Sunday, July 3, 2011

Series Sunday Review (2): Drop Shot

Series Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews.

1. Read an installment of a series.
2. Post a review/recommendation on your blog, FB, Twitter, Goodreads, or Shelfari pages.
3. Share your review/recommendation by posting the link in the comments section below.
4. Include the title, author, and name of the series so that other Series Sunday participants can add the book to their TBR Lists.

My Series Sunday pick for this week is Drop Shot, the second book in the Myron Bolitar series.
Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar, #2)Drop Shot by Harlan Coben

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Valerie Simpson is a young female tennis star with a troubled past who's now on the verge of a comeback and wants Myron as her agent. Myron, who's also got the hottest young male tennis star, Duane Richwood, primed to take his first grand slam tournament, couldn't be happier. That is, until Valerie is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and Myron's number one client becomes the number one suspect.

I liked the first book in the Myron Bolitar series, but I loved this one! Harlan Coben seems to be more comfortable with his characters and they all really shined in this story. I also liked the mystery better in this one, it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. I was way off on who I thought the murderer was, but once I found out who actually did it, it made sense.

The humor in this book came a lot more naturally than it did in the first book. I really like Myron, he seems like a sweet, smart guy, although I wish he would start carrying a gun with him. At least he's always got his best friend Win to have his back.

I'm still a little iffy on the relationship between Myron and Jessica, although I did find them to be really sweet together in this book. I hope she doesn't hurt him again, although it seems like that's probably going to happen.

A solid five stars for this one, and I can't wait to read the next one in the series (which will be whenever it is available at my library).

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Challenges: 100 Books in a Year, Mystery and Suspense Challenge
Source: Library


  1. OMG, your first sentence is how I feel about each new book in the Myron Bolitar series. It's going to be hard to pick a favorite of the bunch. I love how we see Harlan's growth and comfortable level increase with each character.

    Not sure if I trust Myron with a gun just yet.

    Let's hope Jessica is genuine. It would be interesting for another love interest to come around though.

    Tell your library put a rush on these! LOL

  2. Oh, and thanks for participating in Series Sunday, Shellabelle. Can't wait until we begin to read this series together. I'll be patiently waiting until you reach #5 One False Move.