Book Reviews

Book Review: She Gets What She Wants by Denise N. Wheatley

She Gets What She Wants is the first book I’ve read by Denise n. Wheatley and I’m glad I did. She is definitely an author I will continue to read.

About The Book

The first rule of conquering Hollywood? Get there.

Newspaper columnist Devon Jacobs is hiding more secrets than just the chocolate bars and half-finished screenplays stuffed in her desk. Kind-hearted and insecure, she dreams of escaping her stifling hometown of Berman, Indiana, and moving to Hollywood to write for television. When she drunkenly confesses her feelings to her best friend, Jason, his painful snub finally spurs Devon to action. She quits her job, packs up and flies to Los Angeles to begin the rest of her life.

Devon’s newfound drive lands her a production assistant role on a hit television sitcom. As she transforms into a confident and talented professional, she gains the attention of the show’s handsome and charming leading man, Ryan Roberts. But just as Devon’s star is in full ascent, Jason resurfaces. Used to being an extra in the background instead of the lead, Devon must decide whether her long-standing feelings for Jason are worth a second risk, or if she should pursue her developing attraction and friendship with Ryan.

Who ever said nice girls can’t win?

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My Thoughts


If you like contemporary romance with a kind of love triangle element then this book is for you. It has a little bit of betrayal, drama but also show a woman overcoming disappointments. Devon confesses her love for Jason, who happens to be one of her best friends. He doesn’t respond as she wanted, which changes their friendship. Devon has a opportunity to leave her hometown in Indiana for California and she takes it.

It was refreshing to read a story with dynamic characters that were so relatable, I didn’t want the story to end. I was intrigued with Devon’s new employment being in the entertainment industry especially on a television show, Here To Stay. To see her work her way up from production assistant to the writing room was inspiring. I will say the issues Devon experienced were typical but moved the story along and kept my interest.

Devon did frustrate me when she accepted jason back into her life like nothing happened. She knew Ryan Roberts was really into her. She also finds out that things move and change quick when working in Hollywood. Overall, this was a well-written story about Devon finding herself and learning to make the right decisions. I recommend it to readers of contemporary romance and women fiction.

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