The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope

Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

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.



For me this was a quick distracting read. I really, really loved the writing style it was very addictive? in a way I would say and this is one of the main reasons why I kept reading this book.

I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either, it left me somewhere in-between. There are definitely some parts that could have been improved or written differently, but over all I did enjoy it.


  • The writing style
  • The cover
  • The relationship between Meg and Luke
  • The lack of sexualisation? not sure if it is the right word I am looking for, but in other words I appreciated the fact that there was no sexuality in this book it was just pure progressing romance between 2 teenagers that involved more than just thinking about making out ect. Hope this is more clear and makes sense now 🙂
  • Meg’s motorcycle
  • Meg’s complex personality
  • Luke’s personality
  • The short chapters
  • The characters development


  • The too fast paced romance thing unfolding between Meg and Luke
  • At the beginning the immaturity of Meg and Luke, but that has changed by the end of the book as there were improvements in their characters
  • The time lapses it confused me a bit it felt like suddenly losing consciousness and waking up not knowing what is going on and what I have missed out
  • I definitely wanted to see more of Jaclyn – Luke’s ex she was probably the most interesting character in terms of messed up ones, so I would absolutely have loved to see of her more

Overall I gave it a solid 3 stars, if you are looking for a light contemporary book that is well written and will distract you from your daily tasks I totally recommend you this one and I am sure you would enjoy it!




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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