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Believe (True Believers #3)

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Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh,

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Published January 21st 2014 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
2 stars!



I really don’t know why I bothered continuing this series. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I think it’s because I don’t want NG’s pre-approved widget to go to waste. Book 1 was so not my cup of coffee, book 2 was an improvement, and this book left me feeling…nothing.

This book is about Robin, the best friend of the heroines from the previous books in the series and her insta-love/whirlwind romance story with Phoenix, the cousin of the heroes in the previous books. Robin is th

Believe was an touching and heartfelt romance that really got to me!

Robin has done the unthinkable, and in her mind, the unforgivable. She slept with her best-friend’s boyfriend, Nate. In her defense she was drunk to the point of blacking out and doesn’t remember any more than a flash here and there of the evening. However, this is enough to drown her in feelings of worthlessness, and depression. Robin’s friend, Jessica, knows there’s something up with her because she’s stopped taking care with
"Believe" is book #3 in the True Believers series by Erin McCarthy; and this one is hands down my favorite of the series so far. The all consuming love and passion that Phoenix and Robin have for one another just drew me in to every word on the page. There was an intensity to their relationship that got my juices flowing, and captured my emotions so that I was fully engaged and invested into their story.

Robin and Phoenix were two lost, lonely souls that discover each other and immediately they g
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Ash Wednesday
"So what do we do now?" he asked.
"'There's no remedy for love, but to love more.' That's Thoreau," I murmured.
Phoenix kissed the corners of my mouth. "'The future for me is already a thing of the past. You were my first love and you will be my last.' That's Bob Dylan."

Everything works out if you do whatever you want. That's Peter Griffin.

Oh we're not doing a quote-off? Because outside a drinking game that didn't exist two seconds ago, these kinds of conversations NEVER happen in real
3.5 stars

Not that this was bad, but it's definitely not the best in this series. It's (my opinion) an ok romance with decent characters.

There's not much to say about this story that the blurb doesn't already tell you. And Robin and Phoenix don't really have any obstacles in their relationship that aren't fairly easy to overcome with a little bit of communication. They have a tiff at the end over what happens after the truth about Nathan and Robin comes out, but it's not anything that felt insurm
Believe (True Believers #3) by Erin McCarthy

This is or I should say was the first book I’ve read by Erin McCarthy, I have to say the writing was outstanding, the story, plot and characters are well written and I never once stopped reading this book till I reached the end. I also have to say that while reading Believe I had to go search and find the other two books in this series and read them back to back.

We meet up with Robin who is in college and having the time of her life, going to college a
Kelli C for "Cross"
3.5 decent stars!

Believe is book three in the new adult romance series True Believers. It is a read with a rough undertone and hard characters pushing through life and whatever comes their way. .

Robin has spent the majority of college partying hard and loose. She has lived life to the fullest of collegiate stereotypes unabashed to her actions. When she wakes up from a night filled with Vodka she is shocked to find herself naked and in her BFF Kylie’s boyfriend’s bed. Vowing to never let this hap
Why did I read this?
Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I didn't enjoy this and I just wanted it to be over. One of the biggest problems were its dialogues. They were so unreal!

Characters actions and reactions were unreal and illogical too.
There were 2 semi-villains ,one was the friend's boyfriend .He was acting as if Robin was the only girl available in the universe .He was sending her text messages and expecting his girlfriend not to find out !
The other one an inm
Siiri (Little Pieces of Imagination)
I like how Erin McCarthy’s New Adult debut series is made of companion novels so we get to concentrate on a different couple in every book. That’s pretty awesome since all of their stories are so very different and driven by unique pasts and happenings compared to the rest of the couples. Believe tells the story of Robin & Phoenix and if you’ve read the ending of Sweet? How could you not be intrigued by these two :)

"I missed the whole summer," he murmured. "But none of it would have been as
Once Upon
Robin is a college student wanting to break out of her norm, yet she did it so effortlessly. She turned into a big time party girl and ended up doing the one thing she never thought she'd do-sleep with Nathan, her best friend's boyfriend. Phoenix is a 20 year old who just got out of a 5 month stint in prison for protecting the one person who means the most to him, even if she doesn't deserve it, his mother. When they meet they know they aren't right for each other, but maybe Phoenix is Robin's r ...more
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While book one was a solid hit for me, this one failed to wow me. It's a rather typical New Adult book with characters falling in love with each other while having to deal with their issues.

Similar to Tyler in book 1, Phoenix grew up in a less than ideal environment. While I absolutely adore Tyler, I cannot say the same for Phoenix. I'm just biased towards his issue. He does have a lot of redeeming qualities though, like his love for his shitty mom. But, when I'm biased I'm biased.... doesn't m
Nicole Tetrev
There is just something about this series. It is so REAL. Like these are everyday people (Yea now i have that weird song stuck in me head too) these MEN are your typical average Joe, they aren't the guys we fantasize about BUT they should be, they are the ones who get judged by how they look or what side of town they are from YET they are worth so more and COULD be THE guy. Robin doesn't see Phoenix as a guy who just got out of jail, or as a guy just covered in tattoos, he doesn't scare her and ...more
Jaime Arkin
2.5 stars rounding to 3

Robin was a party girl… in college it’s the thing to do right? That is, she was until she got so drunk she blacked out and had sex with her best friend’s boyfriend. Now she’s struggling with the guilt of it and she’s cut herself off socially from everyone, shutting them all out. Until she meets Phoenix.

Phoenix is recently released from jail on the day he meets Robin. Sleeping on his cousin’s couch he overhears a conversation between her and her friend. He’s inexplicably d
Okay first I'm going to say how odd it is that this, Book 3, came out in a paper copy way after Book 4 did. Hmmm...

I liked this one. I liked that the heroine, Robin, had had a wake up call and realized that heavy drinking and partying in college was a very wrong road. Before the book starts she has spent 4 months turning her life around after blacking out and doing something she is very ashamed of. So when she meets the hero, Phoenix, who is fresh out of prison, she doesn't judge because she kno
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Wow, Believe, book 3 of the True Believer series was undeniably the best so far. Robin and Phoenix heat up the pages and give a new meaning to angst. They are explosive with each other and others around them. But, what they find in themselves is unBELIEVEable. Two lost souls with pasts that should have never brought them together. But, somehow, they fall in love and their lives will never be the
Uh how to rate this?
there were things i really liked and others that i didn't. so 3stars? 3,5Stars?


When I got a mail from Netgalley, that I was pre-approved to read this. I immediately put it on my kindle and started reading.
I read True, but actually haven't read Sweet yet. I did apply for an ARC way back when- but I was declined. To be honest when I got the mail for Believe, I just assumed it was the second book of the series- you know me and names? Yep, we not exactly the best o
I read nearly the entire True Believers series back-to-back because the stories in each book were each so good both by themselves, and as part of a larger story about four college friends who find love in unexpected men. Believe is the third book in the series, and it's plot was alluded to in Sweet, which was the second book in the series.

In Believe, Robin is struggling over the summer as she tries to come to grips with the fact that she slept with her best friend Kylie's long-term boyfriend whe
4.5 Stars!

I have zero idea why I waited so long after reading Sweet to pick up Believe. I did the same thing between True and Sweet and I JUST DON’T KNOW WHY! This weekend I was in one of the mystifying moods where I had “nothing” to read and was completely clueless where to start. And so I decided to dive back into the True Believers series.

Oh, why did I put you down? I was immediately drawn back into this series that I love, with familiar old characters that I adored from the beginning.

I real

Believe is the third book in the New Adult series True Believers.

The third book is Robin's story. It is told in alternating points of view: Robin and Phoenix (Tyler and Riley's cousin).

In the previous books Robin was portrayed as a wild party girl. But after she blacked out and did something shameful she is now the poster girl for sobriety. She is acting like the good girl. However she is consumed with guilt.

She meets Tyler and Riley's cousin Phoenix. Phoenix has just gotten out of a 5 month sti
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
Source: eARC for Honest review from Penguin USA via NetGalley

After reading Sweet Book 2 I was dying to find out the secret behind Robin's sudden change.

By the end of the summer , Jessica drags Robin out of hiding to help freshen up the Mann household via some art from Robin. When Robin arrives at the Mann house she meets Phoenix who is Tyler and Riley's cousin who is fresh out of jail.

Robin and Phoenix are polar opposites but they both have their own emotional baggage which creates a bit of a b
Initial Thoughts: I'm beginning to think that this New Adult genre is not for me. It was hard not to feel frustrated with the characters, especially Robin. I don't know - I don't care how hot a boy is - if he's been to prison and hasn't told you the reason why he was incarcerated, why would you actively pursue a relationship? I don't care if he is your soul-mate or whatever. It's not worth it.

The Review:
New Adult genre = college aged kids doing what college aged kids do. It's that first taste o
Michel Reinhard
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ARC copy provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review

Believe is third book in the True Believers series by Erin McCarthy. The True Believers series is a new adult genre series. Erin McCarthy is known for her erotic contemporary adult romances and her erotic paranormal romances. But she is a multi talented author. She has written YA books and is now venturing into the new adult scene. The True Believers series has the same easy flow, sexy undertones, sizzling chemis
All I can say is Wow!! I first read this series last year with True, I loved the story and the characters and I'm glad that all of her books revolve around this family. This book is about their cousin Phoenix who has just gotten out of jail. Robin is friends with Jessica and Rory and Kylie from the first two books, and she has gotten herself into a real sticky mess. Although unintentionally she has done one of the worst things possible to a friend and has fallen into a depression of sorts. After ...more
Believe is book #3 in the True Believers series. I read True – Book #1 and it had a huge impact on me (read my review here). This series includes drugs, poverty, and a lot of bad home life situations and I can relate to all of that so it holds a special place in my heart.

When the second book, Sweet, came out last year I added it to my TBR and wanted to read it, but life (and other books) got in the way and it never happened. So last week when I got an email from NetGalley saying I was pre-appro
An intense, emotional New Adult romance, Believe was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book! It was a sweet, steamy, totally amazing romance.

Robin was a good heroine. There were a couple of parts where she annoyed me. Mostly, it was one instance when she got herself firmly entrenched in denial and almost ruined things. But, she grew up and became stronger over the course of the book. By the end, I really liked her.

Phoenix was amazing. This guy was so sweet. He seems intimidating and sta
I am really loving this series, I was given an ARC of book one and LUVED it a was balling my eyes out at times and just completely loved it from beginning to end and I was so excited when I saw book two but I got busy and distracted (you know I suffer from book ADD) and now even more I'm kicking myself for skipping it and I want to go back and read it. When I saw this book being offered by NetGallery even though I was a little leery of the book description I decided to just trust my gut and this ...more
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I loved Erin McCarthy’s contemporary Fast Track series and am happy to report that I’m enjoying her foray into New Adult.

I like reading about two people from very different backgrounds or social standings managing to overcome the hurdles and make their relationship work. Phoenix is a bit rough around the edges, but after hearing about his childhood, it's not surprising. He has an absent father and a mother who is a drug addict.
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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.
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