Friday, May 24, 2019

"Latte Daze" by Erynn Mangum

About this book:

  “Maya Davis already has many titles-Christian, barista, maid of honor (new), possible girlfriend (newer), aunt (newest)-and her life is about to become even more complicated. Just when she thought things couldn't get any worse, her ex-boyfriend proposes to her roommate and best friend, Jen. It's not long until their apartment becomes Wedding Central. As if that weren't enough, Jen's obnoxious mom moves in to help plan the wedding, and Maya's genius brother and sister-in-law announce that they're expecting. Then to top it off, there's the whole matter of Jack-is it love? Who wouldn't need a coffee break!”

Series: Book #2 in the “Maya Davis” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Many Scriptures are mentioned, read, & discussed; Bible reading; Many Prayers, Thanking God, & Blessings over food; Church going, Bible studies, & sermons/discussions; Some witnessing/discussing; Many talks about God; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & trusting Him; Mentions of God being after certain people; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & Bible studies; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, services, Sunday school classes, pastors, & sermons; Mentions of Christians & faiths; A couple mentions of Easter; A couple mentions of sin; A mention of living godly; A mention of a baptism service; A mention of a cross necklace & fish bumper sticker; A mention of a Christian sorority;
             *Note: Mentions of religion courses & other religions; Mentions of those who believe religion is a crutch; A mention of global warming; A mention of meditating monks; A mention of a cult mantra; A mention of a guy playing the devil’s advocate; A mention of yoga.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blah, blah, blah’, a form of ‘crap’, a ‘dang’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘gosh’s, two ‘shut up’s, two forms of ‘screw up’, three forms of ‘heck’, three ‘holy cow’s, four ‘darn’s, six ‘sheesh’s, seven forms of ‘stupid’, and eleven ‘oh my gosh’s; A mention of a curse (said, not written); Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Mentions of injuries; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of throwing up; Mentions of a divorce; Mentions of animal manure; A few mentions of lies, lying, & liars; A few mentions of jail & inmates; A few mentions of alcohol & drinking; A couple mentions of a movie with bloody massacres; A couple mentions of cheaters; A mention of a kidnapper; A mention of a drunk;
             *Note: Many, many mentions of singers, songs, movies, actors/actresses, celebrities, TV shows, TV channels, & fictional characters; Mentions of restaurants; A couple mentions of social media sites; A couple mentions of designers; A couple mentions of Starbucks; A couple mentions of car brands; A mention of Boy Scouts.

Sexual Content- ten cheek kisses, three hair kiss, a not-detailed kiss, and a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces, Nearness, & Butterflies (barely-above-not-detailed); Blushes; Noticing; a ‘baby’, two ‘sexy’s, two ‘slutty’s, three ‘babe’s; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of couples kissing & showing PDA; Mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, & exes; Mentions of jealousy; A handful of mentions of waiting to have sex with someone (and the positives of not getting pregnant or a weird disease and having a wedding night be amazing); A few mentions of surprise babies & a mother getting pregnant while on the pill; A few mentions of couples trying to get pregnant; A few mentions of flirting & a talk similar to the cow and milk phrase; A few mentions of blushes; A few mentions of crushes; A mention of a group of people in the Bible dealing with sexual immorality; A mention of the most sensuous book in the Bible; A mention of a married couple trying to get pregnant (Maya says it’s on the verge of being TMI); A mention of wondering if someone is gay; Love, falling/being in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Mentions of Maya commenting on her own bustline, butt, and curves & her friends’ ones as well (nothing negative); Mentions of pregnancy hormones; A few mentions of a lingerie shower for a bride; A few mentions of miscarriages; A few mentions of plastic surgery; A couple mentions of menopause & hot-flashes; A couple mentions of uteruses; A couple mentions of a man dancing and shaking his rear end; A couple mentions of breeding seasons for flamingos; A mention of a high school girl wearing a top where all the secrets are out; A mention of a neckline of a dress being sexy but not slutty; A mention of even if a woman walked into a room in her bra and panties, Travis would only notice his girl; A mention of a bra strap; A mention of Maya commenting on her mom’s perfect body shape (“big boobs, tiny waist, no butt”); A mention of a husband touching his wife on the rump; A mention of butting in.

-Maya Davis, age 24
                                1st person P.O.V. of Maya
                                                        297 pages

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My personal Rating-
I’d like to start off this review by sharing that Maya’s humor and wit is on a level that I aspire to be. It’s been a while since I read the first book in this series, so while I was a bit concerned that it might take a bit into this sequel to remember the previous book, I shouldn’t have worried as I quickly remembered who everyone was. :)
Maya absolutely cracks me up and I love her beagle (of course), but also her friendships and seeing her walk with the Lord is so lovely and wonderful. I found myself crying from laughing so hard at many points during this reread! I can’t wait to continue the series!

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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