Shamed is the story of Trish Lovejoy, a spoiled young woman who has grown up with a wealth of material possessions. Fired with idealism, Trish ignores her parent's warning and moves from her Park Avenue home to live among and to help the less fortunate whom she considers the “real” people of the world - and once there, her great beauty and arrogance make her an alluring and natural target for the desperate and criminal that such an environment so often produces!
Trish meets the greediest of political bosses, a man who turns the noblest of motives to his own power-hungry advantage. She meets an activist who does not know where his own actions will lead him, but only feels that he has been wrongfully hurt and wants to exact his revenge on society. She meets those who ache desperately for the next crumb of bread life will toss their way, and those who strive desperately for any form of recognition as simple human beings. Trish also meets sex in its rawest form, especially when a group of men take her captive to try to teach her a lesson and destroy her haughty ways by forcing her into sex she finds degrading and shameful. Trish learns a lot about sex and a lot about life in general, and emerges from her experiences a much more mature person and a complete woman instead of an spoiled girl.