ARC Review: True by Erin McCarthy

Posted May 7, 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: True by Erin McCarthy
by Erin McCarthy

4 Stars


Released: May 7, 2013
Series: True Believers #1
Published by Penguin Group
Pages: 222
Format: ARC


“I was invested and hooked in the story and the characters from the very beginning” ~Under the Covers

I’ve always enjoyed Erin McCarthy’s writing style, however I was a bit scared to test the waters of this new adult novel.  The genre is hit or miss for me, especially since it’s plagued with TSTL heroines.

Rory is smart though.  Not only is she book smart, but I think her focus on studying and not being a crazy party girl works in her favor in my eyes.  She is more mature than her friends even though she still has the urges they have to experience life.

Then bring in Tyler.  He’s the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks.  What is it about that trope that works for me, I can’t tell you.  There’s a vulnerability to his character that he only allows Rory to see, but he’s tough and possessive without being a jerk.  He’s sweet and thoughtful.  Yeah, you could say not so realistic but I loved his character and was rooting for him the whole way.  Always wanting to do what was right.

The dynamic between Rory and Tyler worked very well.  They are so different but they understand each other more than anyone else does.  I loved that the author wasn’t scared to go to some darker places without going too deep.  I would still consider this a fast and light read that just deals with some tougher subjects.

And the TRUE tattoo and the TRUER necklace, that was so clever!  I can’t wait to see where the other brothers’ stories go from here.

I think Ms. McCarthy did a wonderful job with this story.  I was invested and hooked in the story and the characters from the very beginning.

*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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Vanessa Morse

Great review! I’m reading now, cannot wait to see what happens…and yes, only 11% in and hooked. 😉

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks Francesca. I love Erin’s books.


Sounds good…thanks Francesca!


Sounds promising,yeah,I will put this book on my TBR 🙂

Thanks for the recommendation and amazing review Francesca 🙂

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