So, I know. My last blog was forever ago. It’s my senior year. I was busy. Give me a break!
For this most anticipated new post I’m going to reviewing a new favorite of mine:
YES! Very much so! Synopsis:
The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities.
Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling.
But her to-do list isn’t going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it’s impossible to have a fling-when you’re actually falling in love.
Straight off the back of the book:
Hi Brooke! I’m going snorkeling with Ryan today, wanna come? I know what you’re going to say, but he’s just a friend, I swear! So when you finally get out of bed, come find me at the spa. Getting another massage
(Text on the front: A SHIP FULL OF CUTE BOYS…WHAT’S A GIRL GOT TO LOSE?)
So, I really like this cover. I think it’s super cute. The colors draw your eye. The pink and white writing really pop on the royal purple background, and the cruise ship, of course, is a must! The trail from the boat making a hear is super cute too. Overall it’s a very well designed cover.
DANGER! WARNING! DO NOT READ AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK OR DON’T CARE IF IT IS RUINED FOR YOU BEFORE YOU READ IT! IN OTHER WORDS, WHETHER YOU READ THIS SECTION OR NOT, READ THE BOOK!! ANYWAY JUST SKIP THIS PART AND GO ON TO THE NEXT SECTION AS TO NOT RUIN THE BOOK!
Ok. So. Let’s start out by saying that the obvious heat between Ryan and Lindsay is just, yum, to die for. The way Rachel writes this really brings you into the story. The naivety of Lindsay concerning Ryan’s feelings is baffling. To me it was completely obvious from the beginning. And while she wants to have her week of wild, no inhibitions fun, she can’t help but feel something for Ryan as well. The many incidents with the various boys she meets makes for an entertaining plot line while leading up to the ultimate prize: the one romantic, sexual evening with one Ryan McKenna. Oh how I wished that my senior trip was a cruise after reading this one!
“How would you like to go to Hell?”
“Ryan, this is the last thing on my list.”
As my eyes drifted closed, i murmured, “Sleeping with a guy.”
-Lindsay & Ryan
Jake shifted his gaze to Ryan. “It’s all about good times, man. You can understand that.”
“I understand that when we dock tomorrow, you better resign, walk off the ship, and not walk back on it. Or I will tell Mr, Hunt.”
If looks could kill, I thought the glare Jake gave Ryan could have stopped his his heart.
-Jake & Ryan
“Lindsay, I’ve never baby-sat in my life, and I’m certainly not going to do it on a cruise.”
“But you said-“
“So what am I going to do? Tell a chick who’s looking for someone to become a check mark on her to do list that I’m haging around her and her newfound friends because I think she’s cute?”
My hear did a hard slam against my ribs.
“You think I’m cute?”
“From the minute I saw you. But I don’t want to be a check mark. Task completed. Move on to the next one.”
-Ryan & Lindsay
“I know. I didn’t figure Walter would appreciate the direction my thoughts were going in when it came to his new stepdaughter. He brought me on this cruise to be a traveling buddy, someone to keep you from being alone…not someone to get you into the sack.”
I found it difficult to breathe.
“So you thought about getting me into the sack?”
Ryan & Lindsay
“I was experimenting, testing the waters. Looking for Mr. Right.”
“And he was right next door, all along.”
I scoffed. “Ha! You wish.”
“Yeah, I did,” he said quietly.
-Ryan & Lindsay
All I Want To Do by Sugarland
I Wanna Sex You Up by Color Me Badd
Forbidden Love by Madonna