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A First Date with Death

A Love or Money Mystery
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
Series: Love or Money Mysteries, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

Reality TV meets murder in the first in a new mystery series from the author of the Maternal Instincts Mysteries and coauthor of the New York Times best-selling Scrapbooking Mysteries.

When brokenhearted Georgia Thornton goes looking for romance on reality TV, she has nothing to lose - apart from a good man, a cash prize, and maybe her life.... What was Georgia thinking? Sure, some cad ditched her at the altar, but can she really find love on TV? Her best friend - and producer of the reality show Love or Money - thinks so.

Ten men. Ten adventure-filled dates. What can go wrong? For starters, a faulty bungee cord that hurls Georgia's first date into a tragic spiral off the Golden Gate Bridge. He's replaced by Paul Sanders, Georgia's former fiancé. But the cop isn't looking for a TV gig. Suspecting that the lover's leap was no accident, Paul's going undercover. When another bachelor gets a fatal kiss-off, the reality is that someone has killer new plans for the show - and for Georgia herself. Now, under the threat of permanent cancellation, Georgia fears that the only man on the set she can trust is the one man she just can't count on....

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  • Claudio
  • BARTLESVILLE, OK
  • 07-22-19

Fun Romantic Mystery

What I liked:
-It was just fun. It was like watching a murder version of the Bachelor. I needed a break from my serious reads and this did nicely.
-I didn't suspect the killer. It's a fluff book, but written well enough that it was not obvious.
-The romance. I liked that her opinion of the contestants kept revolving, and I didn't know who'd she end up with. There's a spin on the show that sets it apart from The Bachelor, and makes it hard to trust the contestants. I thought that was a unique twist.
-It wasn't an "adult" book. There isn't sleeping around, sex scenes, etc.
-The swearing was mild.

What I didn't like:
-I didn't like the way the investigation was handled. I guess it was like that to prolong the mystery and the book, but I thought surely the cops could investigate a bit better.

You have to be in the mood for it, but if you want some clean fluff that's more than just romance, I recommend this mystery.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 09-13-15

Ridiculous

This is an incredibly unrealistic story. I had to stop reading this book because I couldn't believe how weak the lead character is. I don't want to give spoilers but the dialogue and plot only reiterates how poorly developed the story line is. The only emotion I felt was irritation at the characters and the plot twists, especially the scenes with Paul and Georgia.

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