Thursday, May 7, 2015
#REVIEW - The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
He’s a charming con man and she’s a dedicated FBI agent, and they’re about to drive each other crazy . . . again!
The FBI had one demand when they secretly teamed up Special Agent Kate O’Hare with charming con man Nicolas Fox—bring down the world’s most-wanted and untouchable felons. This time it’s the brutal leader of a global drug-smuggling empire. The FBI doesn’t know what their target looks like, where he is, or how to find him, but Nick Fox has a few tricks up his sleeve to roust this particular Knipschildt chocolate–loving drug lord.
From the streets of Nashville to the back alleys of Lisbon, from the rooftops of Istanbul to the middle of the Thames, Nick and Kate chase their mark. When they find themselves pitted against a psychopathic bodyguard and a Portuguese enforcer who gets advice from a pickled head, they decide it’s time to enlist some special talent—talent like a machete-wielding Somali pirate, a self-absorbed actor, an Oscar-winning special effects artist, and Kate’s father Jake, a retired Special Forces operative. Together they could help make this Fox and O’Hare’s biggest win yet . . . if they survive.
This is my first Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg book I have read. I know there are a lot of them out there, too. I have an ex-sister-in-law who loves reading these books, and she says they are laugh out loud funny and kind of sexy.
I don't know. I think my tastes might be changing because I couldn't find any humor in it, at least not like she said there would be, and there were no love scenes, either. What I did get from the story was non-stop, on-the-run from here to there running away from the bad guys or running to the bad guys. There was a lot of action in this book. I could see this as a movie, easily.
I wanted the humor. I wanted the sexy smexy! The book fell flat in that area, at least it did for myself.
It could be that I have come into this series too late and have missed a lot of backstory, and I really do feel that is what happened to me with this book. I'll have to give a different one a try another time, perhaps ask her suggestion.
Oh! One more thing. I'll take that chocolate, though! LOL!
I received this book from the publisher, Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley.
Posted by Laurie Carlson at 4:12 PM