Top positive review
5 stars!!!! (Would give it 10 if I could!)
April 13, 2017
I ust finished the perfect, gorgeous book The Real You. It was so wonderful! The author wrote a book that makes the idea/traditional value of marriage so appealing. The book was so contemporary and the characters so realistic to today's young people that I thought it would be another of the usual YA books where they have sex as if that is the ultimate goal of a love relationship. But she took this sizzling romance to the higher plane of a real love story where the characters were willing to commit to each other in the best, most meaningful way.
It was just so good!! I loved every minute of it. None of it seemed contrived or calculated to a book-writing formula. It was just a really great story with really great characters and it was VERY well-written, which is becoming more and more rare these days. The dialogue and use of technology were fun and spot-on.
I hope to read and buy many more of Elizabeth Myles' books like this in the future. I am especially grateful for this book because I can share it with my teenage daughters as a wholesome example of how exciting and wonderful a relationship can be while still keeping your standards and values. I liked how the characters of Casey and Dallas respected Rourke and treated her the way I hope for my daughters to be treated.
Well, I've already stayed up all night to finish this book so I better end this review--alhough I'm sure I could easily keep gushing about how wonderful this book was!!