True (True Believers #1) by Erin McCarthy (2 Stars)
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…
Meh. I feel meh about this book, and too bad because I was really interested on this one. But its not really bad, I just didn’t see what I wanted to see.
I expected myself to swoon over how sweet their relationship is. To feel protective of the heroine, or something tragic, etc, etc. This book provided great content, the problem is that its not what I expected.
The plot of the book was different compared to the other books that I’ve read with the same “feel” as this book. And in a way I appreciate that. The pacing was also just right. But there is a lack in drama in this book. Which is weird since the blurb itself shows that there would be dramatic situation in it.
I’m also not a big fan of the characters. I hate Rory’s friends, to me, its one thing to arrange your friend to date someone, but them paying him to date her is just mean. I know that they did that out of concern, but did they not think of what she would feel when she finds out? *face slap*. Then there’s Rory, to me Rory seems kinda bland as a character, I don’t know what to make of her, and I don’t really remember her much.
I don’t get that. I mean, if you love her that much, and if you think you are unworthy. Them make yourself worthy, change the wrong ways of your life. BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF. Running away, will not do you good, it will only lead to depression.
MY FINAL NOTE
Me giving this a two star isn’t necessarily bad. To me, it was just an “okay” book, and even though I wanted to love it. Its just wasn’t for me. But I am definitely sure that somebody else would love it more that I did :)