Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Labels: 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaway, Review
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If you're interested in the first book, THE GUYS ARE PROPS CLUB, it's free! And Ingrid is holding a fantastic giveaway here to celebrate the release of GIRLS ARE PLAYERS: http://fictionbound.com/2013/10/29/girls-are-players-release-giveaway/
Title: Girls Are Players (G.A.P. #2)
Author: Ingrid Seymour
Date of Publication: December 4, 2013
Genre: contemporary new adult romance
Jessica Norton is a villain in the body of a gorgeous, rich, college girl. She cheats, lies, plays with people’s feelings, and purposely breaks unsuspecting hearts to avenge a personal loss. She’s the kind of girl people love to hate—even if it’s just because she has it all. Except . . . she doesn’t have it all. What she wants most is the love of her high school sweetheart, Taylor Drennon, the guy who got away, the one who left without telling her why and caused all her bitterness.
Not surprisingly, Jessica’s evil has made her a pariah. Alone, without friends or Taylor’s love, her college life is a nightmare. She’s haunted by her own mistakes and drowning in lack of direction. Something needs to change. So when the first opportunity to turn her life around presents itself, she takes it. Home for Christmas break, Jessica runs into Taylor. His unexpected friendliness seems like an invitation to rekindle their love. Inspired by a drastic idea that will both distance her from her heinous reputation and pull her closer to Taylor, she decides to transfer to OSU where he attends under a football scholarship.
Confident she can regain his heart, Jessica reenters Taylor’s life with a splash. Failing to naturally lure him closer, she is then forced to rely on her old games and underhanded scheming. Though Jessica’s heart is in the right place, it is hidden from Taylor by her blunders. More than once their powerful chemistry takes control, leading Jessica to believe she’s winning. But, it’s a hot and cold affair, and she’s not the only one to blame for their stormy love. If Jessica can only coax Taylor into explaining why he doesn’t want her, maybe she could finally walk away from him for good, maybe she could finally be happy.
This book was terrific! The story and the writing completely blew me off, what with the well-expressed thoughts and emotions of the characters, especially Jessica. My addiction to reading this actually got to the point where I pulled an all nighter just to find out what happened to Jessica and her ex-boyfriend Taylor, and I don’t even regret having done that. Although Jessica could be described as bitchy, I appreciated her touching backstory, which made her so much more relatable for me. She may have started off on the wrong foot, but throughout the book, she was allowed to grow into a more mature and sensible person. It made me realize that there is no one solution to a problem, and what we choose to do in dealing with difficult situations are entirely up to us. This may seem like just another cliché story about finding answers or finding love, but in truth, it is so much more than that. I finished this book without disappointments, and I fully recommend that you give it a shot!
I heaved a sigh as my chest tightened with a barrage of unexpected emotions. I should’ve known talking to Taylor would do this to me. All my life he’d been there, my best friend. There was too much between us, too few emotions we hadn’t already explored in the past. I couldn’t hide from him.
A hand fell on my shoulder, startling me. A wave of heat and chills ran across my back. Taylor was touching me. I felt like a beggar who gets handed a small piece of bread. His long fingers warmed my skin even through my cardigan. The same fingers that had once tangled in my hair as his hips rocked against mine. Heated flames lapped away what little courage I had. I looked at his hand hoping he would remove it. He didn’t.
Taylor pulled, a gentle tug that turned me in his direction, a lamb ready to face the wolf. The blood drained from my face, leaving my cheeks cold and clammy. What was the matter with me?
“Is everything okay? Are you . . . ?” he didn’t finish the question but let his words hang and stretch between us, his warm breath almost brushing my lips.
I’ve been told my eyes are beautiful, clear blue with a burst of yellow around the pupils. But blue is nothing special compared to the molten silver in Taylor’s irises. As I fell into his intense gaze, I realized, like so many times before, that he had power over me. That he could hold me in place even without touching me, that the ice storm that raged inside his silver eyes could trap me in its core, making whatever happened outside its vortex blur and fade away.
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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Posted by Pauline Ang | Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Posted by Pauline Ang | Wednesday, December 4, 2013