ARC Review: Shatter by Erin McCarthy-True Believers Series- Book 4



True Believers Series- Book 4

Genre: New Adult


By Erin McCarthy


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.

With 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…

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5 Star Read

Michel’s Review

Kylie Warner has been the rainbows and sunshine personality of the group. Her positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life has been the inspiration for her friends. But after her boyfriend cheated on her with one of her best friends, she is struggling to hold herself together. She has moved out on her own and her academics are suffering. She is failing Chemistry and needs a tutor.

When she meets Darwin, her sexy tattooed tutor, she’s in for a very pleasant surprise. A new kind of Chemistry lesson is taking place. A one night stand is just what she needed to get her spirits up, her self confidence up, and a new outlook towards her new life. This outstanding Chemistry lesson has now led into the very basic Biology lesson. She is pregnant.

Jonathon “Darwin” Kadisch is all about science and equations. Everything in life has a process, a procedure, and an answer. It’s just a matter of research and application. When he finds out he is going to be a father he is a bit stumped. But like anything he has done, he puts himself completely into the equation, researches the avenues to pursue, and is determined to be a good father, unlike his own father.

As the two decide how pursue the unexpected parenthood they find that there is more to it than biological changes, life changes, and financial changes. It’s about changes of the heart. Two polar opposite people will find that their chemistry cannot be defined by a textbook or formula. They will find that matters of the heart create the perfect balance in life.

I loved the relationship between Kylie and Jonathon. Their personalities complemented each other and gave each other something the other was missing. Their banter and corny science jokes made me laugh out loud. Their emotional journey made me ache for them and celebrate with them. When the two come to the realization that they were meant for each other, it became the perfect formula and equation.

Erin McCarthy once again delivered an entertaining and sexy romance. She combined intelligence, wit, and compassion into a story that will have the readers glued to the pages.

I highly recommend Shatter. It can be read as a stand alone novel or in order of the True Believers series. I highly recommend this series.

The True Believers Series 

True book 1When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.

Tyler has told Rory that he’s not good enough for her. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t seem to stay away from her, and even when Rory knows she should push him away, something about him makes it nearly impossible for her to resist—even though her heart is at stake…

Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost…

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Sweet2Jessica 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…

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Believe3Robin 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…

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Author Bio:

erin mccarthyUSA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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