Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"The Senator's Youngest Daughter" by Kelley Rose Waller

About this book:

  “Senator A.C. McFerren has been missing for more than six months. The obvious prime suspect in his disappearance is the homegrown terrorist group known as the Army of Social Justice.
  Searching for her kidnapped father leads Brenna McFerren Jefferson to the terrorists’ elusive “Death of Government” headquarters, known as The Doghouse. But nosing around where the federal government won’t investigate puts a target on her family and sets in motion a rebellion she isn’t prepared to lead.
  Dreams of liberty cause the Senator’s daughter to disguise herself for undercover recon, recruit a high-ranking defector, and partner with a subversive news agency that combats government propaganda. As Brenna’s strength and family ties are tested, she unites a political party that commands the power to transform the United States.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- A ‘God Himself’ isn’t capitalized; Mentions of churches & religions; A few mentions of prayers & blessings over food; A couple mentions of God; A couple mention of feeling blessed & blessings; A couple mentions of Catholic nuns; A mention of martyrs; A mention of religious exclusivists; A mention of sin;
*Note: The quote “Hell hath no fury…” is said once.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blah, blah, blah’, a ‘blasted’, a ‘buck up’, a ‘d*mmit’, a ‘friggin’’, a ‘geez’, a ‘holy cow’, an ‘idiot’, an ‘oh my gosh’, a ‘screwing up’, a ‘shush’, a ‘suck up’, a guy is called an ‘ass’ twice, two forms of ‘pissed off’, two ‘screwed’s, three ‘freaking’s, four ‘shut up’s, four ‘what/where/how the heck’s, ten forms of ‘crap’, fourteen forms of ‘stupid’; A few curses are said (not written); Mentions of curses (said, not written); Eye rolling & Sarcasm; Lots of gunfire, being shot at, shooting, killing, fighting, being hit/punched, blood, bleeding & seeing murders (semi-detailed); Lots of explosions/bombings, pain, being kidnapped, passing out & a car fire/explosion with a death (semi-detailed); Many mentions of gunfire, being shot at, shooting, weapons, screams, explosions/bombs, airstrikes, being cut, blood/bleeding, injuries, assassinations & terrorists (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a planned macabre, murders & executions (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of killing, being able to killing someone (the thought), hatred & terrorists; Mentions of car accidents, injuries & deaths; Mentions of kidnappings, imprisonments & prisoners; Mentions of fighting, pushing, hitting & blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of people being racist; Mentions of lies, liars & lying; A few mentions of the Civil War & slavery; A few mentions of nightmares; A few mentions of graffiti; A few mentions of tattoos; A few mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of needing to pee; A couple mentions of suicides; A couple mentions of a divorce; A couple mentions of being drunk & drinking; A couple mentions of beer & wine; A couple mentions of hunting; A couple mentions of gossip; A mention of a bar fight; A mention of vomiting; A mention of cigarettes; A mention of peeing outside; A mention of taking a pee;
*Note: A couple mentions of James Bond; A couple mentions of aliens & pet aliens; A mention of a news story about an alien landing.

Sexual Content- an almost kiss, a cheek kiss, a forehead kiss, eight not-detailed kisses, and eight barely-above-not-detailed kisses; Touches, Embraces, Cuddles & sitting in a husband’s lap (barely-above-not-detailed); The main girl & her husband shower together (nothing sexual, not-detailed); Blushes & Butterflies; A bit of Noticing, Nearness & Smelling; two ‘baby’s, two ‘smokin’ hot’s, three forms of ‘hot’s, three ‘sexy’s, and eight ‘babe’s; Mentions of touches and a wives sitting in their husbands’ laps; Mentions of couples kissing, making out & canoodling (dating & married couples, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of blushes; A few mentions of what could have been a hinted shower scene between the main girl & her husband (nothing sexual, not-detailed); A few mentions of hints of getting somewhere with a girl when alone & a man calls her a ‘prig’; A few mentions of men who cheated on their wives; A few mentions of a boyfriend kissing his girlfriend’s sternum/cleavage; A few mentions of kisses & kissing; A few mentions of a married couple changing in front of each other (nothing sexual); A few mentions of wolf-whistles (from a husband to a wife, then later vice-versa); A few mentions of winks & a woman being hit on; A mention of Tate asking if he and Brenna have time for a “quickie”; A mention of a suggestive reference about a wife liking to get physical & sweaty with her husband; A mention of a joke about a sexually transmitted disease; A mention of a rumor that a woman is pregnant with her boyfriend’s baby;
            *Note: When Brenna is looking at her muscular body, her husband comes in and mentions about it being a show; Tate squeezes Brenna’s rear end once; Tate peeks down his wife’s pants and notices her black lace panties (barely-above-not-detailed); Brenna starts unbuckling her pants to distract two guards at one point; Mentions of Brenna losing her pants & seeing her undies and bare thighs; Mentions of Brenna having to undress in front of strangers because of a fashion show; Mentions of towns called ‘Intercourse’, ‘Blue Ball’, ‘Bird-in-Hand’, ‘Paradise’ & ‘Fertility’ (and the “come again?” reactions to the names and men laughing); A few mentions of women’s curves in swimsuits; A few mentions of a push-up bra & the “girls”; A couple mentions of her husband not wanting Brenna to change from a silky robe; A couple mentions of sports bras; A couple mentions of a boyfriend putting his hand on his girlfriend’s butt & their PDA; A mention of a butt being covered; A mention of a girl’s amazing body; A mention of a curvy woman; A mention of a girl filling out a dress; A mention of Brenna’s flat chest (by herself); A mention of a billboard with a man in just his underwear on it; A mention of a man’s underwear (a reference to a superhero); A mention of a man wearing just boxers; A mention of a sign advertising free condoms to middle schoolers; A mention of birth control; A mention of a study on bisexual arachnids; A mention of a woman looking androgynous.

-Brenna McFerren Jefferson, age 24
                                      1st person P.O.V. of Brenna
                                                 313 pages

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Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Okay, let me just say that I come from a very political family for a family that doesn’t have any politicians in it. The basic premise of this story is, to quote the prologue, “One man now leads the nation single-handedly and single-mindedly.”. So it’s a rebellion plot.
Have I ever mentioned that I love rebellion plots? No? Well, I really do.
I honestly was a little worried about the main girl being married, but it was cleaner than I thought it would be—though I could have done without some comments. {Tate can be swoon worthy, though, at times. I think it’s because of his protective and gun-carrying nature.}
Even though there’s many serious moments in this novel, there’s a great amount of banter and wit to balance it out and lighten some up parts. The rescue mission had me on the edge of my seat, but I was also snorting with laughter at poor Brenna. The second hand embarrassment was so high.
I really liked how diverse these characters were/are in physical appearance, something that I don’t see too much of unless it’s pointed out many times in an obvious way.
Man, though, I really wish this had had more Christian content and less minor cussing (and mention of others cussing) because it’s really got a 4-star plot for me. The 1st person POV writing & definitions of places and actions were impressive. And if you know my reviews, that’s something I don’t say lightly or often. But, because of some content, I have to stick with a three-star rating tops.

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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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