Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review - The Guys Are Props Club by Ingrid Seymour

Title and Author: The Guys Are Props Club by Ingrid Seymour 
Publisher: PenDreams 
Publication Date: May 13th, 2013 
Paperback/Hardcover:  265 
Genre: New Adult 
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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.

*** Due to language and sexual situations this book is recommended for ages 17 and older

I received this book as part of a blog tour in exchange of an honest review.
After having her heart broken Maddie decides she will not fall for the cute guys because they are always players. With her friends she creates the Guys Are Props to remember herself of her promise.
When she meets Sebastian she doesn’t realize he might be different from all the other players she has met and is up to him to prove he is actually quite a nice guy.
Maddie is our main character and I really liked her. She’s smart, sweet and a hard worker. It was easy to connect with her and understand her. She had her heart seriously broken but she still found a way to eventually move on.
I really loved the fact she became such good friends with Hunter and visited as often as she could.
I also really liked Sebastian. He’s a great character. He’s witty, smart, honest and all around great. He’s a really nice guy and I liked the fact he was able to hold his ground and show Maddie he really liked her even when she was trying to push him away or test him.
I thought the romance between Maddie and Sebastian was great and developed quite nicely. Both of them grow as the story develops and become even better characters. 
There are other characters that bring a lot to the story like Hunter and his greatness and Jessica and manipulative ways.
Plotwise, the story is very imaginative and I liked the few surprised thrown in there. The story develops quite nicely and is well-written. The club created by Maddie and Jessica is actually pretty cool and not something you normally read about.
All in all, The Guys are Props is a great story. It is fast paced and interesting with great characters that were able to keep me entertained and wanting to find out what would happen with them.
If you enjoy a fun New Adult book, you should give this one a try.

Rating:  Worth Your Time (4 Stars)

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  1. Great review, Carla! Thank you so much for joining the tour!