Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Confessions of A Triple Shot Betty Review

Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman
Publisher: Dial
Release date: April 17, 2008
Other books in the series: Triple Shot Bettys in Love

Geena can't wait to spend summer vacation with her two best girls: her friend Amber and her cousin Hero. All three are working at the Triple Shot Betty coffee shop together, but the moment Amber and Hero meet, the claws come out. They hate each other on sight. Geena's dreams of a girl-bonding summer fly out the window, and then threaten to disappear completely when a few cute (okay, drop-dead gorgeous) guys come along to woo the Bettys. But all is not what it seems, and in a story of mistaken identities, crazy summer high jinks, and enough romance to make Shakespeare proud, Geena and her friends learn that when Bettys unite, they can take on the most powerful force in their world: a hot guy.


This book seems like it would be just a light, fun summer read, which it was, but only in part. There were some heavy themes in the book- cheating, lying, backstabbing, were just some of the issues Geena, Amber, & Hero faced during the summer Geena chronicles in her journal. The main theme was friendship, which I really like in a book, and you really could tell Geena’s true feelings about her friends, because the book was written in journal form from her point of view. I also liked how connected I felt to Geena, first person point of view is always my favorite to read, but in Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty you were pulled into Geena’s world and it was hard to surface again! The ending had a surprising twist that helped wrap up the novel. Overall, this book is a great summer read, but it does make you question your loyalties and realize you can’t judge a person by what’s on the outside- it’s what’s inside that matters.

Now that I’m finished I can’t wait to read the sequel. The ending of this one definitely left me wanting more. I want to find out what happens to all the Bettys and what plot they’ll cook up next. In addition, the cover is really cute, which was partially why I picked this book up in the first place. A great book, I would recommend to anyone.

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars


  1. I love Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty. It's so fun to read. :) I think it's the characters. Geena's wonderful and spunky. While I didn't find Bettys in Love quite as good as Confessions, it's still pretty cute. Great review!

    - Alex

  2. That sounds pretty good! I need a few non-genre books for when I have fantasy/paranormal overload, this sounds ideal. Nice review!

  3. I loved this book. It was a brilliantly fun summer read. Do you know when the sequel comes out in paperback?

  4. It does sound like fun. Glad it does delve into some deeper territory though too. Sounds like a good one!

  5. Thanks for the comments- no idea when it comes out in paperback, sorry!

  6. Good review! I'm really excited to read this.

  7. I didn't know there was a sequel! Granted, I haven't read the first one yet...but I should. Thanks for the review

  8. I'm not sure if I like the sound of this book or not. It's the idea of Amber and Hero arguing that puts me off, but the rest of it sounds pretty awesome. Maybe I'll give it a try. Awesome review!

    By the way, I foung your blog via The Epic Rat's New Blogger on the Block feature :)

  9. Good review! This sounds like a goodie :)


  10. I've read good things about this one but haven't gotten around to picking it up- thanks for the review.
    By the way came about your blog through the Epic Rat.


  11. I haven't read this book yet, but I've wanted to for a while.

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