Rowena’s review of Shatter (True Believers #4) by Erin McCarthy.
From the USA Today bestselling author of True, Sweet, and Believe comes a tantalizing New Adult novel about finding love in the most unexpected ways…
Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again…
While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child.
With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole…
This is the final book in the True Believers series by Erin McCarthy. I wasn’t aware that this was the last book when I read it so that makes me sad since I liked this set of characters but I guess there really isn’t anyone left that needs a story so I’m at peace with this knowledge and I think that McCarthy wrote a pretty great New Adult series that I enjoyed reading.
This book follows the last of the roommates from the beginning, Kylie find her happily ever after (or right now anyway) with her tutor, Jonathan Kadisch. If you read the previous books in this series then you’ll remember Kylie being the girl whose boyfriend cheated on her with Robin, one of Kylie’s best friends and roommate. It was a betrayal that try as she might, she couldn’t get past and I thought she was completely justified in keeping her space from Robin to just be mad about the whole situation and in her anger at Nate. Her heart broke and having one of the girls that you trust betray you like that isn’t an easy thing to get over quickly but I’m glad that she worked through her issues with Robin and that she was working on forgiving her and keeping her in her life because Robin was more than sorry for what happened and I liked her.
I’ve read every book in this series and I’ve got to say that this book was my favorite of the bunch. I liked getting to know Kylie and I loved the romance between her and Jonathan. I liked the way that they were with each other and even when they were both being buttheads, I thought they were cute.
Kylie was such a likable character. She had a great support system in both her family and her friends and when shit hits the fan and she has to make decisions, I thought she rolled with the punches like a champ. She adjusted her plans accordingly and was trying to make the best of an expected situation. I adored seeing her with each of the girls, even Robin and I thought that all four of these girls were the kind of friends that girls need in their lives.
When we first meet Jonathan, I was intrigued by him because he’s so different from the other guys in this series. He’s not this mysterious bad boy. He didn’t just get out of jail. He was a nerd with a big brain and he owned his nerdiness….and I dug that. As much as I liked the other guys in this series, Jonathan was my favorite because he was refreshing and charming and I adored him. He wasn’t perfect. He didn’t know what he was doing with Kylie and had no experience with a girl like Kylie but he didn’t put up much of a fight where she was concerned. There were times when I wanted to smack him upside his head for the choices he made, dating wise and things he said to Kylie but overall, I loved him. He was great.
I think this series ended on a high note and I’m so glad that I read it. I’m sad to see these guys go but I was glad to have been a part of the ride. This was a great contemporary New Adult story and I definitely recommend it.
Grade: 4 out of 5
This book is available from InterMix. You can purchase it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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