WHY I READ IT
Teresa Mummerts work has always intrigued me. Her story lines are always unique, memorable, and her writing is phenomenal. I never pass up an opportunity to read her work.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
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.
Teresa continues to amaze me with her quality of writing. She always has these little details that you wouldn’t have thought would make a difference in the story but, then they pop back up and you realize she had this all planned out and was laying clues for you to find the entire time. She is the queen of foreshadowing. I am always fully engaged in her books, so much so that the rest of the world fades away as I fall head first into the world that she has created.
Henley and Lucas’s story was complicated, passionate, heartbreaking, and beautiful. You really watched as these two discovered who they were and what was important in life. Who they were at the beginning of the book isn’t who you found at the end. The character development and growth was outstanding. I fell in love with them each from the first time they met and it only continued to grow as we pieced together their lives.
This story was exactly what you would expect to see/live through when living in a dorm situation. Friendships building and falling apart. Lies, manipulation, loyalty, jealousy, friendship, mistrust, so many emotions were in play in this book. You were never really sure you you could trust or what was going to happen next.
I loved every second of this book and look forward to what will happen next with this series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Teresa Mummert grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania where she began dating her husband when they were only sixteen years old. They married at eighteen and soon moved to Louisiana as her husband began his military career. They are the proud parents of four children that they are raising in Georgia. Teresa began writing when her husband deployed to Afghanistan as a way to cope with him being away at war.
Her work includes the word of mouth bestselling White Trash Trilogy, which landed her a significant three book publishing deal with Simon & Schuster after it hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. She has also written the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel The Note and the USA Today bestselling novel Safe Word. Other novels include Perfect Lie, Pretty Little Things, the Honor Series,Rellik, The Good Girls, Something Wicked, Crave, The Death of Lila Jane, Hollow (Hollow Point #1), Bleed Ink (Indie Author Guide), Shameless (Shame on You Series), and the USA Today bestselling novel Sweet Nothing co-written with Jamie McGuire.