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Shame on You
Teresa Mummert
New Adult & College, Contemporary
Teresa Mummert
January 9, 2017

Every student at Shame U has their secrets, and Henley Brooks is no exception. Struggling to pay for college and maintain her perfect reputation has become overwhelming. When her friend Gigi Oxford offers her a night of carefree fun, she can’t pass up the opportunity to unwind.
After a night of drinking turns to chaos, Henley finds herself alone with Lucas Young, a student from London who has come to America to unravel a few secrets of his own, as well as break a few hearts.
Covered in tattoos and drowning in liquor, Lucas was everything Henley should avoid but couldn’t resist. She soon begins to fall for him like the many women before her. But after stumbling across something he didn’t want her to see, she learns that Lucas may not be who she thinks he is.
Henley and Gigi devise a plan to teach Lucas a lesson, but it isn’t long before Henley learns that no one at Shamus Thornton College can be trusted.
When everything begins to feel like it is falling apart, there is only one person Henley wants to pick up the pieces, even if he is the person who caused her to crumble.

I received an advanced readers copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and feelings associated with this post are my own.

“I’m not hiding.  I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve.  Everything anyone wants to know about me is right in front of their faces.  Most just don’t bother to look.”

54 chapters of a dual point of view could have gotten confusing, but Teresa Mummert executed this beautifully.  The main characters, Henley and Lucas, as well as their large group of friends, were really, really well developed.  Everyone had their own bit of the story, and it took the entire length of the book to figure out who was backstabbing who and what was real.  The book was just full of surprises. As I read this book the song Games, by Luke Bryan kept playing in my head.  If it wasn’t on Mummert’s playlist, it should have been.

Teresa Mummert always writes characters that evoke some form of emotion from me.  Some I love immediately, some I fall for slowly, there are others I want to strangle, there are a few I feel sorry for, and there are some I question with what the hell. These are the things I look for in a 5-star read, and she didn’t disappoint!