Author and Book Spotlight: Believe by Erin McCarthy

The synopsis:

Robin 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…

My thoughts on Believe

The guy:

Phoenix is his name, and tho he’s not fond of it, I think it suits him. I haven’t decided if  I want to call him a bad boy or a badass…maybe he’s a bit of both. I liked him immediately and as I got to know him better I grew to really love him. He’s had a hard life, but manages to stay appreciative of the small thing in life. He doesn’t drink or do drugs, but he does have an explosive temper.

“I’m alive, I’ve got my freedom, a job, two bucks in my pocket, and a beautiful woman who sees something in me.  What else could I need?”

The girl:

Robin is a typical college student in many ways, but after one night of drinking, blacking out, and waking up in bed with her best friends boyfriend she changes direction pretty quickly. She quits drinking, and withdraws from her friends. She screwed up big time and she knows it.

The chemistry:

It’s noticeable right away but neither acts on it immediately.

The heat factor:

Once they finally get together it’s hot and heavy.

“I’m no good for you. And you’re no good for me. But we’re going to do this anyway, aren’t we?”

The supporting characters:

Erin uses the supporting characters in all the right ways. They’re integral to the story and add to it.

What I floved:

Erin does a great job of telling a really good story. There’s heat but it’s not rushed. I cared about  Phoenix and Robin individually and as a couple.

I’m giving Believe a high recommendation and 4 hearts. Erin is an author I enjoy reading and this series is definitely a favorite. They can be read as stand alones, but I think it probably adds to the experience a lot more if you read the other books first.

You can follow Erin on her website, twitter, and Facebook.

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher**

Tamie Xo

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