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Title: The Guys Are Props Club
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Release Date: July 15th 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Source: ecopy for blog tour
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 girls' friendship. Even if it means getting Maddie to break her personal vow.If you think The Guys Are Props Club sounds like a unique NA book, that's because it is. The premise is something I haven't encountered before, and although I disliked the idea of the club in the book, it sure made for a really fun read.
Despite her initial pushover tendencies, Maddie was an okay character. Smart, independent, and driven, I started liking her when I learned that she was already enlightened as to how wrong their little club was, how their Plays made them just like the men who'd broken their hearts. But beneath Maddie's composed exterior was a girl who'd been traumatized by love, and I really pitied her when I realized just how scared she was to love again.
Fortunately, Sebastian was the perfect guy for a broken heart, like ice cream on a bad day. At first, I couldn't see his charm, but soon enough... wow. This guy had sexy down to an art, and he wasn't even trying. He's honest and straight-forward without ever being disrespectful, and Maddie's best friend Jessica was lucky that she's a character in this book - I'm sure most NA guys would've told her to shut the eff up. Or ogled.
Despite their mad attraction for one another, Maddie was reluctant to get into a relationship with Sebastian, so he got his moves on which turned me into a puddle of goo. Then they soon decided to take it slow instead of jumping each other's bones, and this actually made them more realistic and well-developed.
Short and fast-paced yet still sweet and sexy, there was no shortage of character growth here in The Guys Are Props Club. People looking for a non-formulaic NA read - or guy, because Sebastian really is something special - will not be disappointed, and might even ask for more.
MY FAVORITE PART is the last scene ♥
About the author:
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 ;)