Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand Evanovich is back! I was bitterly disappointed in the last 3 Plum number books so much so that I vowed never to buy another hardbound book. After reading the first four sections on her website I decided to take a chance and I'm happy I did. She finally gets back to to formula that made her books so good before. I laughed out loud quite a bit and there was just enough Ranger and Morelli. Two thumbs up for this! I'm excited for Explosive Eighteen which comes out in November. =]
Classic Stephanie Plum! FTAs include a senior citizen vampire and a psychotic wife. Bodies keep turning up on the lot of the former bail bonds office. Joe's grandmother puts "the eye" on Stephanie and then the dreaded vordo. Stephanie gets very friendly with both Joe and Ranger. Enter Dave...Throw in Mooner, Vinnie, Connie, Grandma Mazur and the always funny Lula. Shake well and drink it all down! 4 stars
Great installment in what was becoming a bit of a routine series. This one gets it alive and kicking again. Can't wait to see what happens in the next one. As always, sopme good laughs, a little mystery and a whole lot of fun.
My husband surprised me by buying this in hardcover for me. I was so excited but then I read it in just a few hours and I have to say the plotline was somewhat boring and completely predictable. I still gave the book 3 stars as the characters are as good as ever. I will read the next book because I still like the series but I will probably wait for softcover or to get it from swap. I just wish Janet evanovich could have made it a little less predictable.
Why do I keep torturing myself with these books? Probably because I so loved them up until #14 and I'm an eternal optimist, hoping something will actually happen! The cover blurb was so promising on this installment, I actually allowed myself to get my hopes up. Word of warning to those of you who would like to see things go somewhere between Stephanie and Ranger or Morelli - DON'T!! This time around, she has sex with both but that's it... wham bam, thank you ma'm skim overs then off to work, NO substantial feelings, NO emotional connection - nada. That goes double for the men,not one single scene of substance! It seems as if Evanovich uses the sex to placate fans then blames Stephanie's "confusion" as an excuse NOT to dig a smidgen deeper. This would not be so frustrating and I would have quit reading three books ago if there were not such a rich reservoir of possibilities to mine in either the Ranger or Morelli story lines (especially with Ranger, IMHO). Evanovich is such a genius at witty repartee, and sexual tension that steams right off the pages, what is she afraid of? As it is, the end result stands with NOTHING new... once again.