Sunday, June 12, 2016

SST Excerpt: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame + GIVEAWAY

Hey, everyone! I'm really excited to share an excerpt from one of my most anticipated reads of the year, The Way to Game the Walk of Shame.

I don't know about you all, but this book caught my attention months and months ago. I didn't know if I'd be able to read and review it for you for the Sunday Street Team, but I did know that I had to join in on the fun because this is one book that I just need to read!

Title: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame
Author: Jenn P. Nguyen
Publisher: Swoon Reads (Macmillan)
Publication 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.

Excerpt from The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

“So you wanted to talk?”

I crossed my arms, trying to look anywhere but at the gorgeous boy in front of me and my traitorous dog. The butterflies in my stomach multiplied. My mouth opened and closed, but nothing came out. Not because I didn’t have anything to say, but because I was distracted. Again.

It really wasn’t fair. Evan was a surfer, so he had the body. But did he really have to have the soulful I-understand-and-feel-your-pain eyes, too? I’ve always been a sucker for dark-gray eyes.

All my earlier confidence faded. I turned my head away to help lessen the power of his eyes. “Okay, so I thought about what you said after lunch, and I think you were wrong. About the rumor and everything. Because even if everyone forgets, it doesn’t matter. The damage would have already been done. Memories can never be totally forgotten. So the only solution is to alter their memories into something you don’t want to be forgotten. You know what I’m talking about?”

At the blank look on his face, it was obvious that he didn’t have a clue. “Do you?”

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure. “What I mean is that I think we should just roll with it.”


I let out a deep breath. It was now or nothing. “Meaning I think we should start dating. What do you think?”

About Jenn Nguyen

Jenn Nguyen fell in love with books in third grade and spent the rest of her school years reading through lunchtime and giving up recess to organize the school library. She has a degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and still lives in the city with her husband. Jenn spends her days reading, dreaming up YA romances, and binge watching Korean dramas all in the name of 'research'. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is her debut novel.


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