Published: May 7, 2013
Publisher: InterMix- Penguin Group
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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…
The main character, Rory, never really let herself get close to anyone after her mother died when she was young. Once her friends discover this they try setting up Rory with Tyler, the resident 'bad boy' at their school. I know, it may not sound that original, but for some reason it felt really unique and I enjoyed the story while reading it.
There's, of course, a romance, but there's definitely some funny parts! I love Rory and Tyler's sense of humor! Another part I enjoyed was how easily I was able to relate to Rory during parts of the story. She'd feel not good enough to on top of the world back to feeling just all around lost. I loved that throughout the book Rory learned a lot, but she still stayed true to herself.
The characters grew throughout the book, both together and individually as people. True wasn't just solely focused a relationship, it also looked at two people's separate lives and showed us a different world for each character. The best part, in my opinion, was that despite their extreme differences the two really did complement each other well, which made the book that much more awesome to read.
"She had murmured to me that the world had stopped for a moment and gone dark, but tomorrow, the sun would rise all over again. It would do that everyday, until one day we were okay."
I just had to put this one in, Rory and I have the same opinion of Tom Cruise, haha!
"I've never liked Tom Cruise. he Always reminded me of someone's creepy cousin, who smiles too big before he touches your butt and whispers something gross in your ear with hot whiskey on his breath."
I know what you're probably thinking: 'Just another opposites attract, boy from the wrong side of the tracks type of book', well that's totally wrong! True discusses the struggles young adults face in college and definitely doesn't sugar coat a relationship. It's real, it's honest (and as cheesy as this may sound) it's true.