Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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 that 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…
Sweet and steamy new adult romance.
My Thoughts on True
I found a free download of the e-book version of Erin McCarthy’s True purely by chance. A few clicks of my mouse later and I had the book. When I started reading the story, I was instantly glad that I had stumbled upon the offer! This is one of those books that really stays with a reader long after the closing sentence. I was in a right funk after finishing; my head still tangled in the characters, the plot, and the speculation of what comes next for Rory and Tyler.
I haven’t read any New Adult books, but I was intrigued by the genre and, now having read True, I’m even more interested to read more. Sure, True’s story is a little predictable and I could see some of the plot twists coming from a mile away, but I found Rory to be a character that I could really relate to on a number of levels. The way Erin McCarthy writes this particular character resonated with me and that only enhanced my attachment to the story.
By turns sweet, steamy, gritty, and heartbreaking, True is an outstanding read. The characters are captivating in all the best ways. I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed tightly in hopes for a sequel!