[REVIEW] ‘The Way to Game the Walk of Shame’ by: Jenn P. Nguyen

After good girl Taylor Simmons wakes up next to bad boy Evan McKinley after a party she can barely remember, she’s the subject of all the gossip at school. To restore her reputation, she persuades Evan to fake a romantic relationship with her.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars


This book was a great read. Taylor and Evan are both evenly perfect and flawed, and as someone who cares a lot about schoolwork, Taylor was very relatable. (However, I don’t exactly consider homework fun….) The dual POV, which I’m not normally a fan of, really worked well in this novel. I liked how both Taylor and Evan evolved as characters as the story progressed. Jenn Nguyen’s writing style is great; it’s very easy to read, and flows extremely well. I also liked how she made Lauren a dynamic character; it would have been easy to just paint her as a mean girl who liked hooking up with Evan, but Nguyen gave her a depth that most stories would not have. That makes the story more realistic, because people are not static, they’re multi-faceted.  I can’t wait to read more of her books! Overall, I would encourage anyone who enjoys YA contemporary romance novels to go out and buy this book! (Especially high school seniors, like myself; the college struggle is real!!) This book is published by Swoon Reads!
PS Can we PLEASE talk about how much I love the title of this book?! It’s so creative!!


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Connect with the author! You can follow Jenn P. Nguyen on twitter at @jennp_nguyen and on Instagram at @pa_nguyen!

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