Why I bought it:
I would tell you how I got this, but then I’d have to kill you. Instead, I shall just revel in the fact that I’ve read it before all of you. *neener, neener, neener*
Dislike/like (ending on a high note):
Dislike~ More of a warning~ To all the smutty readers out there, please note that any sex between the main characters doesn’t actually happen from page one. *gasp* I know. Shocking
especially considering the author in question. When it does happen though… Bam! Seriously hawt. Also, I think the pace of the story is such that most people won’t even notice the sex scenes happen mainly in the second half of the book. Time will fly.
Like~ I’m a fan of a fast paced plot. This is even more the case when it’s a mystery and there’s some sort of deadline involved. Tension, action and conflict make Kris a happy reader. *g* Catch Me If You Can had all of these elements, including more red herrings than you can poke a stick at. Some people may feel that there were actually too many, but I loved it. I’m one of those annoying as hell people who quickly work out ‘whodunnit’ so anything that’s going to keep me guessing for as long as possible I will seriously fall in like with.
Dislike~ More of a niggle~ It wasn’t until I came to write this mini-review that I realised I would have liked to have found out more about the main characters, especially Dan. Having said that, the story is told in the first person from the point of view of Caesar therefore the focus is necessarily on him. In addition, it is the first book in/introduction to a series and I’m certain readers will come to learn more about the protags as it progresses. So, in the scheme of things, this is not really a big issue imho.
Like~ Catch Me If you Can has an appealling not to mention completely wacky cast of characters. The least of which is Caesar himself, who was completely adorable if somewhat clueless at times. It is written with this author’s trade mark wit and humour, and will have you giggle-snorting. I mean, really, a Justin Timberlake sculpture using swatch watches?? I’m pretty sure that LB is one of the few who could come up with quirky stuff like this and make it work.
So, what I think: A great read. A must for all fans of this author and for those interested in some unapologetic, mystery-type fun. I’m looking forward to reading more about Caesar and Dan. *g*
‘Tasting’ is my version of a mini-review where I talk a (very) little about what I liked and disliked about a book as well as who I think the story will appeal to. Oh, and I’ve added a bit about why I picked up the book in the first place – sometimes this can be interesting to know.