1.) The spot-on comparison: This has been compared to Gilmore Girls if Rory ended up with Paris and was more diverse. The author absolutely brings the family feels, shippable romance, and fun banter of Gilmore Girls and combines it with heaps of her own brilliant touches.
2.) The romance: Sana and Rachel are one of my favorite couples. They are enemies-to reluctant partners-to friends-to lovers. They balance each other so well, and it takes time for them to both be honest with each other, confront previous assumptions, and let themselves be vulnerable.
3.) The writing: This is my first Aminah Mae Safi book, but it absolutely won't be my last. Occasionally, I'll read a single amazing book from an author, and they become an auto-buy for me. In TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL, with its incredible dialogue, romantically tense scenes, and high emotion, Aminah Mae Safi has become an auto-buy author for me. I can't wait to see what she delivers next!