Book Review: She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick


Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl. Keeping her on the other hand…not so much. Molly Parker has everything in her life totally in control, except for her complete awkwardness with just about anyone besides her mom. She knows she’s in love with the impossibly cool Cora Myers. She just…hasn’t actually talked to her yet.

Alex and Molly don’t belong on the same planet, let alone the same college campus. But when Alex, fresh off a bad (but hopefully not permanent) breakup, discovers Molly’s hidden crush as their paths cross the night before classes start, they realize they might have a common interest after all. Because maybe if Alex volunteers to help Molly learn how to get her dream girl to fall for her, she can prove to her ex that she’s not a selfish flirt. That she’s ready for an actual commitment. And while Alex is the last person Molly would ever think she could trust, she can’t deny Alex knows what she’s doing with girls, unlike her.

As the two embark on their five-step plans to get their girls to fall for them, though, they both begin to wonder if maybe they’re the ones falling…for each other.


She Gets the Girl has been sat on my shelf for over a year now and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it. I’m feeling quite annoyed with myself for leaving it so long because I absolutely adored this book. I had so much fun reading it and the fact that it was such a quick read was an obvious plus.

I loved both main characters equally. Alex was bold but had a sensitive side and Molly was adorably awkward but really grew in confidence. The development for both characters was done so well and you honestly could not tell the difference between who wrote which character. I’m assuming they each wrote one character’s chapters, but I don’t actually know. Either way, it flowed seamlessly and both characters were very strong.

This is a bit of a spoiler, but also not because it was obviously going to happen, but for a while I wasn’t actually sure if Alex and Molly would end up together. They really had me going for a while. 

The plot actually dealt with a lot of serious topics, which honestly I was not expecting. I thought this was just going to be a cute fluffy romance, but no. This definitely wasn’t a bad thing though. I liked that the story had substance and it really made the characters feel real and authentic. 

This is very random but I really appreciated the flat Stanley reference, especially as I was in a club for it in primary school. I don’t know how many people will understand this reference as I asked my boyfriend if he did and he said no. It was such a passing moment, but it made me smile.

Once again I have left it way too long since finishing the book to review it so I’m struggling to know what to write, but this always happens with five-star reads for me. Simply put, I loved everything about She Gets the Girl. The only complaint I have is that it doesn’t have a cute epilogue of them being disgustingly in love. That would have been the real icing on the cake.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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