Take Stefanie Plum and add another 20 years onto her age and you'll have Stella, the "hero" of A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield. This is the story of a 50-something widowed woman (who had killed her own abusive husband and been acquitted) and her side-job of taking care of other women who are in abusive relationships.
As much as I wanted to like this story, I found myself comparing it to Janet Evanovich's writing too much. The humor was lacking in comparision, the characters a bit one-dimensional and the situations .. just not that believable. It felt as if Littlefield was just trying too hard to be cute and funny, and it ended up coming across as corny and cliche.
The only reason this book did not get 1 star from me is, at times, it did make me chuckle a bit. But those moments were few and far between.