Author: Erin McCarthy
Published : May 22, 2013
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…
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
When I first started this story, I thought it was going to be your typical good girl meets bad boy, end of story. I was so wrong. This really wasn’t your
Rory is a sophomore in college and oh yeah she’s a virgin. Sounds typical right? Wrong again. Her best friends want to help her in this department. They believe if they hire someone to lose her virginity to, she will come out of her shell when it comes to guys. They choose Tyler, a college classmate who is hot and tattooed.
Tyler doesn’t believe he’s good enough for Rory, because her dreams of becoming a doctor don’t exactly match up to his plan of becoming an EMT. What I really liked about this story was that Rory was a strong girl. I’ve read too many stories where they make these virgin girls meek and innocent. I love that the author gave Rory a voice. She was confident (besides the usual girl insecurities) in what she wanted out of life. I also love that Tyler loved Rory for her she truly was. It made the story more realistic in the regard that he cared about her personality most of all. There also wasn’t insta-love! Thank goodness! You were allowed to see how the characters fell for each other, instead of being told love at first sight.
I absolutely adored this story. Tyler was just amazing. I don’t want to give anything away, but all you girls and guys are going to fall in love with him. Sure, there were times where I wanted to kick him, but overall, he was beyond words. As a reader, I look for character development. I think that allows you to connect to the story on another level. This story did that for me. The author has a nice flow in her writing that I enjoyed. I wish the ending wasn’t so rushed. I wanted more Tyler and Rory! I recommend this to anyone that is looking for a good college romance story.
Reviewed by Bianca xo
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