[669]: Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton

28524313 Series: Knight and Moon, #1
Penguin Random House | August 16th, 2016
Source: Publisher
Adult Fiction | Suspense
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

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.

Short and sweet today as I’m not feeling well. It’s been a rough day. 

Janet Evanovich is one of those authors who has been around forever. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to get a taste for her books. I was excited to see this one listed on the available for request from Penguin’s email so I thought I might as well take advantage of the opportunity.

There’s always something surreal when you open a book by a well-established author for the very first time. It’s like discovering new words again constructed in a way you’ve never read before. Though this book was written tandemly with another author, the novelty will not wear off anytime soon, I think.

Curious Minds offers a light mystery to those who are looking for a quick, enjoyable read. The narrative was very laid back with quirky characters that you’ll either take to easily or frown upon with quizzical brows. I found myself forgiving the less than realistic antics of an eccentric billionaire for reasons other than he was a hoot. He was stoic and dry at times that he doesn’t realize he was being unintentionally funny. Though, I should include a disclaimer that you’ll have to suspend disbelief more often with this story. Because the authors took liberties with their characterization of Moon and Knight, it was sometimes too unbelievable even for fiction. But I, for one, didn’t mind it too terribly.

There’s a lot to look forward to in this series, I think. I enjoyed the light mystery it offers, the humor, and the little insight on how the Federal Reserves works. And I can’t wait to see what this duo will get up to! They’re the perfect pairing personality wise. Moon takes herself way too seriously while Knight has a way of keeping cool under incredible pressure. I do feel like a romance is brewing, but not too much or too fast. Whatever’s in store with these two, rest assured, I’ll be at the bookstore come release day for the second book!

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