Friday, October 3, 2014

"Priced to Move" by Ginny Aiken

About this book:

  “She Thought She Was Leaving the Rat Race Behind…
  Gemologist Andie Adams is suffering a bad case of burnout in her stress-filled job in New York. So she jumps at the chance to ditch her wormy corner of the Big Apple for a home in Kentucky with her lovable but off-the-wall Aunt Weeby. After all, things should be slower placed in Kentucky—right?
  Wrong. Andie reluctantly joins the Shop-Til-U-Drop Network as it’s newest jewelry and gemstone host. Sparks fly between her and know-nothing (but drop-dead gorgeous) jock they’ve hired as her cohost. And when Andie’s job exposes her to a international investigation, the mayhem escalates during an exotic journey.
  Explosions, missing gems, sabotage—life was never this exciting in New York!”

Series: Book #1 in “The Shop-Til-U-Drop Collection”. {Book #2 is “A Steal of a Deal” and number three “A Cut Above”}

Spiritual Content- Proverbs 8:11 at the beginning; Andie says she’s a sucker for the beauty God plants under layers of mud; Andie’s parents are Missionaries; When in Myanmar, the guide mentions about a B*ddist temple; Many Prayers; Talks & Mentions of God; A couple of Scriptures are quoted.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a sucker (see Spiritual content), a ‘darn’, a ‘hush’, a ‘crud’, three ‘idiot’s, four ‘shut up’s, six forms of ‘dumb’, ten ‘stupid’s and a curse is said but not written; Sarcasm; Mentions of Rio’s poop; a mention of having the runs; Andie says she has a “torn-up gut” (she’s had three ulcers since she’s lived in New York, also, mentions of them); “a busy-body’s butt” and “plopped down onto my butt” is said each once; a man is murdered (blood, semi-detailed).

Sexual Content- Shivers from stares & gazes that cause warmth; Noticing smells; Max gets called hunky, hot, a stud, and gorgeous; Andie mentions the her boss’s first wife left him; Danni got moved to the “underwear—er…lingerie shows” (to quote Andie); Aunt Weeby says she’d rather by at the S.T.U.D. studio than watching women get their stomachs stapled and boobs blown up on TV; A mention of Myanmar’s oppression, one of them being human trafficking; a mention of a rapist who kidnapped a girl; Andie tries to get Danni to have Max as her co-host (Andie tries a couple of times, one going as far as saying that he could sell them); When Andie calls Roger late at night with a question, Tiffany (his wife) answers and says that they need their privacy (which grosses Andie out).

-Andrea Autumn “Andie” Adams
                                        First person P.O.V. of Andie
                                                        255 pages

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My personal Rating- 
(and a half)

{Because of Andie’s Sarcasm, some families may not want their daughter reading this book}
I’ve read this book twice now and I laughed just as hard this time as I did the first! In both times, I really enjoyed reading about a favorite subject of mine—gemstones! :) A lot of reviewers say that this book is “preachy” but it never has come across like that to me, I really like this book! :)

 See y’all on Monday with another review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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