The Hazards of Skinny Dipping
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Release Date: May 17, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Copy received for honest review
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.
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, 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.
Did I mention I loved this book? Well I just finished, and it was a great read that will make you want to fall in love with Reed and Juliet. The main reason for Skinny dipping and the list was her cousin Amy who wanted Juliet to have fun before she went to college. It was one heck of a ride because that storyline was throwing you for a loop from the beginning. If you like fun, and a fresh new read this book has it all right from the start!! The cover is what caught my attention as well as the summary and it did not disappoint. Alyssa did a great job with her characters and writing styles.
Juliet is about to start her first year at college, as summer is near its ending Juliet listens to her cousin Amy suggestions to skinny dip in the pool at her grandparents beach house, then when she thought no one will be there, until her crush Dylan comes. Soon after that things for sure were not how she expected them to turn out. I really liked Juliet as a character because she is confident and also didn't expect love to find her. The book really begins with her going to college and she dates Dylan who treats her like he owns her, while Juliet just wants to end it, but she she realizes that he is not the tight one for her. Dylan is a character I really disliked. Juliet is the sarcastic, and witty character with an attitude, which makes her a really rounded as a main character.
Juliet then meets Reed who she first meets at a Laser Tag match and later cleans his sorority. They have an instant connection. Reed is charismatic, and really pays attention to Juliet. I knew from the beginning he would be the right one when you first meet him. I loved him!!Watching this relationship finally unfolding is what makes me happy! Reed is definitely a man you want to read about, and the fireworks between them means real chemistry! Overall it was a fun summer read and will make you laugh and believe you will find your true love.