by Erin McCarthy
My rating: 4 stars
Series: True Believers - Book 4
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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.
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…
Shatter by Erin McCarthy
It’s the unexplainable chemistry between two people that creates love and attraction. When the geek chemistry tutor and his not so brainy, chemistry student find that for as different as they were intellectually, they definitely have that unexplained chemistry, like mixing chemically unstable ingredients into a beaker, their attraction becomes an explosive series of events that makes being a couple nearly impossible. Only love, honesty and the ability to learn to trust each other at face value can save them, but will outside forces be too much for their budding relationship? Are they doomed only to have crazy hot sex, without the thrill of a relationship? Kylie is the beautiful blonde that has been cheated on and lied to. Jonathan is a science nerd through and through, but his life growing up has taught him to respect others, care for them and be there to lend a hand, can Kylie accept that she is worthy of Jonathan’s kindness? Can she trust that there is more to Jonathan’s feelings than a casual fling? Can Jonathan learn to accept that some things cannot be logically reasoned out?
Shatter by Erin McCarthy is a merry-go-around of love, emotional pitfalls and of learning that one is more than the sum of what people see, of taking that scary first step into being a stronger person. Kylie is sometimes too bitter about her past, but what she deals with in her present reveals just how strong she is. Jonathan is the almost perfect boyfriend, caring, selfless and sometimes clearly naïve to having a light-hearted good time. Both characters make a few goofy mistakes, but they add to the light-hearted moments that make this tale feel so real.
Ms. McCarthy gives each character a turn at telling their POV, which, in itself is priceless, considering their personalities! Friends, family and even the “ex” add so much depth to this light read that each page zooms past without missing a beat. Great reading, fun reading, feel good reading that allows the reader to shake their head, gasp in shock, laugh and kind of just shake their head, all the while rooting for Kylie to think more of herself and for Jonathan to just jump in without all of the analyzing!
I received an ARC edition from Berkley in exchange for my honest review.