Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Title: The Hazards of Skinny Dipping
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: NA Romance
Published: May 17, 2013
Pages: 248


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.


My mother gave me a copy of this book in high school (which is really weird since I graduated in 2002) because I was something of a wild child and I guess she hoped that this would curb my crazy tendencies. She apparently didn't read much past the title though, as she seemed to think that it was basically a self-help type book warning about the actual hazards of skinny dipping. Boy was she in for a surprise when this book just led me to more skinny dipping. 

Because instead of finding a cautionary tale inside these pages, I discovered a story that made the prospect of skinny dipping sound so much more exciting than my friends made it sound. The best part about skinny dipping according to my friends is that sometimes tiny fish swim into your nether regions, and I'm just not a big fan of that idea. But this book showed me that skinny dipping can lead to a horrible sexual experience with an actual living human being, which is so much better than tiny fish in my hoo-ha. 

I really related to Juliet in almost everything, except for almost everything described in this book. I pretty much never actually got to hook up with a guy I had a crush on, but on the bright side, I've also pretty much never had a bad sexual experience with a guy I had a crush on. And my first year of college? So boring it was barely worth remembering in the first place. 

Format: 7
Plot: 4
Character Names: 10
Overall Rating: 7 

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About 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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