True by Erin McCarthy {Jenna’s Review}

Posted 17 July, 2013 by Jenna / 10 Comments

True by Erin McCarthy {Jenna’s Review}TRUE by Erin McCarthy
five-stars
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 240
Format: eBook
Source: Freebie
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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!

five-stars

Filed under: ESR: 10, New Adult, Review: Jenna, Romance, ,

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10 Responses to “True by Erin McCarthy {Jenna’s Review}”

  1. I’ve now read a couple NA books but this was the first one I loved! The others are so formulaic and this one seemed to divert a bit from that formula. Plus, the characters were sweet and I really enjoyed them.

  2. YAY JENNA!!! I absolutely adored this book as well, I’m so glad you were a fan:) I just loved Rory, she was my kind of girl and I so appreciated how she didn’t play games in her relationship with Tyler like so many girls do in YA and NA. She was just open and honest with him, especially when he tried to push her away. LOVED. I need more Erin McCarthy in my life:)

  3. I really like this author so I wanted to read this book because I am trying to give New Adult books a chance. So far I have not been overly impressed with the genre so I thought reading something by an author I know I like would help. While I did like this book and I didn’t think it was amazing.

    Thanks for the great review, I hope you enjoy the second book!

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