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Issue: 2004

Metro Girl (2004) book review

Powerful in Pink

Janet Evanovich, with her Stephanie Plum series has proven herself a queen of a particular combination of humour, romance and crime.

In Metro Girl she introduces Alex Barnaby, a blonde who loves pink and can beat anything mechanical into submission. In true Evanovich tradition, Alex meets Hooker, a NASCAR driver who has far too much confidence (and money), and together they embark on an investigation into where her brother has taken Hooker's yacht.

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Metro Girl (2004), tpb, 312p, HarperCollins

Evanovich has a trademark style -- smart, a little ironic, sexy and self-deprecating. She provides Alex with a love interest who can also be the bane of her life, and a couple of latino sidekicks who are keen to kick a little ass themselves.

It's mayhem in Miami for Alex and her friends. This book is what you'd expect: light, bright and a bit of undemanding fun.

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See also: Alex Barnaby series reading order and synopses.
Stephanie Plum series reading order and synopses.

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