|Reviews for Skinny Dipping with Grove Murray|
| lilcarellijohn chapter 20 . 2/1
Loved it ALL
| Julietish chapter 1 . 8/31/2014
Hi! It's Juliet from A Drop of Romeo. When your story was featured on ADoR, this review was written for it: Have you ever loved a story so much that it physically pains you to remember that it didn't actually happen and the characters don't actually exist? That's what this story does to me. I've read it more than a few times and I love it more each re-read.
It's about a girl named Ella who gets accidentally punched in the head by bad-ish boy Grove Murray, who was in a fight over his sister. She confronts him about it (which I love) and he starts to show an interest in her. It's a very simple plot; it basically follows the path of Ella and Grove's relationship, jam-packed with jealous ex-flings, a grudge-holding band member, and so much more beautiful stuff.
There is so much I love about this story-one review can't even begin to cover it all. The characters are amazing. Skinny Dipping with Grove Murray is seriously the best example of character development I can think of. Ella is kind and funny and so caring without being unrealistic or unlikable. She's one of the only female MCs I've experienced who doesn't annoy the crap out of me at one point or another. And Grove Murray-oh my goodness, don't even get me started on Grove Murray. I'm sort of in love with him. Never mind that he's fictional. He has that bad boy look to him, with his piercings and tattoos and messy black hair, but underneath all that, he's a big ol' teddy bear. He's scarily rough when Ella is hurt or in danger of being hurt, but when it's just the two of them, he's the sweetest thing in the world. I love that he has a past-a dark one, one that he's still dealing with everyday.
The supporting characters were beautiful, too. Grace is an amazing best friend who puts Ella before herself. Ella's dad is hilarious; he's like Grove-rough when he needs to be, but a giant softy when it comes to Ella. Grove's friends are the kind of friends you wish you have. They're so funny and realistic-they became real people to me. All of the characters did.
For all of the good things about this story, there are bad things too. The grammar is atrocious sometimes. There are constantly missing or wrong words, not-so-stellar spelling, and sometimes stiff narration. Obviously, the plot, though simple, was unrealistic. How often does a super hot bad boy begin liking an ordinary girl seemingly out of the blue?
Honestly, although those things got on my nerves sometimes, Skinny Dipping with Grove Murray is still perfect in my mind. It's such a simple story-all it's about is a boy and a girl, but it causes so much emotion. There are little moments or lines that are so good they surprise you. Hi-tanner85 is, in my opinion, the best character writer on FictionPress. If you've read Sebastian Bear, you'll know how good she is at making normal girls extraordinary, and bad boys well-rounded.
So go read it now. Even if you don't have time. Even if your house is on fire. Read it.
| PaintedPicture chapter 18 . 9/6/2013
hey, I love your story, I just wanted to point out that in a few chapters you spoke about Grove's eyes being light and then in another you said they were hazel :P then in chapter 17 I think it was you said they were blue like his sisters :D I really like the story though :D
| waterflame4991 chapter 20 . 7/14/2013
Oh my gosh this was so ridiculously adorable and perfect and why did it have to end? But really, this was absolutely amazing and I know that I am going to be rereading it many times in the future.
| dharney-barney chapter 20 . 7/2/2013
Beautiful story lol! One of the greatest that'd I've ever read, in a really long time. Actually the title makes me giggle every time, because I was reading your story one day, and my family members came into the room. The first thing they saw was the tittle and everyone was like "Oh so you're reading Skinning Dipping with Grove" and I was like wow just great. So I summed up the story and they were like "Wow, see how quickly she can make up a story, great lie Dharnell". So the title and the book itself is amazing, keep writing. And I'll keep attempting to convince my family, I wasn't lying. Great story.
| glowingstar101 chapter 20 . 5/16/2013
So freaking cute! So in love with this story :)
| vandy gal chapter 2 . 3/6/2013
i hope Grove wont be a bad am lovin the story
| foreveralone chapter 20 . 1/24/2013
Why you gotta cock block people?! dont be making clear descriptions about people kissing and being all hot and bothered and just landslide it! Shucks. I love your stories tho...when your not cock blocking the make love scenes.
| brinalovesyouxx chapter 20 . 11/27/2012
Wow, i read this in less than 5 hours. Im proud.. This story is so good i couldnt stop reading. Cant wait to read more of your stories, keep up the awesome work! :D xx
| HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 20 . 11/23/2012
Awww! They're so cute! Love it! Eeeeeeek!
| HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 19 . 11/23/2012
Aww! Love it! I've been waiting for Ella to punch someone ever since I read that she had an awesome right hook. :P Adam's a dick. But he finally got his ass kicked in to where he belongs.
| HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 11 . 11/23/2012
Awww! So freaking cute! Grove is an amazing character! And I love her dad's character too!
| HeadOverHeelsInHate chapter 6 . 11/22/2012
Awww! I love this story! It's written so well and the characters are amazing! Eek!
| 3rd Bookworm chapter 20 . 11/15/2012
Wait was that an engagement ring or a promise ring
| 3rd Bookworm chapter 12 . 11/15/2012
Ok I love this story but I've noticed something, you say A lot "I'll bring you home"
Yeah you can't say that it's I'll take you home and he brought me home, you can't say bring unless your all ready there in Which case it would be brought, but whatever you get what I mean.