Okay, this is a redux of a review I posted in July of last year. I have just re-read this book because its sequel, Dangerous Minds, is due out next week – June 20, 2017. Let’s be honest though. I re-read this book because it is great. I have read it three times now and it deserves the five stars I gave it from the start. The plot is hysterical, the interactions are hysterical, and it has some of the funniest lines I have ever read.
If you never had a chance to read it, grab it. It will definitely get you out of any reading slump you may be suffering. And yes, I’m talking about me.
Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Title: Curious Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
Series: Knight & Moon, #1
Publisher: Bantam Dell
Date: August 16, 2016
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.
I loved this book – absolutely loved this book. Five stars is not enough. I cannot wait for the next one and there’s not even a title yet on Goodreads. I want it NOW!
UPDATE: BOOK TWO, DANGEROUS MINDS, IS DUE OUT ON JUNE 20, 2017.
Okay, I have that out of my system.
This is the first book in Janet Evanovich’s new series and it is cowritten with Phoef Sutton. It’s really funny just like the Stephanie Plum books, but for some reason doesn’t read like a Plum book. The zaniness and humor are there, but it just doesn’t seem the same. I can’t really explain it.
The book is written from Riley’s point of view, but Emerson is my favorite character. He is so brilliant and so rich that he doesn’t follow normal societal rules and that’s what makes him my favorite. When he is told he can’t do something, his response is not “why not?”, but “I’m already doing it.”
I don’t normally use a lot of quotes in my reviews, but I’m making an exception for this one. None of them are spoilers and you have to see why I think this book is so great.
“You don’t seem especially worried,” Emerson said. “I drink a lot,” Irene said. “And I smoke dope. It keeps me more or less happy.”
That will do it.
In this next quote, Riley wants her breakfast and has told him she gets irritable if she isn’t fed.
“I like you fine.” “I’m not irritable yet.” “You’re not?” Emerson said with surprise. “Very funny.” “I wasn’t trying to be funny,” . . .
Emerson can definitely try anyone’s patience.
Riley reminded herself that she was a professional, and stabbing Emerson with her nail file wouldn’t be appropriate.
And just throwing this one out there,
“Attempted murder is something a lot of couples can’t get past.”
Emerson is not inexperienced with women.
“You have that look,” Emerson said to Riley.
“Squinty eyes, jaw clenched, shoulders hunched. I’ve seen that look on women before and it’s never turned out well.”
And this is a workout program I could get behind.
Irene Grunwald got up early every morning to work out. And by “work out” she meant have a pitcher of sangria while lying in a lounge chair in her backyard and watching the sun rise over the river.
Read this book. You will not regret it.
This book was sent to me by NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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