August 18, 2017

Blog Tour: The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope – Deleted Scene and Giveaway


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The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope

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Today we are sharing a deleted scene!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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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.   

The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope
Publication Date: August 14, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen Crush

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The Rules of Persuasion/Deleted Scene


“Six,” Luke said in lieu of a greeting.

I flopped back on my bed, squinting at the popcorn texture of my ceiling in confusion. I was becoming far too attached to Luke’s nightly phone calls. This one, however, had started off a bit baffling.

“Six what?” I finally asked.

“Six murals. That’s how many I’ve found around town.” He paused. “So far.”

My instinct was to go on the defensive. I was no longer happy that he had called. “Why were you looking?” I grumped. “You don’t have enough to hold over me?” Logically, I knew it was my own fault I was careless enough to get caught with a can of spray paint in my hand. Emotionally? It didn’t matter that I was at fault. I just hated that Luke knew.

“Calm down, Nutmeg. It’s not that I was out scouting for them.” His tone was soothing, almost apologetic. “It’s just one of those things. Now that I’m aware of them, they seem to pop out at me everywhere I go.”

“Oh.” I puffed out a frustrated breath. Everywhere, I knew, was a bit of an exaggeration. But still. I got what he was saying.

I was tempted to ask which ones he found. I wondered if he’d included the murals on the overpass and the school in his total. I kept the question to myself. To ask him that would be like pointing out there were more. Then again, I wondered if it even mattered. At this point, I was already in so deep there was no getting out. If Luke turned on me now, I was doomed.

Oh?” Luke echoed. “Don’t take this the wrong way…but what in the hell were you thinking?”

“I wasn’t, not really,” I answered honestly. “I wasn’t thinking so much as just…doing.”

“Do you have any idea how much trouble you would be in if you got caught?”

“Thank you, Francesca,” I said.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” he asked, his tone wary.

“She’s always on my case about this too,” I explained.

“Sounds like a good friend. She’s probably just worried. Maybe you should listen to her.”

“It’s a little late for that, isn’t it?”

“Yeah,” he agreed. “I guess it is.” His voice grew cheerier. “On the bright side, if you’ve gone this long without getting caught, chances are you probably won’t. I mean, if someone had seen you, they would’ve turned you in by now.”

“Right,” I said with fake nonchalance, “either that or they’d try blackmailing me too.”

“Ouch,” he said, and I sighed, picturing the grimace I knew he wore.



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1 Comment

  1. Julie Bickham

    I want to read this because it seems to be like the other books I love to read.

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