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Book Review: Going Rogue, Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich

Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine (Stephanie Plum, #29) by Janet Evanovich was published on November 1, 2022.  The novel opens with Stephanie Plum arriving at the bonds office on a Monday morning, and office manager Connie Rosolli isn't there.  When Stephanie finally gets into the office, the file room has been tossed.  Then comes the ransom call, which sends Stephanie on the hunt for a mysterious coin that she needs to get Connie released. The Stephanie Plum book series is one that I've come to love and enjoy when I need a light read that will give me some laughs.  Right off the start, this edition has yet again made me think it's now being ghost written because Lula is asking if one of the people bonded out by Vinnie is Joe Morelli's grandmother.  Lula already know who she is, so this is what made me think that it's ghost written.  If the author just wanted to reintroduce Bella, there had to be a better way to do this. With that being said, I absolutely lov

Book Review: No Easy Target by Iris Johansen

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen is a stand alone book that mentions characters from the Eve Duncan book series. Margaret Douglas had a troubled youth due to the fact that her father considered her a freak because she could talk to and influence animals utilizing telepathy. Escaping her father, she goes on the run to only be kidnapped and held prisoner by criminal Nicos. After escaping his grasp, Margaret has been on the run again for three years, that is until former CIA operative John Lassiter breaks into her apartment and eventually apprehends her.

This is the third book I've read by author Iris Johansen and by far my favorite so far. It was chosen as a book club read, so I'm not sure if I would have picked up to read on my own, but I am definitely glad I did read it. No Easy Target had a bit of everything in it . . . action, suspense, mystery, fantasy, and romance. It definitely had me on a roller coaster ride as I wasn't exactly sure how it would play out, but I was definitely happy with all the outcomes, and the story line flowed well. It is a stand alone book, but it has been written in a way that there will eventually be a sequel, hopefully. And, I want a sequel because I would like to see how the relationship develops between Margaret and Lassiter.

I loved the fact that the main character, Margaret Douglas, could talk with animals and that they would help her when she asked them for it. She genuinely cares about what happens to the animals as well. I absolutely loved this character. I also loved the character John Lassiter even though I didn't think I'd like at first because I thought he was going to be a bad guy. His right hand man, Cambry, was super likable as well. However, I kept reading his name as Camry. Nicos and Salva were the two main bad guys in the book, and they were absolutely detestable.

If you haven't read any of Iris Johansen's books, this is the one to start with in my opinion. I gave it five out of five stars . . . a definite must read. It definitely is perfect to take on vacation with you.

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