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Girls Are Players

(G.A.P. #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  36 reviews
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 ...more
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Published December 4th 2013 by PenDreams (first published December 1st 2013)
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Ingrid Seymour
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This was a fun book to write! Jessica was such a challenging character and kept me on my toes. I hope you enjoy reading her story.
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ho veramente adorato questo libro perché non racconta la solita storia d'amore ma si concentra sul suo periodo di transizione, lei è stata lasciata senza alcuna spiegazione e vuole delle risposte così forse riuscirà finalmente ad andare avanti con la sua vita e a dimenticarsi di lui.
Inizialmente ero molto scettica rispetto alla scelta di incentrare il secondo libro della serie Gap sulla storia di Jessica perché l'ho odiata tantissimo nel primo libro e non avrei mai pensato che invece mi sarei in
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Girls Are Players is the second book in the G.A.P. series and it takes place after the events in the first book, but it can be read as a standalone novel and is Jessica’s story.

I really enjoyed Girls Are Players. I loved it! I was not a very big fan of Jessica in the first book, but I knew she was a complicated person who was lashing out as a result of her unresolved issues with Taylor. Still, I was cautious and anxious about reading her story because I wasn’t sure if I could relate to her. Ho
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
review copy received in exchange for review on blog tour

review & rating

I absolutely hated Jessica in GAP #1 - seriously HATED her!!!  So I was like why the hell is Ingrid writing a book about her?!  Well you know me... I can't leave anything alone once I start - even if I don't like it (i.e. Hunger Games **don't hit me**)  So I had to read this, I had no choice, I would have drove myself nuts knowing it was out but not reading it... so now that we all know how odd I am, let me tell you - t
Jhed Parico
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Review will also be posted on my blog, When Books Defy Gravity, in time for the blog tour this December.

**an eARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

OHMIGOD! It was an honor to have read this early. The GAP Club was dearly close to my heart and so was this book. I was very enlightened when I received the email and immediately started reading. Just an FYI, the book is second to the series and can be read as a standalone.

We've all known Jessica Norton from the previews b
Kazhy (My Library in the Making)
Actual rating: 4.5

(View this review on My Library in the Making.)

(Slight spoilers if you haven't read the first book.)

I had no idea what to expect from Girls Are Players. I knew it's about Jessica, the scheming, manipulative frienemy of the protagonist from book one, and I could clearly remember how much I hated her. She created the Guys Are Props—G.A.P. for short—Club for brokenhearted girls who wanted to get back at mankind by breaking their hearts, because she herself had been burned before,
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, 5-stars
It’s another 5 sparkling stars for Ingrid’s book! God, I’m at loss at what I would like to say about this book. My mind was blown and I mean it in a good way. I know it’s not good to compare the two books she wrote—The Guys Are Props Club and this book, The Girls Are Players—but I can’t help it. I gave both books 5 stars. And both are page turner but in G.A.P 2, it’s more angsty and in depth with the main character.

In The Guys Are Props Club, we see Jessica as “the bitch”. In fact, I totally loa
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
Scrivere questa recensione sarà durissima perché adoro la serie, adoro i libri e, posso affermare, che Ingrid è diventata una delle mie autrici preferite.

Prima d tutto, grazie per avermi regalato la eARC di questo libro, l’ho apprezzato veramente.

Jessica l’abbiamo conosciuta nel primo libro e l’abbiamo profondamente odiata, almeno io l’ho odiata e anche la mia fedele editor con cui ho letto questo libro in contemporanea. Qui vediamo un nuovo lato di Jessica, anzi, conosciamo meglio Jessica. Vedi
Dec 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica Norton is coming off what she thought was the most ingenious game ever. The club she started back at UCI was focused solely on making members of the male gender pay for their two-timing, heart-breaking ways. The game didn't turn out exactly how Jessica planned. She certainly didn't intend to find herself friendless, miserable, and still heartbroken over Taylor.

The absolute definition of lost, Jessica jumps from one quick fix, one plan, one game to another. She thinks she's after one thi
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it

Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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 su
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

[review also seen on my blog http://beentherereadthatreviewedthebo...]

Before I started blogging, I read so many reviews on book one in this series, The Guys Are Props Club. It sounded awesome but money was tight so I never did buy it (and still don’t own it now). However, Girls Are Players can be read as a standalone and signing up for this blog tour was a must.

I loved the plot for book two even more than I did book one. The G.A.P. series just seems so original and that really appeals to me. Any
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc_blogtour
I really want to comment about book cover I really love the cover of G.A.P # 1 but this one, not so. just saying. Anyway….

Hee hee. Girls Are Players is all about Jessica Norton’s story. Well we met her at The Guys Are Props Club (G.A.P., #1) which she was the leader of the GAP Club and she was a bitch, yeah I really don’t like her in book one but this book explains all why she became like that.

A little glimpse about the story. Imagine this. Jessica Norton is a very beautiful girl which she can
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to read more about Jessica. And, learn if it was possible to sympathize or maybe even empathize for her. Especially after meeting her in book one of The Guys Are Props Club
They say you could read Book Two as a stand alone. I say, yes you could, but why in the world would you? Haha
You need to meet the Jessica that even Jessica came to loath and regret being. So you can appreciate her growth. And, learn the after math of what Taylor contribu
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you read The Guys Are Props Club, you will surely remember the infamous Jessica Norton, the leader we all disliked for causing so much damage and chaos to many relationships...the one who tried to come between Maddie and Sebastian. Well, get ready, because in The Girls Are Players, you get to experience a whole different side of Jessica. Jessica hasn't gotten over her former love and has made it her mission to find out why he broke up with her the same night he received a life-changing phone ...more
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In this sequel to The Guys Are Props Club, we catch up with Jessica Norton, the snobby game playing pro. At the end of that book, we see her heading down a path of redemption as she admits to herself that she still has feelings for Taylor, the boy that broke her heart in high school.

Jessica's story is a true redemption story. She was so irritating and vindictive in the first book that I actually dreaded reading about her. However, her story was very well done, and her journey was believable. All
3.5 stars
I really didn't care much for Jessica in the first book, but I was curious about what made her the way she was. I was pretty surprised at how much I ended up liking her in this book.

Jessica wants to move past her mistakes and figure her life out, but she can't get over not knowing why Taylor dumped her in the first place. She meets new people, develops a few actual friendships, and faces new challenges. I really liked her new friend Kim. Kim was the total opposite of Jessica. She was k
Pauline Ang
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebook
This book was terrific! The story and the writing completely blew me off, what with the well-expressed thoughts and emotions of the characters, especially Jessica. My addiction to reading this actually got to the point where I pulled an all nighter just to find out what happened to Jessica and her ex-boyfriend Taylor, and I don’t even regret having done that. Although Jessica could be described as bitchy, I appreciated her touching backstory, which made her so much more relatable for me. She may ...more
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review.

I really, really enjoyed reading Girls Are Players! I haven't read the first book in the series, but I didn't feel like I'd missed anything important, and in that, Ingrid Seymour did well to accommodate people who may only read one book.

I appreciated the transformation the characters went through, and it was great to see them becoming more mature through the book. Some aspects seemed a bit far-fetched (Jessica's transfer, for example), but th
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book for an honest review from the author.

I liked this book better than the first one. It was well written and the character development was good, I felt there was something left out or lacking about the main character, Jessica. You can really see that she was trying to figure out who she was/is to everyone around her. Even though it took her a while to figure what to do with her life, she was able to figure that out for herself and stand by what she thinks is best for her.

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I was given this book for an honest review

I loved this book as much as the first one. I loved reading more about Jessica and getting into her head and the way she really felt about Taylor. This was a story about love lasting over time and that things don't always go how you think that they should
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I liked this even better than the GAP Club, it had a bit more substance to it. It was also interesting to hear Jessica's backstory.
*full review to come on Dec 6th*

Loved it! I'm not really a huge fan of the cover, though. *shrugs*
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come on 12/5 as a part of the Girls Are Players blog tour!

You can find it here: on December 5.
Sarah Anne
Oct 23, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Omg looks amazing!!! So excited to read about Jessica and Taylor <3
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I, right from the very start, am a huge fan of the New Adult genre. With the influx of New Adult novels in the past two years, I decided on giving my newfound genre a try, and amazingly, I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one I've read. And Girls Are Players isn't an exception.

Although this book continues where the first one left off, it can still be read as a standalone. Girls Are Players is the second book in the G.A.P. series and this is Jessica Norton's story, whom we've met during the cou
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I read the first book in this series, Guys Are Props, a few months back. I absolutely hated Jessica and hoped for her to get a big comeuppance. She was a wicked bitch and a terrible friend. When I saw the next book was going to be her story, Girls Are Players, I had to read it and see what was going to be her karma.

First let me start by saying that to enjoy this book to it's fullest potential you need to read the first book, Guys Are Props. To know and understand the way Jessica is and why she
Briana Pacheco
Girls Are Players is the second book in G.A.P series but can be read as a standalone novel. This is Jessica's story.

I honestly couldn't relate to the characters in this one. Maybe it was the way Jessica acted or just the plot but I couldn't feel myself enjoying this read. The story itself was okay but everything that happened just to me. I enjoyed the first book The Guys Are Props Club much more.

I couldn't move past Jessica transferring to Taylor's college after he said something to he
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

Girls Are Players is the second book in the series. This is Jessica's story. Jessica is the girl who seems to have it all, beauty and money. But, what she is missing is the love that left her, Taylor. She doesn't know why he left her. When she returns home, she runs into him. He seems friendly toward her, so she wonders if she can win him back. But, will she be able to win him back without using her tricks of ma
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-it-review
A cute story about a poor little rich girl chasing after her first love. It started out a little slow for me and seemed like Jessica was having more internal dialogue than actually speaking. Especially in her interactions with Taylor where so much is supposedly said in their expressions that they barely speak. It was kind of ridiculous to me, I mean yes, he may be the strong silent type but how long can you stare at his blank inscrutable expression before you finally ask, What the hell are you t ...more
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Oh Jessica, we finally find out why our bad girl was so bad. Her heart was so broken by Taylor that she really had no idea how she could move on from it. I had a hard time really empathizing with Jessica and Taylor, like I was just watching them interact without really feeling happy or sad for them. I did appreciate Jessica's growth and desire to find herself. I think it was too much crying & self pity and not enough action
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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.

Her favorite outings involve a trip to the libr

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