Monday, March 14, 2016

"A Fool and His Monet" by Sandra Orchard

About this book:

  “Serena Jones has a passion for recovering lost and stolen art--one that's surpassed only by her zeal to uncover the truth about the art thief who murdered her grandfather. She's joined the FBI Art Crime Team with the secret hope that one of her cases will lead to his killer. Now, despite her mother's pleas to do something safer--like get married--Serena's learning how to go undercover to catch thieves and black market traders.
  When a local museum discovers an irreplaceable Monet missing, Serena leaps into action—and a whole lot of trouble.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Serena Jones Mystery” series.

Spiritual Content- Prayers & Blessings over food; A Scripture is quoted and mentioned; Mentions of Prayers & bargaining with God; A few mentions of Church; A few mentions of those in the Bible;
*Note: the phase “guilty as sin” is said once.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blast’, a ‘deep doo-doo’, a ‘kick-butt’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘what a crock’, two ‘crud’s, four ‘stupid’s, seven ‘idiot’s; A mention of a curse (not written); A mention of a rude gesture; All about thieves & a burglaries; Pain & Blood (Up to semi-detailed): Guns are aimed & fists are thrown; Many mentions of murders, attempted murders, bodies, shooting, deaths, criminals, blood, knives & threats (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of hit-and-runs & setups; Mentions of fights & abuse; Mentions of (what looks like) suicides & overdosing; Mentions of drugs, dealers & users (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of bars, beer & drinkers; Mentions of debts & gambling; Mentions the Mafia, mobsters & loan sharks; Mentions of divorce; A couple mentions of tattoos; A couple mentions of smokers; A couple mentions of partying; A couple mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of rotting meat, blood & a butcher (from a nightmare); A mention of a man zipping his pants after using the bathroom; A cat catches mice (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- Remembering a kiss (up to semi-detailed); Some Touches & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Some Nearness & Noticing; Matchmaking; Serena says of course to getting married first, then having kids; Many mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends (and ex’s), and wannabe-boyfriends; Mentions of winks, flirting & blushing; Mentions of crush & a Casanova; A few mentions of unmarried couples living together; A couple mentions of gold diggers; A hint that a man had company part of the night; A mention of testosterone; A mention of a (single) pastor running off with his (married) secretary; A mention of a man paying attention to a woman’s curvy body; A mention of a “friendly” woman in a skimpy outfit; A mention of a long-legged woman.

-Serena Jones, age 28
                                         1st person P.O.V. of Serena
                                                        323 pages

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My personal Rating-
Okay, that was fun. Can I say that about a murder mystery? Hang on, let me explain: the back cover makes it sound like her grandfather’s murder is a large part of this book. While it shaped Serena’s career choice and is mentioned a handful of times, I wouldn’t say it was the main part of this story. Truly, the murder parts and such were really light and pretty clean...more about the art thieves & paintings. It was really interesting with neat tidbits thrown in. I really enjoyed the first person POV and humor. I’m definitely looking forward to the rest of the series! Also, #TeamNate all the way! Hahaha! ;)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new 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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this honest review.

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