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.
First things first… DON’T judge this book by its cover! The cover is pretty. The story inside is not.
This story is essentially about two very broken and damaged people who find each other during an inconvenient time in their lives, sacrifice their relationship, and then face every obstacle imaginable on their way back to one another. It’s raw and real. There are no rainbows or unicorns. There is only life and sometimes life is ugly.
When you open this book, the first thing you are going to notice is that it is long. I groaned a bit when seeing the length. I immediately made the assumption that there was going to be many mind-numbing details that weren’t needed (probably similar to this review, ha). I was wrong. Katherine Owen did something that I’m always wishing authors would do. She basically took a trilogy, took out the unneeded cliffhangers and waiting and made it one book.
The characters (all of them) in this book were fantastic. They were flawed, dark, and edgy. I loved them! They took the wrong paths and made mistakes and didn’t always learn from them. Our main two characters, Linc and Tally, have not had perfect lives. The only thing that has really defined them is baseball and ballet. They both excel at their talent and as fame enters the picture they willingly sacrifice themselves and each other to follow their passion.
This is definitely a must read… This Much Is True! (yeah I went there)