Thursday, August 18, 2016

ARC Review: Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Curious Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Series: Knight and Moon
Publication: Bantam (August 16, 2016)

Description: 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.

My Thoughts: This new series by Evanovich and Sutton is funny, has sparkling dialogue, and makes Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series read like realistic fiction.

Emerson Knight is a very eccentric billionaire who decides that he wants to see his gold. Riley Moon, who is a new employee of the bank that holds the gold, is assigned to Knight to try to convince him that his gold is safe and that he doesn't really need to see it. Riley is a small-town Texas girl who graduated from Harvard, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. She isn't thrown by much but Emerson's unique view on the world comes close.

Emerson's simple desire manages to uncover a deep-seated conspiracy and has Riley and Emerson travels from an underground vault under the Federal Reserve in New York City to Area 51 in Nevada being chased by bad guys all the way.

This was a fun romp. I enjoyed both Riley and Emerson and really liked the dialogue. I can't wait for more Knight and Moon adventures.

Favorite Quote:
The man sounded distracted, as if he had just been pulled away from finding a cure for cancer or a marathon binge-watching of Game of Thrones.
I got this one in exchange for an honest review from LibraryThing. You can buy your copy here.

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