Monday, June 20, 2016

THE WAY TO GAME THE WALK OF SHAME BY JENN P. NGUYEN - BOOK REVIEW

Hello everyone!

I am back this week with another book review! Today, I am reviewing The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen! Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for sending me an eARC of this book for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Ahh! This book was so cute and sweet and just AHH.

This book is pretty much everything I wanted To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han to be. A fake relationship, born of necessity that maybe turns into something more. (I won't get into my major dislike for TATBILB)

My heart was just so happy through this whole book. It's a little stereotypical and cheesy, but I loved it.

Taylor is your typical good two-shoes who, after receiving her wait-list letter from Columbia, decides to go to a party with her friend and drown her sorrows. There, she meets the schools notorious player, Evan. They end up stumbling home to Evan's house, to drunk to get anywhere else. Despite the fact that nothing happened, the next day at school, rumours are flying. In an effort to curb these rumours, Taylor proposes that they fake date, to save their reputations, clear hers and improve his.

They go on some fake dates to try and help their case. Over a few months, the two become good friends. And even though this is a romance novel, it also deals a lot with friendship. Both their biological father's aren't in their lives, Taylor's ran off with a waitress, and Evan's was in and out of jail until his mom left him. They connect over these similarities and help each other out. Taylor even helps Evan apply to college, something he wasn't previously planning on doing.

Of course, there is a fairly typical plot-line, they meet, become friends, maybe start developing feelings, have an argument, forgive, happily ever after, etc. But you know, I am totally fine with that! This book was just what I needed. Something light and fun and ROMANTIC.

There is a little bit of a love triangle/square in this book, Evan has an old flame who won't leave him alone and Taylor has a smarty pants friend who she always thought she would end up with. It's not really annoying or anything, mainly just background stuff.

I really enjoyed this book and even though it was a little cheesy, will definitely be picking up a finished copy for my shelf. It was so nice to pick up a book, and know, three chapters in, I was going to love it.