Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich ~ My Thoughts #TheRecoveryAgent

The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
Humorous Fiction, Women Sleuths, 320 pages
Published March 22nd 2022 by Atria Books

Lost something? Gabriela Rose knows how to get it back. As a recovery agent, she’s hired by individuals and companies seeking lost treasures, stolen heirlooms, or missing assets of any kind. She’s reliable, cool under pressure, and well trained in weapons of all types. But Gabriela’s latest job isn’t for some bamboozled billionaire, it’s for her own family, whose home is going to be wiped off the map if they can’t come up with a lot of money fast.

Inspired by an old family legend, Gabriela sets off for the jungles of Peru in pursuit of the Ring of Solomon and the lost treasure of Cortez. But this particular job comes with a huge problem attached to it—Gabriela’s ex-husband, Rafer. It’s Rafer who has the map that possibly points the way to the treasure, and he’s not about to let Gabriela find it without him.

Rafer is as relaxed as Gabriela is driven, and he has a lifetime’s experience getting under his ex-wife’s skin. But when they aren’t bickering about old times the two make a formidable team, and it’s going to take a team to defeat the vicious drug lord who has also been searching for the fabled ring. A drug lord who doesn’t mind leaving a large body count behind him to get it.

The Recovery Agent marks the start of an irresistible new series that will have you clamoring for more and cheering for the unstoppable Gabriela Rose on every page. 

My thoughts about The Recovery Agent ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First line—"Gabriela Rose was standing in a small clearing that led to a rope-and-board footbridge. The narrow bridge spanned a gorge that a hundred feet deep and almost as wide."

I've been a huge fan of Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Great characters and humorous situations. I felt like I was reading a SP knock-off when I was reading The Recovery Agent. So many similarities—strong female whose goal is to recover things this time (instead of people), a hunky male with chemistry and sexual tension, somewhat supportive parents, and a quirky grandma. It just seemed like "insert different people, place and, drama" into a new manuscript.

That is not to say that this wasn't a good read. It was and I enjoyed it, although it was very predicable. I'll definitely give book two a shot when it comes out to see where the author goes with this series. At least I was able to visit places outside the U.S. There is that. 

I received an ARC of The Recovery Agent from the publisher vis Goodreads and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg. ~ Goodreads

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