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The Hazards of Skinny Dipping
     

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping

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by Alyssa Rose Ivy
 

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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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781484044179
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/18/2013
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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The Hazards of Skinny Dipping 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
HollyBerry44 More than 1 year ago
Fair warning, this is going to be a gushy review! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!!!! I have also been privileged enough to read Alyssa's Clayton Falls series, and this is my favourite book that I have read by her thus far. This story follows Juliet who is just going in to her first year of college, and before she does that, her cousin Amy gives her a secret list of 5 things that she needs to do before she gets there to try and open herself up to the new experiences that she is going to have once she is there.  One of those things on the list is, you guess it, skinny dipping. She leaves this till the last minute before she has to leave to go to school. Juliet has decided to stay over one more night at her family's beach cottage once everyone else has left to give herself some alone time and to mark off this last thing on the list. What she doesn't count on is the hot next door neighbour Dylan to show up unexpectedly and catch her in her moment of nakedness. Juliet has had a crush on him for years, and what she thinks is a dream come true starts to happen to her, what she was not prepared for is the dream to come crashing down around her. Juliet knows that she will not be able to avoid Dylan when she gets to school as he is a senior at the same college that she is attending. She is not sure what to expect as far as his reaction when seeing him again, but is presently surprised by how happy he is to see her, and that he really is interested in dating her. I can relate to Juliet in more ways than one, but the first one that comes up in the book is that giddy feeling you get when you start dating someone that you have had a crush on, at the beginning it always feels like a bit of a dream come true, then reality starts to set in. Dylan always rubbed me the wrong way even from when he was introduced, and as the story goes along, it kept getting worse and worse, I just wanted to strangle him! And I love when a character is able to bring out such a strong emotion in me, good or bad.  Shortly after Juliet arrives at school we meet Reed, and let me tell you, I have found a new book boyfriend! All along I kept thinking in my head "open your eyes Juliet, look at that man"!! Well, I can't really say much more without giving the rest of the book away, however, there is so much more to this story, some secrets that are revealed, a lot of growing by a few different characters, and a few other surprises along the way that I guarantee will keep you wanting more and more! I am going to say that this is obviously a 5/5 for me, and that Alyssa Rose has absolutely become my FAVOURITE contemporary author by far and I am going to go and try and find everything I can by her and read it ASAP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Good choice
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful contemporary romance I am a huge fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy's and I haven't read a book she has written that I didn't like.  The Hazards of Skinny Dipping was no exception.  I had been looking forward to reading this and Ivy delivered yet another great read.  The book begins with Juliet finding herself at her family's beach house shortly before starting college.  Everyone has gone and it's just her.  It's been a summer to remember - one in which she has been completing a "challenge" of sort from her cousin, which is why she is skinny dipping in the pool behind her house......where she thinks she is alone and no one will see her......not.  Dylan's family owns the beach house next door.  Dylan is a few years older than Juliet and she has been crushing on him what seems like forever.  She has really set him up on a pedestal in her own mind, but the real Dylan, as hot as he may be, doesn't quite play the part Juliet has scripted in her mind for him the way she wrote it.  In fact, when she begins her freshman year at college, Dylan isn't what she expected at all.  Juliet is pledging a sorority also, and it is at one of these events that she meets Reed.  Reed is a great friend to her, looks out for her, gives her a job, and fills the role of a big brother, but is the big brother role the one Juliet and Reed really want him to fill?  Which one is Mr. Right, which one is Mr. Wrong, and when her world comes crushing in around her, will Juliet's heart be intact by the time she finds out the answer to the question? I really enjoyed The Hazards of Skinny Dipping.  I liked the fact that Juliet wasn't the perfect little virgin that we have been seeing in many of the NA stories recently.  She's kind of snarky, has an attitude, and speaks her mind....most of the time, but I found her really likable. I also enjoyed the relationship between Juliet and her cousin Amy, which was fun.  Dylan was a hottie, but a jerk, and comes across as a real douche-bag.  He really seems to care for Juliet in his own way, but is it enough to make him change?  Reed, on the other hand, I absolutely loved everything about him.  Juliet thinks she does to, but when the truth comes out, Juliet has to rethink everything she has come to know about him.  Despite it all, I am team Reed, though you'll have to read the book to find out who's team Juliet winds up on.  I did want to shake her a couple of times so she would see what was right in front of her.  Everything she experiences does help her character mature, even if it takes her a while to make the right decisions.  In the romance department, there were some really sizzling moments and some moments that definitely lacked the sizzle, which makes the bedroom scenes interesting, sometimes funny, hot, and sometimes not so hot.   Overall, I did really enjoy this book. Juliet ends where she began, but with a whole new perspective on life, love, and the hazards of skinny dipping.  If you enjoy NA contemporary romance, then I would definitely recommend checking this book out. 
Anonymous 11 months ago
Story about college life, friendships and relationships. Got this as part of a bundle. Definitely recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down! Loved it!
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping is the first book in the Hazards series by Alyssa Rose Ivy. Yes! I'm finally reading the first book. I don't know how I got started reading this series out of order, but that's okay, they each stand alone just fine. This was Juliet's story. Juliet must be a looker. She pretty much has her pick of guys...Dylan, Kyle, Reed. Of course she doesn't see it that way, and her self insecurities mixed with high expectations cause her to get involved with a complete jerk. Needless to say, Juliet's romance wasn't an easy one, but once she got her man, it was a sweet one. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
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kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cute book. It would make for a good summery beach read if you're in the market. It was a little difficult for me to relate to the main character since I never did the whole sorority thing in college and the drama was a little overly dramatic at times, but I didn't care. I still enjoyed the book if for no reason other than the super sweet friend/love interest Reed. He was the polar opposite of the initial love interest and skinny dipping partner, Dylan. Dylan was controlling and, I feared, dangerous. Reed was adorable and protective and a good fit for Juliet. I enjoyed their banter as friends and watching their relationship develop further over time. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping was a fun romp. I read it in preparation for the second book in the standalone series, The Hazards of a One Night Stand. While I enjoyed the second book far more than this one, it was sexy and sweet enough to get my attention and didn't throw up any major red flags.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like it can't wait for the srvond book
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This was an awesome book, I couldn't put it down
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Despite this books tipically predictable plot i thought this book was good and very injoyable. I didnt hate the main character i actually liked her because she seemed more real and not so perfect and also not so unperfect either. She is slightly blind and seeing what is in her face and has a tendency to live in her head sometimes but overall she was okay. The romance in the book and the friendships will keep you on your toes and make you want to smack a few characters on the head, except you cant do that. Its quite the delima.
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cbrae More than 1 year ago
Just a so so book. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. I read a lot and this book was just a blah book.
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Enjoyed it.
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This book had some really funny moments. Its now my official favorite by Alyssa Rose Ivy. Nice beach read.
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
Once again Alyssa Rose Ivy has written a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. There were quite a few things about  The Hazards of Skinny Dipping that hit home for me. But what made the story for me was the relationship between Juliet and Reed. This book is about new starts, life lessons, and becoming your own person...and maybe falling in love along the way.  What I loved about Juliet was that she wasn't a naive girl. The beginning of the book starts off in a bold way, but I liked that. It showed me that Juliet had a sense of adventure and whether she realized it or not, confidence. Juliet is about to start college and she has a list of tasks she needs to complete before she starts. Well, not only does she complete those tasks, but she finally gets the guy she's always wanted. But is he really what she wants? The guy, Dylan, was someone she sort of grew up with. She's had a massive crush on him for years. Now, he's finally noticed her, but it turns out that he's a bit controlling and terrible in bed. Eek. Dylan also goes to the same college that she goes to and they begin dating. When she gets to the college, she joins a sorority. Her college experience is what reminded me of my own. I went out of state for college, knew no one, and joined a sorority to meet people. I remember having the same feelings about the whole process that Juliet had. Again, like Juliet, I valued the relationships I made and the experiences I gained as a result of being part of a sorority. Of course through the sorority, she gets to interact with yummy guys. One of those guys is Reed. I absolutely adored him.  There are so many things I liked about Reed. He's responsible, sweet, sincere, and funny. There was depth to his character too. I won't tell you about that, but know that his past helped Juliet in a way. Reed and Juliet started off as friends because of her relationship with Dylan. I liked that they both looked forward to hanging out together. There was an ease to their friendship. Of course, Reed wanted more with Juliet, but it took time. I want to note that this isn't a love triangle situation. There really was no competition of which guy was better either. Reed far outshone Dylan, in my opinion. I think many would agree with me on that. Anyway, I was happy when Juliet and Reed finally got together. I felt like they were a really great match.  Overall, I really enjoyed The Hazards of Skinny Dipping. I'd definitely recommend it, like any other of Ivy's books. Not only is there a great love story, but the reader gets to see the characters experience life and learn from it. If you are a fan of New Adult Contemporary Romances, you should check this one out.  Quotes: ~Amazing? Did we experience the same thing? But this was Dylan Bradley. Clearly, the problem was me. "Yeah, definitely."-Loc 267 ~Bondage and bad sex? Not happening.-Loc 1633
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story. I highly recommend it!