Lean Mean Thirteen (Stephanie Plum #13)
What I learned from this book is that if you have a million dollar book contract, you can pretty much just list junk food, articles of clothing, and expensive cars and call it a book. I don't ask for a great plot from a Stephanie Plum adventure or I never would have got past the 5th book in the series. I read these books because Stephanie is funny and eats the way most people over 14 can only dream of eating. Some of the previous books have been thinner and less satisfying than others, but this...more
I stopped reading you a while back, when it seemed like you were floundering and had no clue what to do with your series and it was really getting pretty embarrassing. But this week I've needed something that was all candy, no brain, and you were there. And - well. It seems like you've found something to do with your series. But it's obvious that you don't understand what that is.
I know! I know it can be hard to pay attention to all the subtleties, the subtext of what you're...more
Then Alisa said, "You need something to read on the plan...more
Dickie Orr. Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her arch-nemesis Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping to never see either one of them again.
Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (a.k.a. Ranger). Ranger needs her to meet with D...more
Evanovich, Janet – 13th in series
St. Martin’s Press, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780312349493
First Sentence: For the last five minutes, I’d been parked outside my cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds office in my crapola car, debating whether to continue on with my day, or return to my apartment and crawl back into bed.
*** When bounty-hunter Stephanie Plum’s ex-husband goes missing and it’s realized Dickie has left behind an estate w...more
12 September 2007
I guiltily finished reading Evanovich's latest offering of the adventures of Stephanie Plum since my class was canceled last night, instead of working on homework or any of the other assorted household things that I could have been doing. After my own week from hell in which my bathroom ceiling poured water, delayed DSL & a computer glitch telling me I might lose my...more
Another great addition to my favorite stress reliever series...Thanks Janet, I needed that!
Oh, how I adore this series! Lots of laughs, Stephanie still gets herself into trouble in some way. Lots of colourful characters, old and new alike, and Grandma Mazur still knows how to make the reader laugh. Trying to figure out how Steph gets herself into these situations is still a great wonder, even though the reader gets it from A to Z.
Ranger still turns her to mush as much as Morelli, and Morelli still has it in his head that Stephanie should be...more
The book starts off quickly enough. It doesn't start by explaining who everyone is for the first chapter and a half, but having never read a Stephanie Plum novel before, I didn't feel lost either. I appreciated that the book jumps you right into the story. And the story had you laughing out loud at some of the pre...more
Although this has some crack up outloud scenes and one liners in it...it is basically the same as all her other books. Slightly different people who Stephanie is chasing and who are trying to kill her w/ Morelli and Ranger trying to keep her alive. Lulu is...more
Finished it. Liked it. Laughed a lot. However...I'm getting a little tired of all the Ranger-calls-her-Babe stuff. I mean, is it really necessary for her to have two hot guys battling for her attention? I'd like it better if Ranger fell heavy in love with someone else and he and Steph...more
I didn't even have much interest in the main characters, who have had virtually no character development in the last several books.
I'm really starting to feel as though Evanovich is just phoning it in these days. Sad. Thi...more
Your enjoyment of Lean Mean Thirteen will be enhanced by having read a couple of the earlier books, so that you know the full background to Stephanie's ex-husband Dickie Orr. However, if, like me, you have devoured all twelve of the previous novels, you may find Evanovich's latest a little... Samey.
The plot is enticing enough - Dickie Orr has gone missing and
To read the rest o...more
The story is decent though. But I was turned off by the way Stephanie Plum fli...more
Where does she get it all? I mean, seriously, a book a year like clockwork, and they’re still freaking hilarious. It’s a sort of dry, off-kilter, sarcastic humor, which fits just rig...more
New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!
Dickie Orr Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again.
Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger)
Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with...more
Turns out there was some hostility left.
Do you think I should use the orgasm defense?
Yeah, my reputation could use a boost.
I need macaroni and cheese, I promised myself French fries, jelly doughnuts, birthday cake… and I never got them.
I have a better way to make you happy, less fattening but more addicting.
I GOT UP late because there was no real good reason to get up early.
Babe, you're high as a...more
Doing a favour for Ranger (no, not that sort of favour), brings Stephanie into contact with Dickie Orr. For those of you not up to speed on the life and times of bounty hunter Sptephanie Plum, Dickie Orr and Stephanie were once married for 15 minutes,, then she caught him cheating on her with her sworn enemy Joyce Barnhardt and the marriage was over. Contact between Stephanie and Dickie is always fraught, and this episode is no exception, well except that a...more
This time, Stephanie's ex, lawyer Dickie Orr, goes missing, not long after Stephanie fought with him while planting a bug in his office for Ranger. And everyone--but most particularly Joyce Barnhardt, thinks Stephanie's responsible. Thing is, he never changed his will after their divorce, and it's not just Dickie that's missing--there's also a LOT of money...more
I kind of love Stephanie and Dickie encounters. I'm childish enough that still laugh at his name. Seriously, who chooses to go by that nickname? Also, he never fails to be tactless, which always involves Steph attacking him. And the best part, she's never fully explained what made her want to marry him in the first place. It's like she's...more
But I'm tired of a lot of the things that get said over and over in each book to "catch up" anyone who might not have read the upteen books that came before.
But no. No, I don't really mind because they're usually contained in a paragraph immediately following a cue that says, "This next...more
Also published books under the name Steffie Hall.
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