Another book review is coming at you!
Book #7 of 20 for the year was the second in the Fox and O’Hare series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. You may remember, I read the first book a couple of months back and liked it, so I decided to keep going with the series and read the next one.
The Chase follows Nick Fox and Kate O’Hare as the con artist and FBI agent work to nab former White House chief of staff turned art thief, Carter Grove. Together with the band of misfits they hire to help them with their mission, the two race against the clock to recover stolen artwork before Carter Grove and his top-notch private security firm put an end to them.
After reading The Heist, I couldn’t wait to get back to reading the next Fox and O’Hare book. It reminded me so much of Janet Evanovich’s early Stephanie Plum books and I loved the fast-paced story, witty banter and chemistry of its characters. Most of the Plum books have fallen flat for me as of late and, to an extent, this one unfortunately joined their ranks. I still loved the fun, far-fetched plot, but this book dragged on for me without the big payoff in the end. Will this book keep me from reading the next in the series? No (it’s on my summer reading list), but I’m hoping in the next one, we get back to the great character chemistry and quirky lines, on top of all of the silly explosions that come with a Janet Evanovich book.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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