Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering
Release Date - March 2, 2021
Skye Starling is over the moon when her boyfriend of six months proposes to her. She never expected she'd find a man who loves her despite her obsessive habits. Yet, Burke Michaels doesn't seem to care she has OCD and has specific routines.
The problem is that Burke is hiding a secret. He's married and a father to three children. He owes his wife, Heather, a better life than she has and he knows it. Skye is his ticket to ensuring his family has a better life. Or, is there more to the story?
Too Good to Be True is told from Heather's POV, but it's back when she's a teen and meets Burke. There's Skye's present-day POV. There's also Burke's POV from the letters he writes to his therapist. What seems to be true isn't always the case, and that creates a story that goes from one place to the next and leaves you eagerly awaiting for the truth to be revealed.
While there was a lot in this novel that I loved, there were some aspects that I wished had been done differently. The story seems to blend contemporary romance and women's fiction with psychological suspense, especially in the latter part of the book. By that point, I'd figured a big chunk of the plot out and found myself simply annoyed with how things were playing out.
Based on that, I am glad I finished Too Good to Be True, but I can't say I loved the book. It was good not great.