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