Title: Sweet (True Believers #2)
Author: Erin McCarthy
Source: Net Galley
Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.
Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.
Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…
Sweet is the second book in the True Believers series by Erin McCarthy. I really liked the first book in this series, but I enjoyed this one even more. It's a New Adult book about a college student named Jessica Sweet. Her parents are rich, judgmental, and try to make her live a life that she doesn't want. Over summer break, she decides to stay at school instead of going home to visit her parents.
During this time, she ends up spending a lot of time with Riley. Jessica is friends with Riley's older brother, and he invites her to stay at their house for a week while she is waiting for an apartment to open up. She's never really liked Riley – he is tattooed and sexy, but he is also cocky and completely wrong for her. Their views of each other change, and they end up being friends. Neither of them want a relationship, but there is tons of sexual tension between them.
Jessica wasn't my favorite person in the first book. Her view on sex was way too casual. I liked her a lot better in this book though. And Riley was great. He has a bad temper, and tends to say the wrong thing – but he really is a great guy.
I like the writing and humor in this book. I loved the romance – it was really very sweet in its own way. The characters and surroundings just seemed very real to me. This is a must read series if you are a fan of the New Adult genre. I'm really looking forward to reading book #3.
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