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I am an absolute fan of O’Hare & Fox written jointly by Janet and Lee. Having read all five previous novels and two short stories it was disappointing that this novel written without Lee has lost the repartee and flow of previous novels. The disconnect in O’Hare and Fox’s relationship in this novel contrasts clearly with how their relationship developed in the previous three novels. Even Jake is portrayed differently taking the espri d’cor out of his character. I give all the previous other novels 10 stars a book they are a really good entertaining read. Unfortunately I only give this three stars due to poor transition and continuity with the characters. Plot was great but lack of continuance took away from the usual feel good funny story lines. Please bring Lee back 🤭
I haven't read any of the previous Fox and O'Hare books, however I did not find that this was an issue, as there was enough back story of how they came to be partners to get me through.
Now, I may be in the minority, however with the exception of Kate, Nick and (most of the time) her father Jake, I really didn't like any of the characters.
Vicky was just a vapid, self-important wannabe Kardashian. Cosmo just came across as a babbling 13 years old girl rather than an FBI Agent.
But this could just be me.
This book (and I am guessing the previous books) have a Plum-esque feel to them (silly sidekicks, explosions, so many explosions) which is not surprising. I wasn't sure with a co-author if Janet Evanovich's writing style would come through as much - though really, with the writing style of this book, it could have been all her work.
I liked the cross country continents jaunt that we are taken on and the hijinx that this group gets up to.
I am torn with how to rate this book. Yes, I enjoyed it, however I didn't find it anything new or exciting. It was like reading a Plum book, with names changed to protect the innocent.
Will I read more of this series? Yeah, sure, probably.
A Fox and O'Hare gentle thriller. O'Hare is a crook who has been recruited by the FBI instead of being locked up to help then solve crimes. He is being monitored by the Agent who originally caught him. Needless to say there is sizzling chemistry between them. As with all Evanovich books, the sex takes place off the page but only just...
It is a fun story that takes place on the sides of mountains in Hawaii and New Zealand. Very much cut from the same sort of gib as the 60's novels by MacLean, Bagley or Lyall, but its from the point of view of an action woman, and the tongue is parked firmy in the cheek.
If this book were a stand alone, you’d enjoy it for the light romp it is. However, this is not the case.
Unfortunately, this book is a huge disappointment to anyone who has previously enjoyed the series. I reread the first 5 books as well as the mini reads and am flabbergasted at how little consistency there is between the books. It’s like the authors didn’t bother to go back and read the source material relying on fading memory. It made for confusing reading.
Firstly, one of the main characters was supposed to be on the run from the FBI, and it was supposed to be a secret that he was working with them, at least this is where the last book left off, but then in this book he’s sitting in an FBI office talking about forms and walking around with the agent who was supposed to be catching him. It made no sense.
That wasn’t all the inexplicably changed. It took 5 books but the last book left off with the main characters exploring a relationship, and this book had them back where they were 3-4 books ago. Again it’s confusing and all it took was the authors to read the last chapter of the previous book to remember where their characters left off. Sloppy.
The supporting characters that make up such a huge part of this series are missing, but then so too is the witty banter and the clever plot. It seems the authors forgot that this is a more a heist book than a detective book. It’s the heist that we love, that sets it apart from the authors other work. The relationships, the banter and the cleverness. This lost a lot of that and just went over the top silly.
One can only hope that they ignore this book and go back to basics and look at why we all loved the first 5 books so much. Lee Goldberg was definitely missing this time around.
Nothing like the previous books in the series. The characerisations are very different, previous excellent characters are missing and where is the con?! The whole premise of this series is that Nick is a master con man. I only kept reading in the vain hope that the con was about to start but it never did. Boring, unimaginative... just very disappointing as I really enjoyed the earlier books.
The story line as always has you there with the characters, gotta love the way they have each been developed. Jake is possible my favourite, but who doesn’t want a Nick Fox in their life (maybe with a little less chaos).
Amazing read, can’t put it down once I start reading, can’t wait for the next one.