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Book Review: The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy


This cute book started off with a list of items for a soon to be college student to complete before she starts her freshman year. The last item on the list is Skinny Dipping and it is this last action that spurs the momentum for the story.

At the end of the summer after graduating from high school, 18 year old Juliet has found herself in an unexpected relationship with the boy next door that she has dreamt of since she first discovered hormones. Dylan is sexy and she revels in the idea that she finally has an opportunity to win over her lifelong crush, and they will be at the same college this fall.

Things change however when Juliet gets to school. Dylan and his Frat brothers make it obvious that Juliet belongs to Dylan. As Juliet settles in to college and being a Sorority pledge, she also settles in to being Dylan’s girlfriend. His overbearing and possessive ways begin to get in the way of Juliet’s college experience and soon her dear friend Reed voices his concern.

Juliet has to figure out of she is ok with the way Dylan claims her or if she is going to break loose and find her own path.

A quick and easy read with no element of real surprise, this story was fun and reminded me of being a young adult in the real world. A predictable, yet satisfying storyline made this a great pairing to a glass of wine and a comfy couch.


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