Title: The Guys Are Props Club
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Date of Publication: July 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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.
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Rating: 3.5 Glasses of Wine
Rating: 3.5 Glasses of Wine
I think for this review I am going to start by giving my rating and then explain the WHY of it. I am giving this book three and a half glasses of wine... But wait!!! Don't get all freaked out over three and a half glasses.
I REALLY enjoyed reading The Guys Are Props Club. It was an easy, entertaining read. I think the author did a great job coming up with an original story line. The characters were believable and realistic. But...it was just kind of lacking something. I'm not even sure what exactly, but it just felt very "fluffy". I feel like the characters were not developed enough. And before I knew it, the story was over!
Maddie is a 19 year old college student (and a virgin, shocking lol) trying to make it on her own. No father in the picture, and a worthless mother means she is really struggling to achieve her goal of pediatrician. Her roommate is Jessica. Jessica is your typical "born with a silver spoon in her mouth, only attending college to have fun " girl. They bonded a year before over broken hearts and formed the G.A.P. club. Starting out it was just fun, but when it gets serious about hurting guys, Maddie starts to realize that maybe this club isn't just fun and games.
Enter Sebastian, a H-O-T latin lover that Jessica immediately sets her sights on. Unfortunately she doesn't realize that he's got his eyes on Maddie. Sebastian is a good guy, even though his amazing good looks would make you think otherwise. His father taught him the importance of having morals and character and following through on promises. It's somewhat easy to guess what happens next.
I like the fact that Maddie found the strength to come clean and be honest with Sebastian. Even though it seemed hopeless.
“I now saw that Sebastian was here only to regain his peace of mind. As determined as the hope inside my chest was, he hadn’t come to patch things up between us so we could move forward—but so we could move apart. Even with that knowledge, I began to tell him everything, happy that I could at least give him that.”
It was fabulous that it was a stand alone book. And the ending was pretty good too. Like I said, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a good read and I look forward to reading more stuff by Ingrid Seymour. Three and a half glasses of Sutter Home.....my favorite White Zin.
Jessica whirled and faced her flock. “That, my friends, is the epitome of Latin hotness.” She fanned herself. “He’s the honest-to-God, walking, breathing cliché of a dark and handsome stranger. I think I just found target number three,” she paused dramatically, holding three fingers up. “Hands off, everyone. I call that Play. Game on!”
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 ;)