I was talking to a friend last night at the wine bar and I was mentioning writing a college age heroine, and she just sighed and said, “Wow, college was the best and the worst time of my life. I had a blast, made awesome friends, partied, crushed on the wrong guy, then fell in love with the right one and had him break my heart.” She went on to say those four years still influence her now in her early thirties.
For me the opportunity to write about those years was too exciting to pass up, because like my friend, that transitional phase of my life altered the course of it. I almost failed out of college, I defied my parents, I ran off and got married. It was all crucial to me discovering who I really was, how to manage my freedom and my responsibilities, and to accept that sometimes love can be so intense it’s painful. All of those feelings went in to TRUE, my May release.
When Rory Macintosh notices that Tyler Mann is suddenly paying attention to her, she just thinks the tattooed bad-boy feels sorry for her, the shy girl. But she has no idea that her roommates and Tyler have agreed for him to stage a hookup. Along the way, both discover that neither is what they appear to be, and that love and passion come in unexpected places. Does Rory defy her father to continue to date a guy who is in a whole heap of legal trouble?
I hope you’ll enjoy reading TRUE, about that exciting and often messy point in a girl’s life where she leaves behind her family and forges her own path.
Erin McCarthy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 40 novels and novellas in the paranormal, contemporary romance, and young adult genres. The author is a RITA award finalist and an American Library Association winner of the Reluctant Young Reader award. She lives with her family in Ohio.
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