Monday, October 17, 2016

"Another Day, Another Dali" by Sandra Orchard

{{This is an updated review. Originally posted October 17th, 2016, it was updated on July 2nd, 2017 to the Official Rating System.}}

About this book:

  The world of art theft can be a deadly game--one that Serena Jones understands all too well.
  When FBI Special Agent Serena Jones takes on the case of a forged Dali painting as a favor to her grandmother, she assumes it will be a typical investigation. Hopefully collaring the thief will also mean finally measuring up in her grandmother's eyes. But the deeper she delves into the forgery and the suspects surrounding it, the less typical it becomes.
  The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the possibility of a sophisticated theft ring--one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. To make matters worse, someone connected to the forgeries seems to be determined to stop Serena's investigation--no matter the cost.
Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones--and readers--a new high-stakes case to crack. You won't want to miss a single brushstroke!”

Series: Book #2 in the “Serena Jones Mystery” series.
Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Prayers; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, & Bible studies; A mention of a church event; A mention of Jews;
*Note: A mention of having a cavewoman grip on a fork.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘biddy’, a ‘crud’, a ‘duh’, a ‘dumb’, a form of ‘screw up’, a ‘sissy’, two ‘stupid’s, three forms of ‘wimp’, three forms of ‘blast’, and six ‘idiot’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Eye rolling; Coming across a murder & dead body (up to semi-detailed); Fighting, pain, blood/bleeding, passing out, bombs, being mugged, being shot, being shot at, gunfire, injuries, a car crash & an explosion (up to semi-detailed): Guns are aimed & threatened (up to semi-detailed); A drug bust; All about mentions of stolen art, stealing, thieves, & forgers/forgeries; Many mentions of murders, dead bodies, how the murders happened, killers, robberies, & burglaries (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of mobsters, mobs, ties to a mob, gangsters, gangs, & a gang shooting; Mentions of fighting, beatings, being beat-up, & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a shooting, gunfire, being shot at, injuries, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of bombs, grenades, & injuries; Mentions of fires, explosions, car crashes, destroyed cars, gasoline & injuries; Mentions of a heist, kidnapping, hostage, & death (Book #1); Mentions of dirty cops; Mentions of drugs, dealers, users, & a drug bust; Mentions of bars, alcohol, & drinking; Mentions of DUIs, jail, prisons, arrests, & raids; Mentions of a thought-to-be-stalker & being held at gunpoint (Book #1); Mentions of being mugged; Mentions of threats; Mentions of debts; Mentions of divorces & an abusive husband; Mentions of cigars, cigarettes, smoking & the smell; Mentions of nightmares (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of gossip; Mentions of eating frog legs; A few mentions of World War II & Nazis; A few mentions of setups; A few mentions of teen boys trying to steal an old lady’s purse; A few mentions of tattoos; A few mentions of a smelly diaper & human waste; A couple mentions of poisons; A couple mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of butcher shops; A couple mentions of jealousy; A mention of cannibalism;
           *Notes: Mentions of singers, actors, movies, & TV shows; Mention of a few brand names (Armani, Lexus, Land Rover, BMW, Bentley, and Johnson & Johnson); Mentions of a doll that looks like someone & sticking pins in it; A mention of GI Quarterly.

Sexual Content- a hand kiss and a cheek kiss; Touches, Warmth & Tingles (barely-above-not-detailed); Nearness, Butterflies & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing (barely-above-not-detailed); two forms of ‘hunk’ and three ‘hot’s; Many mentions of dating, dates, girlfriends, boyfriends, & exes; Mentions of affairs & spouses cheating on each other (and thinking the other is, plus mentions of their lovers); Mentions of kissing & kisses; Mentions of crushes; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of staring; Mentions of flirting, winks, & blushes; A few mentions of a blown kiss; A couple mentions of bad boys; A couple mentions of a Casanova/player; A couple mentions of creeps terrorizing women; A couple mentions of a honeymoon; A mention of a two-timer;
           *Note: A few mentions of a wife almost dying from pregnancy complications; A few mentions of a paternity test/suit; A mention of a man answering the door in his boxers (no details); A mention of a woman wearing a number that left little to the imagination; A mention of a woman touching her dress’s neckline suggestively; A mention of a teen boy hiding girly photos on the other side of band posters in his room; A mention of a knee to the groin; A mention of a whistle at how Serena looks all dressed up.  

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

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ star for girls interested in law enforcement.}
I have eagerly been waiting for this sequel to the fabulous A Fool & His Monet. I was completely giddy opening this suspense/mystery novel. I absolutely adore the cover, back-cover & spine—it’s just so perfect for the feel of this series! I kind of literally want to be Serena, she’s just plain awesome. I’m completely blaming Sandra Orchard & Lisa Harris for the reason I’m currently taking a Criminal Justice course. ;) The humor & overall plot of this novel was wonderful & just what I was expecting. Summer 2017 will be great with the new Serena Jones Mystery and I’m hoping for a lot more of her and Nate in the third book of the series. ;)  

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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