Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips—she’s smart, beautiful, and from a well-off family—she’s also battled crippling OCD ever since her mother’s death when she was eleven, and her romantic relationships have suffered as a result.
But now Burke—handsome, older, and more emotionally mature than any man she’s met before—says he wants her. Forever. Except, Burke isn’t who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: he’s happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends.
In a third perspective, set thirty years earlier, a scrappy seventeen-year-old named Heather is determined to end things with Burke, a local bad boy. Inspired by the sophisticated mother of her babysitting charges, Heather vows to leave her impoverished hometown behind and make a better life for herself in New York City. But can her adolescent love stay firmly in her past—or will he find his way into her future?
On a collision course she doesn’t see coming, Skye throws herself into wedding planning, as Burke’s scheme grows ever more twisted. Meanwhile, three decades in the past, Heather’s longed-for transformation finally seems within reach. But of course, even the best laid plans can go astray. And just when you think you know where this story is going, you’ll discover that there’s more than one way to spin the truth.
Too Good to be True by Carola Lovering
We all know what “they” say about if something is too good to be true…Step inside Carola Lovering’s TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE and you decide if that old adage is true or not.
Told through multiple eyes, we get a glimpse of how “life” in this tale are perceived, kind of like “he said-she said…” but where does the truth lie? Is Burke the man he claims to be? What lay in his past? Do we ever truly know the people we love?
Carola Lovering starts out with a bang, hooks us in and takes us on a twisted journey of love, lies and manipulation, as well as revenge.
I received a complimentary ARC edition from St. Martin's Press! This is my honest and voluntary review.