Shelfari edited the description of A Cross of Hearts Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
The Monster: A sexual psychopath The Princess: A broken ballerina The Hero: A smartass with a vintage Corvette ...Better pray for a miracle. J.B. Maverick's debut novel, "A Cross of Hearts", is a hauntingly poignant love story wrapped within a dark psychological thriller. Wyatt Halston is a most unorthodox, and gifted, rape crisis counselor when he meets Helen Magdalen, a beautiful ballerina psychologically shattered by a sadistic sexual psychopath. But Wyatt is on the edge of burnout and battling his own demons. Nevertheless, he tries, with the help of a brilliant psychotherapist, a cowboy detective, and a stuffed rabbit, to find some source of healing light to rescue Helen from her darkness. But all the while in the background, "the Dark Man" who tortured and brutalized Helen is still circling and watching. “In the space of a heartbeat, everything changes”, and Wyatt learns that price of love is infinitely higher than he ever imagined. A truly original novel, with a shocking ending that will leave you breathless and pondering the questions of what it means to truly love someone, how we discover who we are in this life, and what it takes to heal a wounded soul.