The Heist, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

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Think Ocean’s Eleven crossed with White Collar and that’s what this book is. I happened to love both Ocean’s Eleven and White Collar, so this book was right up my alley. It’s funny, engaging, smart (although not confusingly so). And the woman protagonist is also funny, engaging, and smart, and believable as an FBI agent.

This book is not deep or really even intellectually stimulating. But it’s not exactly cotton candy. I’d say it’s like a good Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. It’s sweet and caloric, but it has hidden gems of cookie dough sprinkled throughout. The main characters are funny without being annoying, and they don’t jump into bed together (although I’m sure it’s coming, and when it does, it’s not going to bother me). The writing is polished and tight, and I think it’s a great Saturday night book.

Language: Hardly any
Sex: Not really any (but definite allusions and euphemisms)
Violence: Very mild

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