Published by Entangled Publishing on August 14, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Contemporary Romance 2017 Reading Challenge
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.
The Rules of Persuasion is a young adult contemporary romance from Amity Hope. It follows one of my favorite tropes…the fake relationship trope. But this one starts out with a little blackmail, which is always fun. The Rules of Persuasion was a cute read that I really enjoyed.
Meg and Luke are the main characters of The Rules of Persuasion, and I have to say they were really interesting. Together and separately. First off, let me say that I really loved both of them. I think they are awesome people, but darn it if I didn’t not disagree with Meg once or twice. What I did like about the two of them was how strong of personalities they both had. Meg has no problem putting Luke in his place when he tries to steamroll her and get his way. Instead of the bad boy, meg was the bad girl. But it worked out. Meg and Luke balanced each other out. They were each so good for the other one. I also loved that The Rules of Persuasion was told in dual narrative between Luke and Meg. That is by far my favorite narration style for a book like this one.
This might sound weird, but my favorite thing about this story was the little notebook of rules that Meg and Luke would keep. I loved seeing what funny new things they would come up with. It summed up the story perfectly. It was so unexpectedly cute and fun. I really enjoyed it. I have to say it was a little predictable, but as I have explained before that doesn’t bother me at all. In fact, I kind of like it. The Rules of Persuasion was a great summer time read for me. I would highly recommend it to fans of contemporary romances who like bets and fake romance story lines. This one was a hit for me.See @BookBriefs #Review #Giveaway of The Rules of Persuasion by @AmityHopeAuthor @EntangledPub @EntangledTeen Click To Tweet
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