Sunday, 25 July 2010

Book Review - The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells

After getting dumped by her boyfriend, Mia is looking forward to spending a relaxing summer in the Hamptons with her glamorous cousins. But when she arrives she find her cousins distant, moody, and caught up with a fast crowd. Mia finds herself lonelier than ever, until she meets her next-door-neighbor, Simon Ross. And from the very first time he encourages her to go skinny dipping, she's caught in a current impossible to resist

My Review

When I sat down to read this book I wasn't in my best of moods. I was in that place where I'm tired yet restless and felt that the only cure would be to read and I am grateful I did.... Amanda had me enraptured by her writing....losing myself amongst her words in a story that is sure to mend a few broken hearts with hope and a few souls with passion to be who you are and not what others wish you to be!!! Pure brilliance.

I don't think there are many times I have allowed a book to keep me awake when I'm at the point i feel sleep is over due, but skinny dipping or not i could not bring myself to put it down until i was on the last page. I was enlightened by the characters in The Summer of Skinny Dipping. Mia  being the main character had started off annoying and drove me insane with her constant insecurities but this feature made her more realistic and i found myself connecting to her throughout the book and her journey of sun, sea and sand.

I must admit I LOVE IT no scratch that, I'm in love with The Summer of Skinny Dipping,....It is a well written and perfect read on a rainy day( I would say sunny but we have nothing but grey skies here in the UK lately). So I advice you to grab a copy, lounge out and read until you untwine the bindings as I assure you this will be a fabulous I'm sure you will be pining for the Sequel The Summer of Sneaking Out (Summer, #2) (jumps with delight) and if it is anything like the first it will be a true pick me up and eat me typa novel

Happy Reading xxx


  1. This book sounds so good :)

    I've ordered and after this review I'm feeling even more pumped about it :)

  2. whoa - it made you feel better when you were down AND inspired you to stay awake when you were tired! I've got to check this out!

  3. I'm happy you liked this cause that makes me feel better about going out to buy it soon! This is definitely on my list of books to get in the near future! Nice review! Happy reading!

  4. After a review like that I can't not add it to my list! Great review, thanks!

  5. This book surprised me. I really didn't think I would like it, but I did. Glad you enjoyed it too.

  6. Awwww, you've just made me want to read this book even more than I did before! :)


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