One For The Money (Stephanie Plum #1)
ONE FINE MESS
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash—fast—but times are
So Samuel Plum is an underwear buyer for a retail store who has recently lost his job. Desperate for cash, he blackmails his pervert cousin who runs a bail bonds agency into letting him go after a cop named Jane Morellie who was accused of murder and then skipped. There may be a personal revenge motive for Samuel in this because Jane is the girl who seduced him and took his virginity in high school. Since she never called...more
1- a herioine who regularly wears spandex shorts (I see it was wrote in 1994, still...that was past the 80's...no excuses).
2- the term "crotch wrinkles." Used in a sentence: "By five o'clock I was feeling antsy, and my rayon skirt had serious crotch wrinkles."
3- a scene where a man masturbates on Ms. Plum's door (or any woman's door)
4- the term "boinked" es...more
I've been reading quite a few serious books this summer - "The Maytrees," "Falling Man," "Absolute Friends," and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" to name the most recent - and I was ready for a drastic change. This book certainly offered that.
I was captivated...more
Narration: ★ ½
I'm new to audiobooks, and at this point I'm not exactly sure how much they're for me. I can listen to whatever I want during my workday, so I figure, why not catch up on some reading while I do it? The problem is, I seem to come across more audiobooks that rub me the wrong way than those that don't. When the narrator is female and she reads the part of a male and is trying to either be sexy or menacing, I have a hard time with it. The same goes the other way as well....more
This 1st book in the series about a female bounty hunter set in New Jersey ethnic neighborhood was quite a pleasure to read. The book was written about 15 years ago and definitely felt dated in many ways, especially in regards to "fashion" - spandex shorts, big hair, hoop earrings and all that. But the humor remained fresh, Plum/Mo...more
This first book in the series made me jump outright on the Stephanie Plum-bandwagon and I prepare myself for an enjoyable ride!
In a stroke of dumb luck, or perhaps, an evil twist of fate, Stephanie lands a job at her uncle Vin...more
Let's start with a confession: I am a Jersey girl. That's right, born and bred. Jersey girl from birth to present with a brief Boston interlude for college.
So, because of that, I really thought I would click with this series. I love anything funny, I can relate to all things Jersey, and most of my GR friends are crazy about this book. A sure thing, right?? Alas, this book just didn't do it for me. I found it to be really dated, not particularl...more
I have always read psycho-thrillers, romance, paranormal romance etc. My momma told me, “You have to read Evanovich! You’ll laugh so hard!”
So, I did.
Stephanie Plum is a super cool character. She’s like any regular woman in the world, a fun personality shaped with a loving family, embarrassing moments and some bitter days. She lost her job. Her car was repossessed. She was forced to resort to accepting a job with her cousin V...more
Kebanyakan orang yang nulis, bilang kalo buku ini bahasanya lucu. (lucu as if funny, hilarious)
Dan banyak orang yang suka.
Kalo buat gue, membaca buku ini, seperti menonton film Power Ranger jaman sekarang. (karena gue selalu berpendapat, bahwa the true Power Ranger adalah Power Ranger angkatan pertama yang pernah ditayangkan. Yang ga pake embel-embel Super Power-lah atau Robo Robo-lah. Pokoknya angkatan pertama yang masih a...more
Baca ulang, setelah hari sabtu kemarin ke bioskop untuk menonton versi filmnya:
Dua tahun yang lalu aku pernah membaca versi terjemahannya yang terbitan Serambi. Waktu itu kurating 3 dari 5 bintang, karena meskipun ceritanya menarik, terjemahannya bikin bete. Akibatnya, aku belum pernah baca novel lanjutannya dari seri Stephanie Plum ini.
Membaca review Peter Travers di Rolling Stone, yang merating filmnya 1,5 dari 4 bintang, konon Janet Evanovich sendiri hampir menangis waktu nonton f...more
This book was highly recommended to me, because although I really do read a bit of everything I find chick-lit to be the most entertaining. When I'm in a bad mood I can sit down with a chick-lit about some crazy chick with usually unrealistic problems that makes my life seem boring and laugh my...more
Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey.
She's a product of the "burg," a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, window are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six.
Tamyra told me I should read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series because Stephanie and I have something in common - things just "seem" to happen to us. Maria and I were talking about books and she said her Dad was reading them and sent her the first four which she loaned me. She also said they made her laugh out loud. Then, I was talking to Norene and she said she and her daughters have read all of the books.
OK, so I'm coming late to the party. But, I'm very...more
If you have a bit of a disturbed sense of humor you'll snicker over the familial blackmail (because who wouldn't try to cash in on the knowledge of a perverted cousin and his weirder fancies).
It was more violent than I had been expecting from having come to think of Janet Evanovich as a "fluff" writer. It was realistic and not very gratuitous but deeply u...more
Ummm, I read it. I can't believe I read it. I can't believe I liked it. O.o
It's not the writing; she's a good writer (obviously). I'm just not sure ...how much time I should be spending in the darker side of the Jersey slums, that's all I'm saying.
I'll admit, I only read one chapter, but that chapter made me want to scrub my brain out with Clorox, so I'm thinking I'll be sending this one back. Stephanie Plum: Not For Everyone.
I enjoyed the early ones a lot. They are perfect summer-time pool bo...more
Stephanie Plum just lost her job and is now hawking stuff from her apartment to get money to live on. She hears that her cousin is looking for someone to do filing at his bail bonds business. But when she gets there she is too late to get the job. But he does have another job that will make her money fast. She becomes a Recovery Agent...more
I have to say, I really enjoyed the book, often bursting into laughter myself and the narrator was exceptional. I’m looking forward to listening to the others in the series now.
Stephanie Plum needs...more
Haha! One For the Money just got better and better as its progressed. Initially I was just waiting for this to end because I thought its one of those just-another-novels, but I suddenly started liking it a lot. Don't know at what point that started but it did! From 'kinda-3-stars' at the beginning I went to 4.5 stars as the book approached its ending. On an average I'm giving it 4-stars at a minimum.
If you don't mind I'd li...more
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Also published books under the name Steffie Hall.