Well hello! Another month gone, another book read and we are still in Lockdown mode. I am trying to not be angry with myself about the lack of reading I have done during these weeks of lockdown but as I have said before, I have had a hard time just sitting down and getting into a book during these unprecedented times. But I am excited to share that I have completed my sixth book read of 2020 and that is something I am proud of.
For my sixth book read of 2020 I went back to one of my very favorite authors, Janet Evanovich. I have read a number of her “Stephanie Plum” books and this time I picked up another series of hers all about Alex Barnaby! Metro Girl by Janet Evanonvich was a fun, fast paced misadventure that had me laughing and trying to help Alex Barnaby reach her goals!
Book Six of 2020
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
Buckle your seat belts. Number one New York Times bestselling author, Janet Evanovich, is moving into the fast lane with Metro Girl, a thrilling, high-octane misadventure with high stakes, hot nights, cold-blooded murder, sunken treasure, a woman with a chassis built for speed, and one very good, very sexy NASCAR driver who’s along for the ride.
“Wild” Bill Barnaby’s dropped off the face of the earth and big sister Alex heads for Miami, Bill’s last known sighting, on a harrowing hunt to save her brother … and maybe the world. Truth is, Alex has been bailing her brother out of trouble since they were kids. Not that Bill’s a bad sort. More that he acts first and thinks later. Unfortunately, this time around, Wild Bill will be Dead Bill if Alex doesn’t find him in time.
Alex blasts through the bars of South Beach and points her search to Key West and Cuba, laying waste to Miami hit men, dodging Palmetto bugs big enough to eat her alive, and putting the pedal to the metal with NASCAR driver Sam Hooker. Engaged in a deadly race, Wild Bill’s “borrowed” Hooker’s sixty-five foot Hatteras and sailed off into the sunset … just when Hooker has plans for the boat. Hooker figures he’ll attach himself to Alex and maybe run into Bill. Maybe Hooker can salvage what’s left of his vacation. And maybe Hooker’ll get lucky in love with Bill’s sweetie pie sister. After all, Hooker is NASCAR Guy. And NASCAR Guy is good at revving a woman’s engine.
The race to the finish is hot and hard, taking Alex and Hooker into international waters, exposing a plot to grab Cuban gold and a sinister relic of the Cuban missile crises.Creative cussing and sexual innuendo included.
My Review of Metro Girl
I love the way Janet Evanovich writes her books. They always have some kind of mystery to them but also includes some silly sometimes raunchy humor. I have a hard time saying she is a Chic Lit author because her books do not include a bunch of fluff but just like her other books, Metro Girl is a great book to read during these moments of struggle and seriousness. Let her characters take you on an adventure that never seems to go as planned.
While I really enjoyed this book and it was super fun to read, I do think I like the Stephanie Plum series a bit more. That being said, I have plans on reading book #2 in this series – Motor Mouth. Janet does a great job of sharing a little extra about her characters and I really enjoyed seeing how Alex took a huge leap of faith to help her brother. Not to get all sappy but family is everything and in Alex’s case…life or death!
This is a great book for a summer read. Great for those days that you need to escape from life and enjoy a bit of adventure and humor.
Well, book number six in the BOOKS!! While I am not moving through my 2020 reading goal as fast as I had hoped, I am trying to make sure I am taking time daily for reading during this crazy time. My seventh book is one that has been a highly recommended book by many friends and family, I am just a few pages in and I am loving it! Cannot wait to share that review with you soon! I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list so please share some books you have really enjoyed recently. Make sure you check out my 2020 Reading List and Goal too. Maybe you can add some of my books to your list this year!
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