True by Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Penguin Publishing, Signet Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 240 pages
ARC from NetGalley , for an honest review.
Awkward girl meets scorching-hot boy…
When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.
Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t…
Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…
True by Erin McCarthy was an outstanding love story that could have been written as a real life love story. The up and down moments, the build-up, it was all that and so much more… so pull up a chair and watch the “Rory and Tyler” show, damn it was so good.
Tyler was sweet but a true male, yes I said it. He becomes interested, he stumbles, god I wanted to slap him a few times. As you get into the book you see his heart is huge, trying to do the right thing is never easy especially when there is a woman involved.
Rory is as stable as they come; therefore, watching her blossom was so amazing that I cried. Her character development went from shy, to likeable, to sassy… her TRUE self. She believes in Tyler but is it enough? Can he be what she needs?
Rory and Tyler build on a friendship but tragedy, male pride, family, different sides of the tracks it all stands in their way. These two characters are what I call “golden characters”, they will capture your interest, make you feel a ton of emotions in a short time, they leave you with a sense that love will conquer all.
Secondary characters just added more heart to True, I hope Ms. McCarthy continues with all they’re stories they’re all unique. LOL, yes Erin I know that is a lot of books, but their all unique in their own way. I know at the end of True we get to look at the next book, I won’t spoil it, but I will say, “Go Riley!” *grins*
Plot line is laid out as an all American wrong side of the tracks. I think it could actually be made into a movie of the week.
If you enjoy a sweet sizzle romance, then True is a must have book for your reading library. Erin McCarthy’s books are sweetness encompassed with a bit of joy that you’ll want to savor.
Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb!