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The Hazards of Skinny Dipping (Hazards #1)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 17th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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FreakChiq
Jul 20, 2014 FreakChiq rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013-release
First of all, skinny dipping in your own backyard pool when no one’s even around? Pfft, LAME! And second, what the actual hell did I just read?

You know how being thrown into cold water right at the beginning can work pretty well for a story? That’s not the case here. So, the MC is skinny dipping in her own pool, right? Nothing’s wrong with that. (Except that it's lame but I already mentioned that.) And all of a sudden there’s a naked man getting into the pool with her. She says she knows him, t
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Laci
Jun 04, 2013 Laci rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, great-read
Surprise. Surprise. Surprise. I loved it. This is a brilliant NA, it has a very original story, it's funny and very romantic. If NA/YA is your genre, this is a must read.
Brenna
May 22, 2013 Brenna rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Fun, fresh, cute read! The Hazards of Skinny Dipping had my attention right from the prologue! Or maybe it was the cover…

Juliet is about to start her first year of college. She isn’t naïve or a prude, but she also isn’t a big party girl either. To make sure she doesn’t “totally drown,” her cousin Amy makes her a list of five things she must do before school starts.

”…but this story isn’t about the first four. It’s about what happened when I did number five.”


While completely her last challenge o
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Noelle (The Awesome Ninja Unicorn)
Okay I've had enough, I can't do this anymore. This is just plain horrible.
This book is every feminist's worst nightmare. I mean, WHAT DA HELL? There isn't even one decent character in this book. All of the guys are portrayed as perverted assholes who only want to get in Juliet's pants, while the girls are mostly for flaunting and are used as sex object. Juliet's been terribly discriminated, and what does she do?
She just stands passively doing nothing.

Again, WHAT. DA. HELL?

What's sad is that,
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Andrea
May 17, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping is a fun, sweet, and surprising story of what happens when a girl decides to let go and gets what she's always wanted... or so she thought.

I've had high hopes for Hazards from the moment I first saw it. That cover is a total win. I'm also a fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy's books, so I expected to like this one as well. What I will first say is that this story surprised me, and I can't pinpoint exactly why. There is a decidedly different tone to Ivy's writing this time aroun
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Alyssa Ivy
Dec 01, 2014 Alyssa Ivy rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult, college
The Hazards of Skinny Dipping is available now! Juliet's story is filled with both romance and humor, and I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. :)
Mitchii
When a book taunt you like some sort of challenge, telling you that it’s different or the book is about something like this, or like that. I take the bait. So when I saw the blurb of this book and it says that it’s not ‘a deep book about first loves or self-discovery.’ I took the challenge I wanted this book to prove it to me that it isn’t cut out like the rest. That if I want what it says I’ll get it. I will get the honesty.

Turned out, it did. The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy is
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Tarryn
Aug 11, 2014 Tarryn rated it really liked it
It was pretty lame and cliche but I'm a sucker for it and was totally into it. I thought it was really cute, I just wish there'd been more Dylan drama.
Brianna
I received a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion. as of now, this is not my full review, that will come soon. This is just my thoughts immediately after finishing...

I adored this. Yes, it was predictable and not what I expected. But by that, I mean it in a good way. I was nervous come the 60% mark and nothing was changing, but the last 3/4ths made up for that. The one thing I wanted more of was the characters and more back story. I felt we got a good chunk of Reed's past, but not a who
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Tara
Feb 21, 2016 Tara rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2013
This was a total waste of my time and space on my Kindle.
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I mean seriously! The first 60% of this book didn't need to be written. I would have been happy with a flash back...wait no not even then. This is just crap.
My main issue with this book, aside from the fact that this book is so loaded down with shit you need a plunger to finish it, is that its written HORRIBLY! I could get past some sucky story points, but geez try writing a book.
This book is a prime example of Show vs. Tell. This book i
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Heather andrews
Apr 18, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
I had so much fun reading this book Dylan was okay but as I got to reading the story I kind of out grew him, not to mention he acts like a girl half the time, "I woke up in the middle of the night wanting you so bad, and you weren't there. Not even a note with your phone number. Your house was empty the next day. And are you are the only person on the planet without a facebook? I couldn't even find you that way." Reed now that hunka-hunka-burning-love was something else entirely and I really did ...more
Princess Bookie
Jun 14, 2013 Princess Bookie rated it liked it
Shelves: a-net-g, read2013
My Thoughts: I don’t know, when I saw this one on goodreads, I knew it was a must read. I felt like it would be great!

We are introduced to Juliet who is starting college soon. Right before college, she goes skinny dipping, in her own swimming pool. Sounds interesting, right? Well a neighbor guy she’s known forever decides to join her. She’s always had a crush on him, so you think it would be magical, right? They have sex. It wasn’t magical, yet he seems to think it was. In his mind, now she’s h
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Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
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Another great book by Alyssa Rose Ivy! As soon as I saw the cover for this book, I knew I wanted it because a) It's by Alyssa Rose Ivy!, b) look at that gorgeous cover, and c) seriously, did you see that cover?! I didn't even know what it was about and I really didn't care, I just knew I was going to read it as soon as I could get my hands on it. Once I stopped drooling over the cover to actually read the summary, I just wanted it even more. Don't
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Isamlq
May 29, 2013 Isamlq rated it it was ok
That it’s too aware of the times is my biggest problem with this one. How can I not feel thus with mentions of it not being a YA story despite it’s YA introduction (The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, right?) nor its funnier moments of a guy wanting to be the dom and the girl not wanting to be dominated. It’s aware of what’s popular and what’s out there. My feelings for this are the same when considering all those other books that poke fun at sparkly vampires and loves that consume.

The story itself
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Erin
Aug 30, 2013 Erin rated it it was ok
I hate doing this. Picking a book obviously not meant for a 30-something mom of 2 and then beating it to death in ratings. But I had to.

Alyssa Rose Ivy writes great books. Very entertaining, easy to devour, and incredibly likeable characters. Juliet, the main character in this book? Not so fantastic. She was so weak compared to the likes of Charlotte and Samantha in "Beckoning Light." She needed a man....any man....to validate her. The entire last 25% of the book seeemed unnecessary. The other r
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Autumn Review
Jun 01, 2013 Autumn Review rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours, arc, review
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 th
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Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
‘This story is about skinny dipping, remember?
One last piece of advice: if you decide to go skinny dipping, make sure your bring a towel.’


As the blurb of the story says: this is not a story about first loves or self discovery. It was about rash decisions, finally scoring with the guy you’ve been crushing on forever but finding out that despite the good looks he utterly sucked in bed add up to this equation is the presence of this baseball cap wearing hot guy who works on a pizza place.

I just got
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Ellen
Jun 01, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
May 21, 2013 Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros) rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
4.5/5 stars

So, I am going to try and write a coherent review and not fangirl over how much I loved this book. First of all, as summer is nearly upon us, this is the absolute perfect summer read. It's fun, flirty, funny, and FABULOUS! (Hee.) This was my first book by Alyssa and I really enjoyed her writing style. I felt the pacing was perfect and that she did a great job developing our main characters.

For the most part I really liked Juliet. The book begins with her cousin having given her a 'to
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Emma
Feb 27, 2014 Emma rated it really liked it
Brilliant character development - a great summer read
could also be called the hazards of building people up in your imagination :)

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping is a cute romance perfect for reading on the beach yet it is also a cautionary tale encompassing ‘be careful what you wish for’. The tough issue of emotional abuse/controlling relationships is touched on within the plot adding to the depth of the story.

Juliet possess my favourite traits for a female main character, sarcastic and sassy wi
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Casey Peeler
May 21, 2013 Casey Peeler rated it it was amazing
I was super luck to get an ARC for an honest review… and an honest review is what you are going to get! I loved this book!

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping takes the idea of a Bucket List and turns it into something not death related! Who ever thought that cross that last item on you “Off to college” list would change the fate of your college love life.

I’m sure when you were younger that you all had a crush on that one guy… the one that was older, hotter, never looked at you like you existed… well,
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Octavia
Jul 18, 2013 Octavia rated it liked it
Review to come! :)

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First, a special thank you to Alyssa for providing a copy of The Hazards of Skinny Dipping for me to review!

Now, on to the book!

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping was my first "New Adult" read. While personally I have no interest in the whole "New Adult" vs. "Contemporary Adult" vs. "Adult" debate I can honestly say that no matter what you choose to call it I have to be in a certain mood to read it. Luckily for me, I found myself in the perfect mood for The Hazards of Skinny
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Zoe and the Edge
This is pure fluff. I was in the mood for it though, so I enjoyed it.

Juliet is refreshingly confident. She's easy-going and super chill. I enjoyed her snarky personality. She is always entertaining without even trying.

A large part of the story revolves around the frat and sorority stuff so there's a bit of hazing and power plays and bullying going on. And there are a lot of hot but creepy boys after Juliet. I was half dreading and half excited to see which bozo would be the one to win her heart
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Cecilia Robert
May 29, 2013 Cecilia Robert rated it really liked it
Shelves:
**Thank you Alyssa Rose Ivy for the ARC of this book. :)**

This was a great, light read. I had fun following Juliet as she waded through the first semester of college. I loved Reed! Though I have to admit I wanted more visualization when it came to the love scenes. I kept waiting to see if Dylan would drop by, for Reed to fight for her. Some sort of conflict so she could earn her HEA. Just a little. Either way this was an enjoyable read. Was great to read another of Ms Ivy's books.

Look forward t
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Kayla Howarth
Sep 01, 2015 Kayla Howarth rated it liked it
It was hard for me to decide between a three and a four star rating for this as I did really enjoy it, but it glossed over one of the simplest rules in writing. There was no climax.

There was all this build up, and I was expecting an attack or something! The MC repeatedly says, "I know it was stupid to walk across campus by myself", yet she continued to do it, so I thought that was major foreshadowing.

I was expecting a bigger fall out from the possessive ex-boyfriend who couldn't take a hint. Th
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Deanna
Sep 12, 2015 Deanna rated it really liked it
I loved this book. It was cute and fun.
Juliana
Jun 27, 2013 Juliana rated it it was amazing
Aw, this was a quick, fun book. Starting with a skinny dipping scene is the perfect sign of a fin book. Since the beginning, I wanted to hit Dylan, and omg I'm so in love with Reed :)
A perfect summer book!
Jexa
May 19, 2013 Jexa rated it really liked it
This is somewhere between a 3.5 to 4...It wasn't all that deep but it was definitely fluffy and cute. Kinda perfect for the rainy afternoon when I read it.
Jessica Vickery
Jun 30, 2014 Jessica Vickery rated it liked it
I honestly don't know where to start with this book and sadly I don't mean that in a completely good way. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good exactly either. It started fast then got slow and then right when it finally got really good it got super fast and then it was over. It earned the three stars though.

The characters were okay. The guys were too much alike. The girls were too similar too. The story was okay it was a good idea but the author just couldn't make it work, I'm not saying she was ba
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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in ...more
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