Emotionally Heartbreaking! True to You by Jennifer Ryan [ARC Review]

Posted February 15, 2018 by Zeee in Reviews0 Comments

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I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Emotionally Heartbreaking! True to You by Jennifer Ryan [ARC Review]
Title: True to You
Written by Jennifer Ryan
Series: Montana Heat, #2
Published by Avon
Publication Date: February 27th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Source: Edelweiss, the Publisher
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Flame Rating: three-half-flames


Challenges: 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2018 Review Challenge

A Montana Man risks everything for the woman he loves . . .

Undercover DEA Special Agent Dawson King spent five months in a Montana prison establishing a fake identity to take down a ruthless drug dealer and put him behind bars. Except there’s a wild card . . . the killer’s beloved daughter. Cara Potter may appear to be on the right side of the law, but King has learned the hard way to trust no one—even someone as tantalizing as the coffee shop owner. She’s irresistible . . . but is she also dangerous?

From the moment he enters her life, King makes Cara . . . nervous. The handsome drifter says he wants to get his life together . . . but there is something about him that doesn’t quite ring true. Cara wants to believe in him, yet she holds back despite the way he awakens dormant dreams and leaves her breathless with his sexy smile, steamy kisses, his every touch.

When the explosive truth comes out and she’s betrayed by the ones she loves, Cara must decide—can she trust her heart, or should she listen to her head?


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My Thoughts

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True to You by Jennifer Ryan is the first book that I read by her and this won’t be my last! I was a bit hesitant to start this book because this isn’t usually my type but I thought the blurb was interesting.

Man, did I choose right! True to You is an emotional and heartbreaking book about lies and redemption and family. And yes, I was bawling my eyes out and ugly crying practically for the whole book!

The heroine is AWESOME!

I love Cara! She was a heroine that I was not expecting at all and I love her character arc and backstory. She does not have any family to speak of, what with her mother ODing when she was young and her father a criminal dealing in drugs. Her grandparents also passed away so she was alone.

Enter the swoony hero

King AKA Flash is an undercover DEA agent who couldn’t help but fall for Cara! He was another surprising hero because he showed kindness despite wanting revenge.

Lies, Lies, & Lies

The best part of True to You is how Jennifer Ryan handled the lies. Since King was undercover as Flash, an ex-con, he couldn’t be honest to Cara and yet, he was still able to share his heart to her despite lying to her about his identity. It was a gray area and I liked how it was handled.

Emotional and Heartbreaking

What got me, though was the emotion. I empathized with Cara and I ended up rooting for her and King to finally get their HEA!

I also liked that Cara didn’t immediately run into King’s arms. I mean, he STILL lied to her, you know so I liked that she made him sweat a bit. Also, those daily calls even when Cara wasn’t saying anything at all – precious!

That Twist in the End, Though!

The villain here was also surprising and I think belong in the gray area. I have to say that the end was very satisfying.

What struck me was Cara’s relationship (or non-relationship) with her father. I liked how this one ended.

Overall

I 100% recommend this book to everyone who wants a sweet hero and an emotional and heartbreaking romance! I will be reading Jennifer Ryan’s backlist!

 

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Cover
One Star
Overall: 5

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Let's Discuss

Do you like romances where there is deceit? What do you think about romances where both hero and heroine are lying to each other?

Please recommend any undercover or spy romances to me, please!


About Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted, McBride, and Montana Men series, writes suspenseful contemporary romances about everyday people who do extraordinary things. Her deeply emotional love stories are filled with high stakes and higher drama, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.


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