The Bikini Diaries

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The Bikini Diaries

Wendy Carnes is on a business trip to the Emerald Coast area of Florida to check out a resort for her boss. She’s to basically check out everything and decide if he should invest a great deal of money. While sitting on the beach, she notices a young woman that personifies a sexy babe. Wendy dreams of being that woman but isn’t sure if at her age she can pull it off without making a fool of herself. With a little encouragement from a saleswoman, Wendy buys a few new things that reveals more than she normally does, though not as much as the woman on the beach. With a new outfit, Wendy heads to a local hot spot on the large resort and finds her fantasy man among the patrons.
Brandon loves working and living on the beach. He especially likes that her has the opportunity to be able to pick up a different woman every night. When Wendy comes in, he sees a beautiful woman looking for some fun and he’s more than willing to help her find it. Little does he know that Wendy’s checking out the resort he owns nor does he expect that this will be more than another one night stand.
After the shock of discovering real identities, can Brandon and Wendy separate work from pleasure? As Wendy continues to write notes about the resort as well as her transformation, will they stay as private as she expects them to? And will Wendy be able to become a woman who looks and acts like the sexy young woman she saw on the beach or will she revert back to her normal, average self?
This book was a fun and interesting read. Each chapter is separated by a page or note from Wendy’s diary. These glimpses into Wendy’s attempt to become what she calls “White Bikini Babe” are not only amusing but enlightening as to how Wendy is changing. She discusses her goals and her lack of progress with a few successes thrown in. How Wendy sees herself is not always how others see her.
The characters are so real and interesting. Wendy views her self as boringly average. She wants to change herself into someone more interesting and desirable but has doubts and confidence issues. Though her body looks good for someone her age, does it look good enough to attract her fantasy man and can she hold her own with all the good looking 20 somethings? Brandon is from a small town in northern AL. His summer job in college was setting up chairs on the beach and his dream was to open his own resort. He’s accomplished that and enjoys his life of beach with no strings attached. He doesn’t want or expect to find anyone to care about as he lives his life to the fullest. 
I loved this book. I like watching Wendy move out of the safe life she had always know to experience things she had never thought of trying due to feeling secure with Brandon. Reading of Brandon falling in love for the first time and not knowing what to do, was humorous and touching. I could relate to them. They came from the same kind of families that I did, not well off but full of love. 
There is a lot of sex in this book. It’s an erotic romance so it’s suppose to. While the story revolves around Wendy and Brandon, other characters do show up and play a role. This also includes sexual roles which may bother some readers; threesome and same sex. Though I didn’t feel those scenes added a lot to the story and could have been left out; they did show that Wendy was willing to explore a more sexual side to her personality. Regardless, each sexual act was well written and done extremely well. 

Book Blurb for The Bikini Diaries

While vacationing on Florida's Emerald Coast, shy Wendy Carnes spots a woman who personifies sex, a woman clearly ready for action. Inspired, Wendy gets a sexy new bikini and a new attitude. But if she does seduce a hot beach guy, what then? At what point does the fantasy become a reality? Can she really indulge in casual sex for the mere sport of it? When does the person you pretend to be become the person you are


Lacey Alexander is a pseudonym for an author who has written for Warner Forever and Avon Red.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2008 5.00