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She Gets The Girl | Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick | Book Review

She Gets The Girl follows an old school formula and it results in a wonderful gem of a storyline. The old school formula in this case was “extrovert flirt tries to teach introverted new lesbian how to get the girl.” Of course along the way some feelings emerge forcing each character to reevaluate what they were actually looking for. Even though it was an old school set up, it did not feel old at all. The journey that these characters go on is just so good.

Alex is known for flirting and turning heads both male and female. In the past, she has had no problem using this to her advantage and doesn’t get attached. Now, she has found a girl who she can see herself being with for a while but, the girl doesn’t believe Alex is ready to fully commit. Alex is determine to prove her wrong and when she meets the awkward Molly at a college part, she sees a way to finally prove herself. Molly is the opposite of Alex but wants to reinvent herself while she is in college. She also wants to finally tell the girl from high school that she has crush on her. Although they have almost nothing in common Alex and Molly agree to help each other reach their personal goals

From the moment Alex and Molly meet, there is banter. There is also an awkward game of Never Have I Ever. The dialogue between them is just so crisp. It jumps off the page as the chapters alternate between each characters point of view. I really enjoyed each characters voice and how they evolved throughout the story. The more time Alex spend with Molly the more she wants to open herself up more like Molly does. Molly equally wants to be more daring like Alex. They bring out the best in each other and allow themselves to be vulnerable.

As both Alex and Molly are freshman in college, I really enjoyed the descriptions of the dorms and college campus. Even though I didn’t wind up moving into a dorm room until I transferred in my junior year. I related to Molly as she tried to adapt to her surroundings. Alex lives off campus in an apartment and had to find a job in order to support herself. This all felt very realistic to the college experience. There was also moments of roommate issues and new friendships all of which provided good background for what was going on between Alex and Molly.

I wasn’t aware when I first picked up She Gets The Girl that it was written by a real life married couple. Rachael Lippincot and Alyson Derrick write so well together Everything flows together so well and they sure know how to write a slow burn. I can not say enough about their writing style and how it felt balanced but casual as if you were right there with Alex and Molly. I also enjoyed the fact that the authors were not afraid to delve into the more serious topics of the mother/daughter relationship, alcoholism, and personal heritage. It did not feel over done or like it was just a plot point. The characters evolved into more independent and strong individuals.

She Gets The Girl is a cute romantic comedy that kept me engaged from beginning to end. I fell hard for these characters, their bantering, and their vulnerability. Everything was just so realistic and pulled on my heart strings. I’m sad to say goodbye to these characters and their ever evolving relationship. If given the chance I would visit them time and time again to see what they are up to. They are just that good, and I highly recommend others to give it a chance.

Rating: 5 Stars

**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

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