The third book in the True series is about Robin (Rory and Jessica’s friend) and Phoenix (Tyler and Riley’s cousin). If you recall from “Sweet” something happened with Robin at the Shit Shack party where Riley dunked a guy’s head in Beer because of the way he was talking to Jess.
Robin has been aloof and just not herself since that party and her friends don’t understand. Phoenix his home from 5 months in jail and is crashing at the Mann house on the couch. When Robin stops by to paint a portrait of Easton and have dinner, Jessica grills her to find out what is wrong with her while Phoenix “sleeps” on the couch in the same room. And so it begins.
This was a great story. Phoenix is hot, hair hanging in the face, slim but muscular and a bit aloof himself. He is reserved and doesn’t trust a lot of people with his true self but he finds Robin to be easy to be around and he can’t seem to get enough of her.
Robin is pained. She hates how she behaved at the party and is committed to not let it happen again. She has distanced herself from her friends, stopped drinking and going to parties. She wants to find her center and Phoenix is just the man to help her do that. The connection is instant. They both feel better when in the presence of the other.
Erin McCarthy has done it again. She has created two characters that have troubled yet very different pasts and sparked a connection with them. She is such a great writer and I love reading her books.
I really like this series and can’t wait for the next book, “Shattered”. Please Please please, Erin hurry!
I give this book 4 stars