Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Enchanting Review: Crazy Hot

Contemporary YA
Simon Pulse
ISBN# 1-4169-4808-2
271 Pages
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Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

Eliza, Jacqui and Mara never thought the three of them would end up spending yet another summer together in the Hamptons; after all, they all had separate plans for the summer-Eliza is busy opening her boutique on Main Street; Jacqui thought she’d be spending the summer working for the Perrys, and Mara was certain she’d be spending the next few months traipsing across Europe with her boyfriend, writing articles on the hostels and enjoying the sights. But plans change and now the three girls are thrown back together in their old stomping ground.

The title CRAZY HOT describes the girls’ summer perfectly. When Eliza realizes her father’s new girlfriend needs a couple au pairs to take care of her kids, who better to call then her best friends Jacqui and Mara? It’ll give them the perfect opportunity to hang out together for one last summer since they’ll all be living in the same mega mansion. But hanging out is pretty well the last thing that happens. Eliza ends up with a ring on her finger, one she can’t decide if it’s a promise ring (she’s hoping that’s the case) or an engagement ring; Jacqui’s being hounded by two of the hottest fashion photographers in the world, and Mara’s left alone, playing au pair with the kids and trying to ignore the fact her ex-boyfriend is only a strip of beach away.

I really liked CRAZY HOT and thought it was a great wrap up to the AU PAIR series. Even though the girls’ friendship is faced with numerous ups and downs, with each girl feeling alienated from the others at some point in the story, by the end Eliza, Mara and Jacqui are at the right place in their lives and the friendship between them is as strong as ever.

The Au Pairs: CRAZY HOT is the fourth and final book in Ms. De La Cruz’s popular AU PAIRS series. Visit her online at

Enchanting Reviews
April 2008

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