The story flows well, as one would expect from Janet Evanovich. Having read some Lee Goldberg in the past, I think the hardest parts of the story for me to listen to were parts I felt his influence in. Not that Goldberg is bad by any means; just not the Stephanie Plum flow I had expected.
After really getting into the story enough that it made sense, the plot was very appealing and did have a more sustenance than either writer generally brings alone. It was less predictable.
It took me the length of the short story to warm up to Scott Brick narrating Kate. I did enjoy his performance of Nick Fox and it came across making Nick sound like a polished, gentleman thief, which was quite fitting for the character.
The book did make me laugh aloud in places but mostly just had me speechlessly (as I suppose one should be while listening to a book) spellbound waiting to hear what would happen next.
Based on some of the earlier reviews I read of all of the books in this series, I was afraid I wouldn't like it simply because for one thing, it wasn't a Stephanie Plum book or a Monk book, and secondly the narration has gotten some bad reviews. Kate and Stephanie are very different but Kate is equally as exciting as a main character and Nick only adds double for main character pizzazz. The narration is perfect for the characters once you get past the preconceived notions of who these characters are or who you might want them to be. While still a fan of their other books and series, these writers have come together for an excellent collaboration and new series that I am now pretty excited about. Admittedly Pros and Cons is a bit short to make all these observations from and I have already heard The Heist and loved it for all the reasons given and the characters are already growing leaps and bounds as I am three-fourths of the way through The Chase.
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