The Chase: a mini review

The Chase (O'Hare and Fox, #2)The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Format: Kindle ebook

Published: February 25th 2014 by Bantam Books

Source: Netgalley, courtesy of the publisher

The Chase was okay. After years of reading Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum novels, I think my expectations were a little low. So I was actually pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t filled with the shenanigans of Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels (that has gotten a little old). It took a little long for The Chase to get interesting to me. I think I was almost finished before I wanted to keep reading.

The Chase was an easy read. I guess it’s a light-hearted book version of NBC’s The Blacklist (I absolutely love that show). Nick Fox, a con man and thief, uses his skills to help the FBI. And Special Agent Kate O’Hare is assigned to be Fox’s handler/babysitter. The pair has been assigned to recover a stolen item from Carter Grove.

The heist goes almost as planned. Kate’s father and his group of cronies are on hand to help Kate and Nick in the recovery plan as well as an assortment of knowing and unknowing cast members. It was a little cute and I giggled every now and again. After reading another person’s review, I’m glad that I’m not alone in not knowing how to rate The Chase. The premise is good. The action isn’t bad, but it seems to be lacking something. But I don’t really know what that something is. I think the chemistry and the sexual tension is missing between Kate and Nick.¬† Evanovich and Goldberg reference it throughout the book, but I found myself finding it hard to believe that these two would ever hook up.

I think this book came out a bit too early. I probably would have read it as an easy summer read. And I would recommend that others read it as such.

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday

Well, it’s been another crazy week for me. But surprisingly, I have been able to finish reading several books that I have been reading. I have a backlog of thoughts/mini reviews to post.

Despite my reluctance to read Allegiant, I have finished reading it. I’m gathering my thoughts on the book so a review may still be a few days away. The amateur conspiracy theorist in me is conjuring up a few theories to throw out there and see what sticks. (That’s right I said it, I’m an amateur conspiracy theorist!)

I have also finished reading Carter Finally Gets It. I think my son would have enjoyed this selection, if I could get him to read (ugh!!) books. But he does read the newspaper and he’s a major conspiracy theorist in his own right. A review on Carter Finally Gets It should be posted within the week.

And I really enjoyed the audio book version of Eleanor & Park, despite some of the serious themes of the book.

Now on to what am I reading this week:

The Gods of Guilt

The Chase (O'Hare and Fox, #2)

The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly; narrated by Peter Giles

The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

 

What are you reading this week?

Thanks for reading with me.