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The Guys Are Props Club

(G.A.P. #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  617 ratings  ·  125 reviews
During her senior year in high school, Maddie Burch promised herself not to ever fall for a cute guy – or any guy – again. Cute guys are players and not to be trusted, a fact she learned the hard way when her first boyfriend ran her heart through a paper shredder. Two years later, her promise is still intact, and she’s determined to make it through college without falling ...more
Paperback, 1, 256 pages
Published May 13th 2013 by PenDreams
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Ingrid Seymour
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I hope all New Adult readers enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it! :)
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
First of all, I was lucky enough to receive this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway and would like to thank all involved in that :)

And now on to the review. I really enjoyed this book. I have read one or two books all involving jilted girls forming 'man-hating' clubs but this one is now my new favorite. The reason for that was Maddie. She was far more mature than other heroines and while I found it a little on the annoying side that she kept doing or hiding things when she clearly
Lade Tawak
Maddie is whiny, childish and weak at first. (view spoiler). She wants to be a doctor and she works at a hospital as part of her scholarship requirements.
She becomes more mature towards the end of the book

Jessica is even worse than Maddie. She's immature, crazy, a control freak and a rich brat. And that's all we know of her.

Sebastian isn't thaaaat swoon worthy. And I think I heard
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-copies
Maddie Burch promised to herself that she will not fall for any guy ever again. But unlike any other high school girls, she actually stuck to her promise. Even when Maddie goes to college, she is still true to her promise and is going to make sure that she keeps it that way. She also has a club that she and her best friend made, The Guys Are Props club, where boys are nothing but a toy to those girls and nobody is going to stop them. That is until Maddie meets a guy that is different and might j ...more
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
***I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

I liked the idea of this story it did make me smile, I mean raise your hand if you like myself have got together with some girlfriends and over a bottle of wine and some chocolate sat around discussing of all the ways we have wanted to seek revenge on the guys who have left us broken hearted.

Maddie Burch was betrayed in a big way by her first boyfriend, having moved to college with a broken heart. Maddie's new roommate Je
Katherine Kouklinou
5 sweet stars!

The guys are props club is story with a very interesting consept.

It's a very sweet story about a good boy and a heartbroken girl...

Maddie doesn't want to be in relationship again because her last boyfriend broke her heart into piecies. She doesn't trusts any guys and especially the good-looking ones.

"RULE 1:All handsome guys are players."

But the Sebastian comes... a handsome guy. And he seems to be interested in her. But he is handsome so he must be a jerk, right?
WRONG! Sebastian i
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*

Thank you so much Ingrid for the electronic review copy! As always, this in no way affected my opinions of the novel. So I've been spazzing about this book a lot on Twitter and I pretty much abused the exclamation mark in my email exchanges with Ingrid. Now, it's time for you to get to know why I am like this with The Guys Are Props Club!

I started reading The Guys Are Props Club one night at midnight because I couldn't sleep that night. I figured I'd sam
Isabel (Sab The Book Eater)
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Check out my stop on The GAP Club Blog Tour and enter the giveaway for a KINDLE FIRE or a signed paperback!

The cover really didn't do much for me, to be honest, but boy oh boy... this book took me by surprise. I wasn't actually planning on reviewing this for the tour because I wasn't sure if I could fit it in my reading schedule. But it cleared so I decided to go ahead and give this a shot. And what do you know? I had a hard time putting it down! I slept so late even if I had a 7:30 a.m. class t
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed The Guys Are Props Club. It was a great NA contemporary romance with a heroine I respected and I devoured it quickly, eager to see what would happen next. Like many NA contemporary romances, the overall plot was straightforward and somewhat predictable in the way that fans enjoy, but the I also thought there were aspects to the story that were refreshing and unique.

The G.A.P. club was interesting. Jessica and Madison started the club after having their hearts broken in high school an
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

Who here remembers that movie John Tucker Must Die? Come on, I can’t be the only one In any case, the premise of this book sort of reminded me of that movie. A bunch of high school girls trying to make the hot guy fall in love with one of them, so she can turn around and dump him, to teach him a lesson.

In The Guys are Props Club (aka G.A.P.), these are college girls that have been hurt by a man at some point, and now join together to not only support each other, but to actively make a
Literary  Chanteuse
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
Under the impression that this book was going to be another man hating group of girls I did not expect to find a story about growing up and finding love. There is in fact so much more to these characters than what first meets the eye. Written with injections of humor, Madison and Sebastian are awesome characters! She is a girl with dreams and a work hard ethic who will let no man sway her from her purpose. Having no support from her family she braves college on her own and begins her life with j ...more
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts:

The Guys are Props Club grabbed me right away, and before I knew it, I was hooked! The story is told soley form Maddie, the main character's point of view. She is the co-founder of "The G.A.P. Club." Maddie was devastated in her senior year of high school by her first love. As a freshman in college, she became quick friends with her roommate Jessica, who was also left broken-hearted when her first love left her. The two quickly bonded, and became best friends. As they cried together,
Nov 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is the 1st book I read by Ingrid Seymour. I'm sorry I stopped reading this story at chapter 3 because this story didn't hold my interest.
I'll start with the negatives because I loved this book so much, I can afford to do that with this review.

* The heartbreakingly atrocious cover. It just screams "Disregard me as a decent piece of literature!" and "Please! Feel free to judge me before you know what lies within!" while at the same time inducing hard shudders of revulsion.

* The misleadingly campy beginning chapter which introduces us to the G.A.P. club and its sob-story-havin' group of females at the head of which stands Jessica, b
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The mix of romance, wonder, angst, and fun were just a delightful mix. Ingrid delivered excellent imagery, so well I could actually hear the beat in my head and was ready to move to the beat! Honestly I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book or not. I saw the blog tour going and decided to sign up, since it sounded like a light read. Something occasionally I need between my heavy angst ridden books of torture that I love so much. I’m glad I decided to rea
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Totally loved this book! The Guys Are Props Club was an absolutely wonderful New Adult romance. I loved every bit of it!

I was a bit unsure going into this book. Though it sounded great, the idea of a club that targets "players" and breaks their hearts could have easily been an issue. For one thing, that's really mean, to set out to break a guy's heart. For another, it isn't really fair to label all handsome guys as players just because one broke your heart. And, though I understand that it was a
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Actual rating: 4.5 stars

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People could be categorized as such: Players and Those Who Get Played. Maddie Burch has been Played before and it was not an experience she’d like to go through again. As a member, and especially as the co-founder of The Guys Are Props Club, she’s supposed to Play guys to give them a taste of their own medicine. Sebastian- latino, hot, down-right charming and aware of all his glorious traits- is the perfect victim. Jessica, the president of The G.A.P. Club and
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, 5-stars
Have you ever experience being heartbroken? Feeling as if your heart is being stomp on by an elephant or shattered into tiny million pieces. I know you do, in fact, we all experienced that before. And that’s why The G.A.P Club is formed. Jessica and Maddie thought up an idea (it’s mostly Jessica) to get back to the guys that are just like those ones who hurt them—the kind of guy who plays girl’s heart in the palm of their hands—the playboy kind of guy. Maddie’s been feeling crappy for what they ...more
Jhed Parico
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Also posted at When Books Defy Gravity

I've been out and about doing this review for a while now since I have finished reading the book. I've been so busy when Ingrid emailed me and sent me the book, and well, I still have not found the time to read the book then. The time ran slow and the PinoyBookTours (thanks to the tweet that I've read) was holding the tour. Since I'd be reading the book anyway, I decided to join in. And yeah, this happens. (:

I took the time reading the book, actually. Like I
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Also posted on The Bookish Panda

When I saw this book on twitter, I was like, “DAMN! I really need to read this book!” and I really thought that this book is different, and yes it is. And thank goodness, because I participate on this blog tour and had a chance to read this book.
What’s this all about? Because I love you, I’ll just give a glimpse, I will not spoil you. Tehehe

Maddie’s bestfriend, Jessica built the club called The Guys Are Props Club (The GAP) in this club, all girls members gathere
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Madison Burch and her best friend Jessica met their freshman year in college are now roommates. They bonded with one thing in common.....they were both burned by their former high school boyfriends, big time. As a result of this, The Guys are Props Club, G.A.P., was founded by Jessica with the help of Madison. What started out as a support group has now evolved into something else, thanks to Jessica, something that Madison really isn't sure she wants to be a part of. Jessica has a chall
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Maddie Burch has one goal while she's away at college...stay away from guys at all costs. After having her heart broken brutally, Maddie doesn't even want to risk putting her faith in a guy again. It's safer to just keep focused on her classes. That might have been easier if she hadn't met Jessica. She and her new friend Jessica bond over their recent unhappy relationship endings, and when Jessica comes up with the idea for a type of brokenhearted support group, Maddie's all in. Until the suppor ...more
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
Visit my blog to join 2 giveways. The prizes are: Paperback copy, Kindle Fire of equivalent Amazon GC and and eBook copy. Join now!

Before I start, I would like to thank Dianne of Oops! I Read a Book Again for including me in the blog tour and for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.

I have to admit that before I read this book, I didn't really think much of it because I didn't know the author. The only reason I signed up for the blog tour is because I read a similar book entit
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
The Guys Are Props Club was definitely a quick and fun book to read. I love the idea of turning the tables so instead of guy players, now there are heartbroken girls out for revenge. It's actually a pretty scary idea, especially when the club leader is rich, beautiful, and out to shred hearts. I could not wait to see how things turned out! The story itself is not very original and I could see how things would play out before I even reached the halfway mark, but what surprised me the most is that ...more
Kyle Patrick
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at THE SELKIE READS STORIES

I have always been in search of good New Adult novels ever since my first (and amazing) encounter with Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens. And after reading The GAP Club, I can say that my search, so far, has been successful.

Can we just talk about how smart and unique this story’s concept was? I mean, it’s totally out of the normal and the tiniest bit absurd, but it totally worked! That alone had me in awe. It’s true, though: Damsels-in-distress wouldn’t su
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
A sweet romance..., June 20, 2013

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This review is from: The Guys Are Props Club (Kindle Edition)

I didn't think I'll enjoy reading a YA romance book as much as I enjoyed this one. I guess young adults are less complicated, there's enough angst but not the kind that would make you throw your hands up and say enough already.

As a ballroom dancer myself, I connected with this story and enjoyed the characters thoroughly. When Maddie and Sebastian were dancing Salsa
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was totally iffy about reading this book after I read the blurb, but once I started I was in!! Down for the count... blah blah blah leave me alone so I can read! You all know exactly what I mean!

Now... about this book, I really did enjoy it! The characters are well developed and well written. I was totally inside this story - about halfway through and I was still not sure about Sebastian's actual feelings or how to read him. Seriously, it was like I was in Maddie's place, right beside her, try
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

I LOVED this book!!! I started this morning when I couldn't sleep, and I didn't stop until I finished. Maddie has made herself a promise that she will not give her heart to any guy after her boyfriend in high school took it and shattered it into tiny pieces. She thinks this will be an easy task especially since her college roommate feels the same way. She and Jessica even start a club to commiserate with other girls who find t
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I think for this review I am going to start by giving my rating and then explain the WHY of it. I am giving this book three and a half glasses of wine... But wait!!! Don't get all freaked out over three and a half glasses.

I REALLY enjoyed reading The Guys Are Props Club. It was an easy, entertaining read. I think the author did a great job coming up with an original story line. The characters were believable and realistic. was just kind of lacking something. I'm not even sure what exact
Kandice Dover
May 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
Maddie Burch made a promise to herself in high school after having her heart broken. Two years later, in college, her promise is still intact. She's learned that guys are not to be trusted. She has G.A.P.C., Her best friend, school, and work to focus on. But when Sebastian shows up, Maddie is intrigued by him. And the more time she spends with him, the easier her promise gets to be broken.

I am really disappointed in this book. It's not what I expected at all. I really hated Maddie. I really did
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Ingrid Seymour is the author of IGNITE THE SHADOWS (Harper Voyager). When she’s not writing books, she spends her time working as a software engineer, cooking exotic recipes, hanging out with her family and working out. She writes young adult and new adult fiction in a variety of genres, including Sci-Fi, urban fantasy, romance, paranormal and horror.

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