Thursday, August 8, 2013

Book Tour, Review: The Guys Are Props

Author: Ingrid Seymour
ISBN:  0615820999
Release Date: May 13th 2013  
Publisher: PenDreams

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Goodreads Synopsis:

During her senior year in high school, Maddie Burch promised herself not to ever fall for a cute guy – or any guy – again. Cute guys are players and not to be trusted, a fact she learned the hard way when her first boyfriend ran her heart through a paper shredder. Two years later, her promise is still intact, and she’s determined to make it through college without falling victim to another creep. She has her job, school and The Guys Are Props Club to keep her mind and hormones in check.

The club was founded by Jessica, Maddie’s best friend. It is a sisterhood of girls who have fallen prey to heartless jerks and who have vowed to turn the tables. Once a semester, Jessica requires members to “do onto others as they’ve done unto you.” Setting the example, Jessica’s next play is Sebastian Capello, a theater major with heartthrob looks and a flair for Latin dance, whose heart she plans to break the way hers was once broken.

What the friends don’t know is that Sebastian is different. Despite his perfect looks and popularity, he’s not a jerk. He doesn’t play games to get his way. Instead, he keeps it real and goes after what he wants with honest intentions. And what he wants is not a bombshell like Jessica, but a down-to-earth girl like Maddie – even if it causes a riff in the girl’s friendship. Even if it means getting Maddie to break her personal vow.


I personally agreed to join this tour because let's face it, the synopsis makes is sound like the perfect summer read. With revenge, girls uniting together, and steamy latin guys, what more could one want? It personally had me hooked and I found myself more than interesting into reading more of this story.

When Maddie had started college, she was hurting over her boyfriend's betrayal. So when her roommate - now best friend - suggests they start a club that will help her get over her ex as well as some  revenge on the typical kind of guys that broke their hearts, she says yes. A year later, Maddie's regretting her decision and the play she's done on this one guy. She's sick of Guys Are Props but can't find the right way to tell Jessica she thinks it's too mean. Enter Jessica's new play victim, Sebastien. Upon seeing him she decides she's going to play the gorgeous latin dancer and Maddie just wants to be left alone. But when Sebastien starts being interested in her instead of Jessica, her vow not to date until she's done with college is a bit more difficult than she first expected it to be.

I was honestly hooked from the start with the book. I know it was very predictable and you could almost see everything coming, but I enjoyed reading things from Maddie's point of view, and frankly Ingrid's writing was very hooking. I didn't choose this book for something new, just a cute simple contemporary read for when I don't feel like getting into a dystopian novel or a high fantasy one. I just wanted to sit down and relax as I got through it. This book fit perfectly.

I adored Sebastien as a character, I could just tell how irresistible he was. He was all but perfect and I just loved the scenes with him and Hunter - a cancer kid from the hospital Maddie works at. Maddie herself was a good character, well developed, but the predictable parts of the story annoyed me in both her and Sebastien's characters. It was like they were following a script you could see coming. But I didn't stop reading, it was good enough to ignore those parts.

I definitely enjoyed this book, it was well written and I enjoyed diving into Maddie's life, and struggling with her. I haven't gotten a chance to read many New Adult books lately, so this one was a nice choice.

Rating: 3/5

Author's Bio:

Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. Her favorite genres are Young Adult and New Adult fiction.  Her debut novel “The Guys Are Props Club” is an NA contemporary romance which she immensely enjoyed writing.  Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She’s sure that one day she’ll see one of her books made into a movie. She likes to dream big ;)

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