Janet Evanovich has been a summertime fluffy nothing kind of fave for years now. I won’t go over the deets (yet again), just know that I’ve read errrrrrrything by her. Her books usually only take a couple of hours to get through due to their simplicity, and if you check out the paper versions you’ll notice that large font, wide margins and plenty of space in between lines not only make them easy on the eyes, but also probably contain about half the content of a normal 300 page book. The fact that The Pursuit took over two DAYS rather than two hours for me didn’t bode well . . . .
This series (although it had the trademark female lead and love/hate romance along with action and adventure) started off well for me and I got a kick out of the supporting cast of characters. The Pursuit began right in the middle of an adrenaline rush – Nick in a coffin, kidnapped by a diamond thief with plans of partnering up. While Kate rushes in to save the day, the two learn that Dragan the crook has much more nefarious plan in mind – and also that he owns a limoncello company which made me go . . . .
You’d think between the diamond heisting and other heisting this would have been a real thrill-ride. Instead, it probably contained about 50 pages of actual story and the remainder was nothing but descriptions of the various locales they were visiting . . .
I’m not stupid enough to say I’m done reading Evanovich (especially when I keep getting them for not only zero dollars, but zero effort of hauling my lard butt down to the library either). However, the magic was definitely missing from this one . . .
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.