Monday, May 22, 2017

"Desperate Measures" by Sandra Orchard

About this book:

  “Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She's certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father. Kate will risk anything to find the truth--even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.”

Series: Book #3 in “Port Aster Secrets” series. Review of Book #1 Here! and Book #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Many prayers & thanking God; Quite a few Scriptures are mentioned & remembered; Talks about God; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Kate feels like she’s shutting God out; Many mentions of prayers; Mentions of faiths & sharing; A few mentions of a missionary; A couple mentions of Bible reading; A couple mentions of those in the Bible; A couple mentions of believers; A couple mentions of religious convictions; A couple mentions of a cross necklace.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘biddies’, a ‘blasted’, a ‘crud’, a ‘sissy’, six ‘idiot’s, and six forms of ‘stupid’; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Pain, almost drowning, fighting, explosions, fires, a blown tire, gunfire, knifes (up to semi-detailed); All about murders, killers, suicides, deaths, poisons, & dangerous people; Nearly all about Book #1 & #2’s murders, attempted murders, poisons, being drugged, a car crash, & injuries; Many mentions of kidnappings, the mafia, mobsters, & terrorists; Many mentions of marijuana, other drugs, drug lords, & growing it; Mentions of bombs & explosions (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of pain, broken bones, & screams (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of blood; Mentions of burns, bruises, & injuries; Mentions of #1’s cons; Mentions of hacking; Mentions of thieves & a break-in; Mentions of revenge; Mentions of lies & gossip; A few mentions of bad smells; A couple mentions of horror movies; A mention of being impaled; A mention of a gang; A mention of animal waste;
               *Note: A mention of Dolce.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, two head kisses, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, and five semi-detailed kisses; Remembering kisses (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to touch and kiss & staring (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); Touches, Embraces, Hand Holding, & Nearness (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); Butterflies; Noticing & Smelling; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of boyfriends, girlfriends, dating, & dates; Mentions of cheaters & exes; Mentions of flirting, vying for someone’s attention, jealousy, charmers, & crushes; Mentions of blushes; Mentions of reputations; A few mentions of unmarried couples moving in together or not (Kate is horrified by the thought); A few mentions of a man thinking a couple is fooling around (they aren’t); A few mentions of couples kissing; A couple mentions of a guy ogling a women; Love, being in love & the emotions.

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

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My personal Rating-
{Add ½ a star for those who have read the first two books}
Have you ever had a book that you hug after finishing? That was me with “Desperate Measures” while absolutely squeeing over it all. Oh, my goodness. This has definitely become one of my favorite trilogies of all time—my favorite suspense/mystery thus far. (Though the third book in the Serena Jones trilogy is coming out soon and might give it a run for its money!) All the mysteries and threads that were woven together was just perfect and wonderfully written. All the details Sandra Orchard puts in just adds to the already detailed plots that just make you gasp when all is revealed.  

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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