealing secrets comes with a price. Can Hunter and Emerson rekindle their past love? Or will the realities of the present—and the trust that goes with them—burn that bridge for good?
I love the way Kimberly Kincaid writes a book!! She knows about MS and being in the medical field, I know this. It's hard for me to read a book about psychological issues, medical issues and an author doesn't know jack but when an author does her homework or has studied up - you can really tell because it lends meat to the story. Hunter and Emerson are fully dimensional people. They're not one-dimensional and I love that. Real life and real problems make for a good book sometimes. At no point did I feel like this was too heavy or that the issues were too much for the book. It could have toppled in the other direction at any time and for Kimberly to do the book justice is a hard thing. The last book I wrote a review on, the author didn't tackle the subject of illness so well and it tackled right over into unbelievable. I would definitely get this for my mother to read and I'd definitely want to read the second book. I didn't put it down to finish another book and I didn't walk away to gather strength to endure the rest of it. That's a good book! I won't give spoilers because I know people read reviews but the brothers...somethings up there!! Can't wait to see all the upcoming things that she has in store for them all.
I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.
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