Sunday, May 12, 2013

True by Erin McCarthy + Featured Freebie

TrueWhen 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 Rating: 5 Roses

A wonderful New Adult romance. True was a great read, my new favorite NA book.

I've only read a few New Adult books, with the newness of the genre. And they all fell into a very predictable pattern that became overdone after the second book I read. What I liked about this book was that, while it did have the whole "bad boy and good girl" thing going on, it didn't stumble onto the pitfalls that other NA books have. So, I was able to truly enjoy it.

Rory was a great heroine. She is a little odd. Her mind works very logically and that makes her a little socially awkward. But that quirk made her so easy to relate to. And it made her less prone to dramatics than other heroines. I can't say much more about her other than she was a wonderful character.

Tyler was just as awesome. He was so sweet. His mother is a drug addict and leaves all her sons to fend for themselves. That left Tyler and his older brother taking care of their two younger brothers. I really liked how the bond between the brothers was portrayed. These four guys have counted on each other and their bond runs deep. Tyler's devotion to his family was so sweet. When it comes to Rory, he faces some insecurity. He sees himself, with his family issues and shaky future, as unworthy of Rory, who looks forward to a bright future. He was a deep character. And so sweet and adorable and not to mention incredibly attractive. I adored him.

The romance was well done. Sparks flew between these two immediately. Their relationship developed quickly but realistically. I thought they were a perfect couple.

The plot was fast paced. I was hooked the entire way through. And the ending was so wonderful. 

True was a brilliant read. If you like NA romance, you really should read this book.

*Thanks to Netgalley and Intermix for a copy!
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Riley Tanner has a best friend, the best friend a girl could ask for. He’s supportive, loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind, and thoughtful. He’s also the biggest player in school.

Their relationship has always been easy and affectionate, but after Riley’s month long vacation, things become a little strange. She starts to look at him in ways that go way beyond the ‘friend zone’. Add in her best friend’s rival, and things become a whole lot more complicated.



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Pride and passion collide in this sexy and emotionally rich Victorian-set historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan. Wicked in Your Arms is the first book in the acclaimed author’s Forgotten Princesses series—a marvelously sensual fable of a handsome prince searching for a suitable bride, but inconveniently smitten with a most unsuitable lady: the illegitimate daughter of one of the most unsavory characters in all of London! Wicked in Your Arms is a wonderful delight—the ideal romantic escape for Lisa Kleypas and Sabrina Jeffries readers.



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