Everyone has secrets. He wants all of hers.
Meet the man next door in A Girl Like Her.
After years of military service, Evan Miller wants a quiet life. The small town of Ravenswood seems perfect—until he stumbles upon a vicious web of lies with his new neighbour at its centre.
Ruth Kabbah is rude, awkward, and, according to everyone in town, bad news. Thing is, no-one will tell Evan why. Does she perform ritual sacrifices? Howl at the moon? Pour the milk before the tea? He has no clue.
But he desperately wants to find out. Because Ruth doesn’t seem evil to him; she seems lonely. And funny, and clumsy, and secretly quite sweet, and really f*%king beautiful…
The more Evan’s isolated, eccentric neighbour pushes him away, the more he wants her. Her—and all her secrets. Because there’s no way a girl like Ruth truly deserves the town’s scorn.
Please note: this book contains mentions of intimate partner violence that could potentially trigger certain audiences. (via Goodreads)
I picked up this book after my friend Em raved about it on Twitter, and I have absolutely no regrets except that I was very tired the day after I read it.
That would be because I pulled it up on my kindle to read A Chapter. Dear readers, that did not happen. I read all of A Girl Like Her in one sitting. While I was supposed to be sleeping.
Like I said, no regrets.
I’ve said before that I am not really a romance reader, I knew I had to read this after I found out the heroine was autistic, even though the blurb gave me pause. The blurb made me feel like the autism was the reason that Ruth was the town pariah, but you’ll be happy to know that that is not the case! The reason is: shitty dudes, like usual.
I loved Ruth a lot in A Girl Like Her She’s always herself, and as an autistic woman, that authenticity made my heart skip a beat more often than the romance, which was delightful. Another thing I loved the complicated relationship between Ruth and Hannah, and the budding relationships as Ruth ventured back out into the town she grew up in.
I honestly really enjoyed Ruth & Evan’s romance. Consent was a high priority for both of them, which is really important. The sex was well written and dynamic, which was nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed this novel and look forward to reading more of Hibbert’s work! If this romance sounds up your alley, pick a copy up on Amazon or Kindle Unlimited