Book Review: Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice (Finlay Donovan, #4) by Elle Cosimano

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Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice (Finlay Donovan, #4)  by Elle Cosimano opens with Finlay Donovan and her nanny, Vero, planning a trip to Atlantic City to pay off some debts, find Javi, and retrieve a stolen car.  But first, they come up with a cover story that backfires miserably.  Finlay and Vero have to be clever and sneaky to accomplish what they set out to do, but will they have to come clean? Thank you, NetGalley, for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice (Finlay Donovan, #4) by Elle Cosimano.  This is one of the books I was most excited about being able to read before it was in stores.  I received the eBook for free in exchange for my honest review. The fourth installment picks up where the last book ended and ties up the loose ends from Finlay Donovan Knocks Them Dead (Finlay Donovan, #3)  . . . so much so that I thought that this was going to be the last book in the series.  However, Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice ends up having a couple of cliffhangers,

Book Review: Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich

Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich opens with Grandma Mazur planning a funeral for her second husband, gangster Jimmy Rosolli. Although she's receiving a lot of attention as a widow, not all attention is the same. Jimmy's business partners are emphatic that Grandma Mazur has his keys and won't stop until they get them from her. Stephanie Plum, Grandma Mazur's bounty hunter granddaughter, is sure she'll have no trouble finding Jimmy's keys, but instead, she finds herself in deep trouble.

Like the majority of the other books in the Stephanie Plum book series, I found Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) to be very entertaining and fun to read, even with it following the same formula as all the others in the series. However, it seemed as though this particular book was possibly ghost written, and there are a few reasons that made me think so. 

Usually, Stephanie has issues with apprehending her fugitives, but right off the bat, she nabs two or three of them without incident or assistance from Ranger and his men. Stephanie also is seriously unhappy with her career as a bounty hunter and asks Ranger his thoughts on her changing careers. She also is seriously considering being in a committed relationship and getting married.  Another thing that threw me for a loop was that Stephanie had a Mac computer, and those tend to be a bit expensive, so I was surprised she'd have an Apple product with her funds being so limited. On top of that, Grandma Mazur's personality is a bit off in this book along with Ranger's because he actually eats some sweets.

With that being said, I actually liked that Stephanie was much better at her job and seemed a bit more mature. Both Joe Morelli and Ranger seemed more developed and not so two dimensional, which was refreshing. There were moments while reading Twisted Twenty-Six that I found myself laughing out loud, and I loved the fact that this edition had a small cliffhanger at the end.

All in all, I really enjoyed Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26) by Janet Evanovich, and I gave it four out of five stars.  I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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