A First Date with Death – REVIEW

3.5 out of 5 stars

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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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A First Date with Death by Diana Orgain is the beginning of the Love or Money series. It was good, but I didn’t think it was great by any stretch.

The main character was a bit whiny at first, though she did grow on me and by the end I even sort of liked her. The plot was somewhat original (in that I’ve seen reality show plots before but not a *dating* reality show). While it wasn’t a page-turner for me, it did keep me entertained and I didn’t feel like I was “forcing” myself to finish it. All in all, it was an enjoyable read and I’ll try at least one more in the series before I really make up my mind on whether or not I want to read the whole series.

(I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my fair and honest review. My review was not affected by this. All opinions and conclusions are my own.)

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