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

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Release Date: June 7, 2016


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 better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard.


3.5/5 Stars

The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is a feel good romance with tons of laughs and flirty banter. The comedy got me from the very first page, but the chemistry kept me engaged. 


  • Taylor has a powerful voice. She knows exactly who she is and is confident in herself. That’s so refreshing. Taylor doesn’t let nicknames like the Ice Queen get to her, she thinks outside of the box and makes the most out of every situation. She’s smart, snarky, passionate, and oh so nerdy. 
  • Evan is popular, gorgeous, and totally at easy with his sexual prowess. Nothing really gets under his skin. He’s a genuinely kind-hearted, nice guy. His only problem is not processing his feelings and lashing out. He’s complicated and it’s the guy beneath the playboy exterior that draws you in. 
  • This story is hilarious. There are so many cute, laugh out loud moments that it’s easy to fall for this story and their sweet romance. Even though it’s a game, it feels real and right. 
  • Taylor and Evan are adorable together. They compliment each other so well, it’s pretty undeniable how right they are for each other. They’re witty, their flirty banter, and soft touches, everything is fun and full of life. They make each other’s world brighter just by being a part of it. 


  • The cover. This is a playful romance. The cover looks like a sultry new adult romance or something. It just doesn’t fit. 
  • Secondary characters faded in and out. What there was of them was vibrant. The “other woman” was highlighted much more than the friendships with the main characters. While this added drama, it didn’t add much to the story.
  • The ending felt rushed and cut off abruptly. 

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Happy reading, 



2 thoughts on “ARC Review: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen

    • Sometimes contemporaries can be a little meh. Personally, I’m not a big fan of them and it really takes a lot for me to give a contemporary over 3 stars. After a while, they all feel a little repetitive to me. But this was refreshing. A little different.

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