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The Heist by Janet Evanovich

The Heist (O'Hare and Fox, #1)The Heist by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Warning: Book not for people younger than like 16!

I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. I’m not a huge huge fan of Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels and at first I thought this would be the same as that, but it wasn’t. This books is a mash up of the best of USA network’s shows. It has a little bit of White Collar, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs and even Burn Notice. (Sorry I watch a lot of television). My only problem with this book is the fact that it is an adult book. Don’t get me wrong, I can handle a little smut every now and again but it’s not my most favorite of things to read about. I still live in the Teen and Kids fantasy section of the bookstore most of the time.

The main premise of this book is mostly the same as the premise for White Collar with a few twists. Nick Fox is a con-man who is being perpetually chased by this one FBI agent named Kate O’Hare, kind of like the Peter and Neal relationship, but she finally catches him in the most amazing way possible (read to find out). The only problem is that this captivity doesn’t last and to Kate’s surprise, was never meant to. Nick “escapes” and continues to be hunted by the FBI but Kate isn’t on the case. However, this being her life’s work and all, Kate can’t let it go and she finds herself on an assignment she could never have dreamed was possible. The FBI decides to secretly use Nick and Kate to do all of the things the FBI can’t to catch the bad guy. So the fed. and the criminal team up to pull off what turns out to be the most elaborate con yet.

They’re after someone who’s gotten away with over half a billion dollars of embezzled money with a feeble crew and an insane plan. There’s parachuting, explosions, fake drug cartels, and Toblerones. Everything you could ever want from Covert Affairs, and Burn Notice with quirky and sexy main characters reminiscent of Neal Caffery (Matt Bomer) and Mary Shannon (Mary McCormick), mashed up with Nikola Tesla (Sanctuary) and Helen Magnus (Sanctuary).

I guarantee that you will fall in love with them faster than you fall in love with cute cat videos on the internet.

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Wicked Business

Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2)Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book follows Diesel and Lizzy on their hunt for the second SALIGIA stone. This stone is the Luxuria stone and it is rumored to give people unrestrained lust when they are in possession of it. The basic characters are back for the crazy adventure, Diesel, Lizzy, Glo, Clara, Wulf, and Hatchet. It follows the same basic plot, Diesel is trying to get to the stone and the tablet before Wulf does, but this one has a few extra twists and turns. From Diesel and Lizzy’s love interests heating up, to a new mean and nasty that comes and tries to foil all of their plans, to explosions and some temporarily lost powers. But I won’t say much more because you should read it for yourself. What I will say is this:

This wasn’t as good as the first one, for some reason it didn’t seem as funny and entertaining. It has much more geographical stuff, like streets and mountains and scenery. One thing I did like was the fact that we got to see more of Glo because she’s awesome and she reminds me of Kenzi from Lost Girl.

Who is really very funny and awesome. I also liked that this search was more intellectual, you actually needed to think in order to find the clues and it was fun to have all of the different quotes. Then there was the Hatchet torture which wasn’t really torture but it was funny. Oh Glo, you need to learn how to use that book just a little bit better. One of my favorite quotes from this book was

Perhaps we should have relations sir so that I can get your powers and take over

That is probably misquoted but I read the book like 4 days ago.

So you should go read the book! Because there’s more awesome stuff in the book than what I just said.

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