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May 08, Jenna rated it did not like it Shelves: don-t-bother. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. What happened to Nick and Kate?! Their relationship has always been one of the most compelling parts of the story for me: watching how they interact, how they slowly let one another into their lives and hearts.
In book 4, Nick introduced Kate to Lucie in case things ever go badly! Because he is totally absent from TBK. Same with the woman who was trying to come to terms with her commitment to her job vs her involvement with a felon. The lead characters in this book occasionally have sex, but only after long chapters with scattered references to Nick basically pestering Kate to do it and her almost continually turning him down.
And all these complaints are front-loaded before I confront the abysmal story. Alas, dear readers, there was not. Any story you make up in your head about Nick and Kate will be far superior to this disappointing waste of time. View 2 comments. Pretty dreadful, especially for anyone who has enjoyed the first five books in this series. As further proof when does Amazon ever have a lower reader rating than Goodreads? A Silicon Valley unicorn is missing, and Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare are trying to find him, enlisting the help of a stoner, an Instagram supermodel, Jake, and an FBI desk jockey, who would never be allowed out in the field.
The zippy repartee is gone as is the magic between Kate and Nick although a trip to Hawaii is always a Pretty dreadful, especially for anyone who has enjoyed the first five books in this series. The zippy repartee is gone as is the magic between Kate and Nick although a trip to Hawaii is always a treat. Peter Evanovich cannot carry Lee Goldberg's jock strap as a writer.
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Shame on the publisher and on Janet. If you have never read any of the Fox and O'Hare series you might like this. It's an easy read and if you go into it with no expectations you might find it fun, but if you are expecting a Fox and O'Hare adventure you will more than likely be saying "WHAT??!!! My theory is Lee Goldberg did most or all of the writing on the other 5 books.
I'm not sure that Peter Evanovich or even Janet Evanovich has read any of the If you have never read any of the Fox and O'Hare series you might like this. I'm not sure that Peter Evanovich or even Janet Evanovich has read any of the other books because the continuity issues are astounding.
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That's the whole premise of the series. Nick is helping the FBI while Kate is "chasing" him. Secondly, where is our crew? No Boyd? No Willie? Jake wasn't even Jake, more like pod Jake.
In the other books Jake and Nick had a close relationship. Here, maybe acquaintances. Instead we are saddled with vapid one dimensional characters of Vicki and Cosmo. Third, Nick and Kate's relationship. I'm sorry WHAT???!!! Goldberg wasn't available so they slapped something together but I would have been more than happy to wait a little longer for a true Fox and O'Hare adventure than this farce.
Please, I beg you, Ms. Evanovich return these characters back to Lee Goldberg. You readers deserve better. View all 3 comments. May 07, Isabella rated it liked it. I love Janet Evanovich but without Lee Goldberg, this is not the same, the characters are totally different, they are childish and stupid. I want my old Nick and Kate beck, I want the brilliant con and badass Jack. After so much wait, total disappointment. Three stars only because I love Janet Evanovich. I need to bleach my brain and try to remove this monstrosity from my memory.
The Big Kahuna is a shadow of what this series used to be: the adventures of an FBI agent tasked with keeping tabs on a world famous con-man as they plan elaborate cons to capture big criminals. The dialogues were hilarious and full of banter and humor, the cons super elaborate and the plot rich of action, the secondary characters were NOPE! The dialogues were hilarious and full of banter and humor, the cons super elaborate and the plot rich of action, the secondary characters were fascinating and funny and fully fleshed out, the budding romance between Kate and Nick was charming and real.
This book is the complete opposite: gone is the romance seriously, I felt like I was back to book 1 with how frigid the two MCs acted , gone is the cast of colorful secondary characters the ones that are shoved in as replacements appear as caricatures and are super annoying How can you mess up so bad and completely ignore the theme of the series?
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The characters deserved so much better, the series deserved better, the readers deserved better I wanted to have faith in Janet Evanovich but without Lee Goldberg this series is just plain awful. I hope she will never touch this again unless the partnership is reinstalled. For what concerns me, this book never existed and is removed from the canon. View all 5 comments. May 25, Drduby rated it did not like it.
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This book needs to be taken out and shot. It was in no way funny just over the top. Sep 03, Amy rated it did not like it Shelves: heist. The biggest problem? This is not a heist book. But it falls in a heist series. In fact, it is not much of an anything book. I found it horrendously boring.
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The witty banter came across as forced and awkward. The innuendos made no sense in the context of the last book or two; it pretty much pretends Book 4 and 5 never happened. Cosmo was a horridly awkward character and I bemoan his continuation in this series. I don't know why the authors changed and I do not think it an improvement. In fact, The biggest problem? In fact, barring the return of Lee Goldberg, I don't see myself picking up any more books even if they are written.
May 12, Debra Polk rated it it was ok. I have to agree with so many others. Disappointment sums up my feelings on this book. When you wait so long for a new installment in a series you love and then the author and editors release a story that reads like they have forgotten huge parts of the main character backstories, one wonders why they let themselves get hooked on the series to start with.
The Big Kahuna is damning evidence that I have been right. I feel sorry for Peter because this appears to be his first big break in the industry. When you google an author and the first line that appears is Peter is Janet's son Peter may very well be a great writer but putting him in the number two seat of an established series after you have lost your original writing partner for whatever reason and I have no doubt it is a dandy reason, that us readers will never know, probably due to a combination of legalese and class on the part of both Janet and Lee is just not fair to anyone.
The previous books did such a great job building the characters and the romance between Kate and Nick. Yes, there are a few passionate moments but there are no references to how they got to where they are or how they plan to deal with the increasing closeness they share. For that reason alone, the shower scene was a disservice to both the characters and the readers.
fecttabnombci.tk The last scene was reminiscent of the genuine fondness that had built up between Kate and Nick over the course of the series but it is too little far too late. I would love for the publisher to get its act together and find away to get The Mark the book that was supposed to be the next in the series completed and published by my hopes are faint after seeing what they ended up releasing. There is plenty of action and banter but I agree with other reviews when they have said that only someone who has not read the previous books will not come away feeling cheated by this installment. I would hate to see this series end and I think people would be forgiving if another book came out and it was back on track meaning the series regained it's previous continuity and richness in both narrative and characterization but I can't help feeling it already has.
May 22, Melanie rated it it was ok.
Stephanie, oh wait, Kate is indecisive about who she should fall in love with - wait, there isn't a Morelli in this series.