Publication date: August 11th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Blurb:Fate brings them together
Fame & lies keep them apart
One truth remains…
She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story…
At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and evade the whisperings about her heartbreaking loss of her twin that follows her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense—when she lies about her age and who she really is—intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story.
His only focus is baseball, but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day…
At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day that he saved from that horrific car accident and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?
They share this incredible connection, but fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways…
And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, and the trappings of fame that continually separate them, and in lieu of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.
This much is true.
After a horrific car accident claims the life of her twin sister, Tally Landon has to begin a life without her other half. Being 17 years old and on a fast track of becoming one of the greatest ballet dancers, this is a wrench in her life she never though possible. One night however, changed everything when she hooked up with an up-and-coming baseball star that seems to not just get under her skin but thaw her frozen soul and let her feel for the first time This Much Is True follows Tally on her journey through life with all the ups and downs that comes with it, but will it lead her to the arms of Lincoln Presley?
I loved that this book was a complete novel. No cliffhangers to deal with and 6 or 7 books to come in the future keeping you waiting around for years, it's all right here. That is so refreshing to see in a literary world with everyone wants to stretch a story out to create more books. To its' credit, This Much Is True is also paced remarkably well for a book that goes through about 10 years worth of material and almost nothing is left out. The two main characters were awesome, from the always self-deprecating Tally to the seemingly perfect, good guy Linc, it is clear that they are meant for each other from the second they meet, even if they make stupid decisions. Those twists and turns in relationships are what made this story stand out to me because it is a narrative that makes you want to throttle someone at points but then kiss them both at others. Along with these intricate main characters, you have a whole slew of supporting characters that make this book flow with ease and keep our main characters grounded.
My only real problem with This Much Is True is simply that it repeats itself too much. For example, I get that Nika is a tall beautiful Russian, I didn't need to hear about 12 times throughout the story. This happens with more than just character descriptions too which bothered me. It didn't dampen the story but it made me feel like I was a little kid that needed to be told things over and over. Again, touching and amazing story it just put a damper on the ease of reading for me. I thought overall that it had a solid story line grown from grief and loss to be saved by love, and that was truly an accomplishment. - My Opinion- *** 3 Stars!
About the author:
Dark. Edgy. Contemporary. Romantic. Were we describing me? Or my fiction? Sorry. I drink too much...coffee, not enough water. I swear too much for God and my mother, and I slip these into my fiction. Sorry. I'm impatient, a perfectionist, a wordsmith, a dreamer, which ends up being good and bad. I'm a workaholic; ask my fam-dam-ily. I've written four novels in as many years: SEEING JULIA, NOT TO US, & WHEN I SEE YOU, as well as my latest release THIS MUCH IS TRUE. If you love angsty, unpredictable love stories, I'm yours. ♥
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