A new series from Janet Evanovich. Will they have a winner?

Curious Minds
Authors: Evanovich, Janet and Phoef Sutton
Publisher: Random House LLC
336 Pages

Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon. They previously wrote the Wicked Charms in the Lizzy and Diesel series. Will they have a winner?

Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has no sense of social etiquette. He’s also brilliant, rich, and handsome man with friends who owe him a favor all over the world. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least it seemed like her dream job, until she is told to babysitting Knight who is concerned his gold is missing. A trip to the gold vaults of the Federal Reserve prove his concerns have a good foundation and it's more then just his gold missing. From there, they are on the run from some very determined and evil men determined to keep their scam a secret.

This series is missing the on-the-floor laughing parts Grandma Mazur' character contributed to the Plum series. It seems more like the Fox and O'Hare series than the Plum series but the Fox and O'Hare series grows on me with every new book. Hopefully, this series will too. It has possibilities but spends most the book building up the chemistry between the two characters. However, by the conslusion, that chemistry between Knight and Moon still feels forced and we are left to discover in the next book how successful they were.

This was a really light read, at times somewhat entertaining but I'll need to wait for the next book to really decide whether the series has long term possibilities.

Shari Lloyd