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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Review: Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi

Book & Author Details:

Corner of Ocean and Bay by Gina Azzi
Publication date: June 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult


Nessa Moore has sought reliable stability since her father’s death. Now, she’s over it. Tired of always being the mature adult, constantly worrying about her alcoholic mother, stressing about being able to afford college, she wants to have one normal, carefree, fun summer. And be more like her best friend Jacie.
Jacie Hayes is struggling to overcome the recent breakup with her first love. The one that ripped out her heart and left her devastated. Frustrated and bored with her own self pity, Jacie wants nothing more than to forget about Dylan, to go back to her old ways, her old self. To be the fun loving, live-in-the-moment girl who gossips about boys and sips mojitos.
Best friends since childhood, Nessa and Jacie have been through all their ups and downs together. No matter what. Now, the summer before their senior year of high school, they accept an invitation from Jacie’s aunt to join her in Lockwood Quay, New Jersey, a summer beach getaway.
Determined to make this their best, most memorable, summer yet, both girls push their own boundaries, accept new challenges, and find themselves keeping secrets from each other.
But sometimes, stepping out of your comfort zone has consequences.
And some secrets can’t be forgiven.
Or forgotten.

My Thoughts:
Wow. This book y'all! This was a phenomenal read for me. I honestly didn't think I would like it as much as I did. One of the best books I've read this summer and the perfect book to end summer with. Nessa and Jacie have been friends forever and when they get the chance to spend the summer at the beach with Jacie's Aunt B before their senior year, they jump at the chance. It had everything you would ever want in a summer beach read, love, laughs, drunken parties, and consequences of making bad decisions. I could really relate to these two characters, it easily could have been my friends and I way back when.There was also an affair with a married man, Dave, that's all I'll say about him, I would really suggest y'all read this book and keep some tissues handy for the ending. You'll need them!


Gina Azzi spent all of her childhood summers at the beach in New Jersey - it was magical! Gina is a passionate reader, frequent globetrotter, and coffee enthusiast. She currently resides in Dubai with her husband, Tony.

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