Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman
16 year old Geena can’t wait to introduced her best friend Amber to her cousin Hero, who’s coming home from boarding school to Sonoma for the summer. When Amber and Hero’s first meeting goes badly, Geena worries, especially since they’ll all be working together in a tiny drive-thru coffee stand. When the most desirable boy in town starts paying unwanted attention to Hero, and the boy who is Geena’s chief academic rival at school shows interest in Geena, boy complications start popping up all over town. How the girls handle all their situations keeps the plot moving. Teen slang and fast pacing make this a quick read.
Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman
Five months into her junior year Geena is stressing about rich and pretty Sophie de Luca. Sophie has moved back to Sonoma after years living in New York City and is zeroing in on Geena’s boyfriend Ben. Artistic but not intellectual Amber enlists Geena’s help in passing herself off as a college student online to get the new hot English teacher at school interested in her. At the same time, Geena’s newly divorced mother has started dating again. All these complex developments cause Geena worry about how to deal with everything in her life, as well support her friends. This book provides a fun, quick read with an ending I found satisfying.
Review by Mrs. Goldstein-Erickson