Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls was just plain adorable. Sam is sweet and sexy and Ally a refreshingly intelligent heroine. Told in alternating POV’s these lifelong best friends may seem to be a strange combination on the surface. Classic opposites he’s Pinky to her Brain and they have a simple understanding he is the fun and frivolous one and she is the serious, slightly geeky part of the equation and this works for them until Ally’s “douche bag” of a boyfriend breaks up with her. What is a girl to do? The answer is obvious have your woman loving bestie turn you from a chokin’ to smokin’, unfortunately Sam’s make over works a little too well. Then what’s a self respecting player to do? Well to find out you will have to read it yourself.
The title really says it all, Sam’s guide, consisting of steps named suspiciously like porn star names, is the answer to his best friend Ally’s dilemma when her pretentious prat of a boyfriend dumps her on her birthday no less. Sam is none to pleased with the idea of applying his proven method makeover his best friend and he is even less pleased at his reaction to the result.
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 book contains strong language, drinking, euphemisms, and lots of “bow chicka wow wow.”
Tellulah Darling has written a fun, frothy adorably sweet but never saccharine Pygmalion type tale complete with a kitten and smart only slightly self deluded characters trying to find their way to love and shockingly finding each other instead. Pearl Petworth says read this book…now.
AUTHOR: Tellulah Darling
RATING: 4 Stars
GENRE: YA Fiction
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