Curious Minds (Knight & Moon #1) by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
Genres/Themes: Mystery – crime, Humor
*I received this book through netgalley, but all following ideas and opinions are my own*
I am a huge fan of Janet Evanovich. Sometimes the writing and plot lines can become repetitive or the jokes are the same, but I still can’t help myself from picking up a book and laughing. The same holds true for this book.
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I feel like there is more structure to this book and the main male character is not the same as Diesel or Morelli! I was honestly intrigued as to who this character would be. Moon did seem a little bit like Kate O’Hare to me, but only a little and since I’m currently reading that series too, I see how I pull the small resemblances (Good with a gun, father had a security type job, eats unhealthy).
I had no idea where the story was going, it was a delight. Another great thing is how, while I’m assuming here that Knight and Moon will get together later, there weren’t many comments about how good-looking he was or moments where Moon is distracted by Knight- Amazing!
One small thing kinda getting repetitive is the exaggeration of how crazy people can be, i.e. random animals being kept at Knight’s mansion. Funny, but seems a little too out there (but on one hand that is kinda the point?). It isn’t enough to actually make me dislike the scenes with the zebras or armadillos, I still smile or chuckle, just I have a part of me going ‘really?’
It was a truly fun and crazy read and I am very much waiting for the sequel to come out. I cannot wait to find out what this team cooks up next!!