This Much is True by Katherine Owen
(Truth in Lies #1)
Publication date: August 11th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Both on the verge of fame. A ballerina who lies. A baseball player who believes her. Well, the truth changes everything.
Tally Landon is just trying to survive the death of her twin sister, graduate from high school, and escape her tragic story by pursuing her ballet career in New York. She doesn’t count on Lincoln Presley, Stanford’s baseball wonder, to affect her at all. Adding him to a long list of one-night stands is the plan. Lying to him about her age and name is her standard method of operandi. She doesn’t count on being found out, on seeing him again, or falling in love.
Lincoln Presley’s life is all mapped out for him. There is only baseball. With Major League Baseball circling their favorite prospect with a lucrative offer, he cannot afford to mess up. And, he doesn’t; until he meets up with the girl he saved in that burning wreckage on the 101 on Valentine’s Day months before. By the time he learns her real name and of all the lies she’s told, he’s in far too deep to ever really let her go.
Fate has a different set of plans, but when fame and lies tear them apart, one truth remains.
Holy Crap! I mean seriously, Holy Crap! This books is so much more than I could have ever expected. It made me laugh and cry so dang much you have to read to understand and ya I mean Ugly Cry!!!
These two characters struggle a lot. Life throws them curve balls and yet instead of hitting the home run when it comes to their love, they continually strike out. Tally proves to be so much more than she thought she was from the beginning of the book. I can't say I agree with every choice she makes but I understand why she does them. Now Presley... what can I say other than I love him and hate him. I feel he is let off the hook too easily and yet sometimes n it easy enough. He struggles to, but never like Tal.
I could probably write a book just about my love and hate for this book. Not hate as I could hate this book because truth be told this is a top ten of all times for me. Maybe even top 3. This book is greatness. It is long but at the end you will realize you can end here. Or you can be like me and go but j still want more and then realize wow there us a second book and yet they can both be read as stand-alones but no way could you truly read one without the other. As soon as my pocket allows that book will be mine! Don't believe me about how amazing this author did? Read it for yourself. I dare you to not feel every part of their story. It truly is impossible.
Katherine Owen writes contemporary edgy fiction, which translates to: she writes love stories that are contemporary in setting and both edgy and dark. Some readers term her books emotional roller coasters. With her writing, Owen admits she has a fondness for angst, likes to play with a little drama, and essentially toys around with the unintentional complications of love. She contends this began early on when she won a poetry contest at the age of fourteen and appears to be without end. Owen has an avid love of coffee, books, and writing, but not necessarily in that order. She writes both Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction which includes her bestselling TRUTH IN LIES Series (a series despite despising 'series') beginning with This Much Is True and her latest release, The Truth About Air & Water. The TRUTH IN LIES series is fan-driven. So. There will be a third book about Linc and Tally released in 2015 titled Tell Me Something True.
About Owen's fiction...This is NOT the light trope stuff. She travels a unique, writerly path and enjoys writing dark and angsty (a "non-word" she is fond of) emotional love stories. She often warns readers to be prepared with: time, tissues, wine, Advil or your drug of choice. And, as her most favored character, Lincoln Presley, would say, "do what you must, Princess."