Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey: Review - Come Jump in the Boat with the Grab Your Pole Gang

The Other Fish in the Sea (Grab Your Pole #2)
by Jenn Cooksey
Published April 23, 2013
Camie and Tristan are back and so are their friends! Dive deeper into the lives of the GYP gang with The Other Fish in the Sea, the second installment in the Grab Your Pole Series by Jenn Cooksey.

My Thoughts:  The Other Fish in the Sea is the second installment in the Grab your Pole Series by Jenn Cooksey.  I absolutely fell in love with this series when I read the first book, Shark Bait, in which we came to know and love Camie and Tristan, and their friends.  The story continues with The Other Fish in the Sea, which also includes points of view from the other girls in the Grab Your Pole Gang, Melissa, Kate, and my favorite of all, Camie's sister Jillian.  I can't tell you how much I came to love these guys in Shark Bait, and my love for them just continued to grow in The Other Fish in the Sea.  I am officially fully vested in the lives of these characters.

There are moments when you will be dying of laughter, but there are also heartbreaking moments in this book, as well as some moments where you will be totally pissed off and want to slap them, but believe me.....it's all good.  Camie and Tristan (the hot surfer god) face quite a few challenges in their relationship and have some major hurdles to battle through.  Their encounters are sweet, super steamy, and frustrating, as they try to figure things out.  I LOVED Jeff in this series, just loved him.  He and Kate deal with some really tough issues to.  We also get to meet a new player who gets inducted into the gang and I really liked him also.  Then of course there is Pete, dubbed "Lonely Pete" by some of the girls - but Pete isn't quite as lonely as they think he is.  Then there is my favorite, Jillian, Camie's little sister, who is a total badass.  Jillian knows everything that goes on..for real..and possess more insight and wisdom than the whole crew combined in my opinion.  I just love her.  The guys, well the guys are hot, hot and more hot.

There isn't a whole lot of detail I can go into without spoiling it for you.  Just know that this is a fantastic series that has some really great characters and a great story line that will make you laugh, cry, and want to pull your hair out - or maybe sometimes one of the characters, and then just wanting to wrap them up in a big hug.....you may want to do a little more than hug some of the guys :).  The ending will leave you DYING for the next installment, wanting to know what happens, really wanting things to work out for some of the characters...please let them work out Jenn :)...., and really curious as hints about relationships that seem to be developing are given.

I loved this story and all of these characters and I totally enjoyed being in the boat with them as they ventured through some smooth water and some really rough seas.  I CANNOT WAIT to see what happens next, and I can't recommend this series enough.

Author Bio:  Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, and proudly boasts being a member of Grossmont High School's alumni.She currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell (aka; Arizona) with her husband (whom she married on a dare while in Las Vegas), their three daughters, and more pets than she has the patience to count.Aside from her husband and one cat, everyone living under the Cooksey's roof is female. She's sure her husband will be not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five.She also believes that Bacon should be capitalized. Always.
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Shark Bait (Grab Your Pole #1)
by Jenn Cooksey
Published:  June 15th 2012

Previously homeschooled Camie Ramsey is being shoved into the shark-infested waters of public high school, where even helium filled, penguin bespeckled arm floaties likely won’t help keep her inexperienced, fifteen-year old head above water in that rip current of hormones and emotions.

Camie’s worldly wisdom might be severely lacking (i.e., the closest she’s come to being kissed was sitting too close to the TV whilst Jake Ryan leaned in to give Samantha that fateful 16th birthday kiss), but she does understand her only hope for survival is if she’s thrown some kind of “social” life preserver before she sinks like a freaking rock. However, what will her fate be when she endeavors to flag down the only lifeguard on duty, the enormously popular and ridiculously beautiful Tristan Daniels? The most sought after and virtually most unattainable guy in school who not only makes Camie’s heart flatline on a recurring basis, he’s also the one guy who seemingly doesn’t know she exists.

Feeling like an inept piece of chum that could ultimately be swallowed by Jaws, can Camie get Tristan to rescue her from floundering in the treacherous deep, or is she destined to be Shark Bait?

Author's Note:
While the tales themselves are fictional, some of the events and characters are very loosely based in reality and on my experiences—but don’t worry, the names of the characters, most of their unfortunate fashion sense and/or questionable taste in music has been changed to protect the not-so innocent. 

Due to language and some adult content, this book may not be suitable for readers under the age of 16.

See my review of Shark Bait here.  


  1. I am so excited I won the first book in this series because it sounds awesome! I can't wait to start it!!

  2. I have the first book and can't WAIT to read it! I wish I could pick it up right now!

  3. Good review. I like this series.

  4. Aw, Ellen, this is such a great review! It is way way to hard to talk about these books with anyone who hasn't read them. I love all the character, and those BOYS!!
    So happy you've fallen in love, too!

    (You will love book three!)

  5. So happy you are loving this series! And Andrea's right, you will love book 3! ;)

  6. OMG, you girls are making me want to read this one so bad. It’s funny cause I have no idea what the book is about from the summary OR all of your reviews. It’s like Colleen Hoover’s books. They have the worst summaries ever but the books are magical!
    Definitely finding time for these after a couple of blog tours books.


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