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Peek Inside The Rules of Persuasion

Newly minted “bad girl” Meg Matthews never thought she’d be the victim of blackmail. But when Luke Prescott catches her graffiti-ing the school, he holds her future in his hands. One fake relationship in exchange for his silence…

The Rules of Persuasion

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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.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains late-night graffiti sessions, flirty baseball lessons, and a never-ending list of relationship rules just made to be broken.


“This book was cute and the perfect YA romance I was looking for!” –Dee, The Bookish Khaleesi

“The perfect kind of summer romance for young adult readers.” –Darleen, On the Brightside

“I LOVED IT! The sweet and sassy banter between Meg and Luke kept the book's pacing at a rapid rate. I read pages and pages without even reaching over to grab my cup to sip my coffee! Enemies to lovers or a faux-romance is a story I absolutely enjoy because there is so much an author can do with it and Amity Hope rocked it!” –Victoria B., NetGalley

“This is a great fluffy summer read and would definitely recommend this to people who love contemporary books!” –Emily F., Goodreads

“I LOVED The Rules of Persuasion! This story never had a dull moment which made it impossible to put down!” –Chelsea, Freeing Fantasy

“Ready for a fun and flirty romance with heart? Look no further than THE RULES OF PERSUASION by Amity Hope. Opposites attract and sparks fly!” –Kristen, Victim of Books Blog

So much to love in this fake relationship turned true love story!” –Sam, We Live and Breathe Books

Cute, fun read!” –Denise, Bookworm Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640631571
Release Date: Aug 14, 2017
Page Count: 264
Imprint: teen crush
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: blackmail, fake relationship

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By Lauren August 05, 2017

I've been dying to read The Rules of Persuasion ever since I first heard about it! Late-night graffiti sessions, a fauxmance, and flirty baseball lessons? It sounded like the exact recipe for a perfect romance read! Luckily, The Rules of Persuasion was everything I hoped it would be and much, muc... ...more

By Mandy (I Read Indie) August 09, 2017

I can say, without any regrets, that I love well written YA book. Even at my age of 38. I love, love, love relishing in first encounters and new love. I cannot get enough of that warm fuzzy, euphoric feeling that YA/first love romances bring. THE RULES OF PERSUASION brought on that feeling and so... ...more

By Chelsea August 02, 2017

Original review can be found at Freeing Fantasy. You can also follow me on TwitterFacebook, and ...more

By Lynsey August 15, 2017

Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope utilises one of my absolute favourite romance genre tropes - the fake relationship! I absolutely love these stories. When the chemistry starts a-flowin' and the lines or "rules" start getting blurred and confused, they often end up like some sort of competition a... ...more

By Victoria July 24, 2017

Please note: I received a copy of THE RULES OF PERSUASION from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the Publisher and author.

I LOVED IT! Five stars and here is why:

First off, the sweet and sassy banter between Meg and Luke kept the book's pacing at a ra... ...more

By Aneesa August 15, 2017

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review,

GUYS I really loved this book! Meg and Luke are such couple goals they are so awesome. I really do love books from Entangled they have such awesome variety of contemporary romances they never fail to disappoint.

Luke the go... ...more

By Jackie July 30, 2017

I think I'm learning that I might be a sucker for the fake dating tropes that are in some of the contemporaries I've been reading. Especially when there's chemistry between the two and just the right amount of angst. Because let's face it, no romance is ever completely perfect.

I'd lik... ...more

By Alison July 28, 2017

4 persuading stars

Meg and Luke were never on each others radar, until one night he catches her doing something bad and realizes he can use that to get her to be his fake girlfriend, easy right? With some rules set what could possible go wrong.

I felt for Meg and Luke. Both were dea...

By Samantha (WLABB) August 24, 2017

Rating: 3.5 Stars

So much to love in this fake relationship turned true love story.

Five Things I Loved About The Rules of Persuasion:

1. I have read many books where a fauxmance turns into a romance, but I still love it. I really adored seeing Luke and Meg's relationship evolve and change. In an effort to make their rela...

By Monica October 13, 2017

Cute Crush read. You can't go wrong with this line. ...more

By Michelle November 21, 2017

**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
The Rules of Persuasion is a young adult contemporary romance from Amity Hope. It follows one of my favorite tropes...the fake relationship trope. But this one starts out with a little blackmail, which is always fun. The Rules of Persuasi...

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Amity Hope

About the author

Amity Hope

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler. She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to chase her dream. Her debut novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading.

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