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The Real You

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  268 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Her best friend is the hottest guy in school…

Rourke hasn’t been in the same room with Dallas since she was eight years old. Since moving away from her small hometown nearly a decade ago, she’s had to stay in touch with him online, where the pair has grown closer than ever sharing everything from their favorite sci-fi shows to cute photos of baby animals, to crises that h
Paperback, 364 pages
Published January 11th 2017 by Eight Oh Six/Tangential
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Jessica Fether
I enjoyed this well enough. It was a perfect, light read for Spring Break!!
Kelly Knapp
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: older young adults and new adults
Recommended to Kelly by: won as part if the Goodreads Firstreads program
This is a difficult review for me...
First, the sexual tension was great, but it brought out too much anger in Rourke. It made me feel bad for Dallas. But that is the way with some books.

Where the main problem came in was the language. I was taught that people use cussing a lot when they have do not have a vocabulary that allows them to speak about their feelings. However, this isn't the issue with the characters in the book. They cuss just to cuss. There's no real point to most of it and it mad
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

This book keeps you frustrated but in a good way. It was a really fast read because it had a great storyline and wonderful characters.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was interesting but cheesy

The story was interesting and I kept reading to see how everything would turn out... but the style is not my personal fave. But a good pic if you're looking for a cheesy romance with a happy ending
Christine Boswell
Loved it!
Jenee Rager
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from a goodreads giveaway. Shoutout to author Elizabeth Myles for packaging the book in the absolutely most adorable way so that it seemed like the gift it was. :)

"The Real You" focuses on the relationship between Rourke and Dallas, one time step-siblings, and long term best friends who have spent the last ten years apart, but thanks to Rourke's mother's alcoholism are back living in the same town. While both of them have feelings that extend beyond friendship, neither want
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this as an eBook from a Goodreads give-a-way. I thought Rourke and Dallas's story was sweet tale of growing up and being in love with your best friend. Rourke kind of gets on your nerves as she is alotta negative, worry, and naive all rolled in to one. She's in love with Dallas but can't seem to read between the lines or let go enough to take notice what's going on around her. Dallas is adorable but sometimes overly sweet. He takes the good guy approach, only to find it leads nowhere. Ther ...more
Billie Flaming
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly sweet. The relationship is based on a truly phenomenal friendship, and both parties are so sickeningly in love with the other it's almost cavity-inducing. But in a good way. The writing was pretty decent, the build to relationship came to a surprisingly fast peak, but seeing them be a couple was too perfect. The ending? ADORABLE. PERFECT. I LOVED IT.
All in all. A quick, sweet read.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
-"...Maybe I'm the only one who knows the real you."-

While the cover page doesn't look all that inspiring, this was a great story. A very popular theme of best friends falling for each other but for me it never gets old. It's a clean, stand-alone romance suitable for all ages. I recommend it. This was a new author for me and I would read more of her works without hesitation.
Danielle Raley
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I was pleasantly suprised by this book, not something I would normally pick up! The writing was so well done that it drew me in from the start. Would read more from this author!
Cute but predictable yet different than other harboring-love-for-bestfriend books out there, The Real You draws you in with the author's engaging writing. Frustrating at times, you find yourself rooting for the somewhat loveable narrators to finally get together. ...more
Rebecca Burgess
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways, romance
Sent me back to my high school years and afraid to tell a boy how I felt. We were great friends and crossing the line was uncertain. All I can say, is it was a time of change and mates we weren't. Book was good and enjoyable. ...more
Sonia Knippshild
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads
Goodreads. Very well done young adult novel. Lots of humor in it. I would definitely read more by this author.
Darrell Knippshild
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads
Goodreads. Very well done young adult book.
May 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was so boring and wordy. Found myself skimming the last 50%.
Carolyn Rose
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great but...

Great storyline, interesting characters. I'm guessing that Elizabeth Myles is a fan of J.D. Robb? If not that's one heck of a coincidence
Ivy Logan
A confused girl. The boy who loves her but is too hot. She makes him want to be a better man. A decent read.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Very cute love story.
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I loved this book. Dallas and Rourke belong together. Excellent writing by the author. I look forward to reading more of her work.
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Elizabeth Myles loves rock, metal, and pop music, caffeine, and horror movies.

She is a graduate of Lone Star College-Tomball and the University of Houston. Her prize-winning short fiction appeared several times in Inkling the Creative Arts Magazine of LSC-Tomball, and her previous novel, Fear and Laundry, was honored as a notable entry in the teen category of Shelf Unbound Magazine’s Writing Compe

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