Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: True

True by Erin McCarthy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: May 7, 2013
Received ARC from the Penguin Group through Net Galley
for an honest review.
Description from NetGalley:
A captivating New Adult novel from New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy.
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…
My Thoughts:
I had mixed feeling about this story. When I first started reading it, I was worried it would be all about Rory losing her virginity. Thank goodness it was much more than that. It is about a romance that started out as intrigue, then friendship, then more attraction, and finally love.
Rory hasn't had much, if any, experience with boys. She is a book smart girl. But one night out at a friends' house with her roommates, she is rescued from a dirty scoundrel by Tyler. He offers to get her home safely, especially since she had a little too much to drink, and from there he knew he wanted to know more about this girl that was inexperienced, yet smart. He semi-slowly gets to know Rory, and they realize there is more to their now friendship, and that they both would like more out of the relationship.
Tyler warns Rory in the beginning that she will regret the relationship, but Rory is adamant that he let her decide for herself. Even after she meets his dysfunctional family, it only makes her love him more, seeing how he cares for his brothers, Jayden and Easton, and how he handles his drug dependent mother. But of course like any great story these days, there had to be obstacles in the way and trials to come between them.
Some things I enjoyed were how they fell in love. The relationship felt real, and I loved how they didn't have instant love. At first Rory couldn't even understand why Tyler was paying her any attention. She was funny, and always looked to the logical side of everything. But she learned love isn't logical and passion can not always be understood. It just is.
I also loved the meaning behind the book title, True. I am not going to give it away, except to say it has to do with family. I love when stories have simple things like this to bring more meaning to the story.
What I didn't like was what Tyler had happen to him near the end. I did not think it was necessary to take the obstacle in the story in that direction. It actually makes me a little angry, and I don't feel like it came to a conclusion to bring me peace over it. I am not going to spoil it, but I really think it could have been something else that didn't feel like it ruined a hopeful future.
The end rounded up nicely for Rory and Tyler, and maybe sometime there will be a sequel written to help make a more happy future. If that is the case, I will read it, and if not I will probably skip a future book.
This story does contain some strong language and bedroom scenes.
My Rating: 3 stars 

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