Monday, July 4, 2016

"Deadly Devotion" by Sandra Orchard

About this book:

  “Research scientist Kate Adams and her colleague Daisy are on the brink of a breakthrough for treating depression with herbal medicine when Daisy suddenly dies. Kate knows that if it hadn’t been for Daisy’s mentorship, she wouldn’t have the job she loves or the faith she clings to. So when police rule Daisy’s death a suicide, Kate is determined to unearth the truth.
  Former FBI agent Tom Parker finds it hard to adjust to life back in his hometown of Port Aster. Though an old buddy gives him a job as a detective on the local police force, not everyone approves. Tom’s just trying to keep a low profile, so when Kate Adams demands he reopen the investigation of her friend’s death, he knows his job is at stake. In fact, despite his attraction to her, Tom thinks Kate looks a bit suspicious herself.
As evidence mounts, a web of intrigue is woven around the sleepy town of Port Aster. Can Kate uncover the truth? Or will Tom stand in her way?”

Series: Book #1 in “Port Aster Secrets” series.

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers; Scriptures are read, remembered, quoted & mentioned; Talks about God & where God is; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God or Jesus; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of faiths & sharing; Mentions of Heaven & eternity; Mentions of church; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mentions of a minister; A mention of a godsend;
*Note: A mention of a “bat out of you-know-where”; A mention of not being in luck.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘darn’, a ‘dumb’, a ‘stinking’, four forms of ‘shut up’, four forms of ‘stupid’; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm & smart alecks; All about a murder (which many believe it was a suicide), poisons, deaths, bodies & a killer (up to semi-detailed); Many, many mentions of marijuana, drugs & dealers; Many mentions of bombs & terrorist theories; Many mentions of cons; Mentions of blood & pain (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of threats; Mentions of criminals, victims & jail; Mentions of robberies, stealing & thieves; Mentions of cigarettes; Mentions of gossip; A few mentions of vomit; A few mentions of bad smells; A couple mentions of bruises; A couple mentions of a misunderstanding of thinking someone is a terrorist; A mention of a mafia hit man; A mention of roadkill; A mention of a man zipping his pants after using the restroom;
               *Note: A mention of GQ; A mention of looking like a zombie.

Sexual Content- Touches & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; two forms of ‘hot’; Mentions of boyfriends, girlfriends & acting like you’re dating; Mentions of betrayals; Mentions of a playboy, flirting, blushes, & reputations; A few mentions of miscarriages; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of crushes & being sweet on someone; A couple mentions of an out of wedlock pregnancy; A couple mentions of affairs; A mention of a first kiss; A mention of a girl necking with her boyfriend; A mention of a gossip asking if a guy and girl could possibly be doing “you know…in the middle of the day?” (they aren’t); A bit of love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Kate Adams, age 29-30
-Tom Parker
                                             P.O.V. switches between them
                                                   358 pages

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My personal Rating-
Okay, I found this book completely fascinating. I’m totally kicking myself that I didn’t buy this trilogy all at once…now I have to wait to get my hands on the rest. I believe my fellow murder mystery fans will enjoy this one. With just a dash of romance and a lot of interesting facts about toxic plants, I’m hooked on this series and am eagerly awaiting to start the next book in the series.
{  So, a note to those interested in “Deadly Devotion”, when I read a couple other reviews I became concerned about the mystery not wrapping up like some reviewers were saying. Thankfully, the main mystery is wrapped up, but there are some smaller ones started in this first book that get carried on to the next. ;)  }

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.

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