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Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum #19)

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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  36,120 ratings  ·  4,459 reviews
#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are: “irresistible” (Houston Chronicle), “stunning” (Booklist), “outrageous” (Publishers Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making trouble and winning hearts” (USA Today).

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don’t just vanish into thin air. Never anger
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Hardcover, 302 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Headline Book Publishing (first published January 1st 2012)
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Caitlin
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the formatting of the books. They are cupcakes for the brain; we know it, Janet knows it, so stop expecting a gourmet meal. Sometimes you just need a funny little fluffer-nutter of a book to rip through in 90 minutes flat and then promptly forget. I will impatiently buy this book in hardcover, love it, and leave it to the maelstrom of eager female family members.
Marie
September 19th, 2012: Please, PLEASE let this be the last book. At this point I'm only reading out of loyalty, and because I want to see who Stephanie ends up with. With the same jokes and the same back-and-forth between Morelli and Ranger, I'm definitely ready to say goodbye to this series. Even though it should have ended several books ago, when it's finally over I'll look back on it fondly for what it used to be.

January 26th, 2013: Just finished reading this and it was SO much better than the
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Renee Roz
on the list only because i've invested more than enough of my time on this series...what's a few more hours??? will stephanie finally decide? not a chance in hell. and i really think it's time to let go of the whole "Morelli/Ranger/Stephanie sexual tension" nonsense. that went away about 7 books ago - now it's just sexual stupidity, with a side of slut. but who am i to judge. but honestly, that theme is older than grandma mazur for crying out loud - give us a new character or something to care a ...more
Regina
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2.5 stars. I started this book with a lot of hope. But ultimately, it was the same as the earlier books. This book is not great. It is more of the same, but it does have a few laugh out loud moments. I feel like I should explain where I am coming from on this series. I don’t happily or easily give this book a low rating. The Stephanie Plum series now has 19 regular novels and several “in between” novellas. The first book was published
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Lani
More of the same. Time for a bit of growth and decisions.
Claudia
Second Review
All though I love the series, and this book was no less funny, I was waiting for something different. It is finally time for change, Stephanie has to finally decide who wants to have a relationship with.



First review
I have loved this series from the start. I have read all eighteen books and I can wait to read Notorious Nineteen.

Chapter One had me laughing out loud, good thing I was home. With this series you have to carefully choose where you are going to read, because people are goi
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Chy
I hate myself. Not because I read this book. No, see, it's more like the fact that I read this book is evidence that I obviously hate myself.

No growth. No change. I don't really expect either of those things to happen, but I keep hoping.

And as much as I hate myself for admitting it, Stephanie Plum stuffing a body into a car trunk is still funny. None of the rest of the reoccuring themes are still funny, but I did laugh at that one. I'm sure it wasn't all to do with the beer. (And it won't be fun
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Ivonne Rovira
Dec 30, 2012 Ivonne Rovira rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one I liked
I hadn't yet been reading the Audible Audio Edition of Notorious Nineteen for eight minutes when bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's latest car gratuitously gets blown up. I should have realized that that was an omen.

It's all gotten so hackneyed. The exploding cars, the eternal tug between sexy and dangerous Joe Morelli and sexier and more dangerous Ranger, the slapstick apprehension attempts. Lula and Grandma Mazur, both of whom used to be comically eccentric, have now descended into idiocy. Really
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Lynn
Just a note: I totally LOVE the fact that Stephanie has BOTH Ranger and Morelli in her life! Personally, I never want her to choose just one to be "involved" with! I think it would destroy much of what makes this series work so well! I love the interplay and tension...

Although I read this book on the date of release (as always with an Evanovich "Plum" release!), am just now getting to post my review.
I was a bit disappointed in what I considered to be a lack of details about Grandma Mazur's under
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Ariel
There is no reason to review the plot because at this point it never changes. I think it was Hard Eight where Stephanie finally sleeps with Ranger that the series jumped the shark. The real mystery is why I keep reading this drivel. Another mystery I ponder is how Evanovich gets away with selling books that are basically paint by number. This is mind crack and I need to quit my addiction. Is it too much to hope that book twenty will finally resolve some things. Please? It's enough to drive this ...more
Karla

3 Ho-Hum stars! Pick me Joe, pick me!!! I want you!!! Ranger can have Stephanie! Just let this end already!

A few funny moments, but it's basically the same old stuff. Unfortunately it's my need to know who Stephanie ends up with that keeps me coming back to this series. I love Joe, but now I'm starting to wonder how dumb he might be. I think he's been shot one too many times. Stephanie's not all that great and he keeps coming back for more abuse from her. He seems to like getting dumped by her a
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Brandie
These are my go to happy books! Never let them end.
Blossom
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Jac (For Love and Books)
Last year when I discovered the Stephanie Plum books, I read the first twelve in 8 days! I was in love, I couldn't get enough. Now, I'm just reading because I feel obligated and for the most part? I'm not even really enjoying them.

Character development stopped at least five books ago, with nothing new or unexpected since then. The whole Ranger/Steph/Morelli bit is getting really old, and to be honest the only reason I'm still reading is waiting for one of them to pick! (At this point, I'd even b
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Tori
Jul 27, 2012 Tori marked it as to-read
I am so over this series, I don't know why I bother to continue reading these books. Oh yeah, I just remembered. Ranger and Morelli. At least I've wised up enough to get them from the library.
Haley
Oct 07, 2013 Haley added it
i need to re-read this series!! and think with a clear head instaed of a team ranger one lol

Lori McD
2 - maybe 2.5 stars
Recommendation: If you want to read this book DO NOT BUY IT. Get it from your library or a friend. It's simply not worth the money.

Hmmm... In books 16 & 17, Stephanie walked the wild side, with uninhibited language and sex; lots of rude, crude, crass, and over-the-top, even for Stephanie Plum. In book 18, it took forever to get the story of what really happened in Hawaii - especially between Ranger and Morelli. And the story left us hanging - me with the idea that Steph wa
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Amanda Jensen
Read the first few pages and I am hooked already! Stephanie & Lula...you ladies still shock me and keep me laughing! Ready for the book to come out already!!
Sari
i could read one of her books every day. like ice cream for my brain.
Mal Warwick
Enough, Already! An Open Letter to Janet Evanovich

Dear Janet (if I may be so bold),

Maybe it’s me, but I doubt that. After you’ve written — what is it? 50? 51? — novels all told, I think you’re losing steam. Notorious Nineteen is, of course, the 19th in your Stephanie Plum series, and it shows. Here are a few of the most prominent signs:

Not one but two cars Stephanie is driving are blown up;
Lula consumes at least 8,000 calories of junk food in a single day;
Ranger rescues Stephanie from imminent d
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Stacy
Oct 17, 2012 Stacy marked it as to-read
Steph has been juggling the same two guys for 19+ years. By my calculations, this hottie crew is pushing 50! Janet, put us out if our misery and make her choose one and settle down already ;-)
Robin
I swear Evanovich is using auto-complete to write these mysteries. Here's what's happening after 20 pages or so: Stephanie's car gets blown-up, Lula is called fat by two characters, Stephanie's mother makes fried chicken and chocolate cake (and drinks "iced tea"), and Stephanie says "Get a grip!" twice. Sound familiar? They should; all have all happened or been said in the last, oh, 19 books or so. Time for a change! The only thing keeping me going with this book is I'm listening to it and Lorel ...more
Carrie
Let's be honest. If you've read one Stephanie Plum book, you've basically read them all. The general plot points are always the same. Stephanie and Lula go out roaming the streets looking for skips. The skips always manage to escape, so Stephanie and Lula resort to eating chicken and donuts. Undoubtedly, Stephanie's car somehow always manages to get blown up. Since Stephanie never has any food at her own apartment, her mother makes dinner and drinks her special "iced tea" simply to make it throu ...more
Jess
I gave this one 2.5 stars. Honestly, I don't know what to say. There were a few moments that I laughed at something in the plot line but overall I found my mind drifting off and wondering who would play the next Ranger in a Stephanie Plum movie.

To summarize this story... it will be difficult so hold on: Stephanie's car blows up, her and Lula eat junk food, someone calls Lula fat, Steph flip flops between Ranger and Morelli, psychos come after Steph, and her grandmother causes havoc somewhere.

Gu
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Rhonda
Oct 23, 2012 Rhonda is currently reading it
I have been hooked from the start. I can not get tired of them. I have never been able to just bust out laughing while reading a book until I found them. Janet evanovich is best author EVER!!!!! In my opinion anyway....
Magda
Oh dear Janet, we love Stephanie Plum, but its getting harder and harder to keep shelling out $32.99 for each new book. The latest, Notorious Nineteen is soooooo lame. Let me list my objections, and remember I have been buying and reading the books since they began in the 80's. Sigh. First I pick up the book and it looks to have about a hundred printed words on each page - I know I am getting older but the font doesn't have to be that big! I am suspicious immediately that Janet may not have much ...more
Jill Furedy
After book 18, I was pretty frustrated with this series. I had wanted some growth or decision making, etc as do many fans who are seeing a fun series grow stale. For some reason this one didn't frustrate me quite as badly. Learning a bit about Ranger's background helped, though we really didn't learn much. Chasing naked guys is par for the course with Stephanie by now, but she and Lulu chasing him while they were also naked was kinda funny. The usual random quirky guy was a man and his Tiki this ...more
Kelly
Stephanie bumbles here way through another one. In this book, Stephanie's dad actually speaks a few sentences, and Lula uses the name Tallulah - wonder if this is really her full name. And Stephanie was surfing pinterest! Although I laugh my way through the books, it's time for the series to end. What used to be cute when Stephanie's mom snuck a nip or two when her daughter told her something outrageous she had done has now morphed into references of her mom drinking "ice tea" throughout the day ...more
Jerrie Whiteley
This book was the best in the series in quite a while, I think. The things that have put me off in the last couple of books were less out front in this book including the language and the sex.
Stephanie Plum is still a bounty hunter in Trenton New Jersey and she still has to catch the skips or fail to make her rent. Lula is still her side kick and file clerk friend who gets them both into more trouble every day than most folks find in a life time.
Grandma is still feisty and driving Stephanie's
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Ashley Miller
Feb 23, 2013 Ashley Miller marked it as to-read
I'm like everyone else....it's loyalty and time....plus my brain needs a brain from reality!
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.
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