Monday, July 21, 2014

Release Day Launch ~ The Hazards of Sex on the Beach by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

The Hazards of Sex on the Beach (Hazards, #3)
The Hazards of Sex on the Beach (Hazards #3)
by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: July 21, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 225
Genre: New Adult Romance
Source: Author
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One broken heart, one drink too many, one steamy night in the sand... No one warns you about the dangers of drinking with a broken heart. At least no one warned me. I never imagined I'd fall for a musician, especially not one like Chase, but then again I never expected to have my heart broken into a million pieces by the frat guy I thought was the love of my life. Sometimes it's the rash decisions, like hooking up in the sand, that lead you to the best places—the kinds of places where it's possible to let yourself fall in love again.

I love the Hazards series! The books follow different couples so they do not have to be read in order although I believe that it does enhance the reading experience. Cara is at a party trying to get over her ex when a hot guy in a blazer begins flirting with her. It leads to a steamy one night stand on the beach and Cara leaves him without even giving her phone number. Her ex really hurt her so understandable she isn't ready to put herself out there. Then she coincidentally runs into him again and this time he isn't letting her get away.

Chase was one of the good guys. Almost unbelievably good. Honestly if I found a Chase I would think it was too good to be true! I can understand Cara's hesitation. It is hard to enter every new relationship without bringing the past into it. So many guys are untrustworthy but sometimes you have to take a chance and believe in people again. Not every musician is a cheater. Not every one night stand ends after just one night.

Cara was scared but I liked that she didn't continually push people away. She learned and let down her walls. I loved seeing Mallory and Juliet again. The three girls are a great group of friends and so supportive. I don't think I am even that supportive! LOL I can learn from them actually. Cara's first relationship ended so badly and I liked that she wanted to learn from it. I also liked that when some miscommunications came up she was strong enough to discuss it with Chase. That is really hard to do sometimes. A very fun, swoony romance. A bit predictable but so enjoyable! Alyssa Rose Ivy's books are addicting and always a one sit read!

Chase stepped back and put an arm around me. "Guys, this is Cara."
"Wait, the Cara? Miss Fuck and Run?"

"Are you texting with Chase?" Kyle asked while holding a compress to his nose.
"Ask him if I can get free tickets to his next show for defending his girlfriend's honor."
I laughed, before texting him exactly that.

"You're not getting a wink of sleep tonight."
"I'm not?" I pushed my body against his. "What am I going to be doing exactly?"
"Me. You're going to be doing me, babe."

"This one is about my Sex on the Beach girl, but it's not about what might have been, it's about what's real-what's really here."

Rating: 4/5

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He took a strand of my hair and studied it. “Is this your natural color?”
He dropped the strand. “I’ve never dated a girl with blonde hair.”
“Well, you’re not dating me.”
He gently brushed his fingers down my bare arm. “No, but I want to kiss you.”
“Then kiss me.” I was used to pushy guys. The kind that knew what they wanted and took it.
“Okay.” He smiled before leaning in.
The kiss was hesitant at first, the kind of kiss that gets your whole body excited because you know there’s more to come. I waited—hoping he’d take it further. His hand slid just under the hem of my shirt, brushing against my skin. The touch was light, but it was still enough to get a response out of me. I moaned.
That must have been what he was waiting for. He deepened the kiss, pushing into my mouth with such force I was taken by surprise. I kissed him back, enjoying the sweet taste of his mouth, and the way his hand slowly inched its way up my stomach. Blazer moved from zero to sixty. I didn’t mind it. I moved onto his lap, welcoming the arm he put around me to pull me closer. I wrapped my arms around his neck.
His hand moved higher, cupping my breast over my bra. I was drunk and hot, and so turned on I was going to lose it.
That’s when the door to the roof opened. The loud laughter of a group of girls pulled me half out of my lustful stupor.
“Want to go for a walk?” His question was asking something else entirely. I knew that when I answered with an enthusiastic yes.
Blazer held my hand as we made our way through the crowds. I looked briefly for Gabriella, but I didn’t see her. The normal Cara would have called her to tell her I was leaving with a random guy—but was Blazer random? We had chatted for hours already.
Before I could worry about it long, we were walking along the dark and nearly vacant beach. It was January on the South Carolina coast, and the crowds were months away.
“You never told me your name.” He said it as a statement as he led me further away from the party.
“Hi, Cara. I’m Chase.”
I smiled. “Isn’t it a little late for introductions?” I stopped and turned toward the ocean.
“It’s never too late.” He drew something on my arm with his finger. The sensation felt good. I closed my eyes.
“You look so gorgeous. The moonlight, that look on your face.”
I opened my eyes and his face was inches from mine. “If you’ve never dated a blonde, does that mean you’ve never had sex with one?”
“Why? Are you looking to change that?” His eyes were lidded.
“I’d like to.” I slipped a finger into the waistband of his jeans.
“Should we go back to my hotel room, or do you have one?” He looked down. “I’m going to be honest here. I haven’t done this before.”
“Please don’t tell me you’re a virgin.” That would be just my luck.
He laughed. “No. Not saying that at all. I just don’t generally hook up with girls I’ve just met.”
“At least you know my name.”
“I do know your name, don’t I, Cara?”
Something happened to me when he said my name. I needed him. I reached up again, wrapping my arms around him. I crushed my lips into his.
We came up for air only after ending up horizontal on the sand. He laughed. “Or we can just pick things up right here.”

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.



  1. I picked up this series when I saw your review on the first book and I loved it! I can't wait to find out what happened with Cara. Thanks for the review :)

    1. That is so great to hear! So glad you are enjoying the series!

  2. One of the hazards would be If you are not nice to the mother of the one you love she can make it miserable. Thanks for the giveaway, I love Alyssa Rose Ivy books.

    1. Yeah tension with the future mother in law is definitely not good!

  3. I didn't know there were more books in the series. I'm so behind. But I did really like the first one.

    1. They are quick fun reads so whenever you have time I'm sure you could zip through them!

  4. I don't recall seeing the first book, but I remember her other series. I really need to try this author.

  5. You're a pretty big fan of this author's work, huh? Guess I should give in and try it out. This one does sound pretty hot. :)

  6. Call me stupid, but when I read Sex on the beach, I think sand ! (it gets everywhere lol !). I didn't know this series, I'll give it a look ;)


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