Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling

Title: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls 
Author: Telluah Darling
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: Te Da Media 
Number of Pages: 244 
Source: Netgalley 

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 romantic comedy that follows these teens as they navigate the minefield of sex, love, and friendship. This book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of “bow chicka wow wow.

It seems like I have the same problem with YA contemporary romance books that I do with adult ones. This genre just rarely works for me for some reason. I really wanted to like this book because the author did a great guest post for me that made me want to give this book a try.  

I loved that this had a guys pov, and how he didn't sugar coat things.  Sam was a breath of fresh air, and Ally was great as well. I'm still not sure why this book didn't work for me, but I just couldn't connect to Sam or Ally even though they were original and there wasn't one cliche in this book!