The Au Pairs (The Au Pairs #1)
For four energetic children, between 3 and 10 years old.
Join a NYC family for the best summer of your life in
East Hampton, July 4-Labor Day.
Driver's license a must.
Familiarity with the Hamptons, a plus.
Send resumes and head shots to HamptonsAuPairs@yahoo.com
Meet Mara Waters, Eliza Thompson, and Jacqui Velasco -- n...more
Three very different girls are brought together for the chance of a lifetime. A summer job as an au pair in the exclusive, luxurious Hamptons with 10,000 dollars of cash to boot for the Perry family.
Eliza - Former guest of the Perry family , but now a "poor girl " since Daddy got arrested for fraud. Wants the job so she has a place to stay in the Hamptons to get back ...more
Eliza, Mara, and Jacqui are three girls who are going to be au pairs for a rich family’s four young children during their summer stay in the Hamptons. Eliza was once the NYC It girl, before her family lost their fortune and they had to relocate to (bleeech!) Buffalo. Therefore, this sum ...more
This book is about three young teenage girls (Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui)who all get hired for a summer job as Au Pairs by the Perry family who live in the Hamptons. During the summer all three of the girls' stories are told. The story goes ...more
Beach Lane was a surprisingly enjoyable read. I say surprisingly because there were so many things that annoyed the hell out of me, yet I couldn't stop reading. I just had this uncontrollable need to keep reading until I reached the end. The story is simplistic, the premise of the book literally tells you everything that happens. It's a quick, fluffy read, perfect for when you're in the mood to read something undemanding. It's a total brain vacation.
As always, Melissa de la Cruz lays it ...more
Mara is the sweet one, Eliza is the now-not-rich, and Jacqui is the Brazillian hottie.
Love, scandal, fame, and betrayal are game.
(By the way, I hate Eliza. )
A fun, fast book and beach ready.
Beach Lane by Melissa de la Cruz features three sixteen-year-old girls working as au pairs (aka well-paid babysitters) for a family vacationing in the Hamptons. At first glance, the story blurb paints Beach Lane as a fun, quick, summery read with potential for a great story. After reading this book I can say three things: yes, it was quick. Yes, it was summery. But fun? I believe Melissa de l ...more
Before I continue, I am going to admit that I didn't make it through the entire book. I read the majority, and skimmed the rest. However, I don't ...more
The book was a light, fast read which I don't mind. It switched the points of view more often than I would have liked, but it wasn't too hard to figure out who's point of view I was reading from.
At first I didn't really like the character of Eliza ...more
You know what I would suggest before picking up a book to read it? Look at the publication year. I hadn't done that before I started reading this book and within the first 20 or so pages it was abundantly clear that the world that these characters lived in was worlds away from reality. And I don't mean that in terms of the Hamptons elite vs us working class poors. No. I mean that it was clear that this book was pre-Great Recession. Oh what a laugh that gave me. Especially at one of the m ...more
4.5 star rating
The Au Pairs, The Au Pairs, I've heard about this series everywhere, how it's the perfect summer beach read, and how superb it was. When I went to the store, I saw the second novel, Skinny-Dipping, and I loved the cover. Who'd think that it was part of this series?
When I realized that it was republished and transformed into the Beach Lane series, I was really happy, the series now has a beautiful modern look.
Now that I've read it, this is one of my favourite summer s ...more
This one was an okay-okay read for me. The main problem with the book was its characters. They were just too shallow.
Eliza was a former teenage socialite who always used to get what she wanted. Now, why "former" and "used to"? Because her family had become bankrupt. And now, they could barely make ends meet. But, she still didn't grow up. I understand. It's not easy to leave behind everything. But, when such a thing happens, you can't just spend all your salary on shoppi ...more
Eliza- rich girl turned poor. Very snooty at the beginning. Tries to hang out with her old crowd and date her ex-boyfriend charlie. they find out she is poor, and she starts dating jeremy the gardener. they break up briefly but get back together at the end of the summer.
Mara- she is a small town girl. when she arrives at the perry house she does most of the au pair work. She likes ryan perry and he likes her, but he starts dating his ex girlfriend when he finds out that ...more
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