Monday, August 5, 2013

"The Guys Are Props" Blog Tour + Giveaway!

My Review
Every once in a while, I'm asked to read a novel that truly blows my expectations away. "The Guys Are Props" is one of these, as you might have already guessed. Ingrid Seymour paints the story of the lonely, broken-hearted college girl with a refreshing voice. The titular heroine isn't awkwardly shy or brazen hussy, but an honest blend of broken home American. This girl has a past and isn't ashamed to acknowledge or try to rise above it. I feel that her personal story was one of the things that kept me hooked and gave this story true grit. While there was plenty of hot and heavy romance, the main characters' individual struggles and flaws made it realistic. Though I don't think I've ever met a straight green eyed Latino male with a perfect figure and penchant for dance. It certainly isn't impossible that they exist, or that a gal like Maddie unexpectedly wins his affections. 
This is very much an accidental love story. In fact it begins more like a hate story. Having been through my share of bitter, disappointed relationships I could really sympathize with how she fell into the players club, and her struggle to break free of it. 
"TGAP" was a nice reminder that while romance can be all-consuming, no one wins when we refuse to get over ourselves and move on. It's something I had to learn the hard way and enjoyed watching two likable, believable characters struggle through in this story. Highly recommend this read to all the broken hearted damsels and heroines out there, or anyone unlucky in love. Here is a novel to infuse hope and maybe, quite possible, resurrect your broken dreams. 

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.

Purchase link

The book is only on sale an Amazon for eBook and print
And for print also on CreateSpace

About Ingrid Seymour

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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    1. No problem :) Hope you win! This story surprised me in good ways!

  2. This is the first I have heard of THE GUYS ARE PROPS. It does sound like a great read.

    1. Hey Mary, I was surprised by how good it was. You never know with contemporary NA romance :) Hope you win the giveaway!

  3. I agree with you, Jenn. Sometimes, with not-so-good NA everywhere, it's hard to pick something that might be good. I was so happy when I gave The GAP Club the chance because it ended up great! Thank you so much for joining the tour, Jenn!