Blog Tour: Review: This Much Is True Katherine Owen
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 her 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?
They share this incredible connection, but 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.
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My thoughts (Theo): This is not some weird I met you – you fell in love with me type of book, no, not at all. This is destroying your feelings, making them stronger, making you cry and then reverse everything because you cannot help yourself from re-readying that part again. And again. Why? It is easy, because you fell for the girl who is not supposed to be there and for the boy who is not supposed to be there either.
Tally London is not your average teenage girl. At only 17 she is forced to survive one of the most difficult things in life: the experience of losing someone real dear to you. What’s bad is that her identical twin was not just someone dear to her, he was half of her, half of her mind, body everything. He was hers to begin with, and now he is gone. Taken by the angels and not returning home.
She wants out, but as always someone gets in the way. Her best friend Marla wants to see her smile just one more time before Tally moves to New York and forgets everything about this silly place. So she takes Tally to a party where she is so not supposed to be there. But booze gets in the way, people get in the way, strangers keep coming. Everything is just about to change…
Lincoln Presley has only one goal: to be one of the best when it comes of baseball. He is your dream guy; ready to make everything that is standing in his way to grumble, the idea is that he succeeds, but only when it comes to baseball. But he is at this party and he just gets to meet this strange beautiful girl that lies about her age and name. He has to have her.
The night it is ending almost horribly for Tally, but Presley is around and helps her. Even though this might sound a little bit of a cliché, it is not. Because the action does not start from here. Not at all. They meet again. This time, Tally does not even remember even one small thing about this beauty in front of her.
Will Presley make her remember him? Will they start a relationship? Is Tally completely healed? Read ‘This much is true’! This book is about betrayal, hurt, love, and friendship and more importantly about people all around the world. Everyone lost something, everyone felt lost at least once in their lives. Everyone is in this book.
My rating: 4 / 5 stars