Love, Lies, and Texas Dips by Susan McBride

Love, Lies, and Texas Dips (The Debs, Bk 2) by Susan McBride

The Debs are back!
Now that her dream of becoming a deb is finally coming true, Laura’s confidence is at an all-time high. But when she dares to mess with Jo Lynn’s football star boyfriend, Dillon, Laura finds herself at the center of some heinous gossip.
As predicted, becoming a deb is a shallow undertaking that Mac can barely muddle through. Still, things go from bad to worse when the new girl at school starts working her charms on Mac’s best friend, Alex. When Ginger’s grandmother asks her to sit for a formal portrait with the son of a local legend, she discovers that she already knows him — and what she knows isn’t good.
The stakes are raised for Jo Lynn when she finds Laura’s digits in Dillon’s cell phone. Is her boyfriend cheating on her with a debu-tank? She will soon find out.

This was the second book in The Debs series and I liked it just as much as the first. The characters are still likable. Now that they’re all in the Glass Slipper Club, they’ve got to stay in, despite Jo Lynn’s best efforts to get Laura out. I still don’t understand Jo Lynn’s vendetta against Laura or what she is holding over Avery’s head to keep him in line. The rest of the girls were still interesting, though with 4 main characters, I never felt like we were getting enough of anyone’s story. This was the second book in The Debs series and I liked it just as much as the first. The characters are still likable. Now that they’re all in the Glass Slipper Club, they’ve got to stay in, despite Jo Lynn’s best efforts to get Laura out. I still don’t understand Jo Lynn’s vendetta against Laura or what she is holding over Avery’s head to keep him in line. The rest of the girls were still interesting, though with 4 main characters, I never felt like we were getting enough of anyone’s story. I guess that’s why there is another book! I really felt like this book was just setting up the next book, which was a little annoying, but it does make me excited for the next one. :)

The Debs by Susan McBride

Picture 8The Debs (The Debs, Bk 1) by Susan McBride

Laura Delacroix Bell — this dazzling trust fund girl’s size 14 figure doesn’t stop her from attracting the sexiest scoundrel in town, or the admiring eye of the Glass Slipper Club. However, a salacious secret could take her out of the running.
Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie — brainy, cynical, and maybe a tad judgmental, Mac would rather bury her nose in a good book than embrace her deb destiny. But being a debutante was her late mother’s dream.
Ginger Fore — this adorable tree-hugger wants to wear her grandmother’s vintage ball gown instead of splurging on an expensive dress. Yet when she gets tangled up with an older guy, Ginger will have plenty more to think about.
Jo-Lynn Bidwill — a former child beauty queen, Jo-Lynn is a bitchy vamp who makes it her mission in life to take out the debu-trash. And Jo-Lynn’s sights are set on Laura Bell.

I didn’t have high expectations for this book, but I was pleasantly surprised.  I don’t generally like books about snobby girls with a lot of brand name dropping.  This book definitely had some brand names in it, but it faded out after the first few chapters.  Or maybe I just stopped noticing.  Either way, it was good.

The three main characters – Laura, Mac, and Ginger – were all very likable and relatable.  Mac was my favorite, but I liked the other two as well.  I really liked their friendship.  Jo-Lynn was an interesting villain.  I wouldn’t say I liked her, but she was a good villain.

I’m looking forward to the next book in this series!