Review: Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Review: Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn BarnesLittle White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: Debutantes #1
Published by Freeform on November 6, 2018
Pages: 390
Format: ARC
Source: the publisher
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"I'm not saying this is Sawyer's fault," the prim and proper one said delicately. "But."

Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother's "society" might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life-her father's identity-she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn't expect to find is friendship, but as she's drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn't the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet. There are people in her grandmother's glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer's search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.

Set in the world of debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines a charming setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off.

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I adore Jennifer Lynn Barnes books. A little bit more twisty than my usual genre (I am not a Pretty Little Liars watcher, but I can see why those who are would love this book), but the writing and characters are so compelling. I get an air of Buffy or Veronica Mars from Sawyer without her being anything like either (in a good way).

The Southern sassiness is evident and deftly intertwined in the story without being overblown. The romance takes a bit of a back burner and I would love to have seen more in that regards.

Though the ending wrapped up the story at hand, the door was definitely left open for more, and that makes me very happy. JLB is auto-buy for me so I’d buy a anything from her either way, but since I DID like this one so much, I’m excited that there are more books planned for the series.