Skinny-Dipping, by Melissa de la Cruz

Monday, 15 July 2013

Title: Skinny-Dipping

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Rating: 4/5 stars

Release Date: May 7, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Format: Paperback Edition

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.80

Age Group: 12+

      Melissa de la Cruz seriously is a brilliant author, I can't wait for more from her!

      After reading the terrific Beach Lane, I couldn't wait for the next summery one, Skinny-Dipping. What can be more fun than spending a few hours with my three favourite Hampton gals, Eliza, Mara, and Jacqui?

     “That was the thing about pictures--they were worth a thousand words, but sometimes they weren't the right ones.”

      Eliza, Mara, and Jacqui are back in the Hamptons for another hot, skinny-dipping summer. Eliza isn't back as an Au Pair, she's applying for a job in the hit new club, The Seventh Circle. Could she keep her Palm Beach secret away from Mara, who's still heartbroken from her breakup with Ryan? Jacqui has sworn off boys, but when Phillipe, the hot new French Au Pair shows up, she may be regretting everything she said. Boys, revenge, and secrets, the Au Pairs are back for a summer to remember.

       I can say this--the first novel was absolutely better, but I really can't complain about the story/writing in this one. I was mostly captivated, there was so much drama in this one I couldn't hold my horses. De la Cruz really knows how to spice things up, especially for teen readers like myself.

       What happened with my favourite character, Mara? I think I felt the same way about her as Ryan did, that the Hamptons really came to her and changed her. She seemed bratty and snobby, I don't know what to say. Eliza and Jacqui of course are darlings, their personalities make this novel even stronger without them.

       Sun-Kissed, and Crazy Hot, here I come, because I just can't enough of the Au Pairs!

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