ARC Review :: Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich

Title: Curious Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
Series: Knight and Moon Book 1
Genre: Mystery
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 336
Published: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Bantam Books

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imageEmerson 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 received this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

We meet Riley Moon…
She meets Emerson Knight…
They meet trouble.
Will their Curious Minds lead to more danger? Or will they be able to shed light on the truth and live to tell about it?

For whatever reason, I didn’t find myself interested in the main plot of this story to begin with. Gold coin embezzlement and all that… Not really my cup of tea. But although I wasn’t fond of the plot, I did become fond of the characters. I was instantly intrigued by Emerson and his quirkiness. He was different. And I liked that. On the other hand, it took me a while before I found myself liking Riley’s character. It wasn’t that I disliked her… She just didn’t come across as relatable to me personally and I thought she lacked depth in her character. After many pages though, she finally began to grow on me with her humor and witty banter.

“If she had any sense at all, she’d clean out her desk and look for another job. Something safe and sane, like catching alligators or looking for land mines in Afghanistan.”

I also enjoyed the fact that you never knew who you could trust; who was working for the Grunwald’s and who wasn’t. And that kept the story somewhat interesting for me. I did find some of the situations a tad bit unbelievable, but hey… That’s fiction, right?

Overall, this was a fun, easy read that had me cracking smiles all the way through. It wasn’t an extraordinary story by any means, but the little twists and turns, the humor, and the many odd characters made it worth the time.

Date Read: 8/25/2016

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21 thoughts on “ARC Review :: Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich

  1. Wow, you have such varied tastes in books! I would never read a book like this because they’ve never appealed to me, but you have such a broad range! And that’s a big publisher and author to be approved for!
    Speaking of which, did you go on Edelweiss yet? I would search you, but when I hit suggest friends, nothing comes up for me.

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    1. Yeah, I’ll pretty much read just about anything. I do like mysteries and suspense 🙂
      I just now got my confirmation email from Edelweiss, not sure why it took so long, but I’m on the community page now getting ready to try to find y’all. I don’t know how to tell y’all to search for me… By my login email?

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      1. Yep. The same picture you have on your blog. And when I click Community it says Stephanie Plotkin and Jasmine Ye. I invited y’all to be my friends the other day, but instead it popped up saying y’all invited me to be friends so I approved both of you. And now you’re on there. It shows me all the books you all have received or anticipated or reviewed, etc.

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  2. This was a really great review, I loved the way you added detail and went in-depth without giving away the plot, rather than spoiling I all in a sentence. It seems quite interesting, I’m just wondering how romantic is it? Great post, I can’t wait to read more! 😃

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    1. Thank you so much! There was hardly any romance going on in the book. Riley and Emerson were throwing little hints out there once or twice to let you know they found each other attractive, but other than that… No romance. I haven’t heard anything on the rest of the series, but I’m assuming/predicting that later on they will become a couple.


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