ARC Review: Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy

Posted March 6, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Seeing is Believing by Erin McCarthy
Seeing is Believing
by Erin McCarthy

4 Stars


Released: Mar 5, 2013
Series: Cuttersville #3
Published by Berkley
Pages: 271
Format: ARC



“Sweet and sexy read.  If you love small town romances, with quirky characters, a sense of community and just a touch of magic…then you should give this one a try.” ~Under the Covers

First of all, let me just say that this is a very sweet book that I would definitely recommend.  It’s a story about a little girl that was awkward and not well adjusted, who had a crush on a boy that was older than her but always made her feel good.  Now she’s a young woman and that boy is a man, and fate brings them back into each other lives.  From there, they take matters into their own hands.

But there was also a big surprise for me when I started reading this, and not even so far into it.  The heroine can see ghosts.  She’s always been able to, people around her kind of know about it, and she’s learned to deal with it.  Quite frankly, I don’t think I could go to sleep with the ghost of a dead woman sleeping at my feet but that’s just me.  I often find that I’m not a fan of throwing a small paranormal element into a story like this but in this book, and after the initial shock, it worked for me.  The author did an excellent job at not overwhelming the romance with this and it only added another layer instead of distracting.  Well done!

Then there’s the romance.  Piper and Brady have a ton of chemistry.  They’re both a little innocent and cute at how they go about it but for the most part they are straightforward about what they want.  Brady was thinking he would only be in town for a short amount of time while he got his head straight after being laid off from a big city advertising job.  Piper is more than happy with her small town living.  So they agree on a fling to get that attraction out of their system.

But where Piper is seen as the prodigy child that can do no wrong, Brady is seen as the loser or the fuck up.  He never got his art career to blossom, he doesn’t currently have a job and he goes through women like he needs new socks everyday.  Everyone thinks he’s not good enough for Piper.  This he has to prove to himself, and to others, that he is.

SEEING IS BELIEVING is a sweet and sexy read.  Not the most alpha hero and not the most kick ass heroine, but they were great together and they were fun to read about.  If you love small town romances, with quirky characters, a sense of community and just a touch of magic…then you should give this one a try.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Erin McCarthy

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.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Sue Peace
Sue Peace

I can’t wait to get this book!!!

Ana Blaze
Ana Blaze

This looks like exactly my kind of read-sweet, sexy and a little paranormal. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the review. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

Kathleen O
Kathleen O

Oh I do like this book..I can’t wait to read it.

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks Francesca I love Erin’s books.


Thanks Francesca!