The Chase by Janet Evanovich


The Chase by Janet EvanovichThe Chase (Fox and O'Hare, #2) by Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
Published by Bantam on February 25th 2014
Genres: Cozy, Fiction, Humor, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover
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Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox runs daring cons, now teams undercover for FBI with agent who caught him, Kate O'Hare. Together they catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals, next Carter Grove, former White House chief of staff, now ruthless leader of BlackRhino private security for a rare Chinese rooster from the Smithsonian.

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

Okay so I have been reading this book for 23 days!?! I can’t believe it. That’s the longest I have ever read a book. But I can sincerely say that I finished it!!! And I am so sorry to my fans for not updating my blog to tell you with why I hadn’t updated since my last update on February 10. See my mom is in California right now doing some stuff for her job and so I was busy hanging out with her while reading somewhat.

Anyways back to the reason for this blog post. I finished this book today and I loved every single second of it. I know I know. Your probably thinking if I loved every single second of it I would have updated my blog sooner but I couldn’t because I was busy with my mom and doing other things around the house. But I swear that is past me for right now that is.

Anyways in this book like always Kate O’Hare gets herself wrapped into one of Nick Fox’s elaborate cons that seemed to have started out simple but ended up being not so simple. One of the things that I like about this book is that it’s so good with the cons, which would make it an action book, but it also has a good dynamic between Kate and Nick that just makes you want to go just kiss already. And that second aspect is the romantic part of it. I swear this book has every single thing that would make any reader want to read some more of it. But this is only the second book of the series that I think would be as successful as Stephanie Plum. Oh and we also get to see a little bit of Nick’s back history of when he first started conning!

I want to try something new. For anyone that has read this book that stumbled upon this book review want to tell me with what you think of it? Or even more with what you think of Kate and Nick? These questions are also opened up to the people that haven’t read the book. For you I want you to answer this question. What do you think this book has in it that you are wanting to read about? Also what do you think of Kate and Nick from the last book?

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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About Janet Evanovich

Janet’s Bio (quoted from her website)

When I was a kid I spent a lot of time in LaLa Land. La la Land is like an out-of-body experience –while your mouth is eating lunch your mind is conversing with Captain Kirk. Sometimes I’d pretend to sing opera. My mother would send me to the grocery store down the street, and off I’d go, caterwauling at the top of my lungs. Before the opera thing I went through a horse stage where I galloped everywhere and made holes in my Aunt Lena’s lawn with my hooves. Aunt Lena was a good egg. She understood that the realities of daily existence were lost in the shadows of my looney imagination.After graduation from South River High School, I spent four years in the Douglass College art department, honing my ability to wear torn Levis, learning to transfer cerebral excitement to primed canvas. Painting beat the heck out of digging holes in lawns, but it never felt exactly right. It was frustrating at best, excruciating at worst. My audience was too small. Communication was too obscure. I developed a rash from pigment.

Somewhere down the line I started writing stories. The first story was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania. The second story was about …well never mind, you get the picture.

I sent my weird stories out to editors and agents and collected rejection letters in a big cardboard box. When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.

Four months into my less than stellar secretarial career, I got a call from an editor offering to buy my last mailed (and heretofore forgotten) manuscript. It was a romance written for the now defunct Second Chance at Love line, and I was paid a staggering $2,000.

With my head reeling from all this money, I plunged into writing romance novels full time, saying good-by, good riddance to pantyhose and office politics. I wrote series romance for the next five years, mostly for Bantam Loveswept. It was a rewarding experience, but after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre.

I spent two years retooling –drinking beer with law enforcement types, learning to shoot, practicing cussing. At the end of those years I created Stephanie Plum. I wouldn’t go so far as to say Stephanie is an autobiographical character, but I will admit to knowing where she lives.

It turns out I’m a really boring workaholic with no hobbies or special interests. My favorite exercise is shopping and my drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles.

I read comic books and I only watch happy movies. I motivate myself to write by spending my money before I make it. And when I grow up I want to be just like Grandma Mazur.

About Lee Goldberg

New York Times Bestselling author Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee whose many TV writing and/or producing credits include “Martial Law,” “SeaQuest,” “Diagnosis Murder,””Hunter,” “Spenser: For Hire,” “Nero Wolfe,” “Missing.” “Monk” and “The Glades.” He’s also the author of the Fox & O’Hare series with Janet Evanovich (The Heist, The Chase, The Job), “The Walk,” “Watch Me Die,” “King City,” the “Dead Man” series, as well as the “Diagnosis Murder” and “Monk” series of original mystery novels.