Reveiw ~ Blog Tour Stop ~ Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls by Tellulah Darling

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls

by Tellulah Darlin


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.”

book info

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

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rating & review

very solid 3 stars for me ~ I was really looking forward to reading this book.  It struck me as a younger version of that Mila & Justin movie...  Friends with Benefits ... I don't usually find YA books that I enjoy, but this one, I actually liked.  The characters were real - they weren't just perfect little teens and they also weren't so fucked up they couldn't function.  I tend to find it's either one or the other for me, but these characters were all decent normal people.

now...  I think YA lovers would find this book to be a 4 or 5 star book, but like I said it was lacking a little heat for me...  which is why it is getting a solid 3 stars for me.

the writing was great!  I will definitely be checking out more of Tellulah's books.  And I'm sorry I just have to say I love this author's name and her author picture (you can see it below).  How can you not love her - she just looks to be a ton of fun and LOVE IT!

the flow of this story was good, I had some spots I was confused but I quickly figured it out - her style is also really well developed.  I didn't have any trouble with the switching POV.  I really liked it actually.

I also like how the relationship is real and progresses through the book between the characters.  I like the issues and the trouble and the tension and the awkwardness and everything about it!

Bottom Line:  YA readers this is a must for you & everyone else I think you might like it as a break from Adult and New Adult.  It isn't horribly YA, it's just enough to provide a break from all the norm!

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author info & links

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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  1. Jen, thanks so much for reading and reviewing Sam Cruz today! It was great to have it hosted on your fab blog! :)


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