Friday, January 14, 2011

Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman

Geena is freaking out. After five perfect and comfortable months with Ben, he's suddenly putting the pressure on to be way more physical. She finds it difficult to even say the word boyfriend out loud, so she's certainly not ready for that.

And then there's Amber, who has an incredible crush on Mr. Sands, Geena's delectably hot and brilliant English teacher (who just happens to speak to Geena's soul!). Amber needs Geena's help talking to him because he's such an intellectual. Geena finds herself writing love notes, MySpace messages, and texts to Mr. Sands under Amber's name - and he writes back! Geena's just doing it for Amber (sort of), so it's not technically cheating on Ben...right?

Sexy teachers, em0-rockers, and glamorous new students populate Geena and Amber's world, making their search for true love bumpy and mystifying. Good thing they always have the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack, where they serve up espressos the way they'd like their guys - hot. (from inside jacket)

Triple Shot Bettys in Love is the sequel to the hilarious Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. I read the first book a long time ago, but the sequel can practically be read as a stand-alone, so I didn't really need to remember anything.

In the first book, Geena and Ben start dating and their relationship continues into this book, and no relationship is complete without a few bumps along the way. Ben's friend Sophie moves back to California, and she is much prettier and more stylish than Geena, so she is understandably jealous, especially when it seems that Sophie wants Ben to herself. This causes problems while Ben is oblivious (aren't most boys?) but I still thought that Geena and Ben were so cute together. Besides dating, they are also viciously competing to be number one in their class, which I thought was hilarious.

Geena is not the only one with boy problems; Geena's friend Amber is crushing hard on a teacher at their school. Obviously this is a big no-no, but since Amber doesn't actually have him as a teacher she is able to lie and say she's a college student. Hilarity ensues when Geena and Amber convince Mr. Sands via MySpace that Amber is very intellectual and attends Brown University, which is the complete opposite of Amber. This would never happen in reality (hopefully) but it was extremely funny to watch everything play out.

Speaking of funny, Geena has to be one of the most relatable characters I've read. Triple Shot Bettys in Love is written in first person, so it allows the reader to access all of Geena's hilarious thoughts and witty comments. I don't know if there is another book after this one, but I would love to read more about Geena and her friends.

Overall, Triple Shot Bettys in Love was an extremely cute romantic book and a great sequel to Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. If you've read the first, I highly recommend picking up the sequel.

Rating: 8 out of 10.
FTC: borrowed from library.

2009/Dial Books/249 pages.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cute book!!!!!! love it!!!!! hope u make more!!!!