Thursday, May 16, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...True by Erin McCarthy

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… 
Published May 7th, 2013
Coming into reading "True" I thought that it was going to be a typical new adult fiction book but I was pleasantly surprised.

Rory Macintosh is a smart, socially award college student who like in the synopsis is still a virgin at 20 years old.

Tyler, is the popular playboy who leads a troubled life but is trying to turn himself around.  He meets Rory after being hired to take her virginity but finds himself for once wanting to have an actual relationship with someone instead of an one night stand.

I really liked how in depth McCarthy goes in the growth  development in both Rory and Tyler's characters.  They really are each other's "ying to their yang" or in other words "are each other's missing puzzle pieces"= the perfect couple. <3

I know that Rory was often insecure but I liked how she was very headstrong in her ambitions.  Tyler, on the other hand, was confident on the outside but also insecure about himself in the inside.  He gave off this tough playboy kind of persona but once he meets Rory she brings out his vulnerability and we see a new side to him as well as Rory.

My only complaint about "True" would be the ending.  For me it was okay but I feel as if there could have been more.  Then again, it looks like McCarthy is going to make this into a series so perhaps we will see or feel more fulfilled as we read on into the sequels?  Only time will tell my lovelies!!

My Rating:

-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8

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