Hello everyone! Today, I have a new sort of book review post! I’m reviewing a season of books! What is a season? Think of it like a film series, where there are multiple episodes in a season. Well, Perry Kirkpatrick has done just that, only with books! She is currently working on the second season! In today’s post, I will give you my review of season one! Let’s dive in!
The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott (Season 1)
By Perry E. Kirkpatrick
4.5 Star Average
About the Series ||
He makes terrible coffee, but he sure is good in a car chase! Emily Abbott is working hard as a coffee barista in downtown Phoenix, keeping one eye on her tiny college fund and the other on the mysterious new guy with his profound lack of coffee-making skills. Just when she thinks they might be getting the hang of working together, she’s abruptly thrust into his world of espionage and danger.
Brent Peterson, aka Agent Nighthawk, needs her help protecting a defecting enemy spy and keeping the information he carries out of the wrong hands. But she’s just a barista—what can she do?
Much more than she thinks.
Overall Thoughts on Season One ||
These books are so fun! I have been trying to find another series like it to satisfy my need for more, but alas! There are none! These books are so fun, witty, suspenseful, and just an easy, quick read! I loved them, and they are my, “I just need to relax” go-to books. Great to get out of a reading slump with, and I highly recommend reading them back to back!
Now, I do need to say, I don’t like how many times Brent and Emily are alone together. I do not endorse this in the least. Nothing happens, and there is only a hint that “someday” they might acknowledge that they might like each other. It’s more big brother, little sister, but I wouldn’t have written the series that way. I also don’t endorse girls having jobs outside their home or going to collage unless God leads you to do so. There’s to much of a push on that even in the Christian community. That said, they are super clean books! I’d recommend them for 16+ reading on their own, but little ones would probably really enjoy hearing them too!
I wish there were a stronger Christian message in these stories, but I do like how prayer is a natural impulse, and talking about God and faith are not awkward, just not very frequent.
Overall, these are just fun, clean mystery/spy reads the whole family can enjoy!
My Reviews ||
Episode 1 || Red Rover, Red Rover || 4 Stars
“Movie Stuff, Emily.” I love how many times Brent says this! 😊 I loved this book so much! Brent, Is my favorite character, and how clueless he is about coffee is just so funny! I love a good spy story, and when you mix it with Coffee and Russian agents... let’s just say, I found a series I knew I was going to love.
Not crazy over a rude customer’s actions or the fact that a guy and girl are alone together a lot, but it’s kept innocent, and I do like the story so much! Also not a fan of the Santa references, but it gets lost in the amazingness of the story 😉
Episode 2 || Plan to Fail || 4 Stars
I love the America v. Russia rivalry! With the rocky relationship the countries have had all through History, it makes it that much more fun! This book was even better than the last! I love the makeover session and all the talk about clothes and books. “I love business casual.” I do not agree with dating or lying for any reason, but other than that, I loved this book!
Episode 3 || Bad Things, Small Packages || 4 Stars
Just get’s Better and Better! This book had me on the edge of my seat! And I have no idea why I liked the cold aspect of the story so much...
Still not crazy over so much guy/girl alone time, and I don’t like Detective Lark. Just saying 😊 But Brent, Emily, and Asian Guy were excellent, as always!
Episode 4 || Tutor, Nanny Spit-Up, Spy || 4 Stars
This was Interesting! The kids, y’all! They were so adorable! I wasn’t a fan of Romeo or the continued boy/girl spending so much time together. There is one scene that I would edit out a couple of things, but it was kept innocent. One of my favorite ones in the season!
Episode 5 || A Spying We Will Go || 4 Stars
These books are heart stoppers! They keep getting better and better! The spy aspects of this story were fantastic, and I hope we haven’t heard the last of...well, someone. Again, not a fan of the Boy/girl alone, but still, it was kept innocent. I love these so much! And the 10,000-conspiracy theory! LOVE IT!
Episode 6|| Once Upon a Dime || 5 Stars
This was so good! Probably one of my top favorites in this series! The political edge was tremendous, and as an election worker myself, I appreciate the spirit of kindness among those on opposite sides of a campaign. And this is getting more and more exciting! I can’t wait to read more!
Book one of season two is already out, but I’m going to wait and review the whole season together. So please, if you like mystery and espionage, check out these books and support an Indie Author! They are so much fun!
That's it for now! Have a Blessed Week!
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