Traveling With T purchased this book for her own listening while walking time.
Summary: Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.
Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.
Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.
And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.
By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.
Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
So you know that I adore Julia Whelan as an audiobook narrator. She’s AMAZING and I highly recommend you listen to a book by her.
I also adore Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books. Malibu Rising is a good book- not my fave of hers, but def ver readable (or in my case listenable) Fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo will get a chuckle with this book, as well.
What I liked:
That cover is so dreamy!!!! Plus I love the colors!
Nina. What a great character. I ached with her at times. Admired her spunkiness, her gumption to get things done.
The ending. It was so fitting how the book ended, so perfectly perfect.
Bottom line: Julia Whelan narrated this book perfectly. I loved it.
*This book was purchased by Traveling With T for listening while walking time.*
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T