Thursday, May 9, 2013

True by Erin McCarthy

Awkward girl meets scorching-hot boy…

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 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… 

Reason why I'm probably not going to read anymore New Adult:

1) Trying to picture these characters as their real ages made me feel like I was reading about babies
2) Heavy, emotional problems like these that still attempt to end in a HEA confuse me because their future seems so unlikely 
3) I'M SKEEVED OUT by their ages. I'm sorry. I can't. I thought I could handle adult sex with physically adult characters and I've had to face the facts that I need people to be 24+, please and thank you. 

The book itself and the story is ok, the family drama and bad boy meets good girl tropes are both things I tend to be ok with in my contemporary romances. Personally I had problems balancing their ages with their parents, and the fact that because they were young the parents were really applicable and at times detrimental to their desires. Combine that with roommates/friends who pull one of the most bullsh*t moves I've read about it in a while and Rory continues to be friend with them? Sorry, the ending was cute and I hope the best for the characters because they're pretty likable, but this was just not my kinda book.

Overall Feeling - C-

Series - None (?)