By: Erin McCarthy
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
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…
True is a wonderful display of romance. From the start it had my full attention. What person would immediately fall in love with a man that protects a woman honor. When Rory finds herself in a very dangerous situation Tyler is the first to become her knight in shining armor. I was completely absorbed into the story from this point on, and had my emotions wrapped so deeply that I deeply experience very roll of this thunderstorm romance. At this point I must add that I would have rated this story with a very satisfied four stars, but about midway through the story a couple complaints required me to reconsider this rating. Rory is new and inexperienced with relationships, and I understand this an expected a little naivety accordingly. Although, what I experience after this couples relationship shift was more of a teenage romance. Rory seems to take on quite a whiny personality for a bit, and this was a huge turnoff for myself. Not only did it wear on my tolerance, but it also seemed a bit out of character for a young woman that is so real and direct. Rory is nothing like others girls, so to run through act was frustrating and judgment altering. I also at this point had a serious issue with the play out of Rory and Tyler’s first night together. No, I didn’t have any problems with them being together, but for someone that has spent a life of hard times with his mother and brothers. It seems very out of character for Tyler to be so emotionally charged. Throughout this story he was more of an actions guy, so to see him blurt out of all of feelings without any real effort was not an easy settler. It seems that with it approach it was rushed, and made such a highly potent story somehow less. If with these problems it was still a great story, but with noticeable issues. I would definitely be on board for more from this author, but I see some extremely promising potential.