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Preview — One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
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
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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
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
This first book in the series made me jump outright on the Stephanie Plum-bandwagon and I prepare myself for an enjoyable ride!
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
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
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
Eight minutes into our road trip my wife asked me to shut the book off, as she had a heada ...more
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'll just say that this one wasn't for me. There were a few laughs and it moved quickly, but I never found anything to really connect with ...more
So there I was, at a cabin full of strange girls, knowing that at any second we were going to go windsurfing or someth ...more
Unfortunatley, I'm not a fan of this book, and I won't be continuing this series. I was looking for something easy and breezy, but not dumb. Stephanie Plum, the main character, made decisions that didn't make sense to me. I suppose the writer could have described the complex emotions ...more
And I didn't expect a lingerie buyer to do a spectacular job out of bounty hunting either.
Apparently, even the police and Vincent Plum, owner of 'Vincent Plum Bail Bonding Company" didn't expect much either.
But when a girl has been laid off and desperate enough, there is nothing she wouldn't do, just to get $10,000, even though her life is at stake.
SO how does she get the $10,000? All she has to do is bring Joe Morelli in ...more
I'm among the 1%.
Whoa, folks. Not this 1% (although how awesome would that be? Owning attack hounds. Rocking a monocle. Wearing titanium shoes. Using fancy words like 'indubitably' and 'mustachioed'. I'd be the best billionaire evah.)
I'm talking about the other 1%. You know, the people who read One for the Money and didn't like it. People such as:
The Church Lady
Grumpy Old Man
(I guess this means I'm officially old and boring or whatever.)
But yeah, I totally do ...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'm not really a huge fan of chick lit (though I am scared I might be becoming one). But this was great. I liked this book right from the opening scene, and it was familiar and interesting to see where it would go.
There were some parts that had me laughing out loud, or stuck in gigglefits, and that's always a plus.
The mystery was intriguing, and thought it was wrapped up a little ...more
Stephanie Plum recently lost her job as a department store lingerie buyer. Lack of opportunity sends her to her cousin's bail bonding company for work. She's thrown into becoming a bounty hunter and isn't even remotely prepared for what's ahead.
Joe Morelli is a blast from Stephanie's past. They have a very "intimate" history and now she's been charged with bringing him in on murder charges.
First of ...more
I was perfectly content never having touched this series, perfectly content with the righteous indignation I felt every time I passed the display table at Barnes & Noble with the movie-tie-in editions of this book piled three-high, like some ode to Katherine Heigl's perfectly formed ass. It seems the universe had other plans for me.
*Righteous indignation fueled by I'm not sure what . . . my tastes aren't exactly Pulitzer grade.
It seems the universe had other ...more
|Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum?||257||1280||Nov 07, 2014 09:29AM|
|Morelli or Ranger||118||375||Nov 07, 2014 09:26AM|
|How many books can an author do without the character becoming stale?||60||521||Oct 21, 2014 02:38PM|
|Did anyone else read it in a jersey shore accent?||9||57||Oct 13, 2014 01:26PM|
|Stephanie Plum Books||8||90||Sep 26, 2014 09:41PM|
|Who's hotter, Morelli or Ranger?||30||156||Sep 22, 2014 08:22PM|
|Do you prefer a male, or female detective?||9||82||Apr 10, 2014 01:23PM|