THE AU PAIRS: SKINNY-DIPPING
Summer can officially begin—the au pairs are back! It's been too long since we last heard from the Hamptons' most vivacious babysitters. With a new summer and new scandals to be had, it's good to know that the Hamptons—and the girls—are still deliciously naughty.
Eliza renews her winter fling with Ryan Perry, hooking up with him again despite her feelings for Jeremy the gardener. Mara, the newest "it girl" of the summer, wants Ryan, even though she broke up with him last year. She consoles herself by hooking up with, not a millionaire, but the Hamptons' latest billionaire son,Garrett Reynolds. And sexy Jacqui promises herself not to let boys distract her this summer. How long can that last?
De la Cruz still has it—her followup to last summer's best beach read is just as fun as the first. She doesn't take herself or her characters too seriously, and they turn out likeable, believable and worth getting to know. Here's to another great summer! (Jun., 304 pp., $14.95)