Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Debs: Love, Lies, and Texas Dips

The Debs: Love, Lies, and Texas Dips by Susan McBride
Release Date: June 9th, 2009.
Rating: 5 plus stars!

Well they did it. Laura, Mac, Ginger, and unfortunately Jo Lynn were four of the handpicked girls to become rosebud debutantes of The Glass Slipper Club. But the only thing harder than getting in to the GSC is staying in it...

Laura's dream is finally on it's way to becoming true! Or at least that's what she thought at first until an awfully nasty lie was spread around about her by who she can only assume was Jo Lynn or one of her followers. She just seems to keep getting herself in to more and more trouble by talking to Dillon and Avery and Jo Lynn just won't have it anymore. Will this heinous lie get Laura kicked out of the GSC for good?

Mackenzie aka Mac still isn't psyched about becoming a rosebud. Now that she actually is one she keeps referring back to her late mother's letters for inspiration and guidance. She especially needs the extra guidance now after realizing how shallow girls can really be what the whole Laura and Jo Lynn stuff going on. To top it all off the new girl in town, Cindy Chow, has her eyes on Mac's oldest pal Alex who has always been there for her. Now that he's spending time with Cindy Mac may be starting to feel a little bit jealous. But will she ever be able to confront Alex about how she thinks she may feel?

Ginger having finally put what happened with the college boy behind her is ready to move on to bigger and better things like of course being a rosebud, social activism, and fine art. But when her grandmother wants her to sit for a portrait in her gown by the son of a local artist she realizes that she already knows the guy. And what she remembers isn't good at all. Why oh why must she attract the bad guys? But wait, is he really as bad as Ginger can remember him to be?

All Jo Lynn wants to do is take down Laura once and for all. After finding Laura's number in Dillon's phone she has just had it. According to Jo Lynn the girl has to go down. There is no way that Laura is taking Dillon from her, and she sure as hell is not getting back with Avery yet again.
She just has to think of the perfect rumor that will get her kicked out of the GSC and ruin her reputation for good.

This is the second book in THE DEBS series and I have to say that it is amazing! It's even better than the first. In THE DEBS you're introduced to Laura, Mac, Ginger, and Jo Lynn but this book goes much deeper in to their relationships and of course there's scandal. Each chapter draws you more in to the story, and each chapter is told by one of the four main characters so you get a different point of view in each. It's pretty easy to sympathize with Laura, Mac and Ginger. And Jo Lynn is just a girl you love to hate. She is the perfect bad girl in this story and despite her witchiness I love her character. I'd recommend this to anyone who has read THE DEBS of course, and for anyone who likes to read about teen girls, relationships, and scandal. I bet if you pick up this book you won't be sorry.


Sadako said...

This looks fun--I'd never thought of the idea of a series for the debutante set, but it looks good. I enjoyed your review, and will look out for these books.