The Truth About Tara – Darlene Gardner – 3 stars

September 4, 2012 Uncategorized 0

What would you do if everything you thought you knew about yourself was thrown in to question?

That is the fundamental question of this book for both main characters…  I am not going to give much away as I think you should read this to see the answers but the main pair are definitely made for each other even if she tries to fight it from day one.

Tara is a PE teacher and a devoted daughter.  She is the kind of person you would love to have as a friend because you know she will be true although I feel for her due to how tightly her mom holds on to her.  She allows this and feels guilty that she doesn’t do more but I felt that she needed to separate herself more from her mom. I felt for her when she gets some information that would throw anyone for a loop and has her doubting even her own memories.

Jack is doing a favor for his sister on the way to an appointment that could change his life forever.  He meets Tara and finds her to be beautiful but writes it off since he is only passing thru.  After his meeting he decides on a whim to rent a place on the shore for the summer.  He sees an ad for volunteers at a day camp for kids with special needs (Down Syndrome) and decides that it will not only give him something to do but also put him in contact with Tara.  I found myself really liking Jack especially when he works so hard to help Tara’s foster brother, Danny.  He’s a good guy and it was nice to see the two of them come together.

There is a lot of angst in this book but it was still interesting to watch two people come to terms with the major changes in their lives but also find love with each other.

Nice read that I thank NetGalley.com and Harlequin for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review. 

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