Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Tour, Review & Giveaway: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling

Title: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
Author: Tellulah Darling
Publisher: Te Da Media
Date of Publication: October 17, 2012

My Review:
This book is a lot of fun.  It is a little crass but you know that from reading the blurb so it's not shocking.  But if you get past that (and I had no problem with it, it really works within the plotline of the book) it is such a fun book to read. It's the perfect YA romantic comedy.

Sam's point-of-view is first in the book and honestly I didn't think I would like him.  Yes he explains he is the typical teenage boy, but he kind of comes off as a dog.  But set him with Ally as her best friend and Sam becomes something more.  He's a real friend, he's good to Ally, he doesn't try to change her (until she asks) and he's incredibly protective of her.  So Sam immediately became a good guy in the second chapter.  Ally is sweet, nerdy and has had a somewhat boring boyfriend for the last two years.  Now that somewhat boring boyfriend has dumped her for another girl so Ally wants to change, not to get boring boyfriend back but to get her self-esteem back up and in a way to get back at the male species. She wants to become the female equivalent of Sam and enlists him to help her. 

Makeovers ensue and then mayhem ensues.  Ally becomes like Sam even when they eventually get involved, but now Sam is acting like a girl and it's really confusing for both of them.  Hilarity then ensues and the book just keeps on moving.  I won't give away any more.  I will say that once you start reading it's hard to put down.  Yes it's predictable, but that is the fun.  There are still bumps and lots of other things along the way that make the book extremely funny and enjoyable to read. 

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls is funny, cute, romantic and just plain adorable.  Tellulah Darling has managed to make sex and teenagers amusing and real with characters that are easy to relate to for both sexes.  Who doesn't want a best friend like Sam or Ally?  Who doesn't want to transform themselves like Ally?  Who doesn't want the perfect soulmate?  It's just incredibly cute and well-done.  I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more from Ms. Darling.

My Rating: 4.75/5.0


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.”

Purchase links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

About 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.

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***I received this book from Oops I Read it Again for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***


Tellulah Darling said...

Thank you so much for letting Sam and Ally come hang out on your lovely blog, Crystal. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and host Sam Cruz. :)

Mary Preston said...

This does sound like a fun read.

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