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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Review: Too Good To Be True by Carola Lovering

Too Good To Be True 
by Carola Lovering

Thank you St. Martin's Press & Booksparks for this copy.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: March 2, 2021
352 Pages
Genre: Contemporary


Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips―she’s smart, beautiful, and from a well-off family―she’s also battled crippling OCD ever since her mother’s death when she was eleven, and her romantic relationships have suffered as a result.

But now Burke―handsome, older, and more emotionally mature than any man she’s met before―says he wants her. Forever. Except, Burke isn’t who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: he’s happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends.

In a third perspective, set thirty years earlier, a scrappy seventeen-year-old named Heather is determined to end things with Burke, a local bad boy, and make a better life for herself in New York City. But can her adolescent love stay firmly in her past―or will he find his way into her future?

On a collision course she doesn’t see coming, Skye throws herself into wedding planning, as Burke’s scheme grows ever more twisted. But of course, even the best laid plans can go astray. And just when you think you know where this story is going, you’ll discover that there’s more than one way to spin the truth.

My Review:

Ok, ok, OK! Wow, this was quite the addictive read!  What a mighty tangled web we weave. Burke, Skye and Heather.  We get to see this wicked story through each of their POVs.  I mean, really, how red do you like your flags to get before you start paying attention? 

This is one where I can't really say too much because it would give too much away and you're just going to have to let this story unfold to you chapter by chapter.  At one point, as I was flipping the page, I even said outloud, "ugghhhhhh, _________ us TERRIBLE."  I swear my eyebrows were pinched, my butt puckered... I was truly disgusted by some of the goings on that were happening.  And then *DING*, I thought, "But what if.... " and yes, I was RIGHT!  

Honestly, I had the BEST time reading this.  I will say that the ending was a bit.... too neat for my taste, but otherwise I'm still sitting here with the biggest grin on my face. I would definitely recommend this to readers looking for a good popcorn read... along with her debut, Tell Me Lies. While this is put into the thriller genre, I'd say this is more of a suspenseful contemporary read.  Either way, get yourself a copy and entertain yourself.


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