03 December 2013

Girls Are Players by Ingrid Seymour - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Jessica Norton is a villain in the body of a gorgeous, rich, college girl. She cheats, lies, plays with people’s feelings, and purposely breaks unsuspecting hearts to avenge a personal loss. She’s the kind of girl people love to hate—even if it’s just because she has it all. Except . . . she doesn’t have it all. What she wants most is the love of her high school sweetheart, Taylor Drennon, the guy who got away, the one who left without telling her why and caused all her bitterness.

Not surprisingly, Jessica’s evil has made her a pariah. Alone, without friends or Taylor’s love, her college life is a nightmare. She’s haunted by her own mistakes and drowning in lack of direction. Something needs to change. So when the first opportunity to turn her life around presents itself, she takes it. Home for Christmas break, Jessica runs into Taylor. His unexpected friendliness seems like an invitation to rekindle their love. Inspired by a drastic idea that will both distance her from her heinous reputation and pull her closer to Taylor, she decides to transfer to OSU where he attends under a football scholarship.

Confident she can regain his heart, Jessica reenters Taylor’s life with a splash. Failing to naturally lure him closer, she is then forced to rely on her old games and underhanded scheming. Though Jessica’s heart is in the right place, it is hidden from Taylor by her blunders. More than once their powerful chemistry takes control, leading Jessica to believe she’s winning. But, it’s a hot and cold affair, and she’s not the only one to blame for their stormy love. If Jessica can only coax Taylor into explaining why he doesn’t want her, maybe she could finally walk away from him for good, maybe she could finally be happy.

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It started when he broke her heart and she had no idea why. Taylor and her had been the perfect couple in high school. And just right before going to the university, he decided to ditch her. So, Jessica Norton became the Queen Bee, the notorious villain who cheats, lies, plays with people’s feelings and breaks heart. She’s beautiful, rich and she’s became a recluse. She’s lost, she no longer has friends and she never felt more alone. Her supposedly perfect college life is becoming a nightmare. Karma is eating her alive.

When an opportunity knocks for her to come home – she grabs it wholeheartedly. She did not expect that her mother made herself a new best friend – Taylor’s mother. What she didn’t expect more is to run in with her old high school flame. The one who got away – she was obsessed with why he left her. What is wrong with her? She took her friendliness towards her as an invitation to rekindle their flame. Then she made a drastic decision she ever did: hitting two birds with one stone: she will be leaving her old college, her bad reputation and finally be with Taylor in OSU.

But she was caught in a surprise the moment she arrived in OSU. Taylor has changed. He wasn’t the old Taylor she had fallen in love with, or the Taylor who was head over hills in love with her. He no longer like her games, he has games of his own – he wants her at one time, then not want her the next. Just as when Jessica thought they’d have a change, he’d break her hopes.

You’d hate her so much, then love her in the end. Jessica Norton might be a b*tch at first – but once you get to know her, and see the real problem is – you’d feel sad for her. She has issues not just with her parents, or her sibling, but with herself. At first I thought she could probably be suffering from multiple personality disorder because she constantly change from one person to another, but she was just a little bit lost and confuse. It was just heartbreaking to watch her finally realize why Taylor left her. And Taylor - geez. I never expected him to act that way. I guess, I was hoping he'd still be that good boy who was panting after her. Now, he reinvented himself, dating anyone with legs. 

The whole novel had me on the verge of confusion - like Jessica, I wanted to know why he had left her. The eagerness to know the reason had drive me to finish the novel. I love how the novel came to be, how Jessica finally found herself after a couple of mistakes, how she found new friends, and how they found their HEA. It wasn't an easy ride, especially for her - but all the tears, the heartbreak and ache was all worth it. 

Never judge the book by its cover. I honestly wasn't impressed by the cover - but the inside, the book was a great read. So, please don't miss out on this. With great, interesting characters,twists and unexpected surprises, I'm sure you'd love this too. 

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

Taylor stood in the shadow of one of the large, open French doors, but I knew it was him immediately. The slant of his shoulders, the casual way he stood with one hand inside his pocket, not to mention his tall, elegant frame. 

I felt myself melt into a puddle. 

He was just a guy, for God’s sake—nothing more than a flesh and blood man. He shouldn’t have this power over me, not after all this time. 

He stepped out of the shadows. Moonlight fell on his face, and I nearly gasped. He was smiling tentatively, silver eyes wide and expectant. His smooth, brown hair wasn’t cropped like the last time I’d seen him. It was a little long and stylish. A questioning arch disturbed the perfect line of his eyebrows. 

“Jessica,” he greeted in a low tone. 

I blinked several times as I waited for my brain to jump start my lungs. My name on his lips, a sound I once took for granted, now literally left me breathless.


Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. Her favorite genres are Young Adult and New Adult fiction.  Her debut novel “The Guys Are Props Club” is an NA contemporary romance which she immensely enjoyed writing.  Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She’s sure that one day she’ll see one of her books made into a movie. She likes to dream big ;)

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1 comment:

  1. Love the banners you made. Amazing. Great review. Thanks for joining the tour!