True Believers #1
Kindle Edition: 235 pages
Published by Penguin Publishing
Release Date: May 7th 2013
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…
I completely read this series out of order. No surprise there as I have done this same exact thing multiple times now. You would think it wouldn’t happen anymore now that I use goodreads all the time. No such luck. I read the third book first Believe which so far has been my favorite, then half of Sweet the fourth book and then book one and finally two. I know I’m weird.
Rory is shy. One night when her friends are hooking up she’s left alone in the room with her crush. She thinks he’s just like her, shy and misunderstood. Except he’s not and he doesn’t understand the word no. When Tyler saves her Rory sees him in a whole new light. Soon Rory begins to run into Tyler everywhere and their relationship begins to change. Too bad the reality of Tyler’s life becomes complicated which may end their relationship.
I liked True a lot. The whole story was totally a wild ride and scary emotions. True definitely drew me in to the characters world and I enjoyed every minute of it. I thought this would be the typical boy from the wrong side of the tracks and the pretty pampered virgin, they fall in love, they don’t understand each other and break up, and then bam they get back together. Now while that is kind of what happened I liked the take on this traditional story.
Tyler is working and going to school so he can support his family. He sells his mothers drugs so she won’t OD and he loves his family to death. He doesn’t think he’s good enough for Rory, after he finds out she’s a virgin and her friends try to make a deal with him to go out with her he’s definitely interested in getting to know her.
Rory is shy and still a virgin. Nobody has ever wanted to go out with her or asked her on a date. Even the day she was attacked the guy didn’t want her. Rory is smart and works hard and tries to have a social life but she expects she’ll die a virgin. When Tyler starts taking interest she thinks it’s a dream come true, that a really attractive guy actually likes her. While they come from different worlds I liked how Rory understood and never judged Tyler and his family. Rory was a cute sweet character and I enjoyed watching her grow as a character from a shy girl to someone who stood up for herself and took what she wanted.
All in all I enjoyed True. I am a sucker for strong girls who become stronger throughout the book. I thought the storyline was exciting and different even though it was bad boy meets good girl. Erin McCarthy did a great job with this story and I am so excited to read more of this series.
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.