Wednesday, April 16, 2014

REVIEW: Believe by Erin McCarthy


Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend. Now she’s faced with being THAT girl, and couldn’t be more disgusted with herself. She can’t even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that’s good and oh, so bad…

Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin’s house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he’s drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn’t care that he’s done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.

But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it’s a naïve dream to believe that his record won’t catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…

Title:  Believe
Series:  True Believers
Book #: 3
Author:  Erin McCarthy
Approximate Book Length:  232 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


I haven’t read the others in the series, but I definitely will after reading this one. I love the friendships and the little elements that add a little grit. It’s pretty light hearted, but there are things like Phoenix having been in jail that are little touches that I appreciate. It’s a story about redemption in more ways than one.

I enjoyed all the characters, except Nathan (which is how it should be). It felt real and I was taken for a ride right along with Robin. The conflicts were very authentic and the resolutions realistic – no easy ways out here!

My biggest problem here is that the few people that knew the big secret, wanted to keep it just that – a secret! Why? I believe it’s better to let that kind of secret out, because it’s more hurtful and insulting when buried, especially when it’s only found out later. So that bothered me a lot, but that’s the only thing that did. The rest resonated with me beautifully.

Bottom Line:

Believe is a story that takes you on a journey about self-realization and redemption, particularly for Robin. I was captivated by this story and only want to read more about this circle of friends.



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