Thursday, 17 August 2017

Rules of Persuasion Spoiler Free Review


The Rules of Persuasion
The Rules of Persuasion
by Amity Hope

Release Date: August 14th, 2017

Synopsis:


1) Take things slow (her rule)
2) Make it believable (his rule)

After tragedy hit her family, Meg Matthews officially crossed the line from “good girl” to “bad girl.” Motorcycle? Check. Graffiti? Check. The only thing Meg hadn’t planned on was blackmail. Too bad now a certain infuriating boy holds Meg’s future in his hands…

When Luke Prescott—star pitcher and town golden boy—catches Meg vandalizing the school, she’s given two choices: face the consequences or enter into a fake relationship with him to get his parents and his ex off his back.

But as Meg and Luke grow closer, they both realize they’ve been keeping secrets from each other. Their fake relationship might be doomed from the start—if they can’t learn to open up to the one person they never thought they’d trust.


Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains late-night graffiti sessions, flirty baseball lessons, and a never-ending list of relationship rules just made to be broken. 

My Thoughts:

***I received an ARC from Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review***

I gave this book 4 stars. I flew through this book so quickly, mostly because it wasn't very long to begin with, but also because it was a very character driven book. What I love about contemporary novels is that the books are always about the people, so if you don't like the people, you won't like the book. I'm happy to say that I loved the main characters in this book, meaning I really enjoyed this book.

I’m stupid and I missed the publication date so I didn’t even start reading this book until the release date. I suppose better late than never, but I do like to have read my ARCs before they are released. I guess a couple days late isn’t too bad. 

I could have definitely used this book a few months ago when I was on a contemporary kick. This is exactly the sort of book I felt like reading. No worries though, because I still read it pretty quickly this time.

This book covered some serious topics while still managing not to be too heavy. These teens with their awful backstories managed to have fun together and find the freedom in being a teenager. 

What I thought was so cool was that Meg rode a motorcycle. I love motorcycles and I think one day I might want to get my motorcycle license, so I loved seeing a female protagonist with a motorcycle. I don't think I've seen a book where the female protagonist has had a motorcycle which is sad considering they are so cool. That little fact was what won me over onto Meg's side from the very beginning, she wasn't afraid to be a bit different, she wanted to do something she enjoyed despite all the terrible things going on in her life.

You know what trope I'm getting tired of? The mean girl ex girlfriend of the love interest who wants the guy back for her own sinister reasons. I have a hard time believing that there are this many people who know they're being shady but do it anyway. I'm tired of waiting for catfights to break out every time there is a character like this in the book. I guess I can live with it, and it hardly ruined the book for me, but I'm just growing a bit tired of the same static antagonistic character.

Overall, if you love contemporary novels this is definitely something you should read. I wouldn't really recommend this book to someone who doesn't really like contemporary, you probably wouldn't like it. 

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