The Real You

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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2023

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Kathleen McHenry’s freshman year of college has just begun and she is ready to get the full college experience from parties, football games, late night study sessions, to dating college guys. Kat was brought up in an affluent town where she attended an all girls private high school. Between the lack of guys she knew, her studies taking priority, and her father’s no dating before college rule, she has never had a boyfriend.

When Kat finds herself being pursued by Dylan, who is deemed the most eligible bachelor on her dorm floor, how could she say no? Dylan is a flirt who has a smooth way about himself that causes every girl to swoon over him.

At Kat’s first lecture, she meets rugged, whole-hearted Sam and learns that he also lives on her dorm floor and is majoring in pre-med, just like her. Kat finds herself becoming closer friends with Sam and begins to question her relationship with Dylan. Sam and Dylan are different in every sense, Dylan has everything to offer while Sam has nothing to his name.

When Kat and her new friends get faced with an unthinkable trauma, we find out if she chose the right guy to fall in love with.

Trigger Warning: This novel is intended for a mature audience and includes topics such as domestic abuse and sexual assault. Ages 15+

Kathleen McHenry’s freshman year of college has just begun and she is ready to get the full college experience from parties, football games, late night study sessions, to dating college guys. Kat was...

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Ok Danielle... You did it! You got me! And now I need the second book! Pleassseeee!
I have been looking forward to this book ever since I seen and read the description.
The Real You is Book 1 in The University First Love Series by Danielle Bair and y'all it's so damn good!

I really enjoyed this one. Kat and even Dylan and Sam were all great characters and I really enjoyed their story. They had a lot of chemistry and a lot of passion.
The author really depicted real life issues in the story in a realistic yet touching way that hit close to home.
Very well written, with a lot of depth, I loved every minute of it.
I was totally absorbed until I finished reading this book!
I adored everything about this book... the setting, the characters, the writing and the plot.
Once I started reading I couldn't stop until I was finished and I ended up reading the whole thing in just a couple of hours. It was entertaining and had just enough angst to make you empathize with the characters.
It was very nicely written and fun to read.
Can't wait for the second one.

Danielle Bair,
Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this eARC!

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This book was gripping and the characters of Dylan and Sam we captivating and relatable. I thoroughly enjoyed their chemistry and passion and the way the story showed important real life issues relationships face. This book was captivating, well written and I can't wait for book 2!

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The Real You is Kat’s experience as a freshman in college. She comes from a rich family and has never had a boyfriend. Kat immediately falls in with a group of girls and settles into her classes. Everything seems to be going well for her first year in college.

Everyone is not as they seem. I admire Kat’s strength as she navigates new experiences. This is a book every young woman should read. Not all of Kat’s experiences are good ones and she has to determine what she should do. I greatly enjoyed this book!

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