Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers, now married, are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about her husband, even though Will makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist his wife’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.
In This Girl, Will tells the story of their complicated relationship from his point of view. Their future rests on how well they deal with the past in this final installment of the beloved Slammed series.
This Girl reminds me of a tv show that’s been on the air so long they decide to put out an episode full of flashbacks and memories. I hate those episodes, and I did not like this book.
This Girl rehashes everything from Slammed, just from Will’s perspective, which adds nothing to the story we already knew. It’s not like Will was a mystery during Slammed – he did an excellent job of projecting every emotion he had the first time around. Throw in some saccharine honeymoon scenes in between these deja vu memories, and the entire narrative is all surface with no depth. We get it. You’re finally having sex, and it’s amazing.
I consider a one-star rating to mean the book was a waste of time, and this is exactly how This Girl feels. Thankfully, it’s short, so it doesn’t waste too much time, but it adds nothing to the series and can definitely be skipped.