Think Of The White Gloves Like The Junior League By Way Of Skull And Bones Reluctant Debutante Sawyer Taft Joined Southern High Society For One Reason And One Reason Alone To Identify And Locate Her Biological Father But The Answers Sawyer Found During Her Debutante Year Only Left Her With Questions And One Potentially Life Ruining Secret When Her Cousin Lily Ropes Her Into Pledging A Mysterious, Elite, And All Female Secret Society Called The White Gloves, Sawyer Soon Discovers That Someone In The Group S Ranks May Have The Answers She S Looking For Things Are Looking Up Until Sawyer And The White Gloves Make A Disturbing Discover Near The Family S Summer Home And Uncover A Twisted Secret, Decades In The MakingNo One Is Quite Who They Seem To Be This book was fucking insane and I m so confused Y all know that gif, the one where a dudes got red yarn all over a board, trying to solve a conspiracy That s this book That s me trying to understand this book. If I thought the first book in this series was wild, I didn t know anything What a wild ride this truly was.That said, things do veer towards the unreal and unbelievable but honestly it was still a really fun time And also as long you read book one, and I don t know why you d skip it, you ll be prepared for the kind of unreal and unbelievable things But definitely not how far things will go or the surprises that are in store.The hijinks are a little less light hearted and yet the way things resolved, and didn t, felt. right Not too devastating and yet packing the right kind of punch for you to feel the rollercoaster without being too numb from all the wow moments.Barnes keeps you guessing all the way through, and even leaves reveals almost to the very last chapter, and I think that adds to the fun The predictable pacing of a typical kind of mystery doesn t really apply here Like I said, w i l d At this point, I could literally become a porn star, and I still wouldn t be the real scandal in this family. I would definitely recommend this for fans of Pretty Little Liars and, even if that s not your thing at all, but you still like tightly packed twisty stories with strong characters, you ll dig this, too Hah, dig Sorry Read the book and you ll understand.I have no idea if this is the final book in the series or if there s to come because things did kind of follow a natural conclusion and close the book on all the scandals but if so. I will totally read on I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher thank you in exchange for an honest review This review can also be found at A Take From Two Cities. I adore pretty much all of Jennifer Lynn Barnes stories and when Deadly Little Secrets came out last year I was completely in love with it and couldn t wait to get my hands on Deadly Little Scandals.It completely lived up to all of my expectations With twists and turns galore and so many things that I simply just did not see coming, it kept me on my toes and completely, once again, immersed in the world of debutantes, the filthy rich, scandals, secrets, and where almost anything goes with those that know people in high places and have the money to back it up, this truly was an entertaining read that kept me engaged and eagerly turning the pages.I will miss this world of lies, deceit and but most of all, families taking care of their own just as much as I will the characters, both good and bad, that have grown on me over the course of these books Such a fun wild escape that almost everyone can get lost in and one that will stick with you long after the scandals are over ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 stars Think of the White Gloves like the Junior League by way of Skull and Bones Deadly Little Scandals returns us to the world of Southern High Society as Sawyer and her family navigate the Summer Lake Season with new secrets, revelations, and as always scandals Things I Liked This series has so much campy dramatic goodness It s addicting to read about this over the top world and the rigid social rules that they re determined to break There is such a strong focus on family that I always love We see the deep complexities that occur when you keep secrets and that ultimately, you re family is who you choose to love and stand beside Mysteries galore This story is compiled of so many layered and interwoven mysteries, secrets, and lies that I couldn t put it down Everything is so connected and well built Things I Didn t Like While I really loved the flashbacks used in the story, it was a little hard to get everyone straight and remember their present day counter parts The pacing near the end of the story was a little jumpy and hectic I think it worked with the tone of the story at that time, but it could be distracting at times.Overall, Deadly Little Scandals was an incredibly enjoyable followup to Little White Lies And while I think book 1 is a solid story overall, the rich drama and wonderful characters makes this a book you won t want to miss I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review I had really enjoyed the previous book in this series and there was no way I was going to skip this one I love Sawyer and her girls They re snarky and loyal and sarcastic and I m living for it There seemed to be characters this time around, but I could be making that up I loved John David and would happily read a million scene with him and William Faulkner Plot wise, it was a bit confusing There are several time lines and the e arc formatting was horrible The build up was deliciously slow and was so effective on making me second guess every single person on the page Overall, it s the characters that brought me to the story and the plot that kept me reading I sincerely hope there is to this series Huge thanks to Freeform for providing the arc free of charge Deadly Little Scandals is the sequel to Little White Lies, and, if possible it is even better than its predecessor More intrigue, plots, bodies to uncover, secrets to tell, and twist after twist that you never see coming, because, seriously who else but Jennifer Lynn Barnes could conceive of such an idea and actually make it work Deadly Little Scandals will thrill fans of the first book and keep readers on the edge of their seat.When Sawyer accepted her grandmother s terms last summer, she did so to discover who her father is Now, after a lengthy process of uncovering long buried secrets and a little blackmail, she knows but would rather maybe not know Keeping her secrets from her cousin Lily is hard, harder still to know if it is worth digging further to find answers to the questions she has When an all girl secret society recruit Sawyer, Lily, Sadie Grace and Campbell to compete for a position, Sawyer discovers that one of the girls may be key to helping her discover the secrets surrounding what happened the year her mother fell pregnant.Deadly Little Scandals is a sequel and you must read the books in chronological order to make any sense of the story Even having read the first book, it is a little hard to keep all the characters straight and by the end of the book I needed a map to fully make sense of it all That s just testament to Barnes skill as a writer to make such a complex plot work.Gripping is an understatement I didn t want to put the book down Each chapter leaves you wanting and the little flash forward sections only leave you with enough information to know something big is coming I loved the characters Loved Sawyer s down to earth, up front manner, yet she craves relationships and family, even when she says she doesn t the entanglements Her almost relationship with Nick is very sweet, though it takes a backseat the to family drama and secrets Sadie Grace, Campbell and Lily make the perfect sidekicks half sisters cousins best friends it s complicated, as Sawyer starts to unearth some secrets that have stayed buried for over two decades Ballgowns, skinny dipping, baby showers, affairs, summer lakeside parties and blackmail, Deadly Little Scandals will have you intrigued from beginning to end.The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my own.Find reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison s Library 2.5 Stars Secret identical sisters who switch places Illegitimate children Black market babies Several dozen other murky parentage plot lines National Enquirer headlines, or plot points from this book I ll say this for Deadly Little Scandals It certainly keeps you compulsively turning those pages Unfortunately, it s also a convoluted, difficult to follow mess, and fraught with all sorts of absurd soap opera elements that are too ridiculous to be believed and irritating to slog through I enjoyed the first book in this series and didn t mind the parentage questions about Sawyer that occurred because it was just one part of the plot and also fundamentally important to Sawyer s identity But in this book, it seems that almost everyone is a baby switched at birth, or an adult pretending to be someone else, or an illegitimate bought on the black market bastard baby I know we re supposed to view this group of people as full of dirty secrets, but am I really supposed to believe there are THIS many parentage scandals in one community What was once an interesting part of Sawyer s story became doltish and obnoxious as it became EVERYONE S story in book two If over the top soap opera stuff is your thing, you might enjoy this The characters are still likable and it s certainly a compelling read Unfortunately even for those who do like this kind of thing, it s also so convoluted in the end that I m still trying to figure out who is related to whom This series started off well, but is already completely off the rails in book two I generally like Jennifer Lynn Barnes a great deal, and was surprised she chose to go so lowbrow with this, and at least would have thought the plot would have been tighter and better organized I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Now that Sawyer knows the identity of her father, she and her debutante buddies have a few other mysteries to solve.The first half of DEADLY LITTLE SCANDALS was every bit as entertaining as book one, with Sawyer s whip smart narration and moxie Somewhere towards the middle Jennifer Lynn Barnes latest book jumps the shark to ridiculous proportions While I still enjoyed the ending, it was unnecessarily confusing and preposterous DEADLY LITTLE SCANDALS is definitely worth reading, especially if you enjoyed book one as much as me I m glad the book exists and I recommend, despite my criticism. Maybe I m dense, but I didn t see that twist coming.RTC For a in depth review watch was a fun follow up to Little White Lies It was fun to revisit the characters and their world However, the mystery felt a little weak and the ending didn t quite work with the rest of the story Fans of the first book will enjoy this but need readers may give up without finishing it.
- 352 pages
- Deadly Little Scandals (Debutantes, #2)
- Jennifer Lynn Barnes
- 12 April 2017 Jennifer Lynn Barnes