The Au Pairs by Melissa de la Cruz
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Three girls with three agendas and the ultimate destination: the Hamptons.
Summer in the city? Way overrated. Everybody who's anybody in New York City summers in the Hamptons. Mara, Eliza, and Jacqui all want a piece of the action, all for different reasons.
So the girls answer a classified ad to become au pairs. How bad can it be, watching a couple of kids on the beach all day? They've got the swank address, the sweet ride, and an all-access pass to the hottest social scene on the East Coast. It's shaping up to be the summer of their lives.
 

About Melissa de la Cruz

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Melissa de la Cruz is the bestselling author of The Blue Bloods series and The Witches of East End. She also wrote The Ashleys novels and Girl Stays in the Picture. Her work has been translated into several languages. She writes regularly for Marie Claire, Gotham, Hamptons, and Lifetime magazines, and has contributed to The New York Times, Glamour, Allure, and McSweeney’s. She recently moved from New York City and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 314 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lurking just below the surface of de la Cruz's (Cat's Meow ) over-the-top fantasy of high life in the Hamptons is a trio of fairly ordinary teen romances.

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She takes her responsibility for the children seriously and tries to help them with their problems, not to mention ferrying them to every class known to humanity, from pee-wee Pilates to krav maga, Israeli martial arts. Mom and Dad, of course, are essentially no-shows all summer,...

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Their four charges have little parental interaction and prove to be a bigger challenge than expected, but the three young women still find plenty of time for the social life famous for that area.

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For some reason, that idea was abandoned, and there is only brief mention of Eliza and Jacqui's winter with the Perrys, where Eliza and Ryan Perry were up to no good while Mara was away.

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