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.***Author’s note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog and featuring This Much Is True. Here is my top ten list of angsty love stories, as in, filled with angst, not whining…besides mine.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (She broke all the rules in writing this love story. She’s an inspiration to me as a writer for technique and owning the story however it needs to be told.)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (My current writerly crush. A love story? Yes, pretty much the worst kind, due to hyper reality)
April & Oliver by Tess Callahan (An early inspiration for me as a writer. This story stays with me. Whenever I feel I’m writing too much angst I remember the story of April & Oliver. Loved it!)
Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman (This inspired me to try my hand at a broken character. Loved this story. Loved it!)
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (The sole guy on the list. This story still haunts me. Loved it!)
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (Memorable writing. Some of the best lines I have ever read in my life are in this book.)
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (Whenever I think I write long, I think of The Bronze Horseman and the follow-up books of Simons’. Incredible journey. Loved it!)
Unteachable by Leah Raeder (Her descriptions of time and place are poetic. Raeder is a masterful storyteller.)
The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher (She takes risks with her writing and I love and admire that.)
Thanks again for having me here on your blog.