Author: Katherine Owen
Release: August 11th, 2013
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Sports Romance, Holiday Romance, New Adult College Romance
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THIS MUCH IS TRUE
Fate brings them together
Fame & lies keep them apart
One truth remains…
She’s become the Paly High girl with the most tragic story…
At 17, Tally Landon just wants to graduate and leave for New York to pursue ballet. Her best friend Marla convinces her to attend one last party—a college party—where she can be among strangers and evade the whisperings about the heartbreaking loss of her twin that follows her everywhere she goes. She meets Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s famous baseball wonder and has a little fun at his expense—when she lies about her age and who she really is—intent on being someone else for the night and escaping her tragic story.
His only focus is baseball, but he can’t forget the girl he saved on Valentine’s Day…
At 22, Lincoln Presley’s star is on the rise—about to finish at Stanford and expected to be taken early in Major League Baseball’s upcoming draft—his cousin’s party serves as a welcome distraction. But then, he sees the girl from Valentine’s Day that he saved from that horrific car accident and can’t quite hide his disappointment when she appears to look right through him and not remember him at all. He vows to learn her name at least before he leaves. What’s the harm in getting to know this girl? What’s the worst that can happen?
Fate soon tests these star-crossed lovers in all kinds of ways…
And yet, despite the lies being told to protect the other, and the trappings of fame that continually separate them, and in lieu of the deception by those they’ve come to trust the most; one truth remains.
This much is true.
Caution: This title contains some strong language, some violence, and some sexual situations and is intended for readers 18+ in age.
After reading this This Much Is True, I felt emotionally drained! In a good sense of courseJ
The first chapter literally had me on the edge of my seat with my mouth open wide…I thought to myself if this is the start of the novel, I cannot wait to read the rest. This Much Is True did not let me down in the least bit! Just a little a snippet…The book covered Twins, the grueling training of a Ballet star, a one night stand, hidden secrets, lost love, a conniving manager, an immoral Statistics Coach, an adoption, star crossed lovers, and of course serious Trust Issues throughout. The author had me carried away in this story. It was one that I picked and could not put down until I finished! I give the book 8 stars out of 5!
“What are you doing here grilling steaks for me and my parents?” This is so not okay—what he’s doing.
My parents like him. They’re practically in love with him already. This is not good at all.
“I thought we were friends. I guess, since you said we could be friends; I thought we could start that up before you left for New York. I wanted to give you your charm bracelet. And frankly, Tally, I like your parents. You really should spend your last night with them and me. You’ll see Marla all summer, whereas you won’t see your parents or me that entire time.” He smiles wide, pleased with himself that he’s got it all figured out. He rewards me with this determined-to-win look while I shake my head at him.
“I believe I said we could be friends before the fight at the guest house front door where I essentially told you—warned you might be a better description—that I don’t do relationships. And you have a lot of friends already.”
He looks disenchanted with what I’ve said. “How many?” he finally asks. “How many friends have you had?”
“Oh.” I’m stalled out. This could get messy but my mind already starts to do the tabulations. My face gets hot and the heat spreads downward to my neck. He’s looking at me intently now. I shrug. “How many innings are there in a baseball game?”
“Nine. Why?” Then he lets out a deep sigh as he begins to understand what I’m getting at. “Nine friends?” He looks incredulous.
Now I decide to mess with him. “How many games have you pitched?”
“Don’t mess with me, Tally.” He looks decidedly unhappy.
It appears the whole Nika thing has run its course with me. I don’t feel as threatened by her anymore. I laugh nervously. “How many for you?”
“Before you?” he asks.
I roll my eyes.
“Easy. Four. I’ve been pretty focused on baseball,” he says.
“Longest relationship ever?” I ask.
“Two years in high school. She dumped me for my best friend. We weren’t friends after that.”
“All right. My actual number is seven. Not as high as you imagined, right?”
“You’re younger than me,” he says miserably and then looks at me intently. “How long was your longest relationship?”
Oh. He’s backed me into a corner now. I take my time in answering and watch as he turns the steaks and then still waits patiently for my answer. I’m reminded of Marla. “I’ve never had one—a relationship,” I finally say. “Honestly. That’s the truth,” I say hastily at his questioning look.
“I told you, I don’t do relationships. I’ve never really trusted anyone that way before.”
We stare at each other, clearly assessing and weighing one another for just about everything.
About the Author:
Dark. Edgy. Contemporary. Romantic. Were we describing me? Or my fiction? Sorry.
I drink too much…coffee, not enough water. I swear too much for God and my mother, and I slip these into my fiction. Sorry.
I’m impatient, a perfectionist, a wordsmith, a dreamer, which ends up being good and bad. I’m a workaholic; ask my “fam-dam-ily”.
I’ve written four novels in as many years: “When I See You, “Not To Us”, Seeing Julia” as well as my latest release “This Much Is True” (which hit #1 on Amazon best seller lists for Sports Romance, Holiday Romance within a week of its release). Competitive; much, KO? Oh yes.
If you love angsty, unpredictable love stories, I’m yours. ♥ Connect with me at facebook.com/KatherineOwenAuthor.
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