St. Martin's Griffin
Crossed Hearts is the second novel in beloved bestselling author Barbara Delinsky’s Matchmaker trilogy about a woman who makes up crossword puzzles for a living—and a man who just might be the answer to L-O-V-E in her life…
Leah Gates always enjoys a good challenge—with words or otherwise. Still, she should have known better than to leave New York City for this. Knee-deep mud, lashing rain, a burned-down cabin…so much for the R&R that she hoped to find in rural New Hampshire. What had her friend Victoria Lesser been thinking?
Woodsman Garrick Rodenheiser was stunned and wary when Leah turned up shivering on his porch. A beautiful woman, miles from nowhere, spelled trouble for him. But he couldn’t just slam the door in her face—or shut out the storm of passion that raged between them…
Originally published as Twelve Across.
Praise for Barbara Delinsky:
“A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors.”—The Boston Globe
“Delinsky combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling—a winning combination.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[She] has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Delinsky does a wonderful and realistic job portraying family dynamics.”—Library Journal
“A writer who continues to earn her bestseller status.”—Bookreporter.com
“Delinsky never fails to entertain.”—RT Book Reviews