Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: RULES OF SEDUCTION by Jenna Mullins

Publisher- Paper Lantern Lit
Publication- April 21, 2015
Genre- YA Contemporary 
Source- E-ARC
Stars- 4.5

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About the Book:
The first rule of seduction is: don’t fall in love.

Fresh out of college, Dani Young heads for the LA sun to chase her dream of becoming a screenwriter-director. So when her former BFF turned actress Elise offers Dani the opportunity to work on the hit teen show Vamp Camp, Dani can’t refuse, even if it comes at a price: Elise wants Dani to seduce her boyfriend, Vamp Camp superstar Tate Lawrence. Turns out Elise has some major trust issues, and needs Dani to test Tate’s faith. The only rule: don’t fall in love with him.

Sure, Dani doesn’t mind occasionally glimpsing Tate’s megawatt smile…or accidentally-on-purpose brushing up against his perfect torso…but she’s no fool. There’s no way she’d ever fall for a shallow celebrity and no way one would fall for her, a lanky movie nerd.

But amidst vampire-crazed fans, a conniving fellow intern, and a devilishly handsome showrunner, Dani feels like all the rules she used to know have disappeared, except for one: Love doesn’t play by 

the rules.

Part The Devil Wears Prada, part How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days, this story of friendship and romance is sure to appeal to fans of Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer E. Smith, and Anna Todd.

"We’re lying to him. She’s lying to him and I’m lying to him and together we’re lying to him. We’re just a bunch of lying liars who lie."

I really loved Rules of Seduction. For some odd reason I can't resist the Hollywood hottie falling in love with a normal gal. It just doesn't get any better than that! Sure, I admit that asking your best friend to seduce your boyfriend is completely bogus. Who am I kidding? It's absolutely ridiculous. But for me, it worked. After reading All the Rage, I needed something light-hearted. Something fun. And yes, something ridiculous. If this is something you may be after, I fully recommend this book!

Dani just finished college and is on her way to L.A. for an internship. Only she gets there and apparently the place she was supposed to be interning at, pretty much went bankrupt. So while Dani is down on her luck, she runs into her former BFF, Elise. Elise has a way in for Dani to get into the business and put her foot in the door by working for the hit T.V. show Vamp Camp. See, Dani has a screenplay and if she gets it to the right people, her dream would come true. There's a huge catch though. Elise wants Dani to seduce her boyfriend and Hollywood bad boy, Tate! My first thoughts on this were, why even date him if you can trust him! And of course the famous last words:

"Don't fall in love with him."

Psh, easier said than done. Tate is not at all what he seems. To the outside world, he's a naughty boy. But really, he's sweet and so kind. He truly cares about the people around him. The way Danika meets him was hilarious and instantly the sparks flew. I wanted to know more about Tate, I wanted to know more about Dani. 

I've always wondered if Hollywood is truly like that. From a normal peasant pov, it seems so glamorous and fun. But is it always that fun? Or are they just trying to cast an illusion? 

I loved how the secondary characters were just as awesome as the first. Namely, Dani's roommate,
Brit. That girl was so damn awesome. I would totally love to have a book from her pov. She's the type of girl you want by your side because you know she's got your back. 

"For the first time I realize how dangerous Tate Lawrence is."

Do you like a heavy dose of angst? Cause you're in the right place. The angst was amazing! It's what kept me reading until I finished the book from start to finish. Tate is so dreamy and I feel sad that he isn't real. You know what they say, book boyfriends do it better. 

Overall, I can't recommend this enough. It's filled with sarcastic and witty banter and the romance is on point. Just like to reiterate that this is a fictional book and take it for what it is! It's not in the slightest believable but that's the charm. 

"Tate is not my boyfriend. He is not my potential boyfriend. He is my best friend’s boyfriend . . . so why do I feel like Elise is taking something that is mine?"

*Thank you to the publishers for providing me with an ARC for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the Author:
In fourth grade, Jenna put her classmates into a story about fire safety, and they laughed the entire time she read it aloud. Since then, she's been writing with the sole purpose to entertain other people. Fire safety, however, fell to the wayside when she accidentally set her grandmother's bathroom on fire when she was 12.

In 2010, she moved from Indiana to Los Angeles to intern at E!, and she is now a writer/editor/pop culture gatekeeper at E! OnlineA Midwest girl who prefers Southern California weather, Jenna loves the Indianapolis Colts, saving Hyrule and training for her backup dream career: deciding what goes into the baskets on Food Network's Chopped. She currently resides in LA with her nerdy, handsome boyfriend Kyle and their two fluffier-than-normal cats, Glenn and Zelda.

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