Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"Ciao" by Melody Carlson

About this book:

  “The sweet life might just turn sour.
After the events in the Bahamas, Paige s engagement to designer Dylan Marceau is about to fall apart---and so is Paige. Erin s state of mind isn t much better. In addition to keeping Paige in check, Erin is dealing with Bryce s new TV career, as well as having to care for Fran during her chemo. A trip to Milan might be the break both girls need, but things only seem to get more complicated once they land in Italy. Dylan is also in Milan, and Paige s rekindled romance, combined with a new director, leaves Erin with more work on the show. Just when Erin can t take any more, she discovers a secret that could crush Paige. Clinging to God for direction, Erin must find the power to make a difficult choice, one that could not only hurt her sister but throw the show into turmoil.”

Series: Book #6 (of six) in the “On the Runway” series. Reviews of Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, #3 Here!, #4 Here!, and #5 Here! {We recommend reading this series after the “Carter House Girls” series by this author.}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about God & praying; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches/cathedrals, church going, & a prayer chain; Mentions of Christians & faiths; A few mentions of Bibles; A couple mentions of a convent; A mention of Jesus’ first miracle;
             *Note: A mention of the devil; A mention of an angel amidst little devils; A mention of the devil’s workshop; A mention of Hell’s fury.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, a ‘stinking’, two ‘stupid’s, three ‘idiot’s; A couple mentions of curses (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Erin tries a couple sips of wine; Mentions of alcohol/wine/champagne, drinking, being drunk, being sober, & hangovers; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of parties; A couple mentions of a drug overdose & death; A couple mentions of drugs; A couple mentions of illegal activities; A couple mentions of lies & lying; A couple mentions of stealing; A mention of a murder; A mention of the mafia;
             *Note: Many mentions of designers, brand names, & stores; Mentions of celebrities, actors, & movies; A few mentions of Starbucks; A couple mentions of car brands; A couple mentions of secular books; A mention of a vampire movie; A mention of a TV show; A mention of social media.

Sexual Content- two hand kisses, and two cheek kisses; a ‘babe’, a ‘hot’, and a ‘shank’; Many mentions of dating, dates/blind dates, a show about blind dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, exes, cheating/affairs, break ups, & fiancés; Mentions of a man speeding the night alone with a young woman (who’s not his fiancée, nothing apparently happened, but the girl is asked if she slept with him); Mentions of finding a couple in a compromising positions (not with who he’s engaged to); Mentions of a man loving women too much, talking about it, & still hitting on other girls after being engaged; Mentions of Erin’s belief of waiting until after marriage to be intimate (her and Paige talk about it, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of Erin’s best friend who is an unwed mother (the father is in the picture, but they aren’t together); Mentions of kisses; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of flings & hook ups; A couple mentions of seeing others kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of a model being invited to an after after-party with a male designer; A mention of people making out & going to bed; A mention of innuendoes; A mention of a sexual addiction;
             *Note: A few mentions of breastfeeding & leaking; A couple mentions of curves & stick-thin models; A mention of a dress that’s not short or low cut; A mention of PMS.

-Erin Forrester, age 19
                                1st person P.O.V. of Erin
                                                        198 pages

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My personal Rating-

And with this book, this series is fully reviewed! When I was a young teen/pre-teen, I really enjoyed all the “Teen Drama and Angst” in this series, but now that I’m older, it’s not really my cup of tea. Still a dramatic and fun-ish read, though, and I’m glad another Melody Carlson series is reviewed on BFCG! :)

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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