Last Minute (The Janet Black Mystery Series Book 2)

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I don’t usually just into the second book of a series. However, I was given a copy of this book through Hidden Gems, and I just had to read it. I will probably be picking up the first book in this series.

Janet is a bar owner, and she loves her job. However, ever since finding a body in her freezer, life hasn’t been the same. Now no matter how hard she tries to stay away from investigations, she has them drop into her lap. When a regular client’s daughter is found dead in her house, her client is certain that it wasn’t an accident. While Janet is trying to get out of legal issues due to the last investigation, she gets pulled into a new one.

This book is an entertaining read. It takes the trope of a restaurant owner looking into murders and makes it make sense, or at least more sense. She starts getting her PI license to get her out of trouble with the law. Though the plot point is to expand the world and the characters in the book, it is fascinating. They also don’t introduce the idea of being a PI lightly either. She thinks it over and contemplates the positives and negatives before going headlong into the project. With how she treated the little investigating aspects of this book, I think this character is well written to be a PI later in the series. I also enjoyed the character of the PI that has come into the storyline thank to the PI in training aspect.

I feel like certain character’s development was interesting. The relationship between Janet and Jason fell flat. They were always at odds with each other throughout the book, and I know that when you were in a relationship, there will be hard times. However, I felt like this entire book was a hard time. The book was playing up Janet and O’Dell together, but the love triangle felt very one-sided due to the lack of a relationship between Janet and Jason. I wanted to love the characters. However, their relationship was just placed merely in almost just to be there. They are already an established relationship, but that didn’t help the plot at all. The chemistry between Janet and O’Dell was palpable, and even though it’s a forbidden romance, it was still an interesting topic. I don’t typically like there being a guy on the side. However, I related more to O’Dell than Jason throughout this entire book.

Overall, it was a fun book.


I got a free ARC from the Hidden Gem.

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BIGBANG’s Newest Singles

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It’s not a shock to anyone that knows me that I’m a huge Big Bang fan. They were my intro to Kpop, back in the day with Fantastic Baby. I normally like music with faster beats then they’re news singles but I still love them. Let’s talk about them one by one.

Last Dance

I will warn you, if anyone is like me and suffers from motion sickness, I might suggest not watching the video. The constant turning of the camera frame, though very artistic, is ver hard to watch. I have to pause it multiple times to get my stomach under control.

From an artistic standpoint, the visuals were fantastic. Each of the men got their own mini story about their struggles while it all being linked together. Also, each of the men got a different coloured set. Well, I’m not sure if they’re different colours or differently lite, but regardless they are fantastic.

I have to say, I want Seungri’s blazer, it looks fantastic and I’ve always had a thing for chains. It was nice to see Daesung’s face again, though he doesn’t have any tight shots that I could find in this video, I find him so cute. I’m not sure what was up with Taeyang’s hair but if anyone can rock those braids he can, just it’s not my style. TOP looks to have blue hair again but I know for a fact it’s pink so I’m chalking it up to the blue lighting. G-dragon is a cute as always I kinda wish that there is something else to say about his story line but his seemed to be the most straight forward.

 

Though I have not looked at the lyrics as of yet, I must say that this song is very relaxing in comparison to Bang Bang Bang, Fantastic Baby, Alive, and Crazy Dog. It does have a sadness to the song that a non-Korean speaker can project onto it. As the title is Last Dance, we can infer that it has something about lost love and a couple growing apart or even breaking up. This is also reflected in G-dragon’s story line of hugging a girl and dancing before being alone again. All of them seem stationary while the world whizzes on around them.

Overall, I love this song, the music video isn’t for me but that’s mainly because I’m writing this and the world is still spinning and I feel queasy. Other than that it’s fantastic. If anyone ever makes a fan video of Last dance, but with the screen stationary, I would watch that in a second.

에라 모르겠다(FXXK IT)

What goes well with a song about a breakup? Well, a love song of course. So paired with the Last dance, we have  FXXK it, a song of them talking about having a one night stand. I guess that’s one way of getting over your lost love.

I want to point out that unlike the Last dance video, this video actually shows that they were all in one place at the same time. Given their individual careers, outside of the group, it’s really hard to actually get them together but they managed for this shoot. Seeing them all together makes me really happy and they look like they are having a blast.

This video is just a huge barrel of fun, and the outfits that the gang is wearing shows that they aren’t taking themselves too seriously. I mean can we talk one second about Daesung’s jacket that we wore. I know that BTS has been wearing some sequined blazers lately, but the jacket Daesung wore was the closest to holographic clothes I think I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t take way from his cuteness in any way, but it truly pops. Also, after re-looking at the picture, it really goes well with his bluish/tealish hair.

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This video is a lot lighter than the 1st video and we got to see them play around a bit more. I’m hoping that Daesung keeps showing his face in videos because he’s a cutey. Top’s pink hair needs a little of a dye job. Also, now I know where G-dragon’s sushi hair came from. It’s quite a bright yellow at the time of this video.

Overall, I love the song, it’s very catchy. The video was great (and it get’s added points for not making me sick). This was well worth the wait.