The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 17th 2013 by CreateSpace
Age Group: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Hazards #1
Source: ecopy from Author
This isn’t a deep book about first loves or self-discovery. If you want a book like that, I’d be happy to recommend one, but I don’t have that kind of story to tell. Instead my story is about rash decisions and finding out that your dream guy is bad in bed. It’s the story of when I finally went skinny dipping, and how my life was never the same again. Oh, and it’s also the story of my freshman year of college and realizing Mr. Right might have been there all along.
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping is a great college story for a girl that is trying to figure out what she wants and who she wants to be. Juliet has finished high school and is going off to college in the fall. She gets a list of things to do to bring her out of her shell and the very last item on the list is to go skinny dipping. So she decides to just go for it and she jumps…and she is caught. By her hot neightbor Dylan. Who she has always had a crush on. Dylan finally takes notice that Juliet has grown up, and when they meet up at college they start to date. And Juliet gets her Happily Ever After. The End.
Just Kidding. That all happens pretty close to the start of the story and as you have guessed it that is just the start of one heck of a freshman year at college for Juliet. Juliet is a quiet super sweet girl, and Dylan is nice enough I guess, but he is a loud and sometimes rude guy who is used to girls throwing themselves at him. I don’t think he was the biggest jerk on the planet, but I just couldn’t see him with Juliet in the long run. But this is her lifetime crush so she just can’t give up on him overnight. I do think Dylan cared about Juliet, but I just wanted someone different with her. Someone like Reed.
Juliet works with Reed and he is just flat out adorable. I loved how protective he would get over Juliet. They are thrown together multiple times throughout The Hazards of Skinny Dipping and each time they hung out I liked them more and more. Alyssa Rose Ivy does such a great job developing her characters and romances. I love reading all of her book for this reason. I know that the story will be engaging and fun and the characters will be relate-able and fully fleshed out and the romance will be rockin’. Juliet had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping was a feel good new adult book for me, and I can’t wait to continue the series.
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a bestselling New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and humor. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
You can find her at http://www.alyssaroseivy.com/ or on twitter at @AlyssaRoseIvy
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