Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton is the first in the Knight & Moon series. Here we get to meet Riley Moon, sassy redhead from Texas out to make the world a better place. She has advanced degrees from Harvard Law and is new to the banking world and Blane-Grunwald in Washington DC. Riley has been tasked by her boss to go to the home of the eccentric Emerson Knight and find out why he hasn’t been answering any of the mega-bank’s calls. Oh if only the assignment were that simple!
Emerson Knight is definitely eccentric and introverted…and unbelievably intelligent…and brutally honest. He has inherited his father’s estate, massive amounts of money, and odd menagerie of exotic animals. Emerson lives with his aunt and cousin on the estate and has no real desire to deal with the outside world until Riley shows up on his doorstep and they end up in a wild, crazy, cross country excursion full of sociopaths, missing gold, missing bankers, murder, aliens and more! When they expose an evil plot to take over the world’s gold supply they do everything they can to stop it.
I am a big fan of Evanovich’s Plum series as they are fun little mysteries filled with a lot of laughter and this new Knight & Moon series promises to be just as fun. This is a great little caper with very funny and eccentric characters! Riley is spunky, smart and the only “normal” person in the group and Emerson is a lovable nerd you can’t help but enjoy. Aunt Myra and cousin Vernon only add to the fun and I hope they are around for the other books in the series as well.
If you enjoy other Evanovich books and are looking for a great read with some great one-liners you will enjoy Curious Minds. The characters are fun and even though you know who the Bad Guys are you still want to keep reading to find out just how Em & Riley are going to foil their nefarious plans and still make it out alive.
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