Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: The Hazards of Skinny Dipping

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping
By:  Alyssa Rose Ivy

Rating:  5 Cogs


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 story of my freshman year of college and realizing Mr. Right might have been there all along.


I randomly saw a picture add of this book on sale for 99 cents on FB, and honestly? It sounded cute. I figured it was worth the risk. I had never heard a single thing about this author or book, but I was intrigued by a dream man being bad in bed. I’m so glad I took the risk! This book is a fantastic romantic comedy. I had a blast reading this, my only problem is that I didn’t want it to end!

The story is cute and light, and I devoured it quickly. The main thing that dragged me into this book was the idea of a dream man that’s bad at sex. I never even imagined that my dream man would be a lousy lay! I’m sure at some point in their life, everyone has their own fantasy man (or woman), and I doubt that the idea that they would be a dud in the sack ever really crossed anyone’s mind. I thought it was completely adorable and fun. I feel that Juliet’s relationship with the one-pump chump shouldn’t have lasted as long as it did, and I admit the feminist in me was a bit squeamish at times, but I took it all in stride and recognized the book for what it is. A light, fun story.

Reed is a great book boyfriend, and I really enjoyed my time with him. I enjoyed his protective nature, and boy was he funny. The only character I didn’t feel some sort of connection to was the cousin, but that really makes sense, because she seemed to be more of a framing device (until the end.)

I wouldn’t recommend this story for hardcore feminists, but anyone else that enjoys a quickie romance with a twist of humour should check out this book. I’m definitely glad I risked my 99 cents.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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