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Skin Dive (Skin #4)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  412 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
She can’t remember what home is like…
Gillie is a fugitive. She has the scars to prove her long-term incarceration, but the story would land her in a padded cell if she presented it to the authorities. Now that she’ s free, she’ s determined never to be bound again. But her extraordinary healing is too valuable to let go, and her former captors intend to retrieve her—by any
Mass Market Paperback, 280 pages
Published July 5th 2011 (first published May 21st 2011)
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Jul 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: virgin-heroines
In Skin Dive we finally get Taye's and Gillie's book and its starts with their escape from the foundation lab(they experiment on people) where they were prisoners. As we know Taye has the ability to manipulate electricity and metal(at great cost to himself) and Gillie can heal people(it causes pain to her).

They escape but the foundation guys are still after them, they are contacted by a guy who runs a group with people like them working against foundation. They ask Taye to join them but he only
Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspence, hot-ex-con
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other 3 books. It was just too much action and not enough loving. The thing about men in the Skin series is, they were very protective and very tight on their self control. And with Taye, the self control was in double dosage.

Taye first met Gillie when they both were confined in the Exeter facility as test subjects. And being that Gillie was a mere child when she was abducted and practically grew up in the facility, he saw her as an innocent and very fragi
Feb 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing

“Sweet, sweet girl, I want to dive under your skin.”

Forget the swimming pool! If a man offers me a line like that, I’m diving into the horizontal position or into the final installment of Ava Gray’s Skin series.

Taye and Gillie are fugitives from an underground facility, Exeter. The Foundation, the creators of this experimental facility, basically seek out people with extraordinary gifts to kidnap and mind scrub their brains. Then they continuously use them as lab rats for brutal, psychological
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wish I could say that I enjoyed this, but reading it for the second time has shown me that I wasn't being picky. I liked Taye and Gillie individually, but I didn't like or love them together. Taye was too much of a coward and it got old real quick whenever Gillie tried to take it further and tell him that she wanted to be with him. He refused to trust that she was capable of knowing what she wanted. She didn't help the problem when she let him get away with repeatedly pulling her in and then p ...more
Dec 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
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I am just going to come out and say it: I LOVED this couple. When I first heard that the fourth and final book in Ava Gray’s Skin series would be Taye and Gillie’s, I had high hopes for it. You see, we first meet Taye and Gillie in the second book, Skin Tight. They aren’t a couple in that book though. In fact, they just meet and bond from both being part of a horrible situation. Buy they are lovable from the very beginning and I really was hoping
Jun 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skin Dive by Ava Gray
Paranormal Romance - July 5th, 2011
4 stars

The latest in the paranormal Skin series features two wounded individuals trying to make a new life away from the evil Foundation.

Gillie has powers to heal. Unfortunately, healing others causes her deep scars and pain. For over a decade, she is the prized lab rat in the Foundation’s top secret facility. Although she has been given a small apartment, she knows she is being monitored 24-7 and is sexually coveted by the man in charge.
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
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Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Author Ava Gray is an amazing story teller.
When reading Skin Dive you are immediately transported into a world with pulse pounding action, witty banter, emotional upheavals, thoughtful characterization and passionate romance. With both the hero and the heroine on the run, the mood of the book is constantly changing, and with it, your emotions. There are moments of joy, sorrow, humor, anxiety and understanding; and with each moment you’re catapulted into the center of Taye and Gillie’s life, hop
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011, pnr
There was so much going on in this book beyond Gillie and Taye. There was all the stuff going on with the foundation, Mockingbird and the others, at times it didn't seem like parts of the story went with others. The start of the book seemed really familiar to me, then it hit me that we have seen it when they first broke out.

I really liked the parts with just Gillie and Taye, they were very sweet together. He tried so hard to not be with her, it was a battle you knew he was going to loose. When h
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers of paranormal romance
This may be paranormal romance, but it has plenty of action too. A great ending to a fabulous PNR series.

It's almost love at first sight when Taye and Gillie are introduced to each other while they are being held prisoners by the "Foundation"; he can manipulate electricity and she is a healer. Once they escape, they have to learn how to live freely, but the Foundation won't give them up very easily.

If you're looking for a different type of paranormal read, the Skin Series is sure to please.
REVIEW: Skin Dive by Ava Gray

Rating = 2.5/5


Review goes live at 00:00 hrs, November 17, 2013!
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr
Loved this book. Review to come
Jane Stewart
So much potential, but the author rushed it and did not give us a complete or well thought out story.

The Foundation takes human prisoners and experiments with them – creating special powers. Gillie was kidnapped when she was 12. She was a prisoner for the next 12 years. Her ability is healing others. Her captors link her blood to someone with cancer. The cancer patient is healed, and Gillie’s body takes on the disease. Then they use kidney dialysis to cure Gillie. Taye can channel el
Jun 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Review of Skin Dive by Ava Gray

3 out of 5

“She didn’t weep; that was weakness. In her kitchen, she had a whole cupboard full of dishes to break, and it gave her tremendous satisfaction to smash that first plate, while imagining Taye’s face”

Gillie Flynn hasn’t seen the sun in over twelve years. As a child she was diagnoised leukemia and spent many years in the hospital until one day she is miraculously cured. Her miracle left her with the special talent to heal others from life threatening disea
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Rating: 4/5*
Romance Rating: 4/5 <3

Gillie has been a captive of the Foundation for most of her life. Between testing, being forced to use her healing ability, and a creepy perverted lead doctor who wants to bang her, it’s all the life she’s really known. Then she gets a visitor in her “cell”. Taye. Forming a fast friendship, Taye and Gillie bond, and wanting nothing more than to be free, they make escape plans. When their plan succeeds, they thing they’re home fre
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หนังสือชุดนีเปนหนังสืออีกชุดทีเราชอบมาก ๆ (เราชอบเลมแรก Skin Game มาก ๆ) เพราะคิดวาเปนชุดทีมีคอนเซปตทีนาสนใจ มีคาแรคเตอรทีแตกตาง และไมไดเปนไปตามสูตร ซึงวาไปแลว ในสามเลมแรกในชุด ทังหมดตอบโจทยทีเราตังไว และถือวาเปนหนังสือทีสนุกมาก ๆ ทังสามเลม

ดังนันจึงไมใชความผิดของเรานะคะทีคาดหวังกับงานเลมนีมาก ๆ แตนันกเหมือนกับการสรางกับดักตัวเอง เพราะเมือคาดหวังสูง เวลาผิดหวังกจะรูสึกรุนแรงตามไปดวยเชนกัน

เลมนีถือเปนเลมสุดทายในชุด และมีความเกียวของอยางมากกับเลมสองในชุด (Skin Tight) มากยิงกวาเลมสาม (Skin Heat ซึงเ
Sep 11, 2011 rated it liked it
Gillie is a fugitive. She has the scars to prove her long-term incarceration, but it’s the kind of story that would land her in another cell if she tried to present it to the authorities. Now that she’s free, she’s determined never to be bound again. She has a powerful healing gift—and a fierce resolve never to use it, unless it’s her choice. Taye is keeping a powerful secret. He cannot remember everything about his past, but he knows he used to be homeless, one of the crazy-tinfoil-hat-wearing ...more
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gillie, who can manipulate energy and has a healing gift, has been a captive for a long time. When she’s finally allowed a house guest, Taye, also known as T89, becomes her friend and begins preparing Gillie to escape with him. Taye can use electricity to manipulate locks. Now, after a successful escape, they are both fugitives.

Their captors will do anything to get Gillie back. Taye will do anything he can to protect her; she’s become everything to him. Taye wants to assure Gillie that the Found
Alice Janell
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, romance, pnr
I never hide that I'm a huge fangirl for Ava Gray (AKA Ann Aguirre). But I confess, where I give the rest of this series a solid 5 stars across the board, this one fell a star short for me.

Let me state very clearly, though: For fans of the series (or fans of paranormal romance in general), this book was amazing. Steamy smexy bits with lots of action made this another great addition to the Skin series.

Gillie was a strong heroine for being so innocent, and I liked that about her. On the same token
Wendy Hines
Jul 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Gillie has a rare gift of healing. She spent twelve years incarcerated at The Foundation, a place that experiments on humans. Sometimes she wishes she were dead. It wouldn't be so bad if she had some control when she uses her gift, but The Foundation took that from her.

T-89 'Taye' is also incarcerated at The Foundation, and his gift is to manipulate energy. He uses his gift to help them and other patients escape. Now, Taye will do everything within his power to keep Gillie safe.

The Foundation
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is the final story in the Ava Gray (Ann Aguirre) Skin series. Because this story is in an already developed world and includes reoccurring characters, I do not recommend starting with this novel. Even though I had read the previous books in the series, it had been a while so it took me a little while to get back in to the world. I was thrown off just a little bit because we did go back in time just a little bit to see some character origins but I really did enjoy the snapshot of what had ha ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
This book is the final showdown between the Mockingbird’s group (good) and the Foundation (bad). The romance in this book is between Gillie and Taye who had finally escaped from the Exeter Facility. (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: friend-to-lover
I like this series alot and this entry was just as good as the rest. It took a little for this romance to get off the ground. There was a lot of tension but due to the illness the hero had he didn't want to lead the heroine on. I liked that alot because he could have just jumped into the sack and said oh well. Both of these two characters were really world weary and needed that special someone who just got them warts and all. So loved that about this story. We learn who Mockingbird is and the tw ...more
Aug 06, 2010 added it
you know those books that you can't put down? the ones where you put off making dinner, caring for your chldren or even going to the bathroom, for fear of missing something?

yeah, well this book ain't one of those.

i truly don't get it. this series started off AWESOME. i absolutely adored the first book. and then they got worse exponentially until here, at number 4, i had to force myself to finish it.

it is the conclusion of the series, so i HAD to finish it. (view spoiler)
Jul 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
A suitable ending to what has been a very good series - although some of the outcomes are not what I expected really!

This story is of Gillie, abducted when she was 12, and imprisoned by the Foundation for the next 13 years, alone and friendless; and Taye, who befriends her and is determined to get her free. His special skill is the manipulation of electricity and magnetics, so he is unknowingly helpful when their facility is attacked (see the previous books in the series).

They escape to try to
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
The books feels like the end of the series though since I want to read more about this world - I am hoping not. Overall, this is a series that I liked quite a bit. The characters are real, and they are different. They have nuances to them, little quirks that make them important, different from each other and so much fun to read about.

This book is about Gilli and Taye. Taye, who took up the role of protector and Gilli who is willing to kick his ass to point out that she can take damn good care o
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an emotional book!

I’ve loved Gillie and Taye since they first appeared in the second book, and I’ve been hoping for their HEA. The romance in this book was a lot more intense and heart-breaking than the other books, and the sexual tension between these two set the book on fire. I loved the bond between Gillie and Taye and who they really were just meant for each other.

This book portrayed so well human nature and the destruction it brings. It’s horrific to read how monstrous people can be, a
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is it for me.

Good PNR series have a story arc that flows through the series. I thought we had reached the point in the Skin series where we would finally learn more about the Foundation and what kind of technology would give so many different superpowers in human beings. The science in the past books had been non-existent so I was expecting the author to flesh out the story and at least attempt to give an explanation of how this world worked. But to my surprise, the plot behind this book wa
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: superpowers
This is the last book of the Skin series. It features Gillie and Taye from the second book. Unlike the first and third book, there are many characters that have been focused on aside from the main characters. The nemesis organization of the Foundation is introduced, along with Tanager and other supporting roles. Unlike the other romance that all characters have their happy ever afters, there are ones that don't have that kind of blessing. Anyway, I've really enjoyed this story, the unpredictabil ...more
Mar 23, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
Incredibly boring and therefore incredibly disappointing. I was really looking forward to Gillie & Taye's story because I loved them in Skin Tight. In that book I actually liked them better than the main hero & heroine. Unfortunately that was the pinnacle of their story & it was all down hill from there. Taye was a much less interesting character in this book. Gillie was ok but the lack of any exciting story made her boring to read about. The sex scenes seemed to trying for 'erotic & ...more
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