Series: True Believers,
Also in this series: Sweet, Believe, Shatter
Published by Berkley Books on 07 May 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Also by this author: Sweet, Believe, Shatter, You Make Me
Place(s) traveled to: Cincinnati, Ohio
First Line(s): Getting drunk was not in my plans for Friday night.
When I first heard that Erin McCarthy was branching out into new adult as I had loved her adult romance series. But then I read the opening lines of True and I wasn’t so sure about it. I don’t mind virgin heroines but I don’t like how the moment a girls friends here she is then they immediately say she needs to have sex. Or the girl herself thinks that there is something wrong with herself as she’s never had sex in high school. In True, Rory’s friends go one step further by hiring someone to do the deed. *cue heavy sigh and much eye rolling*
It was my love of Erin McCarthy’s past books that kept me reading and in the end I was really glad I had done so. As True is much more than a girl losing her virginity story. In fact, that isn’t even a huge part of the overall plot. True is more of a story about love and building a lasting bond. Rory and Tyler have such a real relationship that they often made my heart ache (in all the very best of ways). I just loved their chemistry and I was so glad that I didn’t stop reading after the opening paragraphs.
Part of what really makes True come alive though are the secondary characters. Rory’s roommates are a bit two dimensional but I do love how they challenge Rory to be a bit more than she thinks she is. Even though I didn’t care for some of their methods in helping Rory see that. Tyler’s brothers, on the other hand, are just filled with crazy fun. Their love and closeness just really leaps off the pages. I really loved the scenes that included them as they really helped add realism to the story.
True may not have started out how I would have liked but it got so much better from there. Once I got past those opening pages I was hooked and couldn’t put this one down. I loved the characters and all the emotions that Erin McCarthy managed to make me feel as I read this story. McCarthy is a gifted and talented story-teller and if you enjoy her adult books that you are bound to like these books as well.