Crossing Promises

Kimberly Kincaid
Crossing Promises
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Montlake Romance
Release Date
January 2019
Book 3 of Cross Creek
Contemporary Romance

For Owen Cross, the only thing that matters more than family is farming. As the oldest Cross brother, the land is his legacy, and he'll do whatever it takes to make Cross Creek a success—including hiring local widow Cate McAllister to manage the bookkeeping tasks that are growing in his office like weeds. Cate's as pragmatic as she is pretty, and she rattles his hard-fought composure at every turn.

Cate had known a lot of things about her husband before he died three years ago in a car accident, but how much debt he'd gotten them into wasn't one of them. She needs her job at Cross Creek, even if her boss is both gruff and gorgeous. But Owen's a family man, through and through, and the last thing Cate is interested in is anything—or anyone—with strings attached.

As Owen and Cate join forces to right the farm, they discover there's more to the other than the surfaces shows, and that passion can be found in unexpected places. Can Cate heal from the loss of one family to gain the love of her life? Or will the past prove too much for the promise of the future?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Jun 11, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
43 people found the following review helpful
3 soil covered stars for CROSSING PROMISES.

Owen Cross knows he's meant to be nowhere else but running Cross Creek Farm. It's in his soul and his blood. But it's a lot of work, especially when his dad has scaled back, one brother decided on a new career and the other kinda likes spending time with his woman. Enter Cate McAllister. The young widow he's known his whole life is now his bookkeeper, and Owen's shocked at how damn good she is. He starts to see her in a new light, one that's surprising, but not unpleasant. Owen helps Cate see her potential, while Cate helps Owen relax…a little…and the two find a comfortable groove. Is it finally their chance for an HEA, or will expectations get in their way?

CROSSING PROMISES, book 3 in the Cross Creek series, is one I've really looked forward to, mostly because Owen has been the biggest douchenozzle in earlier books, and I figured SOMEONE had to love the curmudgeonly dude. Sadly, Owen didn't get much more lovable in this book, and I struggled with Cate as well. While my heart broke for her losses, she just wasn't a super lovable character. She didn't have a lot of depth, and her character was pigeonholed. So, in their own way, these two were great for each other. They were similar in their stoic focuses and they both chilled out (slightly). For the most part, CROSSING PROMISES was really just…boring. I really had to push myself to read this and not get distracted by Twitter or Expedition Unknown or twiddling my thumbs. It's not that this is a bad book, it's not, it's just that it's exceedingly average. No excitement, no dynamic characters, no real conflict, just, blah. Not the best addition to this series.

Bottom Line: No OM/OW or sharing; condom use; no BDSM/kink; no sexual assault; no violence/murder.
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