G.A.P. Club–A Review

TheGAPClubTourBannerWelcome to the first stop on Ingrid Seymour’s Blog Tour! Her book is a YA romance called The Guys Are Props Club. This book is a little different from the others on this site because it is recommended for ages 17 and older due to language and sexual situations.

Synopsis: Maddie Burch is determined to make it through college without falling victim to a creep like her first boyfriend. 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.

But Sebastian is not a jerk. 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.

Review: I enjoyed this book very much. The characters of Jessica, Maddie, and Sebastian are very real. Although I love the idea of a girls’ power club, I would never join this club myself because I could not imagine leading a guy on then dumping him. The way the author portrays it, though, you are rooting for Jessica from page one. I even understand and am sympathetic toward Jessica. And Sebastian is gorgeous and sweet. All three characters change during the course of this novel. Their arcs are believable and draw you in right away.

The plot of the book was as predictable as most romances, but there were enough issues with Jessica and Sebastian’s relationship that it kept me reading. The club itself was a mistake, something Maddie already knows when the book starts. She’s reluctant to say anything to Jessica, though, because they are friends. Friendship causes people to overlook a lot of faults in each other.

So if you love a good romance, read this book. You won’t be disappointed.

For more about the Blog Tour, go to Oops! I Read a Book Again!. On that site, a dozen blogs a day will be giving interviews, reviews, and guest posts from Ingrid Seymour. Follow along, then read the book!

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