Thursday, May 16, 2013

True by 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 initial reaction from this book was that I liked it. In some ways it is your average nerdy, awkward, and shy virgin girl who falls for the tattooed and pierced bad boy. Who is actually not that much of a bad boy after all.
But to me this story offered a little more to it, which made it stand apart from others. The story focuses on Rory and Tyler.  Shortly after Rory’s roommates decide to take matters into their own hands by paying Tyler to help her loose her virginity to him, Tyler and Rory begin to develop feelings for each other. But Tyler believes that Rory is too good, and he does not deserve someone like her.
It turns out that his mom is a drug addict and he takes care of her. He helps to take care and protect his younger brothers from their mom. Even though he has a ladies man/bad boy reputation, he is mature and responsible for his age.
It was easy to see why these two fell for each other.  Rory is smart, nerdy, shy, and honest. Tyler He is sexy, smart, and totally swoon-worthy. They each see the real person inside.
There is some drama, angst, and mature scenes in this book. So I would not call it a super light read. If you are a fan of Beautiful Disaster, Slammed, or Easy, then this book is right up your alley.

Rating: 3 ½ out of 5. 

**I recieved this book on behalf of Penguin Group Berkley, NAL/Signet Romance in exchange for nothing, but my honest opinion. Thank you.**

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