A Shore Thing

A Shore Thing

by Nicole Snooki Polizzi


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It’s a summer to remember . . . at the Jersey Shore.

Giovanna “Gia” Spumanti and her cousin Isabella “Bella” Rizzoli are going to have the sexiest summer ever. While they couldn’t be more different—pint-size Gia is a carefree, outspoken party girl and Bella is a tall, slender athlete who always holds her tongue—for the next month they’re ready to pouf up their hair, put on their stilettos, and soak up all that Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has to offer: hot guidos, cool clubs, fried Oreos, and lots of tequila.

So far, Gia’s summer is on fire. Between nearly burning down their rented bungalow, inventing the popular “tan-tags” at the Tantastic Salon where she works, and rescuing a shark on the beach, she becomes a local celebrity overnight. Luckily, she meets the perfect guy to help her keep the flames under control. Firefighter Frank Rossi is exactly her type: big, tan, and Italian. But is he tough enough to handle Gia when things really heat up?

Bella is more than ready for some fun in the sun. Finally free of her bonehead ex-boyfriend, she left home in Brooklyn with one goal in mind: hooking up with a sexy gorilla for a no-strings-attached summer fling. In no time, she lands a job leading “Beat Up the Beat” dance classes at a local gym, and is scooped up by Beemer-driving, preppy Bender Newberry. Only problem: Bella can’t get her romantic and ripped boss Tony “Trouble” Troublino out of her head. He’s relationship material. Suddenly, Bella’s not sure what she wants.

The cousins soon realize that for every friend they make on the boardwalk, there are also rivals, slummers, and frenemies who will do anything to ruin their summer—and try their relationship. Before July ends, the bonds of family and friendship will be stretched to the breaking point. Will the haters prevail, or will Gia and Bella find love at the Shore?

For everyone who loves MTV’s hit reality show, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s sweet, funny, and sexy novel perfectly captures the heat, the energy, the fun, and the drama of Jersey Shore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451623741
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Famous for her trendsetting pouf hairstyle, her small stature, and her acrobatic moves on the dance floor, NICOLE “SNOOKI” POLIZZI is the breakout star of MTV’s Jersey Shore, one of the highest rated shows in the network’s history, and the New York Times bestselling author of A Shore Thing.

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A Shore Thing 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 271 reviews.
Pennie_W More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book out of curiosity and this book was actually pretty good. It was funny and had a little romance in it. It's nice to see reviews on here that are saying what I have been. Why can people keep talking about how bad a book is when most haven't even read it only because of who it is by. I think surprisingly she did do a good job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was like reading an episode of Jersey Shore, but I expected that...I liked how the book was writen as well. I noticed a few times that when Id read a few chapters, then watched the show, some things were similiar. Like Bells ex being controlling, then watching the one show where Jwoww said her ex Tom was like that too. Although, it didnt ruin anything, just tiny things I noticed like that. When I found out about her book on the Todays show, she said the characters were her, and Jwoww so it was easy to imagine the characters in the book, since I watch the show. I think fans of the show would enjoy reading this. It definetly kept me turning the pages.
robin mariconi More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome, loved everything about it! if you love snooki and the jersey shore youll be sure to love this. finisbed it in one dt!!
kat22an More than 1 year ago
I have seen so many reviews from people who never read this book, my favorite being the person who reviewed it with one star because they could not get THEIR book published and are upset that Snooki did. Come ON people! This book is so Snooki and I am glad that I bought it. My husband and friends made fun of me...but its a good book. B&N should only allow people to review something if they bought it through B&N. People have way too much time on their hands to give a book a review having never read it. Fist pump!
AvidReader_Anna More than 1 year ago
This book was written more in the style of a ten novel with extra cursing and a lot more sex. That being said, it kept to the style of Snooki and was clearly inspired by her time at the Shore. It was an easy read eith the necessary drama. I recommend it if you are looking for a unique romance novrl.
bookwormmamaNE More than 1 year ago
I agree 100% with another reviewer that if you enjoy the show, or at least find in entertaining, you will like the book. The dialogue is the same the characters are portrayed in the same style, it's a cute beach read. I think those who have all the negative remarks are only seeking out a venue to attack the show (what were they expecting some in depth dark drama??). It's light-hearted and funny and will probobly appeal more so to fans of the show! It was exactly what I expected.
Baby_Kiki More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a quick, light hearted read where you'll find yourself giggling a little, this may be the book. The concept is a cute one, although fully expected, but hey, what can ya do? We all know Snooki spent days trying to think of a catchy title, and the opening paragraph teaches you how to do her signature pouf.... Overall, if you're a fan of her's and/or the show, you'll more than likely read it, just to satisfy your curiosity. Just don't go looking for words with more than 2 syllables; they're scarce... And with all do respect to the people bashing the books, but she's the one walking to the bank to cash in on it, so the girl must be doing something right.
beaucruz More than 1 year ago
SNOOKI's BOOK is awesome I don't want it to stop.I hope she is going to make a sequel to the book....
stnkrbell More than 1 year ago
Steph_Marie More than 1 year ago
If you haven't even read the book why are you reviewing it? Personally, I am not a Snooki fan myself but I won't judge a book by it's cover (literally). It's sad when you go out of your way to search for the book just to write a negative review for the people that actually want to read the book. Then again, I bet you people will do anything to get away from your boring lives for just a few seconds. Put the keyboards down, and walk away. PLEASE!!
4eyedreader_writer More than 1 year ago
Here's the (uninteresting) story of how I came to read this book. I was at the mall with my little brother waiting for our ride, and we decided to just hang out in B&N for the 30 minutes it would take for our ride to get there. While we waited we went into the comedy section of the store, and picked up a few joke books and 'Go The F*** to Sleep', and I saw this book, 'A Shore Thing', and picked it up as well. We sat down, and read the joke books and GTFtS, and then I started reading this book. I couldn't even get through the first page. I'd read a sentence and the sigh in disbelief. When our ride was a few minutes away, I decided to buy the book. You know like any person who hates something does. When I got home, still couldn't read it. I read the book in June and I bought it in December. So it took me a really long time to finally read the book. It was terrible. Pure torture. This book is the combination of the Jersey Shore and a crappy rom-com. It was the worst. After finishing it, I seriously thought my IQ went down. I bought it as a joke, well joke's on me. I had to read it because I spent money, and that money went to Snooki, who is a person I think doesn't deserve my money. And, it's disgusting that Gia's boss, Maria, is like a thousand year old woman who dresses like she's twenty years old. It's gross enough that twenty year olds do it, and now woman who are ancient dress like that? Seriously sick. Every time Maria was mentioned in the book, I wanted to vomit. Dress your age, woman. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Unless you like Snooki and the Jersey Shore, then go for it. But even if you do, you're moneys better spent on something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yay Snooki....good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been wanting to read this book for a while now and it was worth the wait.
Celinaa_ENGLAND More than 1 year ago
This book takes you on a wild and fun adventure! You feel like you are right there in the moment with them; experiencing the crushes and girl-hate! I really enjoyed this book <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased the book doubting it & though i would just be wasting my money on a poorly written book but to my surprise it was really good! It has twist & turns that keep you wanting more even though it is like an episode of jersey shore! Im excited for the next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book, its actually really great. And i LOVE jersey shore!!! I think everyone should have this book nomatter what. And for all the hatters yu should give snooki a chance!!! Hope yu and gionni have an amazing wedding and yur gonna have the cutest baby ever!!!!!!!! Yu finally got the gorilla juice head youve been waiting for(:(:(:
Enid Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
I found it funny, and girly. The book presents a point of view from a twenty some girl. Don't expect it to be a master piece.
Kristi Behme More than 1 year ago
I am very supeised that this book didnt fail epicly. It was sooooo great! I would reccomend it to anybody, especially a jersey shore fan. P.s. the person right below me muat have read a different book cause its not true at all;)
Robert Larsen More than 1 year ago
if you are a fan of the jersey shore. then you MUST read this book!!!!!!
Nicolas Scutari More than 1 year ago
It was prctically Jersey Shore in a book! Great ending! I definitely reccomend it! :D
Robert Minealle More than 1 year ago
hey! even meatballs are capeable of writing novels too
Cayman Watson More than 1 year ago
i loved it. i felt like. i was at the jersey shore. fans of jersey shore will fall in love with this book
Heather Hayden More than 1 year ago
i honestly was not sure about this book...i mean i love snookie and jersey shore but i didnt think she would be able to make such an awesome book! when i was finished, i was so sad and started reading another book and was totally not interested in it because all i kept thinking about was snookies awesome story! definately recomended to all!!!!!
Jazmine Rogers More than 1 year ago
snoooooks u great lovv u and ur book.YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH tell vinny i said hiii and pauly tell ron yo feel betta!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IF you like Snookie & the JErsey Shore then you must read this fun book!