14/05/2013

Review: Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide To Getting Girls {Tellulah Darling}


Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide to Getting Girls
 
Why can't chicks be more like guys?

Sam Cruz is perfectly happy being free and single, going from one-night stand (or, some times, one-morning stands ) to one-night stand. He just wishes that girls wouldn't keep trying to blur the boundaries between sex and relationships – it always makes him look like a douche.

When Sam's lifelong best friend, Ally, gets dumped, she begs him to transform her into someone who can play the game. She doesn't want her heart broken again.

At first, Sam jumps at the chance to create the perfect female, playing by all the rules guys love. Armed with Sam's guide to success Ally starts learning quickly. Too quickly; turning her into the female version of Sam which, quite frankly, drives him insane. He's just not sure why. 

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Tellulah Darling is a genius. This is a book that's so fantastically funny, I laughed out loud with nearly every page. It's told in alternating point of views and both Ally and Sam's voices are distinct and hilarious, giving two extremely entertaining sides to a truly wonderful story.

Sam's narrative allowed us to see him as more than just a ladies' man, showing a more loveable and playful side to a character that could have been portrayed as just another womaniser. Though Sam does sleep around, he's never intentionally deceptive – he's always upfront that these trysts will be fleeting and not lead to anything afterwards.

Tellulah Darling crafted Sam wonderfully and seeing the more heartbreaking side to his character when he was talking about his mother, or the tender side when it came to his friendship with Ally, showed how brilliantly thought-out his character was.

Darling portrayed the intimacy of Sam and Ally's friendship so realistically that some of their conversations really reminded me of my friends and I. Ally and Sam talk about sex and swear openly with each other and it felt real. The dialogue was snappy and their chemistry sizzled off the page.
 Ally was a total opposite to Sam; kind of a nerd, she believes in true love and is far more socially awkward. She's quirky and endearing and it was lovely to see how someone like Sam never seemed to judge her and they both continued to remain devoted to their friendship.
I also loved how Ally wanted to take control of her own life. It was nice to see that by the end of the book she had developed into a strong and independent woman who wasn't easily manipulated and really took control of her own sexuality.

Sam Cruz's Infallible Guide was hilarious. This is the first book that I've ever laughed out loud while reading and I was completely hooked by the characters and their story from the first page. If you're easily offended by swearing and sexual scenes, this may not be the book for you – but for me it was a light-hearted and surprisingly sweet read that never failed to make me smile.

"Sweet, idiotic boy, contrary to your belief that you respect women, treating them like socks to jack off into is not actually respect." 

 
 

 

Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart.
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