Sara's Review: The Big Kahuna (Fox and O'Hare #6) by Janet Evanovich & Peter Evanovich
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Penguin Audio
NARRATOR: Scott Brick RELEASED: May 7, 2019 GENRE: ACTION & ADVENTURE, ROMANCE LENGTH: 7 hours and 8 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series by Janet and Peter Evanovich.
Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O'Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. She thinks he's nothing but a scoundrel. He thinks she just needs to lighten up. They're working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch. And, their relationship? Well, there hasn't been so much explosive chemistry since Nitro was introduced to Glycerin.Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna. Kate's been assigned to find him but no one seems particularly keen on helping. His twenty-six year old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company. For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna.
The only lead they have is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii - if your dream is starting your day with the perfect wave and ending it with a big bowl of weed. To get close to the Kahuna's son, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn't exactly in Kate's wheelhouse, but the only thing more horrifying is setting up house with Nick Fox, even if he does look pretty gnarly on a longboard. If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't the only thing she's going to be shredding (or bedding).
THREE BOUNDLESS STARS
I don’t know what happened to these characters, perhaps it’s the new writer Peter Evanovich vs. Lee Goldberg, but what happened to the banter, the chemistry and the biggest question the ROMANCE! Bit of a spoiler here but at the end of book 5 The Pursuit, Kate and Nick FINALLY get together, and it was EVERYTHING. So I was looking forward to going into a post-hookup/romance/fling what have you in The Big Kahuna. But instead of addressing it, TBK plays it off like Kate and Nike never happened. That’s at least how I read it. You can imagine my reaction, WTF. Kate and Nick were coming to terms with pretty big feeling for each other. Then comes TBK, and everything is erased. There is mild flirting but all the character, and emotional building are gone, again WTF. There’s action and danger, but it just didn’t have the pizzazz as books in the past. I did laugh a lot a Cosmo. Nick’s influencer, influencer, that is legal-ish is spot on for the current times. I missed the crew, and where was the con? Scott Brick was once again brilliant, and I love his narration. This is a tough call for me. Because I did enjoy it but it was just disappointing on levels I wasn’t expecting. I am rating The Big Kahuna 3 Boundless Stars.