Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Dying to Read" by Lorena McCourtney

About this book:

  All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.
  Cate Kinkaid's life is . . . well, frankly it's floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut--they're all a mess. Unemployed, she jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a "real" job.
  All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into a hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?”

Series: Book #1 in the “Cate Kinkaid Files” series.

Spiritual Content- Many prayers & thanking God; Talks about God, God’s will, mysterious ways, praying, church going & bad things that happen; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, His plan, His creation & God-things; Mentions of prayers, a prayer list & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, services & church activities; Mentions of Christians & faiths; A few mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mentions of missionary work; A couple mentions of saying Scriptures;
*Note: Mentions of Feng Shui & proper alignment; Mentions of karma, fortunes & fortune tellers; A few mentions of Murphy’s Law & luck.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘darn’, an ‘idiot’, a ‘stupid’, a ‘sucker’, a ‘what in tarnation’, two ‘crummy’s, two forms of ‘shut up’, six ‘dumb’s; Mentions of sarcasm & eye rolling; Gunshots, a goose egg & seeing stars (up to semi-detailed); Being put in a car’s trunk [kidnapped], held at gun point, a fire, smoke, blood & an explosion (up to semi-detailed); Dead bodies, deaths, possible murder, murderer & blood (semi-detailed); Many mentions of deaths, bodies, murders, how they died (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of fires & bodies; Mentions of thieves & stealing; Mentions of drinking, a drunk & liquor; Mentions of physical abuse from a relationship & the abuser (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of threats of killing & choking; Mentions of gambling & poker; Mentions of lotteries; Mentions of smoking; Mentions of blackmail & scams; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of gossip; Mentions of divorces; A few mentions of a car that blew up & hostage situations; A few mentions of sleazy bars, barroom brawl, slapping & a stalker; A couple mentions of a book with a corpse on the cover; A couple mentions of serial killers; A couple mentions of burglars; A couple mentions of parties; A couple mentions of tattoos; A mention of the Mafia;
               *Note: Mentions of a tree huger (not the spiritual side of it is mentioned); A few mentions of brands (Jimmy Choos and Gap jeans); A few mentions of a place looking like it needs a vampire or a witch; A couple mentions of Boy Scouts; A mention of aliens; A mention of acting like a zombie in the morning.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, a not-detailed kiss & two barely-above-not-detailed kisses; Touches & Handing holding (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing; eight ‘babe’s; Many mentions of a younger man (called a sleazy) dating a much older woman; Mentions of & talks about kissing; Mentions of good-looking men & fluttering eyelashes; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of an aunt & her niece being with & liking younger men; Mentions of a couple who lived together but weren’t married; A couple mentions of a man’s roving eye; A tiny bit of love, falling in love & the emotions;
               *Note: A mention of butting out of a conversation; A mention of skimpy shorts; A mention of a buxom woman; A couple mentions of a woman’s figure; A few mentions of a woman’s cleavage & a man being too interesting in it.

-Cate Kinkaid, age 29
                                        P.O.V. of Cate
                                                   313 pages

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My personal Rating-
This was a fun read. When reading this book I was dealing with allergies, so I wanted some that would distract me from my painful throat & stuffy nose—it worked! I really liked Cate and look forward to reading the rest of the series. The romance was very clean as well, so that was a plus and I hope the rest of them are like that as well.  

See y’all on Friday 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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