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Believe  - Erin McCarthy
Book Info
Kindle Edition
Expected publication: January 21st 2014 by "e-penguin"
edition language English
True Believers #3
other editions (2)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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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…

My Thoughts

Once again author Erin McCarthy has tackled the tangled web of young adults whose lives have been changed by events in their past causing them to finally wake up and see that the decision on what to do next would not be as easy as they once thought.

As someone whose idea of angst at my age is agonizing over “what to cook for supper” I am strongly addicted to the New Adult/Young Adult genres and after having enjoyed not to mention totally loved the first story in this series when this book became available as a digital advance reading copy on Netgalley just had to request it and then was so very happy to be approved by the publisher because “back in the day” knew girls like Robin and wanted to see how her tale turned out.

As usual there is a lot of drama, quite a bit of soul searching and happily by the end some resolutions for both Robin and Phoenix that leave the reader smiling and hopeful that things are working out.

We all make mistakes but the two big ones Robin made were errors of bad judgement with happily for her a new outlook on life.

Phoenix Sullivan however is a whole different kettle of fish but after years of just going through the motions it seems his life is also taking a turn in a better direction.

Interested to find out more about this pair and the rest of the "gang" in next book.

[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]