Monday, January 4, 2016

Review: Pros and Cons by Janet Evanvoich and Lee Goldberg

Mystery, Suspense



Release Date:
May 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg have teamed up for a dynamic new series featuring an FBI agent who’s on the hunt—and a master con artist who’s enjoying the chase. The con is on in this eBook original short story that’s a triumphant prequel to The Heist.

FBI special agent Kate O’Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist’s twentieth-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures at the same time that the self-proclaimed “King of Hostile Takeovers” is getting married, Kate is 85 percent—okay maybe 92 percent—sure that she’s finally going to bag Nick Fox.

Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and maybe even herself, that wedding planner Merrill Stubing is actually Nicolas Fox. Second, she has to figure out how to corner and capture him without disrupting the event of the year. And third, what’s going to happen once O’Hare finally gets her hands on Fox? It’s going take a pro to catch a con before the fireworks over Lake Michigan go off.

Includes a sneak peek of The Heist, the first novel in the highly anticipated new series from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg!

My Review

I’ve been a big Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series fan for years. So, when I saw she was writing other series, I wanted to try them but haven’t had time. Then, I noticed this prequel to the “O’Hare and Fox” series she writes with Lee Goldberg and I figured it was the perfect intro for me to learn about this series. I was right. I loved it.

Although this is a short story and fast read, it gave me a good feel for this series. I immediately liked the cat and mouse game between Kate and Nicolas. There’s also an attraction that can be felt between these two characters even though they weren’t even together in a scene. The use of his aliases being named after old TV characters is entertaining to me since I’m a TV junkie.

This felt like I was watching a movie…it is jam-packed with action, adventure, drama…it was a roller coaster of excitement. I can’t wait to read The Heist which is book #1.

For reading challenges:
I Love Library Books Reading Challenge 2016

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. My library has these on audio and I've been wanting to give them a try. It definitely looks like I should! This sounds like a fun read.

  2. I need to check on the next Plum


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