True: Tyler Mann and Rory Macintosh
(True Believers #1)
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…
So this book has apparently been sitting on my review TBR shelf for over three years. Oops.. So anyway, thanks NetGalley for reminding me that I had this book. I took a second look at the blurb and I was intrigued enough to give it a whirl and I’m pretty glad I did.
Tyler is a “bad boy” with a heart of gold, although, he’s not much of a bad boy he just looks like one. My favorite kind of “bad boy”. He’s had a rough upbringing and his younger brothers have it even worse. He does his best but it’s not always enough. Rory is super smart and a bit socially awkward. Usually I don’t like the whole innocent virgin thing but it’s totally buyable in this case. Rory is only 20 and just hasn’t had the opportunity to lose it mostly because she keeps most people at an arm's length.
So I’m still not sure how I feel about Tyler was her best friend and roommate's booty call at the beginning of this book. Not so much into the trading men thing but McCarthy managed to pull it off without much yuck factor. Pushing that aside, Tyler is pretty devoted to Rory from the get go. He doesn’t rush things and it all happens pretty organically. Overall, I liked the story. It wasn’t the best New Adult I’ve ever read but it was a pretty quick read. I finished it in one sitting and I'm intrigued enough to continue the series. I want to see what happens with everyone else.
*Review copy provided by Netgalley for an honest review. No other compensation was provided.