Oct. 15, 2013
True Believers #2
Penguin Group (Intermix)
Sweet is Jessica Sweet’s story, Rory’s fun loving, boy crazy girlfriend and older brother Riley is the hero. We see a total 360 from Jessica when she meets and slowly starts to fall in love with older brother Riley, a 360 that is believable. Often times, authors find it hard to turn a character around, but McCarthy seems to be a pro about it. And Riley was so dang cute in his jealousy and protectiveness! I just about died. Why can’t all guys be like that…and look like that.
Jessica’s progression from a slut to a dedicated, home decorating girlfriend is amazing, and I loved reading how she transformed when she met the right guy. Riley was a little frightening in his jealousy and anger, but you have to remind yourself that he was defending Jessica from all the guys that came before him. I was pretty stunned during the ending pages by the outcome of their relationship; I never expected them to become engaged before Rory and Tyler. But that just goes to show, that predictability is not something you’ll find with Erin McCarthy.
I also loved the family dynamic that began in the first book; True. Tyler, Rory, Easton, Jayden, Jessica, Riley, and Rory somehow reminded me of the TV Show; Roseanne in a way. Dysfunctional yet loving at the same time. We also got a taste of the next installment in this series, Believe which is Robin’s story. Can’t wait to read that one!