The Rules of Persuasion

Amity Hope
The Rules of Persuasion
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Entangled Publishing
Release Date
August 2017
Book 1 of The Rules of Persuasion
Young Adult Romance

1)Take things slow (her rule)

2)Make it believable (his rule)

After tragedy hit her family, Meg Matthews officially crossed the line from "good girl" to "bad girl." Motorcycle? Check. Graffiti? Check. The only thing Meg hadn't planned on was blackmail. Too bad now a certain infuriating boy holds Meg's future in his hands...

When Luke Prescott—star pitcher and town golden boy—catches Meg vandalizing the school, she's given two choices: face the consequences or enter into a fake relationship with him to get his parents and his ex off his back.

But as Meg and Luke grow closer, they both realize they've been keeping secrets from each other. Their fake relationship might be doomed from the start—if they can't learn to open up to the one person they never thought they'd trust.

Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Apr 10, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
88 people found the following review helpful
THE RULES OF PERSUASION gave me a lot of feels. I feel for Meg, for losing her sister, for the family troubles she's experiencing at home. When the adults fail, it's usually the children who bear the brunt of that failure, when it's not even their fault. So Meg coped in the only way she knew how, by keeping her sister alive in the angels she painted…on public areas. I wonder sometimes if she wanted to be caught, so that her parents would pay her attention instead of wallowing in their own selfish world. Well, her mom at least.

Well, she was caught…by Luke Prescott, the son of one of the richest families in town. Luke is the best example of "money can't buy everything, including happiness", since his dad seems to be the worst kind of monster, and he couldn't wait until he's free of him and the family. To this end, he needed Meg's help, and he found the perfect thing to blackmail her with.

I love the way these two progressed from enemies-to-friends-to-lovers in a believable way and how cute it was when they couldn't stay away from each other? Takes me back to my high school days. I also love the notes they wrote in that ratty green notebook. I thought for sure that notebook would be found by the villain who will give their game away…*no spoilers*

Overall rating: 3.5 stars
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