Title: The Guys are Props Club
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Series: N/A Standalone
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Publication Date: May 13, 2013
Pages: 265 Pages
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
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
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.
Before I start, I would like to thank Dianne of Oops! I Read a Book Again for including me in the blog tour and for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.
I have to admit that before I read this book, I didn't really think much of it because I didn't know the author. The only reason I signed up for the blog tour is because I read a similar book entitled The Heartbreakers Association from Wattpad and loved that book, so I was curious how this one would turn out to be. Would it be similar to The Heartbreakers Association, or would it be worse? What didn't enter my mind was how different this is from that book, and how awesome it turned out to be.
I wouldn't do a recap anymore, for I fear that this would be too long. I'd just go straight to what I thought. At the first few parts, I found that the concept for the club is very similar to that of The Heartbreakers Association, but then as I read on, the story became its own in my opinion, and I started to admire the main character, Maddie.
Unlike the book from Wattpad, Maddie was able to let go of the past and move on, while her best friend Jessica got stuck in that stage. She actually felt guilty for pulling a Play. Also, it helps that Maddie likes kids like I do. Her being friends with Hunter, a young cancer patient, made me love her and the book all the more. She went along with him, and she really showed the characteristics that I like.
Enter Sebastian. At first he really seemed like the typical player, and he even fits their description of a player perfectly. I actually didn't believe the synopsis when it said that he's a good guy. I thought, there must be some hidden agenda here. But no, he's actually honest, a gentleman, and has everything you would want from a guy. And then he met Hunter, and I loved him from then on. He was patient with him, and I just love it when a guy is good with kids!
All in all, the book was really great. There were enough interesting and appropriate twists and turns, the pacing was amazing, and I just loved the plot! Plus, major plus points for being my first 5-star review in a looong loooong time. If you're looking for a New Adult novel that is different from the rest, I strongly suggest you check this one out. You'll be surprised by how much you'll like the book.
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Labels: Blog Tour, Contemporary, New Adult, Review, Romance