Thursday, November 21, 2013

This Much is True by Katherine Owen + Giveaway


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.

My Review
OMG! I will warn you, if you read this book, have a box of Kleenex close by. You are definitely going to need them. I was gasping, saying "Oh God, no!" at the end of the first chapter. I got a reprieve in the second because it was from Linc's POV. But I swear I was in tears through most of the third chapter, but that wasn't the only time I was crying throughout this book. At  one point, I had to put it down and walk away just to stop sobbing.

Linc and Tally were amazing characters. Both felt the pressure from family to be perfect at their sport. Both families lost members which kicked that pressure up a notch (or two). Both are VERY talented and willing to do anything to succeed, including giving up everything.

Linc and Tally were in a car accident one dark, rainy night. Linc was able to save Tally, but, unfortunately, Tally's twin sister, Holly, didn't make it (that scene was heart-wrenching and hard to read). Immediately, Linc felt connected to Tally, but Tally was too concerned about her sister to take notice to anything or anyone around her.

Throughout the book, their lives cross. They have moments of happiness, but there is always something keeping them apart. A lot of lies are told. Linc declares his love, Tally shows it by the sacrifices she makes for him. My heart broke for them so many times.

As the end approached, I was so afraid the two of them wouldn't get their HEA. I'm not going to tell you if they did or not. You'll want to read to find out, and believe me, you don't want to miss the emotional book.

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About the Author
Dark. Edgy. Contemporary. Romantic. Were we describing me? Or my fiction? Sorry.

I drink too, 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

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(3) Print copies of This Much is True - US/Canada
(5) eBook copies of This Much is True - gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble
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