ARC Review: Believe by Erin McCarthy

Posted January 21, 2014 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: Believe by Erin McCarthy
by Erin McCarthy

3 Stars


Released: 2014-01-21
Published by InterMix
Pages: 145
Format: eARC


“Let me just say this book was not what I expected…It just fell a bit flat for me.” ~Under the Covers

BELIEVE brings us to party girl Robin and her story.  How far she had to fall and build herself back up.  Let me just say this book was not what I expected.  From Robin and what she went through, through the hero and how different he was from my first impression.

I actually really liked Phoenix (the hero, yeah cool name, huh?).  He’s got the bad boy thing going, just got out of jail, not a penny in his pocket, no job.  But I swear after all those bad marks against him he’s a great guy!  I can see how easy it was for Robin to fall for him (or lean on him?) and at the end I do think he was the right kind of hero to help Robin through her issues.

Robin I wasn’t so crazy about.  She’s got issues with drinking, issues with having slept with her friends’ boyfriend during one of those drunken nights, and issues with her guilt.  I don’t mind that these issues were touched, just wasn’t a fan of Robin and her level of maturity.

I have enjoyed this series in the past for what it was.  Light entertainment, a few deeper issues, and some interesting but young characters.  I can’t say the same for BELIEVE.  Maybe it was just my disconnect with the heroine from the very beginning because of the string of bad decisions she’s made.  And maybe it was just the fact that I thought she was just seeking refuge in her relationship with Phoenix.  Not sure.  It just fell a bit flat for me, although it was still entertaining enough to read.

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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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Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

I read this one and I too didn’t get Robin. I couldn’t figure out so much about her and it affected how I felt about the relationship and the whole story really. It was nice to see what was going on with the other couples and getting time with a hero like Phoenix.


Thanks Francesca.


Hmmm sad to hear this isn’t that great….erin mccarthy wrote one of my favorite books ..the pregnancy test

Amy R
Amy R

I’ve only read the first book True, I will probably use the library for the rest of the books instead of buying.

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