Thursday, September 5, 2013


This was a great read for me to end the summer. From the beginning I just loved it, I'm not sure what it was but the whole world in this fascinated me. I adored the friendship that the two girls created over the summer it felt honest and not forced. It definitely felt like a book written by a girl who spent her summers in the Hamptons which I am sure Joanna Philbin (daughter to good ole' Regis) totally did. This is also an example of a book written so well in the third person that I felt like I was reading first person. While I was reading it I felt like I was reading a Sarah Dessen book while she was at the top of her game. This just felt so refreshing to me, again, a great way to end my summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules -- a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she's warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.

Stifled by her friends and her family's country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It's the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory's own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules' picture-perfect world ever be the same?

This stands alone, but looks like it is going to be a series. I'm excited to read the rest. This is a pretty clean read even though you are reading about spoiled rich kids who drink, party, and have sex with their boyfriends. However, there is nothing graphic or shocking. 

Read more about it HERE.


  1. I also really enjoyed the friendship between the two girls but found the romances for each of the girls to be rather cliche and boring. Hoping the next book in the series is better in that department!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Hmm this book sounds good, I'm gonna add it to my list.