Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)
Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking t ...more
1. Stephanie is still a bounty hunter, and Lula is still her sidekick
2. Mrs. Plum is still making pot-roast, ironing when stressed, and hitting the whiskey
3. Gramma is as wild as ever and this time has a bucket list she’s trying to complete.
4. Joe hasn’t changed: still watching sports, drinking, beer, eating pizza, and calling Stephanie a cupcake.
5. Ranger reveals more of himself in this book: You find out that while still sexy and mysterious, he’s also a bit of an ...more
Janet Evanovich has been writing best-selling books for so many years I forget when I started reading them. The antics of Stephanie and her crew have made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my legs. The sexual tension between the characters has always had me coming back for more, and, more. Ms. Evanovich was a master of the craft and we all profited from it. She's done now. The legend of Stephanie Plum is over. I don't know how it happened. I don't know when i ...more
There are some quirky, silly things you can always rely on when reading a Stephanie Plum novel. She will lose/destroy at least one car, her apartment will be trashed and grandma Mazur will say or do something inappropriate at the local funeral parlor. Well you won't be disappointed with this one. It includes all that and then some.
Now you can add assassins targeting Ranger!! Stephanie of course gets involved when she attempts to hide another of their ...more
I hadn't read a Plum novel since about number 10 or so, then I decided that they were getting pretty boring and Stephanie wasn't aging or choosing a man, so I took a break. My dear friend kept me appraised on what was going on in the series. Nothing.
So I happened across this book at the library and I'm on summer break, I decided to give it a shot. Couldn't be so bad, right? Well...it's pretty bad. Other people have done a more thorough job of reviewing this book, I don't ...more
- Book-buying public (me included)
^That was my pre-read review, but honestly I might have to open up a hotline like Miss Cleo if Evanovich continues to write such predictable stories.
I want to point this out:
"I was in the backseat with an ice pack on my bruised cheek, and I didn't ever want to repeat my day." -pp.288
That's all Stephanie is doing anymore. She's trapped in a Groundhog Day-type situation. This book is made up of the same mostl ...more
But, after reading my last book that made me frustrated and murderous because the alpha-male thing, I started to see Stephanie in a new light. She's really a very liberated
She lives alone and has no intention of ...more
Stephanie Plum seems to be back to her catastrophic self, but for a change, she isn't the only one that needs help. The all mighty Ranger is i ...more
Ask yourselves: how much you change over the year? Not so much. So leave Stephanie alone. ((hah, "leave Britney alooone")
Stephanie Plum, bail enforcement agent, needs to round up Jimmy Poletti - a used car salesman accused of of trafficking girls. Jimmy is an elusive crook though, and while he's on the loose members of his gang are getting bumped off, one after another. Jimmy seems especially anxious to get rid of Briggs, a little person who was Jimmy's accountant and knows too much. After Briggs' apartment is blown up he convinces Stephanie to let him stay with her, with unfortunate consequences for Stephanie's a ...more
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ “Twenty-first verse, same as the first, but a little bit louder and a whole lot worse!
I’m Stephanie Plum, I am
Stephanie Plum, I am, I am,
I’ve been chasing FTAs for over fourscore
They blow up my house and kidnap me just like before” ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫
What can I even say when it comes to reviewing the twenty-first book in a series?
This edition follows the patented “Stephanie Plum Format” – Stephanie attempts to capture run-of-th ...more
Well! I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
A lot of it was same old, same old, which annoyed the crap out of me.
BUT...although there were no laugh out loud moments for me, I did crack a few smiles and there were even a couple of snorts.
I thought the story line was better than the last half dozen or so books.
I liked that Randy Briggs was back.
I liked that there was quite a bit of Ranger and although he's not the same as he was in earlier books, I liked him a lot.
If I put the whole Ranger/St ...more
And that's just one of Steph's problems this time. Exploding cars and apartments are another. But, I guess when your super is so used to your mess, that he keeps commercial fire extinguishers right next to your door - it's kinda old news. Also you should probably think of a more secure location. Just a thought. Although I did mourn the loss of that Por ...more
Plus, I'm happy that the last few I've borrowed from the library and haven't spent any money on these books!! Not worth the cash:(
Grandma Mazur and Grandma Bella heading for a showdown. I wonder if we could get a spin off on those two old ladies. Gma M rocks...and that bucket list of hers, she's gutsy I'll give her that.
Yes, the love triangle is ...more
It would be more interesting to see her interact between both of the guys if she was married to one. Other than that, seems like these books are just sounding the same. Hope maybe soon she will decide.
Grandma Mazur was definitely the star of 21 with the announcement of her five hilarious "bucket list" items (a couple of which she shockingly and luckily fulfills), and Lula with her spandex "exposure" moment and big purse heroics were pretty funny too. I also enjoyed the tense and heated atmosphere wh...more
This book was what you would expect. Stephanie goes after a skip, ...more
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