Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
Pub Date: 07/05/2013
Author: Erin McCarthy
A captivating New Adult novel from New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy.
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…
My understanding is this is Erin McCarthy's debut on Young Adult genre. This is her very first book that I read so I can't compare to her other books. When I started to read this book, I find the pace is kind of slow and it does not really attract me to continue reading. I put it aside for a while, and few weeks later I come back to pick it up again. And this time, I find that the book is actually not that bad after all. It's a bad boy with good girl kind of story.
As I read along, I slowly find myself attracted to Rosy and Tyler and just want to read more about them. What I like most about them is their honesty. They have been very honest with each other, especially Rosy, in which this is very important in all relationship. I think without this honesty, they probably would never get together. Although Tyler has not been very open with Rosy about the deal with her roommates, but he did not deny it when Rosy questioned him about that. And most important he never hide anything about the situation of his family to her. Which to me that's a plus point. The more I read, the more I like about Tyler. I actually can't hold my tears reading the part what Tyler's mom has done to him. I could not believe that she actually did it. I find the ending is a little brief though. I wish to read more what happen to Tyler after school reopen, whether did he get to continue studying or not, and the impact on that incident to his future. Nonetheless, overall it's a good read.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I'm looking forward to read the next book about Jessica.
Note: I receive the ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Galley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.