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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 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 ...more

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 ...more

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, much m ...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 mu ...more

By Chelsea August 02, 2017

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

ARC of The Rules of Persuasion provided through NetGalley for an honest review.

I LOVED The Rules of Persuasion! This story never had a dull moment which made it impossible to put down.



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 as t ...more

By Sophie February 23, 2020

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view.

This book was one of the first I read from Entangled Teen, and it helped me to fall in love with all of the books they publish, as they are just perfect YA contemporary reads. The Rules of Persuasi ...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 rapid rate. I read pages and ...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 golden boy and st ...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 like to thank Netg ...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 dealing with major stu ...more

By Danielle's August 06, 2017

I love fake dating books.

Meg is a feisty rebel, but unfortunately for her, she has just been caught getting up to mischief. Meg has her reasons, but she is not big on sharing.

Luke needs to get his ex-girlfriend off his back. After catching Meg damaging school property, he decides she is the perfec ...more

By Dee/ bookworm August 04, 2017

Cute, fun read! I really liked how these two really got each other. There were a lot of serious issues going on in the book, but they found refuge in each other. Wonderfully written.

I recieve an advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair review. ...more

By Hana January 28, 2019

This book is perfection.
I am so happy I found this book.
Sweet and caring male MC √
Smart female MC √
Good and healthy friendship potrayal √
Pretend lover trope √
This book made me cry, made me smile.
The writing is page turner
I am so happy found this book
*hug this book* ...more

By Patty August 31, 2017

The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope is a sweet, fun, and delightful YA contemporary romance. I love this genre, even though I am far from a YA. There is something so innocent about first loves. Luke blackmails Meg into being his pretend girlfriend to get his ex off his back. I found this book to b ...more

By Beneath The Covers Blog August 14, 2017

Full review can be found HERE -->

~Alison ...more

By Jessie August 17, 2017

***I received an ARC from Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review***

I gave this book 4 stars. I flew through this book so quickly, mostly because it wasn't very long to begin with, but also because it was a very character driven book. What I love about contemporary novels is that the books are al ...more

By Sara August 16, 2017

** This was digitly given to me by Netgalley to review and these are my honest oppinions **

BookRules of Persuasion is based on Meg who has just lost her sister, whilst her family are down spiralling with grief, anger and lack of communication. Meg starts graffiti murals in memory of her sister but w ...more

By Ubah October 01, 2017

ok, when i go on a romance bender, i really go on a romance bender (think like an addict when they fall off the wagon); this is just another book in my recent romance book binge. It was a cute read, not earth shattering but definitely satisfied my appetite.
The book is about Meg, who has lost her bab ...more

By Emmyjo October 29, 2017

This book has lots of funny moments.
I fell in love with this book and couldn't put it down. Meg and Like are amazing characters.
This book is told from two points of views. We meet Meg first, her home life isn't the greatest and the way she deals with it is great and not so great at the same time. Be ...more

By Gata Leitora / Cat reader August 10, 2017

This cute story begins with Luke catching Meg in the act of graffiting around the school wall and warning her that he's going to want a favor in exchange for his silence. From that moment, this two unlikely schoolmates will approach and experience many adventures and rebellious moments. Meg lost the ...more

By Anna January 22, 2019

Sweet as cotton candy? Check.

This book is exactly what you should expect from YA contemporary romance. It was cute, refreshing, and a little bit tragic.

Meg is a graffiti artist who is caught vandalizing on school grounds by Luke, one of the popular rich boys from her school. In exchange for not repo ...more

By Kristi November 17, 2017

This story was so well written and easy to follow, I fell in love with these characters. This was an Entangled Teen Publishing story. I just love all of there books. I have read so many books by this publishing place and they are all so great. This is a young adult contemporary romance. There is som ...more

By Kate April 10, 2018

Rules Are Meant to be Broken

Rules are meant to be broken. But there’s such a thing as taking things too far. A line Meg Matthews has just crossed when she runs into Luke Prescott, a boy who has every advantage and wants for nothing, or so she thinks. Luke, having caught Meg red-handed, strikes a dea ...more

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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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