Secrets of a South Beach Princess

Secrets of a South Beach Princess by Mary Kennedy
Mary Kennedy
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Amber Fielding is a local celebrity-her father owns one of the most popular hotels in South Beach and she's an up and coming model. Her life seems perfect, but underneath that facade, Amber has a lot to deal with. First, there's Nick, a guy who she's just hit it off with, but he seems to be flirting with her best friends as well as her. Then, her best friend Zia ends up in the hospital and she gets all the blame. Then, to make things even more complicated, the Changelings, a popular band ends up checking into the hotel a month earlier than they were expected. Amber is finding out that people are not who they first seem to be.

I thought that this book was really entertaining. The crazy twists and turns of the plot kept me reading until the very end. I rarely put the book down! I also loved that the story took place in Florida. The descriptions of South Beach made me want to go there immediately. Overall, I was pleased with how the story ended and I'm looking forward to picking up more books by Mary Kennedy.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10

Reviewer Age: 20

Reviewer City, State and Country: Philadelphia, PA USA


Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  JPear
Amber Fielding is a hotel heiress who is called by one newspaper Miami's newest "it" girl. She's got it all--who wouldn't want to be Amber? Her life seems even more unrealistically fabulous when she meets Nick Crawford, a gorgeous film student who's staying in the Fielding hotel for the summer with his former movie-star mother, Ellen Crawford. Of course, not everything is always what it seems. Even Amber's seemingly perfect life isn't all that.

This is a fun, quick, and enjoyable read about a girl with the life tons of girls imagine they could have. The characters are great, and there was the right amount of seriousness thrown into the life of someone whose life is, fairly often, just a lot of fun and games. It was an entertaining read, and the romance was fun. It occasionally made me laugh, too, which is always a plus! It won't stand out in my memory, though; it's a fun, but a forgettable book. It's worth reading once--check this one out from the library!

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 7

Reviewer Age: 15

Reviewer City, State and Country: Asheville, NC USA


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