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Goodbye, high school. Hello, Alpha Chi!
Somerville University. Katie, Jill, and Beatrice kick off freshman year with high hopes, but life doesn't go as planned. Old grudges bubble up. New friendships aren't what they seem. One thing is for sure: no one wants to get caught on the Talk of Shame feed, the university's unofficial gossip site. One bad pic, and your reputation is shot. Unfortunately, that's a lesson learned the hard way... #TalkOfShame
Katie's hard work got her into the prestigious university. Her aunt is paying her tuition on one condition: Katie must join a sorority—Kappa Kappa Theta (KKT.) There's just one problem. Katie was kicked out of the "cool clique" in high school. Now she's independent and scared to become a sorority girl. But is she using independence to protect herself from forming relationships? Especially if it's with the gorgeous editor of Somerville University's student newspaper?
Jill chose Somerville for one reason: Alpha Chi Alpha (AXA). It's the most stunning sorority house on campus, and only the prettiest girls become sisters. Jill has always been a southern belle whose confidence and humor have won her lots of friends—and quite a few hook-ups. She has yet to have a steady boyfriend. But that'll happen automatically once becoming a Chi Alpha. Right?
And then there's Beatrice. The perfect frenemy: something that comes easy to the young coed. A member of Chicago’s wealthy elite, Beatrice wears only the best labels, drives only the hottest cars. But her status comes at a price: lasting friendship. Beatrice manipulates others in order to protect herself, and her childhood friendship with Katie was the first one to suffer. Will Somerville give her the chance to reconcile and find her true self?
Katie, Jill, and Beatrice may not always get along. But together they champion and struggle with the ins-and-outs of Greek Row, a life of hook-ups, heartbreak, backstabbing, and cheating. Both in and out of the classroom.
For fans of Bright Side by Kim Holden, Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan, and the TV Series Gossip Girl.
About the Author: Alex Everwood is the pen name of Christian Liberty Marshall, an Austrian-based writer and musician with degrees from Vanderbilt University and University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. When not performing as a violist, Christian can be found teaching at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, writing educational material for children, or translating German literature.