Friday, July 5, 2019

"Double Shot" by Erynn Mangum

About this book:

  “Can coffee and chocolate make everything better? It’s worth a shot.
Now that Maya Davis is engaged to her longtime friend and sweetheart, Jack, there should be no more worrying about the future, no more questioning God. Everything should be perfect, right? Actually, it’s just the opposite: Things are complicated. Where are they going to live? What kind of wedding do they want?
  And when Jack is offered a once-in-a-lifetime job in Seattle, things begin to unravel even more. Can Maya trust that God is in control even when things seem to be a disastrous mess?”

Series: Book #3 in the “Maya Davis” series. Review of Book #1 Here and #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Many Scriptures are mentioned, read, discussed, & thought over; Bible reading; Many Prayers & 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, His plans, & trusting Him; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & Bible studies; Mentions of those & events in the Bible & the Ten Commandments; Mentions of prayers, praying, thanking God, & blessings over food; Mentions of churches, church going, Sunday school classes, pastors, & sermons; Mentions of Christians & faiths; Mentions of Heaven & Hell; A couple mentions of miracles; A couple mentions of sin; A mention of a God thing; A mention of a baptism; A mention of a Christian radio station.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crud’, a ‘dang’, a ‘dumb’, a form of ‘screw’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘stupid’, two ‘duh’s, two forms of ‘heck’, three forms of ‘crap’, four ‘gosh’s, and ten ‘sheesh’s; Sarcasm & Eye rolling; Mentions of lies & lying; Mentions of alcohol, bars, drinking, & drunks; A few mentions of thieves & crimes; A few mentions of throwing up; A couple mentions of suicide; A couple mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of animal manure; A mention of a mobster; A mention of roadkill;
             *Note: Many, many mentions of singers, songs, movies, actors/actresses, celebrities, TV shows, TV channels, books, authors, fictional characters, & brand name items; Mentions of restaurants; A few mentions of designers; A couple mentions of car brands; A mention of Starbucks; A mention of a UFO.

Sexual Content- a hand kiss, a cheek kiss, three head/hair kisses, twelve not-detailed kisses, and two barely-above-not-detailed kisses; Touches, Embraces (barely-above-not-detailed); Blushes; Noticing; a ‘babe’, a ‘baby’, two ‘sexy’s, and three ‘hot’s; Mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, & exes; Mentions of flirting, blushes, winks, & crushes; A few mentions of keeping the secret life of marriage a secret; A couple mentions of a couple waiting to be intimate; A couple mentions of kisses; A couple mentions of married couples kissing; A mention of temptation; A mention of a couple being married in everything except name for years; A mention of men checking out a woman; Love, being in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Mentions of an emergency delivery & bleeding (the mom and baby are okay); Mention of strapless dresses; A few mentions of pregnancy hormones; A few mentions of curves & anorexic-looking brides; A few mentions of dieting; A few mentions of a bra size & bras; A few mentions of a man’s short shorts; A couple mentions of a lingerie shower for a bride; A couple mentions of swimsuit; A couple mentions of bra straps; A couple mentions of breast-feeding; A mention of a possible miscarriage; A mention of puberty; A mention of hot flashes; A mention of plastic surgery; A mention of a mastectomy; A mention of butts in chairs; A mention of a “brownnoser”.

-Maya Davis, age 25
                                1st person P.O.V. of Maya
                                                        283 pages

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My personal Rating-

My emotions felt a little stronger while reading this book. I definitely relate to Maya in many ways and our feelings on change are very similar. I loved the message of this book and while even though the ending got me teary-eyed, I really enjoyed this book and the characters and the humor and so much more.

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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