22 November 2013

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
by Tellulah Darling
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: October 17, 2012 by Te Da Media
Format Acquired: ebook for review (thanks Dianne of Oops! I Read Again Tours and Tellulah!)
Purchase links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo
Why the hell can’t chicks be more like guys?

That question plagues high school senior Sam Cruz. Sam is perfectly happy being a player. He just wishes girls wouldn’t change the game from sex to relationships. It makes him look like an asshole. But when Sam’s best friend, Ally Klinger, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can screw around then screw off. No risk of heartbreak that way. It’s Sam’s chance to create the perfect female AND cheer up his best friend. Armed with Sam’s Three Step Guide to Backseat Success, Ally gets the game better than Sam thought she would and before long, Sam has his wish: the female version of himself. Too bad it’s driving him nuts. Told from Sam’s and Ally's alternating POVs, Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is a fast-paced YA romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship.

This contemporary teen romance contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of “bow chicka wow wow.”
You know how some books are just so darn entertaining that you can't seem to put it down even when you have to go to the bathroom or something? Okay, maybe not like that but I'm sure you get me. I read this one so fast I didn't have time to post status updates on Goodreads! I was very much engrossed in Sam and Ally. They're so cute in very different ways! I just... I can't! I can't!

You basically know that Sam's a player and Ally's the complete opposite. She wants romance, stability, long-term relationship stuff - the works! And Sam... well, he doesn't believe in all that. Things change though when Ally becomes determined to try out Sam's lifestyle. Sam's all for it at first but then his plan backfires... and I loved reading how crazy it made him! Ha! I know how it'll turn out because let's face it, the story's pretty predictable. But what made it enjoyable for me was reading the story from both their perspectives. I loved Sam and Ally's growth, both as individuals and as a couple, as they slowly learned more about themselves and what they wanted. It was also a plus seeing Sam and Ally actually be bestfriends and not just two people who call themselves that but don't show it. They seemed genuine to me. Even their two closest friends gave the same effect. It's definitely a plus for me when characters feel like real people.

It also helped that they were funny as hell! And it wasn't just them - everyone in the whole book was hilarious! I actually highlighted a lot of the lines and added notes just to write, ":)))))))))))" because it was so funny! I'm not exaggerating this, people! I think the comedy helped keep the story light and fun. Let's face it, a lot of stories similar to this are annoying because they windup getting too intense. But this one... oh boy, it's tons of fun! I especially loved that scene where Sam took Ally to the mall for a makeover and when they went lingerie shopping... well, let's just say the experience was very hard for Sam. ;) ← See the winky face?

Overall I liked how the story was told. Aside from the humor and plot, the pacing was also good. And the ending? Simple but pretty damn good. I would totally recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast and funny YA book with a lot of fu- just the right amount of feels. You're definitely up for a good time!

About the author
Tellulah Darling

Tellulah Darling

Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?

1. YA romantic comedy author because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
2. Alter ego of former screenwriter.
3. Sassy minx.

Geeks out over: cool tech.
Squees for: great storytelling.
Delights in: fabulous conversation.
Writes about: where love meets comedy. Awkwardness ensues.

Tellulah Darling is a firm believer that some of the best stories happen when love meets comedy. Which is why she has so much fun writing young adult romantic comedy novels. Her tales span contemporary, teen fantasy romance, and YA Greek mythology, and range from stand alone books to series. For Tellulah, teen romance is the most passionate, intense, and awkward there is – a comedy goldmine. Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.


1 comment:

  1. Sab, so great of you to read and review Sam Cruz on your lovely blog! :D