Sunday, December 17, 2006

Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich

I loved this book! Here is my review:
Alexandria “Barney” Barnaby gets a call from her brother around 2am. Bill is calling to let her know that he is leaving town and to not go find him. But when Barney hears a woman scream in the background, she is determined to find out what is going on. So she takes some much needed vacation time and heads down to Miami. While looking for her brother at the docks where he works, she runs into famous NASCAR driver, Sam Hooker. Sam offers to help her find her brother since he has nothing else to do. Barney hesitates at first but then agrees since her brother Bill did take Sam’s boat. Little did they know the trouble that they were getting into could cost them their lives. Greed is a powerful motive and that is one that they have to combat and win in order to save not only Bill but also the woman he claims to love Maria. Will they succeed?

Janet Evanovich is one amazing author. This is the first of her books that I have ever read and there will be more to come. She is really able to capture her characters’ feelings and put them down into words. I was impressed with how clean this book was though I know it is a rarity. I was able to enjoy the book and the little hints of sexuality. The characters had feelings but there was some dishonesty. The other thing I liked about the characters came across as real people. I know some authors try but aren’t able to accomplish that but Janet Evanovich was very able to do that.

My favorite character is Alex aka Barney. She is headstrong and doesn’t know when to call it quits. Now sometimes that works out in her favor and other times it doesn’t work out as well. Yet she knew when she was over her head. Though that didn’t often stop her. I still liked her cause she was doing all that she knew to do so she could save her brother. The other character I really liked was Sam Hooker. I just love NASCAR but I really liked it that even though he was famous he could keep his head on his shoulders. That isn’t something that is easy to do when given the power that famous people have. But I felt bad for the guy cause he kept getting mobbed.
Metro Girl was really good and I especially enjoyed how Janet Evanovich put the title in the book. You’ll have to read it yourself to know how it is used. But it is worth the read and worth your time. I give this book a 5/5 cause I couldn’t put it down. I had to find out if Bill and Maria made it and if the bad guys got it in the end.

Now onto Motor Mouth by the same author. :)

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