Hey, why has no one commented on my guest blog for the Word Ninjas? Don't you all love me? Don't you all at least love the Word Ninjas? I mean, they're NINJAS! FOR WORDS! How awesome is that? So go read and comment on my guest blog! I am such an attention whore, lol.
But anyway, back to the point of this post- a (poorly written) review of Jody Gehrman's latest YA novel (which came out back in January and I am just now getting around to; very sorry about the delay!!).
Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman
Geena is freaking out. She’s been going out with Ben for five months, their relationship is comfortable and perfect, and then Bam! he’s suddenly putting the pressure on to be way more physical. She’s not sure she’s ready. Enter Mr. Rex Sands, Geena’s delectably hot and brilliant English substitute teacher (he speaks to her soul!), on whom her best friend Amber develops an immediate crush when he stops by the Triple Shot Betty coffee shack. Amber needs Geena’s help talking to him because he is such an intellectual, so Geena finds herself writing love notes, MySpace messages, and texts to Mr. Sands under Amber’s name. And he writes back! Geena is just doing it all for Amber (sort of), so it’s not technically cheating on Ben . . . right? In this romantic and playful update of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jody Gehrman reintroduces readers to Geena, Amber, and the Sonoma gang as they walk the rocky and confusing path toward true love. (from Amazon.com)
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was so excited to read this one. I flew right through it because of Gehrman's breezy prose and tone. I really liked seeing two love triangles going on and how that affected the various relationships between the characters. Aside from the romance, the novel is also very hilarious and had me laughing throughout reading it. The characters are absolutely so much fun to read about and are really relatable. Though it doesn't take place in the summer, this is still a wonderful summer read! Another great book from Jody Gehrman!