May 09, 2013

True by Erin McCarthy Review

by Erin McCarthy
Published on May 7th 2013
InterMix, 238 pages
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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…

- description

True was a good contemporary romance. It's a new adult book, and the romance itself was was written pretty good. The story teach us the importance of true family, that's not necessarily constituted by parents and kids, but kids alone. Especially when parents are addicts or drunks. The kids stick together and they survive and rely on each other.

Rory. I extremely liked Rory. She was an amazing main character and her way of logical thinking was astonishing. I loved it! He scientific master brains were just awesome. For a 20 years old, she was pretty mature and grown up.

Tyler. Your typical bad bad with tattoos. But underneath it all, he was actually a very good guy. He takes care of his brothers the best way he can. And he also takes care for their mother even though she didn't really deserved it. He struggles so much to do the right thing, that I was quite surprised lots of times of how important doing the right thing was to him. Wish there were more people like him in the world. It would make it a better place to live in.

The story was written good, thought I figured I have troubles reading about parents who are addicts and drunks. It just makes me sad, especially when I realise this thing do happen in the world.

So, if you are searching for a good, realistic new adult contemporary romance, True is the perfect book for you! And the main character freaking rocks, so I am pretty sure you are going to like it! ;)

He didn't say anything, but I could see it. That pathetic, hopeless wanting. The desire for what you want but can't have. The need for someone to like you. I recognized it because I saw it in my own face every day.

No one wanted me. But that didn't mean I could be treated like shit. It didn't mean I wasn't a person, that I should toss over my dignity and accept whatever attention I got, no matter how selfish and crude it was.

I sobbed, for the little girl I had been, who had never understood why I didn't just fit in, and for the realisation that I never would. That my life was meant to be walked alone, with a thin plastic barrier taut between my and everyone else, my thoughts never capable of running parallel with the majority of human beings.

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