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Juicy Secrets (Confessions of a Teen Nanny Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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A secret just isn't juicy unless it's shared . . .

Teen nannies Adrienne Lewis and Liz Braun finally have it all . . . or so they think. Adrienne is so over her ex-boyfriend, who dumped her for celebutante Cameron Warner. But it's Cameron's half brother who is hitting on Adrienne. Are his charming ways sincere? Liz's relationship with her boyfriend is going strong, except that he becomes chillingly distant at the drop of a cell-phone ring. Will...

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Overview

A secret just isn't juicy unless it's shared . . .

Teen nannies Adrienne Lewis and Liz Braun finally have it all . . . or so they think. Adrienne is so over her ex-boyfriend, who dumped her for celebutante Cameron Warner. But it's Cameron's half brother who is hitting on Adrienne. Are his charming ways sincere? Liz's relationship with her boyfriend is going strong, except that he becomes chillingly distant at the drop of a cell-phone ring. Will secrets that are too juicy to be kept ruin their fabulously indulgent world?

Drawn into the glamour, luxury, and romance of Manhattan's elite by the sister of one of their charges, two sixteen-year-old nannies enjoy high salaries, extravagant gifts, and attention--for which they may have to pay a very high price.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kelly Grebinoski
Best friends since second grade, Adrienne and Liz have everything they have ever wanted: money, fame, and glamour. In this third book in the series, they are still nannies on Fifth Avenue in New York, and they are still great friends. Adrienne is taking care of Emma Warner, a kid genius, and Liz is watching David and Heather, whose mother is a popular psychologist. Emma's half brother, Graydon, is in college. Cameron is still the lying and wild half-sister who hates Adrienne. Then there is Liz's boyfriend, Parker. Their relationship is about to fizzle as soon as Adrienne heats it up with Graydon. This is not your storybook romance. In this novel, you will find all the juicy secrets. In fact, they are lurking around where Emma has recorded conversations that really stir things up. There are scams, lies, deception, and reality in this third installment by Ashton. Each novel gets deeper and more involved. Volume #3 in the "Confessions of a Teen Nanny" series.
Children's Literature
Taking care of an 8-year-old kid genius, Emma, is not everything it is cracked up to be. The pay might be the only good thing in the web of stories Adrienne, the nanny, is involved in—that is, if she does not get fired like all the previous nannies. Adrienne is a temporary nanny until the British nanny makes her appearance. Forced to stay much longer than she expected, Adrienne is more of a permanent nanny. Emma's older half-sister, Cameron, is a high-maintenance, lying, stealing, selfish teenager. Cameron convinces Adrienne that they are friends by lavishing her with beautiful clothes, exciting adventures, and other rich luxuries. How will Adrienne learn the truth? Perhaps her wake-up call will come when she almost gets dumped by her man, when her best friends realize she is snooty, when she gets framed, fired, or forgotten. This novel has great themes that touch on subjects such as friendship, money, responsibility, and reality. 2005, Parachute Publishing, Ages 14 up.
—Kelly Grebinoski
VOYA
The characters aren't endearing, but they will keep readers wanting to know what happened to create the opening chapter's setting. The idea of returning to the past to tell a story can be a nice way of reading a book, but at the same time, this book seems to give away a little too much from the start. It could be an entertaining book for teen girls. Unfortunately it feels unfinished, creating an unsatisfying read. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P J S (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, HarperCollins, 208p., and PLB Ages 12 to 18.
—Abbe Goldberg, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Adrienne is hired as a nanny to Emma Warner, a precocious child from an ultra-rich New York family. Using lies, bribery, and blackmail, the eight-year-old tests Adrienne, but the teen manages to keep the upper hand with her charge-most of the time. The same is not true of Adrienne's relationship with Emma's sister, Cam, who is Adrienne's age. Using the same bag of tricks, she has Adrienne believing that they are friends. What Cam offers would be hard for any teen to resist-free designer clothes, invitations to fabulous parties, flying on a private jet, staying in a mansion. But all that glitters is not gold. Soon she forces Adrienne to arrange clandestine parties where out-of-control rich kids partake of sex, alcohol, and drugs. Then Adrienne is drugged and photographed in compromising situations. Worst of all, she is blamed for jewels stolen at a party. The book ends rather abruptly, with a simple explanation for the stolen jewelry, revealed in one sentence. Whether or not Adrienne wins back the boyfriend Cam attempts to steal is left dangling, as if to pave the way for a sequel. But neither of these shortcomings detracts seriously from the enjoyment of the book. Fans of Cecily von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girl" series or Zoey Dean's "The A-List" series (both Little, Brown) will like this offering.-Catherine Ensley, Latah County Free Library District, Moscow, ID Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061902970
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Series: Confessions of a Teen Nanny Series , #3
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 517,733
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 226 KB

Meet the Author

Victoria Ashton was born in New York and attended an elite private school. She has worked and played with the rich and famous and has seen it all—the good, the bad, and the completely outrageous. Victoria divides her time among New York City, the Hamptons, and London. She is also the author of Confessions of a Teen Nanny and Rich Girls.

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Confessions of a Teen Nanny


By Victoria Ashton

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2005 Victoria Ashton
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060731737

Chapter One

How On Earth Did I Get Into This Mess?

December

Adrienne Lewis raised a Baccarat champagne glass and proposed a toast: "To a great party and the worst night of my life."

Across the empty room, Adrienne's best friend, Liz Braun, raised her glass and nodded. "You got that right."

"Tonight didn't turn out the way I planned at all," she said, half to herself and half to Liz. Adrienne looked around the incredible penthouse at 841 Fifth Avenue, the scene of an enormous party she and Liz had just thrown.

The apartment was famous in New York for its elegance, its size, and the fact that it was owned by the billionaire socialites Dale and Christine Warner and their daughters, Cameron and Emma. Adrienne and Liz both worked as nannies in the building. Adrienne had started with the Warners a couple of months ago, watching their eight-year-old daughter Emma. Liz worked for their neighbor, Dr. Mayra Markham-Collins, a prominent child psychologist and author, who had two children, Heather, age nine, and David, age five.

"More champagne?" Liz asked, waving the half-empty bottle at her friend. "We have tons left, and there's a load of food in the kitchen. Pâté? Caviar? Doritos?"

"No, I'm cool," Adrienne said, wishing the queasy feeling in her stomach would go away. Wishing she could rewind the night and figure out how the party had gone so horribly wrong.

Liz stood up and shook out her curly, dark hair. She smoothed her hands over the peach Chanel cocktail dress, conveniently "borrowed" from Mrs. Warner's amazing closet. Slipping her feet back into the Jimmy Choo heels that Adrienne had swiped for her from seventeen-year-old Cameron Warner's shoe closet (more like a shoe store, Liz thought), Liz walked over to her friend, and the two girls surveyed the wreck that was now the Warners' apartment.

Adrienne took a deep breath. "If we don't clean this apartment immediately, I am so totally fired."

Liz nodded. "Okay. Let's get to work. We can have this place back to normal in no time. It will be so clean, Mr. and Mrs. Warner will never know we had a party."

"That won't be too hard," Adrienne said. "Mr. Warner is always drunk. He won't even notice he's home!" They ran to where their clothes were stashed in one of the apartment's guest rooms near the Warners' master bedroom suite.

Slipping out of the Dolce & Gabbana designer dress Cameron Warner had given her, Adrienne sighed, smoothed out the wrinkles, and put it back on a hanger. I look so great in these clothes, she thought. I can't believe Cameron has so many. It's not fair. She tried to control the anger bubbling up inside of her. When it came to Cameron, nothing was ever fair.

She placed the dress in the wardrobe, where Cameron always hung the clothes she was sending out to have cleaned. The bills from Madame Paulette, the dry cleaner, frequently came to thousands of dollars a month. The Warners would never notice the extra cleaning.

Back in jeans, the girls finally looked like what they really were: high school students after a night of partying without permission. Turning up the music, Adrienne and Liz emptied the ashtrays, straightened the paintings, and cleaned the bathrooms.

"Adrienne?" Liz called from across the apartment. "Someone hurled in Mrs. Warner's toilet!"

"Well, flush it!" Adrienne called back. "And stop yelling. You'll wake up Emma!"

Adrienne kept thinking about her boyfriend, Brian, as she cleaned. Kept thinking about what she had seen before he left.

"The bathrooms are spotless, and all the shoes and accessories are back in Mrs. Warner's room. Do you think we're almost done?" Liz came in and asked Adrienne.

"Pretty close," Adrienne replied, dragging two huge bags of garbage into the service elevator area. "Tania gets here about six in the morning." Tania was the Warners' Russian housekeeper, who watched Emma when Adrienne wasn't working. Adrienne glanced at the clock. Three a.m.! "Tania will give this whole place another once-over. Mr. and Mrs. Warner will go straight to bed. They won't even check the living room. And they'll never go in the kitchen--I don't even think Mrs. Warner has ever seen inside the kitchen." Adrienne looked around the enormous room with its incredible views of the city, TV area, and casual dining corner. The Warners' kitchen was bigger than her family's apartment. "By the time they wake up, it will be like this whole thing never happened."

"I only wish that it would be like it had never happened for both of us," Liz said. "You know, you should go check on Emma, and then just run through each of the rooms and make sure someone didn't go into Mr. Warner's den, or Mrs. Warner's dressing room or bathroom, or something like that."

"Good idea," Adrienne said. Liz was always so practical.

Adrienne walked down a long hall off the entrance to where the girls' bedrooms were located. Cameron's was sleek and modern, filled with contemporary art and books that Adrienne doubted she had ever even opened. Cameron was one of the most beautiful young socialites in New York, but she was not known at her school, Pheasant-Berkeley, for her major intellectual contributions. Liz and Cameron went to school together, and Liz had told Adrienne plenty of stories about Cameron over the years.

Adrienne carefully opened the next door and looked in on Emma. Tiny, blond, and snoring slightly, the eight-year-old girl was squeezed into a ball at the top of the bed, her sheets and covers crumpled on the floor. Smiling, Adrienne gathered them up and carefully placed them on top of Emma, who rolled over with a sigh. Emma was really adorable. It's too bad she's an evil genius, thought Adrienne.

Adrienne backed out of the room carefully and closed the door as quietly as she could. The last thing she needed was for Emma to wake up and start asking questions. Emma was a born prosecutor.

Continues...


Excerpted from Confessions of a Teen Nanny by Victoria Ashton Copyright © 2005 by Victoria Ashton. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2006

    Good Book!

    this book is very good. it is kind of like a preteen gossip girls on hold. It is a really good series i recommend this to everygirl whose parents won't let them read gossip girls or the clique, a-list series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

    This third novel by Victoria Ashton, JUICY SECRETS, is another great addition to the CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN NANNY series. In this book, many things change! There is also a huge cliffhanger for what will happen in the next book! I would only read this book if you have read the first two books, which are equally as phenomenal. If you don't read them in order they might not make a lot of sense. <BR/><BR/>Many secrets about people in the book are reveled and some odd couples get together. (Hint: They are two people you never would have expected!) Liz's relationship with Parker Devlin takes a bad turn! A very odd secret about Parker's father comes out and it totally crushes him! <BR/><BR/>Emma, the little nine-year-old whiz kid that Adrienne is a nanny for, becomes obsessed with the television show, CSI! Her new spy skills earn Adrienne some very interesting information about her new boyfriend. <BR/><BR/>You will just have to read the book to find out what else happens!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

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    this was a great follow-up to the frist 2 books. It was just really fun to read. i recoomend to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2006

    It's a Must Read!

    If you are interesting in teen love, friend ship, and rich girls then Confessions of a Teen Nanny- Juicy Secrets is the right book for you. This book is the third book in a series by Vicoria Ashton. Addriene(the main character) has been babysitting for the youngest child of the Warner family, for a while now. the oldest daughter of the Warners, Cameron, and Adrienne really do not get along very well, since last year she stole Addriene's boy friend away. Although now, Graydon, who is the son of the Warners and Addriene and dating. things between them are getting serious until Addriene hears somthing that Graydon says, that causes some tension between them. Now there is a big secret that Addriene's bestfriend, Liz's boyfriend is keeping from Liz. Now it is as if the whole city knows Parker's little secret, but Liz. This book is full of things that typical snoby girls would do to each other. these books are so much fun to read... they are really easy to get caught up with!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2012

    Great

    Have not read it but predicting it will be good like the other two

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Not all THAT juicy. . .

    This book had the misfortune to be sandwiched in my reading between two superb books, and so, may not get the love and attention that the stronger books merit. Juicy Secrets is, apparently, a sequel to what is about to be a series chronicling the nanny worlds of Liz and Adrienne, two teen nannies to the rich and famous. The beginning chapter opens with all of the children and nannies together, so it is difficult to identify exactly who is whom. Once that dilemma is solved, the plot moves along pretty quickly. Liz is in love with a jetset boy whose father is being indicted for financial impropriety (a¿ la Enron, Martha Stewart, ad nauseum), and Adrienne finds herself falling for the impetuous Graydon, boy wonder and sleaze extraordinaire. We begin to wonder if Graydon is changing his tomcat stripes, but find, to our disappointment, that he and his sister are plotting the social demise of debutante of the year, Mimi. The story is clean, but does deal with some issues of sexuality. Call me naïve, but apparently the rich and famous run in a different set where MIPs are not handed out, so clubbing and the cavalier enjoyment of a little alcohol (never binging) plays a prominent part of the social scenes described. This was a plain vanilla book¿nothing offensive for the purists and no sprinkles to make it interesting, but on a hot day, it would be okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2007

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    This third novel by Victoria Ashton, JUICY SECRETS, is another great addition to the CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN NANNY series. In this book, many things change! There is also a huge cliffhanger for what will happen in the next book! I would only read this book if you have read the first two books, which are equally as phenomenal. If you don¿t read them in order they might not make a lot of sense. Many secrets about people in the book are reveled and some odd couples get together. (Hint: They are two people you never would have expected!) Liz¿s relationship with Parker Devlin takes a bad turn! A very odd secret about Parker¿s father comes out and it totally crushes him! Emma, the little nine-year-old whiz kid that Adrienne is a nanny for, becomes obsessed with the television show, CSI! Her new spy skills earn Adrienne some very interesting information about her new boyfriend. You will just have to read the book to find out what else happens! **Reviewed by: Taylor Rector

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    GREAT BOOK!!!

    This book is probably the best out of all of them. Not only does it leave you wanting more at the end but you can't put it down. I went and bought the book in the afternoon and that night i finished it because i couldn't stop reading it! I just hope there is a 4th book. And i wish that Adrinne would find a new guy who is sweet and nice and that Graydon and Camron would get over them self because they are like perfect evil people who need to stop tourmenting other people...but i guess that is what makes the books SOO interesting!!

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