Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne

Caribbean Cruising

byRachel Hawthorne

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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The perfect summer story of a girl, several boys, and a cruise ship full of possibilities.

Lindsay has never been on a cruise, but she knows exactly what she wants to do now that she is: climb a waterfall, snorkel, meet lots of cute guys, and look for one perfect guy for a summer fling.

But her to-do list isn't going according to plan, especially when she discovers that it's impossible to have a fling-when you're actually falling in love.

Title:Caribbean CruisingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperTeenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061756326

ISBN - 13:9780061756320


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh... Though I liked the idea of a fun, summery cruise ship read, this book kind of missed the mark on a few other things. Firstly, the characters were very 2-dimensional. I found that they weren't very interesting and were completely predictable, much like the plot. It was easy to tell from the very beginning what direction the story would take. Secondly, I found Lindsay to be irritating at times, with her constant talk of finding the perfect guy to lose her virginity to and how there was NO WAY she and Ryan could be together because he's Walter's godson. After the third of fourth time I just rolled my eyes and was like "yes, I know already!" I also didn't like Brooke or Jake. Brooke just seemed like a bit of a sleeze, and Jake was no better. I did like the parts of the book where they were on the different islands and doing excursions. As someone who visited Grand Cayman and Cozumel while on a cruise, it was interesting to read about the excursions they had while in those places. I've also snorkelled in the Caribbean and the way the author described it took me right back to that beautiful underwater world that I loved! The book was a quick read and not bad if you want a few hours of mindless fluff but unfortunately the things I didn't like about the book outweighed the things I did like. I could see a younger person relating more and enjoying this book but as I am long out of my teens, I just found it to be a bit juvenile.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun beach read!! This book was a lot of fun! Perfect for summer reading when you want something light. It was still exciting enough that I didn't want to put it down!
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun!!!! Caribbean Cruising just made me so happy that I was on vacation at the time!!! It was so good!! It had everything, romance, laughter and just fun!!! I totally want to read Rachel's other books because this one sure made me want to!!
Date published: 2012-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from greaat! This book is great. So many boys, so little time. This is a good summer book, and I wished I was on a cruise as well. Its about a girl who is trying to get out of her shell and meet guys. She has a list of stuff she would like to do by the end of the cruise. She's always looking for guy, and doesn't realize she's had one all along
Date published: 2011-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I really enjoyed "Caribbean Cruising". Most people judge books by their covers. DON'T! Just because the cover may not look good doesn't mean that the book isn't. Rachel Hawthorne puts alot of thought into all of her books to make it more enjoyable for the reader. I really enjoyed this book you just can't stop reading it. It took me three hours and I was sad when it ended. I can't wait to order some more of Rachel Hawthorne's books!
Date published: 2009-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Cruising Experience I loved this book as you can see on my top ten list. I like how Lindsay is searching for the right guy when he's right under her nose te whole time. She tries many ways to attract cute guys, but just doesn't feel it. Then she realizes that Ryan is the perfect one. A thoughtfully planned novel. It is a very funny book and everyone should read it.
Date published: 2008-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a delightful read After coming off of a cruise vacation, I have been in cruise mode. I picked up this book to read not really knowing character ages. I have read Lorraine Heath and enjoyed her books. As an adult I found this book enjoyable as well. It describes many of the ports I visited on my cruise and hope to see again. Talented writing extends age boundaries.
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT Rachel Hawthorne is one of my FAV authors. I bought this book awhile ago but i decided to read it again because it was just so awesome!I loved the setting of the book, on the cruise ship. I also loved how the whole time the main character is trying to find a guy and doesnt realize that she allready has one. I think it was an amazing book and i recommended it to EVERYONE!
Date published: 2006-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it this is the frist book i read by rachel hawthorne and i love it. i read some of her other ones but i still think that this one is the best so far. you just have to read it!
Date published: 2006-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! This is an amazing book i thought it would be a cheezy romance novel but its not. I would reccomend this book to anyone and i love all her other books too they are all so adictive!! this book is well written and i would reccomend it to everyone
Date published: 2006-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ!!!!!!!!! Rachel Hawthorne (Lorraine Heath- really) is an amazing author. I got hooked on all of her books! So far this one is my fav! I started with Island girls (which is just as excellent) and to be honest I judged the book by the cover and thank goodness I did! I can't stop reading her books, I'm sooo addicted. Just read it and you'll know what I'm talking about! If anyone knows where to get 'Thrill Ride' by Rachel Hawthorne let me know!
Date published: 2005-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a book This book was great I wasn't really into romance books/novels but I realy liked it...Rachel Hawthorne is a really god writer....I also liked Island Girls and Boys!!!
Date published: 2005-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribbean Cruising I have never been a huge reader, but my friend recommened this good and i thought why not . i was SO glad i did read it and i acctually read it in only 2 days! which for me is amazing. i think and teenage girl woudl love thsi book jsut abotu as much as i did!
Date published: 2005-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from caribbean cruising this book is awesome. i got to pick out one book from chapters and this one looked and sounded the best so i decided to get it. i was right1 this book is awesome. I LOVE IT! you should read it too!
Date published: 2005-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luv it! I've had my eye on this book for a while now, and i just bought it a few days ago. I read the first few chapters and i was hooked! I found this book to be amazing. At the end of the book, i wished i was Lindsay, wat a lucky grl with her stepdad and Ryan. Hopefulli there can b a sequel, i would totalli buy it. Some books r boring at first, but this one is exicitng throughout.
Date published: 2005-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG1 This book is the best I LUV THIS BOOK SOOOO MUCH. when my friend recommened the book, i checked it out. omg i got hooked i read the 300pg book in like a day i stayed up until like midnight to finish the book. next was school and i was soo tired. but it was worth it ! THIS BOOK IS THE BOMB! If u haven't U NEED 2 !
Date published: 2005-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cruising I think that this book was written very well and had a good plot. It was very interesting and i feel like i want to read it again and again. I wish there was a sequel to this book though because that would be cool. I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance and the caribbeans.
Date published: 2005-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribbean Cruising One of the best books I have ever read. The characters are so believeable. As I have been to many of the places described in the book I was very pleased to see that the descriptions of each of them were extremely accurate. Great summer read. You'll read it over and over again I Promise
Date published: 2005-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book On The Earth I love this book. It was soo good. I could read it over and over. I hope there was a sequel because i'd definitely read it!
Date published: 2005-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nothing better! I've read a lot of books and this is my #1 book. It's so amazing that i read this book in one night! It was just amazing! A MUST for everygirls' book shelf! LOVE IT!!!!
Date published: 2005-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Awesome Book This book was sooo good. I could read it over and over. I couldnt put it down once I started to read it and the characters are so cool. I felt like they were my best friends and i was on the adventures with them. I really hope they come out with a sequal
Date published: 2004-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best of the best This book was great! It was humourous with a bit of romance. I would definately recommend this to anybody. But i do think that there should be a sequel to this book. ABSOLUTELY ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!!!!!
Date published: 2004-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THA GREATEST!!! this was the best book i have ever read in my life!!!!!! i couldn't put it down! ieven read it while i was eating! lol! and when i was showering! ( one hand sticking out of the tub) lol!!!!!! omg, this was a book that that wasn't boring at all, i laughed and felt like i was on that boat trip, it was an amazing book, i soooo recommend it!
Date published: 2004-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribbean Cruising I really loved this book. I thought it was funny sweet and definatly a 10! I was never bored. It was a great quick read- I really do recommend it!
Date published: 2004-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #1 BOOK!!!! THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!! I loved reading every part of it! There was never any boring moment, every part was so exciting! I never put the book down once as soon as I started reading. I wished that book continued where it left off so that I could find out what happens next!! I'm dying for another book to come out following this one!
Date published: 2004-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so awesome This book was really good, definately one of my favorites. The whole thing from the beginning to the end is really funny, interesting, and exciting. there are also really different characters that were really easy to relate to. Overall it was a really good book! and a must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2004-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent read I loved this book: Caribbean Cruising. Rachel Hawthorne makes the novel come to life the way she describes the setting and the characters. The problems they face are so surreal and so many teenagers can relate to, except the fact that not every girl has a god brother who's a hunk and someone who gets their own cabin in a cruise. I hope there is a sequel to this book. A film would also be really nice. I wonder who would play Ryan...
Date published: 2004-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This book was amazing! best book i've ever read! i never wanted to put the book down! i kept on reading and reading!! i gave it to my friend and she said the same thing! i could just picture every place they went to in my head and i could picture what the characters looked like in my head! this was an amazing book and i enjoyed every minute of reading it and i encourage you to read it too!
Date published: 2004-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book Ever!!!!! This book was the best book i have ever read!! it's more of a chick book but it was truly AMAZING! i never wanted to put the book down!! i always wanted to keep on reading this! it was a very well writtin love story , ifound it got more and more interessting as it went on!! it was truly wonderful! Lindsay (the main character) was faboulous , she would tell you the thoughts in her head about everything and i found it very amussing! Ryan (2nd main character) was described as a hunk!! he seemed SO dream like!!! Brooke was you typical girl but a bit on the party girl side!! I gave this book a 5 (excellent!!) because it was the best book i have ever read and i am hoping there will be a sequil!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2004-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! WOW! This is one of the best books that I have ever read. It has a nice romance level...and is a great read for teens. Definitely one of my favourites!!!
Date published: 2004-06-27