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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum #7)

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Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and is ...more
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Published June 21st 2005 by Macmillan Audio (first published 2001)
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Jilly
Truth is, I think naked men are kind of strange looking what with their doodles and ding-dong hanging loose like they do. Nevertheless, there's the curiosity thing. I guess it's another one of those car crash experiences, where you feel compelled to look even if you know you'll be horrified.

And, this is the mindset of the girl who has two major alpha men after her? I'm not saying that I disagree with the awkward boy-parts thing, but Stephanie has to be the most un-sexy girl I have ever read. S
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Melissa
Dec 22, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK I didn't add reviews to the last several books in this series because I was out of town (stuck in a snowstorm back east)& didn't get to my computer until today. I made two trips to Barnes & Noble while we were back east because I couldn't wait to get more of these books. This series in hilarious!!! Very quick reads too - perfect for passing the time in an airport with nothing else to do. I can't decide who my favorites are yet - either Grandma Mazur or Lulu. They both crack me up. I h ...more
Choko
Jun 17, 2016 Choko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*** 4.35 ***

A buddy read with OhWell at BB&B


This series is hilarious! Hands down, one of the funniest I have ever read, that keep on with the hilarity even 7 books into the series. We are already very well acquainted with Stephanie's family, and the consensus is that everyone needs a grandma Mazur in their life, just for giggles! Stephanie's mom is obviously going through "the change", but is doing anything and everything to deny it. And the poor Mr. Plum is hanging on to sanity by the tips
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Patrick Gibson
Jan 26, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: estrogen
Bob the dog is still around. Mooner, the dejected stoner is still around—although his roommate seems to have turned up missing and Mooner just might have to move in with Stephanie for protection when the bodies start showing up. Mooner’s roommate, by the way is called Dealer because, despite his penchant for administering your standard cocaine derived drugs to the neighborhood, he supplies vast amounts of Metamucil to the senior citizens and an incredible discount. So you can see why all hell br ...more
Tilly Slaton
Dec 08, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Evanovich went above and beyond when she created Seven Up!

This book is filled with missing friends, death, a kidnapped Grandma Mazur and … mud wrestling? Ha!

Stephanie Plum and Lula are my heroes. They really make me appreciate the diversity of friendships that I have. Even when my life decides to go a little strange, I can always count on the loved ones in my life to help me giggle.

Stephanie: For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple-I wanted to be an intergala
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Stefania
Attenzione: si sconsiglia la lettura di questi libri sui mezzi pubblici, o in mezzo alla gente in generale, per non attirarsi occhiate confuse dalle altre persone mentre state ridendo come degli scemi leggendo dell'ennesima avventura di Nonna Mazur.

No senti Janet, non puoi continuare così..io vorrei leggere anche altri libri ma se molli una bomba nell'ultima riga e mezza del libro, io come faccio??

La storia è sempre la stessa: Steph, nel bel mezzo di falliti tentativi di recupero del MA di turno
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Tracy
May 10, 2009 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, I read book 6 and 7 in one day . . . I am on medical leave. It is the weekend. These books are my entertainment. So, book 7 finds us looking for an old retired Mob guy who may have killed a kind old lady. Ranger ups the heat on Stephanie by making a deal with her . . . if she wants his help it is going to cost her. Stephanie attempts to entertain the wedding proposal and out of fear of giving her mother, who comes unglued when perfect daughter Valerie returns home after her marriage crumble ...more
Robin Conley
Apr 19, 2012 Robin Conley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Something I think a lot of people forget about this series is that it's not supposed to be literary genius. It's supposed to be entertaining, lighthearted, fun. While the basic plot of the books in this series tends to have the same set-up, what changes is the personal relationships. I think the action of the books is more of a means to an end. The characters need something to do so they are hunting down bad guys, and in the process the real story, the story of the character relationships, devel ...more
Joe
Jun 13, 2007 Joe rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has partial brain damage
Is it possible to give zero stars? This book was awful. One of the few times in my life where I thougth to myself, "I could have written this same story and same characters myself, and it would have been much better." Does this woman even have a college degree? Did she go to SLCK? Salt Lake Community Kollege? Please don't read this book, you will get dumber. The main character is unlikeable, a tramp, and an embarrassment to women everywhere. America needs to do better than this book. You know wh ...more
ROSE
Nov 10, 2015 ROSE rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Toujours aussi bon.
J'aimerais beaucoup que la mère ait un rôle un peu plus important dans un des tomes suivants, car elle a un potentiel comique assez immense comme personnage !
Sinon, encore une fin hummmm.... Mais heureusement cette fois j'ai prévu : j'ai le tome suivant entre les mains ! NA :)
Yukino
Sep 10, 2015 Yukino rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2015
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Eric_W
Jan 04, 2009 Eric_W rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Those who have yet to discover Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and her weird relatives and relationships are missing a huge treat or living in a
cave. I recommend beginning with the first in the series, One for the Money, but Seven Up stands alone quite well.

Grandma Mazur has finally gotten her driver’s license, bought a red Corvette, and lost the driver’s license for too many speeding tickets,
all in the space of five days. The scenes at the dinner table are always my favorite with Stephanie’s father
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Dorothy
Nov 05, 2008 Dorothy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of modern mysteries and chick lit
Recommended to Dorothy by: My daughter
This was another roll-on-the-floor-laughing-helplessly entry in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie's after another ancient mob-connected FTA who seems to have an uncanny ability to disappear even when she seemingly has him in her grasp. The plot revolves around the disappearance of a mob guy's heart. It was removed after his recent death and thereby hangs a tale. Amidst it all, Stephanie's perfect sister turns up with her two kids, in from California where her perfect husband has just taken al ...more
Amanda McGill
Aug 02, 2016 Amanda McGill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, audio
I really enjoyed listening to this novel while I was running.

Stephanie has to go after Eddie DeChooch, which should be easy considering he is pretty old and depressed. Unfortunately that's not the case. Stephanie needs to go on a wild goose chase, which involves kidnapping, a dead body and a love triangle.

Seven Up was an entertaining read (or listen), which is all I need on my long runs. There was a few laugh out loud moments and a few surprises that I didn't see coming.
OhWell
Jun 24, 2016 OhWell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: funny, mystery
This is the point where I say goodbye to the characters I’ve come to love: Grandma Mazur, Lula, Mooner and Dougie, Bob the dog, and, last but not least, Joe Morelli, who certainly deserved better.

I won't be continuing with the series. I have a problem with cheating, and while still trying to decide which definition applies to Stephanie Plum - “whore”, as, while being Morelli's girlfriend, she made a deal with Ranger to sleep with him if he helps her on a case (Ch. 8: "If we do it now does it co
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Morgan
May 23, 2016 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. I wanted this wedding to happen SO BAD
2. Steph picked out a dress...A DRESS!!!
3. Mooner was too much to handle in this book! More often than not, I was DYING everytime he appeared. Get it together Mooner!
4. Eddie DeChooch may just be my favorite FTA so far, how he kept escaping Steph is beyond me, but I loved every bit of it.
5. Bob needs to stick around.
6. He also needs to keep making visits to Joyce's yard. LOL
7. Joe and Steph NEED to be endgame
8. Grandma Mazur is the best character in this
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•Anna•
May 31, 2014 •Anna• rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: janet-evanovich
Io non ci credo che, alla settima avventura di Steph, io rida ancora come una matta. Al contrario di quanto accada di solito, qui procede tutto di bene in meglio :P
E in occasione di questa mia scoperta, ho fatto uscire il mio estro e mi sono cimentata nella stesura di una bella canzoncina... ok, magari non è proprio che l'ho inventata di sana pianta :'D (per l'allegra canzoncina - si prega di non aspettarsi MOLTO - aspettate che butti giù qualche riga sulla trama di questo settimo capitolo della
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Angela
Jan 23, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All Stephanie had to do was bring in Eddie DeChooch. He is an old man who is basically blind, hard of hearing, and is so depressed he doesn't want to leave his house....so how hard can that task be right? Wrong! As always, Stephanie underestimates her catch and is left looking like an amateur bounty hunter. Soon she learns that her Grandma has a connection to Eddie and it's one that Stephanie wishes she would never have heard about. Too much information about sums it up. To top all that off DeCh ...more
Jake Rideout
Aug 04, 2009 Jake Rideout rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite part:

"That's the dumbest load of shit I ever heard," Lula said, biting into a chicken thigh. She stopped talking and chewing and opened her eyes wide. "Urg," she said. Then she started waving her arms and clutching her throat.
"Are you okay?" I asked.
More throat clutching.
"Whack her on the back," someone offered from another table.
"That doesn't work," someone else said. "You're supposed to do that Heimlich thing."
I ran around to Lula and tried to wrap my arms around her to do the Heim
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Alison
Feb 25, 2010 Alison rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not my favorite, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Totaled car? check.
Viewing at Stiva's? check.
Bad guys? check.
Hot guys? check and check.
Random guys breaking into Stephanie's apartment? check.
Quips about NJ and all its beauty? check.

So, what's different? Stephanie is trying on wedding gowns and her previously perfect sister is trying on lesbian for a while. Moon Man and Dougie are missing, a mobster has a heart attack, and there are a pair of old Italian ladies that makes Grandma Morelli look like
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Tara
I know people really love this series, but I am only finding it ok. I have liked some parts of some books, but overall I'm not in love with them.

In this 7th book, it's more of the same. Feed Rex, check the contents of her purse, make up her hair big, ignore the semi-serious relationship with Joe while continuing to lust after Ranger, take Grandma Mazur to a viewing, blah, blah blah. It's a cookie utter, that I actually mind less when I'm listening to than reading. I usually listen to these on a
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Huong
Jan 14, 2012 Huong rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought after taking a break with a few other books, I would be OK reading Stephanie Plum again. Wrong! Not a few pages in, Stephanie is once again inept and idiotic. She really annoyed me that after 40% through the book, I started skimming. I don't know if I want to continue reading this series anymore. The secondary characters are what have kept my interest but now even that is not enough to get me through Stephanie's stupidity.

**Edited to add...after reading this review of Book#17 on Amazo
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Heather
Feb 25, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, mystery
Yowza! Life is complicated for Stephanie Plum. First there's Joe Morelli, who only has to touch her neck to send fire to her doodah. Then there's Ranger, who makes her stomach clench and her toe's curl. Though she is sort of engaged to Joe, neither of them are ready for the Big M, and now Ranger has just offered Stephanie a very indecent proposal in exchange for his aid in bringing down Stephanie's latest skip. Stephanie isn't sure what shoe will drop next, but she's about to find out.

Hi-lights
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Dale
Aug 24, 2013 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you've read the other six books in this series you have no reason to stop before you read this one. Many of the same characters appear in Seven UP. How is Eddie DeChooch to so hard to catch??? He's old, half blind, and crazy as hell. Well our heroine Stephanie Plum probably thinks it's like catching a greased up pig. There story is pretty interesting with more than your average twists and turns. Our best friend Bob the dog is at it again after eating some leftover chinese food that Steph and ...more
Deanna
Sep 26, 2007 Deanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The smash hit No. 1 bestselling author takes you on the ride of your life in the seventh Stephanie Plum adventure. Stephanie thinks she's going after an easy FTA: a senior citizen charged with smuggling contraband cigarettes. But when she and Lula show up at his house, they get more than they bargained for - a corpse in the woodshed and an old man on the lam. Stephanie's mind is on other matters, however, because she has two proposals to consider vice cop Joe Morelli is proposing marriage, and f ...more
Catherine
May 28, 2009 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I may be sized more like Lula than Stephanie, but Lycra leggings and a rugby top - my version of her spandex shorts and hockey top - are a comfortable combination I think I'd been neglecting of late, so thanks to Ms Evanovich for reminding me of them.

To the book. Glad to see Dougie & Mooner are still around - not being a dog-lover, I'm less certain about Bob - and a big hello to once perfect Valerie and her children. OK, so the latter have nothing to do with the main storyline of smuggled ci
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Steph
Jun 07, 2016 Steph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another amazing book from the series there just so awesome and funny and I can't help myself
Regina Martinez
Sep 14, 2015 Regina Martinez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am enjoying this series. It cracks me up how successful Stephanie is and yet she still manages to get into so many harrowing situations. Her and Lula make such a good team especially with the way they are so sarcastic and how Lula always wants to shoot someone. Joyce needs to fall into a hole and never be found. Hopefully she'll be out of commission for awhile with her broken leg. It cracks me up how Bob does his business on Joyce's lawn too. Things are finally heating up with Ranger and cooli ...more
Lily
Feb 08, 2015 Lily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Oh My cette fin !!!
Nancy
I was handed one of these over Christmas and decided to give the series a try. The fact that I haven't put up reviews for any of them is kind of a clue... very fast read and repetitive, occasionally mildly amusing and once in a while worth a good guffaw.

Beyond that, it would seem that such incompetence would be seen as more of a danger to herself and those around her than hot (two hot, competent men jumping her bones?).

At the least she could organize her purse or put her frickin' utility belt on
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“Is that a bulletproof vest? See, now that's so insulting. That's like saying I'm not smart enough to shoot you in the head."
Eddie DeChooch”
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