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Caribbean Cruising

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The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities.

Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling.

But her to-do list isn't going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it's...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperTeen (first published April 27th 2004)
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Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
Let me start of by saying that this book is a secret little gem! I’d never heard of this author before and probably wouldn’t have picked it up even if I had because the cover looks a little young and cheesy but when I discovered this book on my Amazon recommendations and found out what it was about I thought I’d give it a try and I’m so glad I did. I read this in one sitting on a hot summer’s day when I fancied something light and summery to read and it sure hit the spot!

Eighteen year old Lindsa...more
Shannon
The first time I read this I was thirteen and it was the most awesome book of all time. Now reading this a second time, I can’t believe I ever thought it was that great. I have no problem with fluffy books, but this book had absolutely nothing going on. It was just a string of scenes involving random hot guys and drinking margaritas. Things got redundant and repetitive. Most of the time nothing important happened and things were glossed over with sentences like ‘we partied and danced all night a...more
Janneth
Ok i only liked this book because of the cruise and well i thought Ryan was really sweet and funny!

everything about the cruise was super... sounded like a lot of fun! all the stuff they got to do wow i just wish i got the chance to do that one day!!

unfortunately the only character i liked was Ryan...he was very mature for his age and was very sweet and caring

lindsay was just plain dumb...a fling...with someone youll never see again...seriously? come on we teenage girls have got to love ourselves...more
Persian
I just LOVED this book. I've never been on a Cruise before so this was just so exciting for me to read. I never thought going on a cruise could be this much fun.

I love how the author created Ryan's personality and how the relationship between Lindsay and him grew throughout the novel. Yeah, it's pretty predictable what the product/ending was going to be. But the ride/journey was so much fun to read !

I was actually hoping that there was going to be a sequel o this...I wanted to see how her step-...more
Paula
To be honest, I didn't read the whole book. I read the beginning and the ending and that's about it.
From the start, I was irritated at how Lindsay wanted to lose her virginity so much. And for her to think that it would be just a 'fling' was so shallow of her that I didn't really mind not to read all of the book's contents.
I would've given lesser than a single star for this if were only legit in here. Boohoo.
Geli
I absoultely LOVED this book! Every moment was awesome. Reading this book I felt that I could really identify with Lindsay. That was why I really enjoyed it so much. Rachel Hawthrone really got into what most teens are concerned about. Once I started I couldn't put it down! I was surprised that I read it so quickly but it was well worth it. I recommend this to all teenage girls.
Deborah
Total disappointment!!!! I just do not like books about how a girl wants to have a "fling" with some random guy on a cruise in order to lose her virginity!! REALLY...is that all we have now for good book writing??? The saddest part is I have LOVED every book I have read by this author. I really hope when I pick up another one its better than this.
Diana Marie
Beautifully written! It captured my attention and lead me on a beautiful journey of the caribbean and the sea! One of my favorite chick-lit books!
Mer
i have read it over and over i know it soo well now that if i read the first page or so i can tell u wat goes on in the whole chapter!!!!
Brooke
Um... well this book was not great. Really not great. The entire book was this chick saying over and over again that she was fed up with being a virgin... The same way. Every time. It was repetitive and obnoxious. Irritating and a little gross. The only redeemable character was often pushed to the side for all but the last twenty pages pretty much.

A lot of teen drinking, partying, and overall excessive promiscuity. Just not a good enough book to overcome the downside of the yuckiness. A bunch of...more
Anaid Saynez
Aunque no esperaba leer este libro este mes, es el primero que termino y me gusto.
No tanto como algunos otros, pero sin duda me encanto la ambientación de verano en el Caribe. Y eso que yo odio los barcos.
Lindsay al principio me pareció insoportable, estaba tan obsesionada con dejar de ser virgen, que lo repetía constantemente.
Sin embargo, algo o mejor dicho alguien que salvó muy bien toda la historia fue Ryan.
Rachel lo ha hecho de nuevo, crear a un protagonista tan perfecto que hace que te term...more
Brittany
Eighteen-year-old Lindsay Darnell has just graduated high school, and is looking for some excitement in her life during the summer before she starts school as a freshman at the University of Texas. Luckily, her Mother and Walter, her Mother's rich boyfriend, soon to be husband, are getting married aboard The Enchantment. A lavish ship where they will spend their honeymoon. Lindsay has been invited, and knows that this will be the start to her new life. For Lindsay plans on reinventing herself. I...more
Kendall
Caribbean Cruising is about 18 year old Linsday and her adventures on a cruise after her mom gets married. Determined to break out of her shell, she creates a list of things to do before her vacation ends. One of those things is to finally sleep with a guy. However, her new stepfather's godson is given the task to "watch over Lindsay." Totally hot and sweet Ryan makes Lindsay's heart pound, but she doesn't want to seriously get involved with anyone and is afraid Ryan will ruin her plans. While t...more
Carly Comtois
Summary of the Story

Set on a cruise ship, high school graduate Lindsay plans to make the next week the best of her life.

(view spoiler)...more
––––•(-•The Insomniac Book Hoarder•-
To be perfectly honest, I like the whole 'bodyguard' ill be your protector sort of thing when it comes to guys in fiction. I admit that Im a hopeless romantic and that guys who are sensitive with the whole 'silent but strong' type just gives me the whole shiver factor. I mean action speaks louder than words=)

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Lindsay's mum is getting married to one of the America's top 100 richest man, she is especially ecstatic when the wedding is to happen on a Caribbean cruise. She makes up a list of thi...more
Kaitlin B
Caribbean Cruising was one of those books that you really couldn’t put down. With its fast paced writing style, and surprising twists, it was my favorite book so far.

This book was all about expecting the unexpected. It was all about surprises and plot twists. It was a book that would make you keep on guessing. The author’s purpose of this book was really to teach her readers a lesson; an important one at that. The lesson was things won’t always go as planned, sometimes you have to make adjustmen...more
Fatima
"The rules are completely different on a cruise. Everyone is a player, and everyone is okay with that."

it's more of "reality on board". If you ever been on a cruise, you can definitely relate from page one down to the last page. Every character exist on board and i csn see myself smiling in most of the part because I can totally relate, its a feel-good-chic-book, but the best part happened on the last 3 chapters. :) Caribbean is the best place to fall in love. <3

It's really a different world...more
Penny Lane
Por primera vez veo que Rachel hace un final cerrado...a medias. No daré spoilers pero si lo leen entenderán.
En fin me gusto (: la lista de Lindsay me parecía medio tonta como su ultimo deseo que bueno ya verán que pasa.
Hay patrón con la protagonista de cada libro de Rachel que siempre hay: es rubia (o el 80% lo es) y lo MAS importante, SIEMPRE son ese tipo de persona desesperadas que planean TODO y cuando surge algo desprevenido se asustan y no saben como actuar. No digo que no me guste, me gus...more
Kathleen  Faher
This is another one of my "beach books," meaning I think it's the perfect book to relax with. No heavy stuff/existentialist crap involved. I hated how Lindsay's name was spelled. Should it be Lindsey? It seemed less awkward. The love story was predictable, but nice and warm-hearted. I hated Brooke. She was so annoying and I'm glad Lindsay noticed the little rude things she did, but she still hung out with her because that was true to her character. It seems ridiculous to me to try to lose your v...more
Keziah Tupaz
Woah! Talk about fab-oh-lous! This book is a perfect getaway, Caribbean Cruising with matching love on- board story.

It's ordinary like the kind of "I was busy looking for Mr Right that I didn't notice he was just the guy next door" kinda story. How could Lindsay not be blind when all she cared about is her stupid to-do list. Pretty much, Ryan's wearing his heart on his sleeves. The guy's always there for her but her stupid list is just getting in the way. You see, she wanted to do the things she...more
Mack
Ugh. I did not expect this coming from the author of Love on the lits. It never really struck me (well not this hard anyway)how obnoxiously self-confident Hawthornes main characters really are. I mean they all think they can get any guy and they all are stand offish to the guy that we all know she'll end up with. Wich brings me to the male leads in the books... one word - ew. They just crawl after the girl even though clearly she isn't interested in the beginning. In this book it became extra gr...more
Audrey
Once I started, I never stopped.
This book was just full of squealing and then more squealing and then much more squealing. It's funny how the plot is so simple yet so endearing it tugs your heartstrings like wild fire. The simplicity and the cliche of the plot is actually what made it more fun, which is quite rare of me to admire as to my liking for originality and uniqueness.
The characters were amazing. Each of them had their own personality and they really meshed together well in the plot desp...more
Ally
Despite what some of the other reviews may say, I actually really liked this book. It ACTUALLY WAS in my opinion, a good story. It was one of those...cute stories that you can both feel for the main character and yell at her for being so blind. But I really liked the way it turned out. :)

Okay so here's the summary:

Lindsay is a 18 year old girl who is on a cruise ship for her mother's wedding to a really rich man named Walter (not that the money has anything to do with it, it's just that that's h...more
Ani
Caribbean Cruising is such a sweet book with adventure, romance, and really cool characters :) The main character, Lindsay, goes on a cruise with a checklist of all the crazy things she wants to do (she's notorious for making lists), and she meets a group of people that she hangs out with. The people seem not-so-great at first, but by the end, everyone becomes close friends. The reason she is on the cruise, is because it's her mother and her step-dad's honeymoon. Her step-dad, Walter, turns out...more
Cam
I really don't know if I liked or disliked this book. The writing in general was chunky and difficult to read. Rachel Hawthorne didnt't go into enough depth about her characters. I feel like what this was mainly about was Lindsay being friends with a slut and planning to loose her virginity and having sex. It was cute for a while then it was kinda tacky and awkward. The ending was the best part. She finally ends up with Ryan.
Jem
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Natshane
Okay, there's no one better than Ryan. And i could say how much he is into romance. He protected Lindsay, looked out for her and saved her from many uncomfortable encounter. I mean who wouldn't fall for that kind of guy? And here's a plus, he's not really a barge-in-your-door kind of jealous guy, instead he played it cool, jealous check, butting in check, but never an overdramatic 'I'll sweep in punch that guy on his face' kind, which made it a logical/good/able to relate read. I always rolled m...more
Panda
A cute addition to my collection of trashy Romantic reads. while i did enjoy the story and LOVE our leading man, unfortunately i did not connect so well with the leading lady whose desperation for a casual fling clashed with my romantic side just a bit, as i am sure it would have for many people picking this book up. the sheer number of guys that were given this girl's interest over such a small time frame was to me slightly ridiculous and i was slightly disappointed with the ending as it sort o...more
Penny
To be honest, just by looking at the cover I could tell that this book would be a light read and I was right. The plotline is very predictable (you know exactly who she is going to end up with after the second chapter). The writing style was also very weak; the entire time I was reading I imagined that this book was penned by a lovesick 16 year old with a complete lack of vocabulary. The storyline was cheesy, but that is to be expected from a fluffy chick-lit paperback. As far as the entire book...more
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aka Jade Parker and also writes with her son as J.A. London
(also writes romance under Lorraine Heath)

Rachel Hawthorne, who also writes as Lorraine Heath and Jade Parker, is the daughter of a British beauty (her mother won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor® during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero-who played the Joker on the old Batman TV series) and a Texan who w...more
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