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Book Review: The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg


The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

This is the first in a new fun series – and I can tell you I was hooked from the opening page. FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is dedicated to her job – and to chasing international con artist Nicolas Fox. After years of chasing Nicholas, who happens to be charming and very sexy, she finally captures him and has him behind bars. But then Nicolas pulls off his greatest con of all time – he convinces the FBI to offer him a job – and ends up working alongside Kate, despite her reservations and growing attraction to the man. Their first case is to find the half billion that has been stolen by a corrupt investment banker, transfer the money to the FBI and put the crook behind bars.

This is a read that will have you laughing out loud while you read it, with your tongue firmly stuck in your cheek. The characters are superb. Kate O’Hare is a woman who is more comfortable with a rocket launcher than wearing a bikini, but is definitely smart, sexy and kicks butt. Nicholas Fox is handsome, funny and resourceful – and always manages to be one step ahead of everyone else him, even if only by the skin of his teeth. The sexual chemistry between the pair is hot, hot, hot – now made worse that they have to work together and their relationship needs to remain professional. This isn’t quite as bonkers as the Stephanie Plum series that Janet Evanovich is famous for, but I think perhaps there is more tension, and more action, than her other series. It still has all the trademark elements of an Evanovich book however – lots of funny one liners, explosions, twists and turns, and simmering tension between the two main protagonists – along with an engaging cast of supporting characters. The ultimate escapist read.

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