Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight.
What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it. @goodreads
I love Janet Evanovich and this new series she is writing with another author, Phoef Sutton is hilarious!
Riley Moon got a job as a junior analyst for the big company, Blane-Grunwald. Riley is sent to see about one of their clients needs and this would be Emerson Knight! He's funny, quirky and very smart. For some reason he kept reminding me of a cross between Sherlock and Matt Smith, don't ask, I don't know.
I wanted to excerpt the whole freaking book with the one liners and what not but I will leave all of those for you guys to enjoy. I will sneak in a few. Lol. Riley and Emerson go on this hunt to find one of the banks missing partners, Gunter Grunwald. There are other things amiss at the bank as well and sending Riley in to keep Emerson occupied didn't seem to help. Riley and Emerson decide to go on a little hunt themselves, or I should say Emerson dragged Riley along.
When Riley met Emerson it was a definite fun time what with the wild animals running around the house and estate grounds, a tent in the office area. It's just great!
Riley turned away from the tent and bumped into Emerson Knight, spearing his foot with her spike heel.
"Crap on a cracker!" she said, jumping away.
"That's an interesting exclamation," he said. "Is that regional to Texas? You have a definite Texas accent."
Whoa, Riley thought. The man was gorgeous. He was about six two and lean. He was wearing loose-fitting gray cords, brown Converse All Star sneakers, and a gray T-shirt that was loose enough to be comfortable and tight enough for Riley to see he was ripped. He had a lot of wavy black hair, and dark eyes that could only be described as smoldering. He looked like the cover of a romance novel come to life. This was a complete surprise, as it wasn't in the bio she'd been given. She'd expected Emerson Knight to look like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory."
Oh and did I mention that Emerson is rich above and beyond the call of richness. Is that a thing?
Emerson wants Riley to drive him everywhere, but he's not fond of her Mini Cooper so they end up taking one of many, many vintage and muscle cars Emerson inherited from this father. Along with the zoo animals and other such things.
Riley reached in and cleared the passenger seat of a folder containing random legal documents, a pair of running shoes, a fast-food bag that had held her breakfast sandwich, and a couple of crumpled candy wrappers. She was almost sure that her suit skirt was long enough to cover her hoo-ha when she bent over, but she gave the skirt a subtle tug just to be sure.
Riley straightened. "You meant the car, right?"
"What else would I mean?"
"You never know," she said. "Please get in. And watch your head."
I really wish I could have seen that collection of cars. A few of them that Riley got to drive and of course just stare at were:
68 GT Fastback, 39 Rolls-Royce Phantom III Cabriolet, 65 Shelby Mustang, etc and so on. I mean I have to mention the cars! I love old cars!
I love Emerson's aunt Myra as well, she can pack a punch :-D She helps take care of Emerson's home and animals, but she also helps Em and Riley with a few things. They both end up driving all over the freaking place trying to stop crooks and getting shot at by freaks. It's so much fun and I loved every minute of it. There is not one part of this book that is boring. Emerson and Riley are getting into to0 much stuff for it to be boring. I also thought it was a very good case they were working on and the outcome as well. This is going to be a series which I'm so excited about and I'm not sure how many books but I think with this team there should be a good bit of them! But that is my opinion!
*I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*
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