Saturday, 18 May 2013

True by Erin McCarthy

Reviewed by Donna 4 Stars

Loved this story, was a different type of read from Erin and I must say I was not disappointed!!

The heroine is Rory, although she is a 20 year old virgin (and you might think, oh no not another one), this book is far from the norm. She is super intelligent, extremely honest but also has no self esteem, even though others think she is gorgeous she cannot see it herself. Her mum died when she was young and she was brought up by her father. He did the best he could and they have a very close relationship but she lacked that female influence whilst growing up. Her virginity is intact because she basically cut herself off and threw herself into her studies, she lacked the confidence to put herself out there, the one time she did make the effort it didn’t end well so she gave up trying to be the typical teenage girl.

Tyler was your typical bad boy, tattooed and pierced etc etc etc or was he…… We were led to believe that he was the player and was actually the “friends with benefits partner” of Rory’s friend..but after he and Rory became friends we saw another side to him. He was so not what you thought.

Rory and Tyler first become friends and study partners, Tyler is actually more intelligent than people give him credit for and wants to become an EMT, so he is doing his classes.  The reason he wants to become an EMT is what pulls at your heart strings and is the reason that I fell in love with Tyler.

There are a lot of side characters in this book, especially Tyler’s family, his brothers were adorable TRUE which soon became TRUER…read it, you will see what I mean. There is no instalust/love in this book and it is the friendship between the two that grows into love…however it seems that Tyler already had feelings even before Rory was aware…

“ I never stood a f***king chance, did I? You had me the minute I first saw you telling the guy next to you that you were pre-med and that the human centipede movie is physically impossible”

The writing was beautiful and pulled you in, although their families are poles apart you felt that what they had was genuine and worth fighting for. The love that brothers had despite all their problems and hardships had you melting at times.

I can’t really say too much as it will give the story away, but suffice to say that this is a fab read and I would recommend it.

I was upset with the ending, I felt that it really needed an epilogue…there is a lot more to find out about Tyler and Rory, I would love to see what happens to them going forward…I think that this book maybe part of a series but the next book is about a different character, I just hope that during this book Rory and Tyler’s story continues in the background so that we can see what happens going forward.

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