This review is based on a complimentary book I received from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
Series: Knight and Moon #1
Also by this author: The Scam, The Pursuit
Genres: Humor, Mystery
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Bantam Dell
Source: LibraryThing Early Reviewers
Purchase at: Amazon
Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of thrillers featuring the invincible and incompatible pairing of Knight and Moon.
Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it.
This is a new series from Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton that pairs an eccentric billionaire, Emerson Knight, with a rookie financial analyst, Riley Moon, together in a questionable investigation of missing gold. This investigation was a bit more of a heart pounding, run for your life type of investigation that would leave a few scratches, lead to some torture, and bring to light a scam hatched by a family of men bent on world domination.
I found this book to be a pleasant read. I liked the characters and they were written in such a way that their dialogue was comical but not over the top. I felt that the relationship between Emerson and Riley was quirky but it worked. I wish it had a bit more of an edge to it and was more engaging.
Emerson Knight is a straight up eccentric genius and he has this whole vibe about him that makes him seem very in control without being an alpha male. He hatches plans but fails to take into consideration how that makes others around him feel. Riley Moon unfortunately is the recipient of his failure to be included in said plans and her experience throughout this story is akin to the mantra of worst day ever! Her life was all planned out and she was finally at the point of reaping her rewards for diligence in completing her higher education that is of course until she met Emerson. What started out as a routine visit to calm down the nerves of a recluse account holder turned Riley’s life from routine into run for your life!
“You didn’t tell me there’d be bats.” “Well of course there are bats. It’s a cave.” “I hate bats.” “Think of them as pigeons. Pigeons of the night.”
Pigeons of the night, ha ha ha, that cracked me up. I did enjoy the humor. It caused me to chuckle but nothing that made my sides ache. I felt that this book was an easy read, kept me engaged enough to finish the story but not so engaged that I was captivated. Overall I did enjoy this book enough to have a mild curiosity as to where the characters would go in the next installment. I am hoping for more humor and a developing relationship between the main characters.
*Thank you to LibraryThing & Random House Publishing Group for this complimentary copy of Curious Minds*