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Book Review: Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano is the latest installment in the Finlay Donovan book series.  It opens with Finlay needing to identify who a contract killer is before Mob Boss Feliks does or else she will be killed.  Unfortunately, Finlay thinks the killer is a dirty cop, so she and Vero go undercover at a citizen's police academy to figure out who it may be, and chaos ensues. I'd like to thank NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and Minotaur Books for the Advanced Reader's Copy of Finlay Donovan Jumps The Gun (Finlay Donovan, #3) by Elle Cosimano.  I was thrilled to be approved to receive this book for free in exchange for my honest review. Elle Cosimano has done a phenomenal job with this series making each sequel more believable.  After a rough start with the series, I've come to love most of the characters and the books.  I think the only character that I don't particularly care for is Finlay's ex-husband Steven.  Where I

Book Review: Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich

Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich is the second book in the Stephanie Plum book series. In this installment, Stephanie is given an easy case by her cousin Vinnie since she's still inexperienced . . . catch Joe Morelli's cousin, Kenny Mancuso. However, it won't be as simple as everyone thought because Morelli is also after Kenny.

Although I thought the sequel was a lot better than One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1), I still wasn't completely sold on the Stephanie Plum series, but the ending is what really made me want to keep reading the series and what made me bump up my rating. If you're looking for a serious, meaty mystery or thriller, this isn't the book for you. I consider it more of a light read, a beach read if you will, and I don't mean it in a bad way either. Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) is a tad predictable, but it has its suspenseful moments and gives you a bit of humor and romance along the way.

Janet EvanovichBeing as this novel was published in 1996, there were a few things that made me feel a bit nostalgic. Stephanie Plum has an answering machine! Now, I realize there are a few souls out there that still have one, but they're not very common anymore. On top of that, she had a beeper. I never really understood why normal people needed to carry a beeper, especially when there were cell phones, which were often referred to as a car phone in the 90's. But, don't let any of this deter you from reading Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2).

Because I was so happy with the ending of the book, I gave Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich four out of five stars instead of three stars.

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