Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Book Review of Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

Book Review of Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Curious Minds (Knight and Moon #1)

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.
Leona's Review:
This is my first read by Janet Evanovich and a book I enjoyed. I have some of her books on my bookshelf I have purchased but not yet read.
We have two characters that are meant to be together. Emerson Knight is one the reader needs to roll their eyes and shake their head at him. Good thing there is Riley Moon who has some common sense but not as creative. I do not want to forget Emerson's Aunt Myra who I think should be in all the following series and more active.
The author sounds like she has been in the vault of the Federal Reserve with her descriptions. The book is a fast read and easy to follow. There is a place known as Area 51 and also Groom Lake in the book which are real places.
If you want some adventure with only a couple of "bad" words, this is a great read. I though of it as a James Bond, because some things were not real, Nancy Dew ( I am dating myself) because of the way the snuck into places and a Hallmark Mystery Movie. The secret door was also a Nancy Drew as far as I was concerned.  I loved Riley being from Texas, which is my home state. Her father is a retired police office so it would also be great to see him in a future book.

Some of my favorite sentences in the book are: "You really are self-destructive, you know that?" Riley said to Emerson's back as he headed down a corridor.  "Not at all," Emerson said. "I'm inquisitive  and I'm being proactive. You should be pleased that I'm assuming a leadership role. I'm very suited for it. My  analytic abilities and sensory instincts are superior."  (Riley responds ) "You are so annoying."

I won a complimentary copy from LibraryThing. The opinions are my own. I give this a 4 star +.

Leona Olson
Janet Evanovich may be found at, Evanovich, Twitter @Janet Evanovich.
Phoef Sutton may be found at,, Twitter @phoefSutton

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