Friday, August 30, 2013

REVIEW: PROS AND CONS (O'Hare and Fox, #0.5) by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

Title: Pros and Cons
Series: O’Hare and Fox, #0.5
Authors: Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: May 21, 2013
Genre: Humor
Reviewed by: Books4Tomorrow
Source: Purchased
My rating: 3/5

SUMMARY

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who’s on the hunt—and a master con artist who’s enjoying the chase. The con is on in this eBook original short story that’s a triumphant prequel to The Heist.

FBI special agent Kate O’Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist’s twentieth-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures at the same time that the self-proclaimed “King of Hostile Takeovers” is getting married, Kate is 85 percent—okay maybe 92 percent—sure that she’s finally going to bag Nick Fox.

Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and maybe even herself, that wedding planner Merrill Stubing is actually Nicolas Fox. Second, she has to figure out how to corner and capture him without disrupting the event of the year. And third, what’s going to happen once O’Hare finally gets her hands on Fox? It’s going take a pro to catch a con before the fireworks over Lake Michigan go off.

Includes a sneak peek of The Heist, the first novel in the highly anticipated new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg!


REVIEW

Let me just say, I’m a HUGE fan of Evanovich’s books. OK, yes, I’ve only read One for the Money, but I own the rest of the books in the Stephanie Plum series and am planning to read them all some time. So, with that in mind, I purchased Pros and Cons, expecting to get the same wit and style of a Stephanie Plum novel, but sadly, I got mediocre writing and a plot reminiscent of the plot in One for the Money. My overall opinion is that the only part Evanovich had in this novel was allowing Goldberg to create an FBI agent and a villain similar to the characters in her Stephanie Plum novels. No originality here. The only redeeming qualities of this novella are the clever dialogue and spot-on humor, and the fact that it takes only ten minutes to read. At $0.99 it’s not a complete waste of money, but I wouldn’t suggest paying anything more for it. I won’t be reading this series and will stick with Stephanie Plum instead.


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