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Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets / Rays, Romance, and Rivalry / Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal (Summer #5-7)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  2,594 Ratings  ·  94 Reviews
Summer can't wait to get back to the Florida Keys. She, Marquez, and Diana have already decided to get an apartment so they can spend the whole summer together. But even with her friends by her side, Summer is in for more boy trouble.

Summer's boyfriend, Seth, is ready to take their relationship to the next level, but he's all the way across the country in California. Ent
Paperback, 539 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Simon Pulse
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Feb 04, 2009 Brooke rated it liked it
I thought this book was better then the first one and in the beginning I could barely put it down. However, that urge seemed to fade away halfway through the book because I felt like the story was kind of being dragged on. I think it was a good read but it may have been more enjoyable if it was shorter and some things were cut out. The ending also left it open for a sequel which I may or may not read.
Aug 18, 2016 Emerald rated it really liked it
One those books you don't judge by it's cover. /// This is more than a summer silly read. /// It went far deeper and more serious than I would of ever thought and I loved it! /// I would totally read this again. I loved the summer fun and the characters but also the serious issues that were dealt with in this series. /// Don't miss out on this series guys!
Jennifer Maloney
Nov 21, 2014 Jennifer Maloney rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
I started this book and couldn't finish it. The first one in this series (Beach Blondes) was okay, fun but not too deep. This one promised to be the same only when I started reading it, I felt like I'd missed a book in between! All of the previously established relationships between characters were different. Friends were now enemies, people were dating completely new people, etc., etc. It's like, I understand time can't stand still for the characters but it was something major that happened to ...more
Mar 23, 2011 Julie_ian_curtis rated it really liked it
OK so this is not actually the sequel to BEACH BLONDES - this is actually book 3 and its a bad sign whent he publisher doesnt even know wat order the books are in. so after beach blondes the next one in the series order is Spring Break. BUT if u is like me and u didnt realise Spring Break is actually the 2nd book have no fear. u can still understand TAN LINES but be warned. things are not as we left them at then end of beach blondes.
firstly Diana is a bitch. i thought she was OK in beach blondes
Jun 28, 2010 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Okay, I will admit, it was better than the first one. And that is saying a lot, cause I loved Beach Blondes. But I will say, Tan Lines, made me really mad throughout the story. It wasn't the writing, or the characters, it was just what was happening. I also didn't like the ending at all. It wasn't until I started this book, that I realized that I should of read Spring Break Reunion, before this. I did notice that I was lost sometimes throughout the beginning of the stories. So if you read this ...more
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 13, 2015 Beatrice Masaluñga rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, young-adult
First, I like the book, it is worth reading. I really don't know the sequence. I just bought this on booksale I thought this is the first one. I'm looking for the first book now..

I was a bit lost with the story, but there are descriptions that somehow gives me an idea from the first book. I should say it is worth reading.

It's all about Love, Friendship and Betrayal. I don't like Seth and Diana here.. so rude they betrayed Summer (especially Diana because she is Summer's cousin) though she's com
Nov 01, 2014 Edinette rated it really liked it
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Stephanie Santos
Jun 21, 2012 Stephanie Santos rated it it was amazing
ahh loved it lived it, liked it
Jan 05, 2013 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I was really looking foward to reading this book after really enjoying "Beach Blondes" and I, like most people mistook this book for the second in the series but even with that I have to say this book was not a dissapointment.

The plot. I did enjoy the plot, though at times I felt that it did drag on and I started to loose interest. But for the most part the plot was very interesting and kept me guessing the whole way through. There were a lot of unexpecting things that happened in this book and
Juliana V
May 15, 2010 Juliana V rated it it was amazing
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Sep 06, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
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Feb 27, 2014 Sadie added it
Preview: The book is called Tan lines. It automatically makes me think of summer and being tan. On the cover there is a group of teenagers running on the beach. It makes me think of “paradise”. Chapter 4 on page 21 is called “Crab Claw Key, Florida. There is no place like home. sort of.”

Predict: I used predict in the book when I was reading because at the beginning of my book the main character Summer was talking about being at prom with her boyfriend Seth. Before she went to prom she got a let
Nov 04, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it
This book is about a girl named Summer who is about to graduate from high school. Before graduating she attends her Senior Prom with her boyfriend Seth who unexpectedly pops the question in an almost romantic setting. After graduation Seth heads to an internship in California and Summer heads to Crab Claw Florida where her best friend and cousins live. Summer intends to spend the summer there with a no drama kind of summer. Too bad Summers ex flame Austin comes into the picture with intentions ...more
Jul 07, 2015 Kenzie rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
******4.5 STARS!*****
I finally finished it! That only took about a month.. Gosh that book was honestly really really good, but the only problem was that it took me forever to finish it, solely because I got into a reading slump while reading this book. When I got back from vacation and I was about half way through this book, I started to watch Orange Is The New Black. All I wanted to do was watch OITNB and not read. So that's what I did. I finished all 3 seasons in a matter of about 3 weeks and
Kaymesha Vital
Mar 15, 2014 Kaymesha Vital rated it it was ok
so, for starters I didn't know there was q book in between these two called spring break so I got into this book realizing that everything completely changed with no explanation.

Apart from that, as I read this book I continuously got really bored. I knew when the author tried to make your emotions skyrocket buy never tritely felt it. I wasn't really interested in the book and constantly found myself having to force myself to read it. The first book was an OK book but I liked it so much more th
Ameria Thomas
Feb 04, 2015 Ameria Thomas rated it really liked it
Summer goes back to Florida keys to stay with her cousin, Diana and best friend, Marquez.
They decide to all get an apartment together. Her boyfriend Seth wants to take their relationship to the next level but she has second thoughts about their whole relationship. On the way to Florida keys she meets a guy named Austin. Turns out they will be seeing a lot of each other over summer break. She can't keep her mind off him. And her boyfriend Seth is hundreds of miles away in California. Can she sta
Kim Smiley
Jul 31, 2012 Kim Smiley rated it liked it
This was an ok book. A followup to "Spring Break." Summer is going back to Florida to get a place with Diana and Marquez. She and Seth are going to go to college together, but for the first month of summer he will be in California on an internship.

So as soon as Summer gets to Diana's she gets word that Austin is back and looking for her. So we have love triangle. We also have Diver, who is back and with Marquez, who has lost A LOT of weight and seems to be a dieting fanatic now.

And then there i
Jennifer Wardrip
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Mary Elchert
Aug 29, 2014 Mary Elchert rated it it was ok
Whenever I start a book, I promise myself I will finish it, no matter the problems. However, this book was giving me a run for my money. First off, this book is massive and for the plot line, it's about 250 pages too much. I think my biggest problem was that I hated the main character. I always felt she thought she was holier than thou and all of the other characters agreed. Even if she cheated on her boyfriend (which she did, spoiler alert), she was still portrayed as a sympathetic character. ...more
May 31, 2011 Ummi rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
Sun, sea, sand, boys ... and drama all around.

This novel has got the elements that make it work. There's the love triangle, the betrayal, the eating disorder, a bit of mystery and like I said earlier, drama.

This novel is, as I understand, a part of a series. But reading this book won't make you feel so left out or confused with the storyline. It makes you just wanna read the other books in the series. Even this book does not put thing conclusively. We still yet to know what will happen to the lo
Sep 05, 2011 Wenona rated it liked it
So, this is the 3rd book from the Summer series. I was honestly disappointed with this book. The story in general was very good, but it dragged on for about 500 pages or more. I didn't like the fact that there were alot of back-stories either. I also hated how the book ended...Maybe it's just me, but I always like a concluded ending and I just didn't feel like the book was complete. I don't think this was the greatest Summer novel but I still love the whole "summer break" theme. Hopefully there ...more
Feb 27, 2015 Matilda rated it it was amazing
okay, so I was going throught a dry patch with reading and that's saying somthing for me. and I was talking to my book friend about it, so she was like "read this book its amazing." at first I was like oh god im going to hate it and then she going to hate me" BUT OMG I LOVED IT! probably the 2nd best book iv ever read. I didn't read the 1st or 2nd but I still understood what was happening. when I finished I wanted to punch Dianna slap summer and seth shake marques and diver/Paul but Austin I ...more
Zoë H ♥
Nov 19, 2012 Zoë H ♥ rated it it was amazing
This is one of the books in the series of Beach Blondes (I have done a review on that book!) I loved this book very much, I loved how there is always something going on but yet it is not all to much for a reader at once! I personally believe if you have never read this book series you have to, it is more of a teenage-young adult book. I find it is more of a summer read but I still dont mind reading it any other time. I also like the cover of the book as well, I like how all the colours all tie ...more
Karyn Johnson
Apr 22, 2010 Karyn Johnson rated it liked it
The first book of the series was a lot better than this one, but maybe it is because in this second book of the series i expected a happy ending. I usually always expect a happy ending in the last final book, but i learned that you can't and shouldn't always expect things. Let things flow and live like your dying, so you can life to the fullest everday. This was a pretty good book to read because i have always get excited if there is a second book to one of the books i acxtually liked reading.
Jul 07, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it
I loved this book, just like the first one I'm going to be reading them every summer from now on. In my opinion I feel like the two books are very similar in some ways, lots of love triangles, twists and turns, always leaving you guessing, but I think that's what makes the books so good. This is definitely a great book series for anyone who needs a good summer read all about love, heartbreak, and much much more.
Maggie Loll
Feb 06, 2016 Maggie Loll rated it it was amazing
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Jun 18, 2016 Jenn rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I looooved the first book in this series so much and had such high hopes for this one but it fell flat. :/ I did read the Spring Break book in between luckily but not the Christmas one yet. Maybe that'll help. I actually thought that one was between the two also, but just realized it's an actual last book. Did I miss the New Years story somewhere or did she not write it? This series is so confusing!
Jan 02, 2016 Kiley rated it it was amazing
This book is the sequel to the first book Beach Blondes. Summer is back in crab claw key for another crazy summer. Marquez, Diana and Summer are searching for an apartment. Set and Summer had been dating all year, but he was in California for an internship. a boy from a spring break party is is Florida too, he is constantly flirting with Summer. Can summer handle her boyfriend being in California and Austin here in Florida constantly flirting with her.
Toria Moir
Jun 26, 2014 Toria Moir rated it really liked it
Quite interesting :D Was hard to get into it at first but it was pretty interesting. Summer, the main character, learns about true love and how its important to stay true no matter what. It was a fun read and it was pretty engaging :D Overall its a great novel and its great if you want to read about the whole 'secrets, guy dramas/romance' types of scenes. Yeah :)
Jun 13, 2011 Mari rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young adults and girly girls
It's not the best book I've read, but I think it is a very good book for summer. By saying so, I mean that you don't have to read a whole chapter (or more..) to be able to put it down again. For summer, that's a good thing. :)

So overall i think that it is a good ya book :) and I would like to read the next book as well.
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