The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

Taylor Simmons is screwed.Things were hard enough when her single-minded dedication to her studies earned her the reputation of being an Ice Queen, but after getting drunk at a party and waking up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip.Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they’re in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it’s bet...

Details The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

TitleThe Way to Game the Walk of Shame
Release DateJun 7th, 2016
PublisherSwoon Reads
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Favorites, High School, Young Adult Contemporary

Reviews The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT: A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you
    Update: Just to add some parental guidance, this is one of the few YA reads marketed as YA that are indeed clean, but I'll add a warning for language. Nothing particularly innaproppiate, no f- bombs. Nothing they wouldn't hear on TV.4.5 stars rounded because FINALLY! A young adult is REALLY a young adult book, and not a NEW ADULT book pretending to lure underage teens to its dirty sex scenes (cough ACOMAF cough)This book is REAL, age appropiate y...
  • Olivia-Savannah Roach
    The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen was a book I fell in love with as soon as I read the title. Suddenly I was pulling up everywhere to try and get a review copy of this one. Which was why I was so happy to snag a place on this tour here! I was anticipating it like crazy. I recently read another fake dating kind of story which was No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista. I've quickly gone from not having read any of these kind to two!...
  • Amber Robertson
    Such an enjoyable book! Proud for this to be my 200th book of the year, honestly. I will be writing a full review for this, hopefully, it may, however, be sans gifs since i won't be updating as frequently for the next week and a bit due to lack of wifi implemented by moving. Thank God for books.
  • A_Ryan
    5 Absolutely Awesome Stars!!! What's it about? After a night together that neither can remember, a straight-A student and the school's hottest player strike a deal in order to protect the girl's reputation and pretend to be a couple. But the lines between pretense and reality soon begin to blur... The best bits: I just love fake-boyfriend stories, especially when they are done well and both characters develop slowly and realistically. This is...
  • Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review. This does not affect my rating or opinion.”You know this will probably backfire on you."”How?"”You might fall in love with me and won’t want to let go in the end."At some point while reading this book (in one sitting), I asked Jamie if I was allowed to write a love letter to Evan as my review. She said yes, but I’ll tone it down and simply start with Evan.Evan was just the most...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    This is more of a 2-3 stars read. The first half and the last dragged which put me in an odd position. But, the third half is engaging so. I enjoyed reading the banter, and the fake dating trope. I just wish, there’s no slut-shaming, and, “you‘re not like the other girls” litany. I highly advocate for Nguyen not to use the same plot drive next time, because she really knows how to write an engaging contemporary-romance book.
  • Natalia
    It's more like 3.Really cute and funny book.OMG I love Evan! He is just amazing! ;) It's more like 3½.Really cute and funny book.OMG I love Evan! He is just amazing! ;)
  • Angie Elle
    Thank you to MACMILLAN CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING GROUP and Netgalley for providing a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.4.5 starsI was expecting The Way to Game the Walk of Shame to be heavy read, but it was actually quite fun. I had a huge smile on my face throughout most of this book. Of course, it may have had something to do with the fact that I could picture this entire story line taking place in Tree Hill, one of my fav...
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    I'm very conflicted about this book, I've read it in a few hours, it was pretty addicting. I love the fake-dating trope and the chemistry of the characters was so great, I loved them and shipped them and rooted for them. But ugh. Why does every young adult romance have to include girl hate and girls being mean to each other over a boy? It's such an anti-feminism thing to do, please just stop. Also, this book had the 'she's not like the other girl...
  • Rose
    I think I fell in love with a book, you guys...
  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
    Same Review Also posted In My Blog: Dreamy AddictionsThis book was one delicious sweet cupcake that will definitely melt and warm your heart. When I first read the synopsis of this book, I knew it was going to be a fun read. The story was so cute and sweet and even though it was a overused fake relationship trope, I really enjoyed this book. Taylor and Evan are so adorable in this and I loved how their fake relationship slowly turned into somethi...
  • Sophie
    The fake boyfriend trope is one of my all time favourites in YA books. This book immediately jumped on my wishlist when I read the synopsis, and I preordered it after my birthday, and the fact it came out the day of my final uni exam seemed like fate.The Way to Game the Walk of Shame begins with Taylor, the girl known around school for being a geek, a nerd, and a shoe in for valedictorian. When she wakes up in bed with the school's biggest player...
  • Christine Alibutud
    Ah, hell. I just had to stumble upon another story about a fake relationship between two stereotypical characters in high school.....And of course, I had to be a huge sucker for stories like this one. I love a good cliche story once in a while (and by once in a while, I mean like twice a week), and well, what can I say? I liked The Way to Game the Walk of Shame because duh! Just look at my inner cliche doing a happy dance!Aside from the fact that...
  • Crystal
    LOVED this book. Absolutely loved it!
  • Didi
    2.5 STARSThis was very okay, not bad, but not great for me either. The pretend-it's-love-till-it-gets-real trope is usually a good one. There's lots of potential for emotion and angst when love seems one-sided. Add in the fumbled teenage emotions and you usually should have a winner. But not here. Not for me.Taylor was an annoying heroine. I couldn't understand why she was snarky or how people referred to her as the Ice Queen just because she was...
  • Take Me Away To A Great Read
    The Way to Game the Walk of ShameBy Jenn P. NguyenSwoon ReadsRelease Date: June 7, 2016Rating: 3 StarsI would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy of The Way to Game the Walk of Shame for an honest review.The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is a fun, sweet, fast-paced, romantic book. I read the synopsis and title for this book and thought it seemed like a great read. It did have all the makings to be fantastic but I di...
  • Danika Stone
    This debut novel by Jenn Nguyen is perfect! It captures the ups and downs of the high school party scene, the troublesome issues with teen social dynamics, and the ultimate fragility of one's reputation - no matter WHO you might be. As a couple, Taylor and Evan are adorable together, and I LOVED the final scene with it's reveal of what actually happened the night of the party.Simply put: a sweet, fun read!
  • Lela
    A very enjoyable read.
  • Patty
    ** 3 stars **In all honesty close to being 2.5 stars...I really want to love this one, but I just wasn't working for me o.O
  • Michelle
    4.5 Stars!Loved this one! That cover sucks though! lolEvan went straight to my favorite bad boy shelf:))
  • Julia
    Wenn die Schwestern einen ständig fragen, wie viele Seiten noch bis zum nächsten Geschenk... =P
  • Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
    Review originally posted on Mostly YA Lit:Taylor Simmons is the “most likely to succeed” in her class…so how does she end up drunk and in bed with Evan McKinley, the “manwhore”? With the rumor mill at a high, Taylor begs Evan to pretend they’re in a relationship so that she can save her reputation.The Way to Game the Walk of Shame had a few things going for it that made me request it: one of my favorite tropes, the fake relationship t...
  • Stacee
    I love this sort of synopsis, so I was pretty excited to read this. I liked Taylor and Evan. She's very structured and focused and maybe a bit sheltered. He's a flirt and laid back and maybe a bit of a slacker. Together their banter is amusing and the attempt at a relationship is adorable. Of course there's a break up, but it wasn't what I was expecting. I loved the grand gesture and how we got the "before" chapters at the end. I would have loved...
  • Jess
    You know those 5-stars where it's not "WOW, SO GOOD, EVERYONE MUST READ!!" but it's one of those subtle "Well, that was pleasant and there wasn't anything particularly WRONG with it"? That's how I feel about this book and I mean it in the best way possible!-fun, quick read.-borderline NA, I do have to say.-cliches, but I knew what I was getting into.-very swoony, I will admit.-love the incorporation of dual POVs, don't see that often.-would read ...
  • Eva • All Books Considered
    Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 3.5 STARS I liked this one a lot -- the conflict before the end wasn't my favorite but luckily it was resolved quickly. At first (and this kind of reminded me of the beginning of The Deal), I couldn't stand Evan because I kept wanting him to defend Taylor against the gossip and tell the truth. But, as we get to know both Taylor and Evan better, I was rooting for them so much! They were really swe...
  • Eileen (BookCatPin)
    I'm a sucker for fake relationships that lead to more so when I found out about The Way to Game The Walk of Shame, it became a must-read for me. The story delivered fluttery swoons complete with a side of maturity. It was low on drama, just the way I like my cute contemporaries served ;)Taylor's a focused and driven girl. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Things are on the right track until one unexpected night throws her world off balanc...
  • Peach
    I expected a lot more from a book named The Way to Game the Walk of Shame. Well, first of all, I hoped for no slutshaming. Sadly, there was a lot of that. Both versions. And when I say (type) that, the MC, Taylor, hates on both boys and girls. Evan tries his best to be a womanizer with a heart - ala Caleb in No Love Allowed - but fails miserably because those dreaded feels still manage to slip through. When she awakens the tragic day-after, Tay...