REVIEW: Have you ever had mixed feelings about a book, then about half way through fell in love with it and couldn’t put it down? That is what happened to me in Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering. I will be recommending this book for a long time!
I hated Burke Michaels, I loved Skye Starling and felt sorry for Heather Michaels. About halfway through my understanding of what I was reading suddenly changed. I don’t know how the author lead me to this realization because it was very subtle. She is a genius. I love a book that plays with my mind. There were so many subtle hints and twists along the way. Not only was I engrossed in the story, I was trying to figure everything out along the way.
I love a good Thriller. Some of them smack you in the face with the twists and like I mentioned earlier, this one is very subtle. I really liked the love story. That was definitely a big plus. Her writing was so easy to follow. Her characters were down to earth and most of them were likable. See if you can find the character that I hated throughout the entire story.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley for a fair and honest review. Thank you!
SYNOPSIS: ONE LOVE STORY. TWO MARRIAGES. THREE VERSIONS OF THE TRUTH.
Too Good to Be True is an obsessive, addictive love story for fans of Lisa Jewell and The Wife Upstairs, from Carola Lovering, the beloved author of Tell Me Lies.
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.