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Explosive Eighteen - Stephanie Plum, Bk 18 Author:Janet Evanovich Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sound... more »s like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photograph -- Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual -- until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.« less
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Janet Evanovich definitely needs to be wrapping up this series. But I did enjoy this one more than the last few, but not by much. Through probably almost the first half of the book, I wanted to stop reading because it was the same story we've heard in all the books. Same old, same old. I never got sucked in or felt like "OMG", but I did feel like Stephanie grew up/acted a tad more mature in this book - not by much, but it was enough that I noticed.
I keep saying I'm not going to read anymore in this series, but heck, I'm 18 books into it now! Might as well go on till the end. She can't go on writing this series much longer.
Luckily all the books in this series are a quick read so you don't have to waste a lot time.
I was hoping this addition would start to wrap things up, but instead it repeated the same story with different characters. I so wanted to enjoy this story, but it seemed to lack something the earlier ones had. I didn't find myself laughing at Stephanie's mishaps or any of the scenarios happening in the story. I hope the next addition is better or that Ms. Evanovich decides to wrap this series up, with Stephanie finding someone who makes her happy and living happy ever after in the burg.
In spite of some negative reviews, I enjoyed this book immensely. It had a lot of funny, new characters, and hinted at some men drama between Stephanie, Ranger and Morelli that occurred while on vacation in Hawaii. Lula is her usual hilarious self, with lots of wisdom and phobias about love potions, rats, and bad juju. There are lots of laugh out loud moments, as Evanovich never fails to deliver.