Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum #22)
Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles h ...more
I also think Janet isn't writing these books anymore. The pacing, dialog, and feeling are all off.(less)
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Ok... Janet Evanovich... let me level with you here.
Make this the last book. Make it good. Make it not be like books 15-21 and end this played out series. Please. Do not reuse all your old material. For the love of God let Stephanie choose between Ranger and Morelli or neither. Permanently. Let her not be the same person who has not grown or changed at all... give her something. More than a hamster.
Ok. Better than the last two books in my opinion.
Still a littl ...more
Car blown up? Check
Big Blue, the Buick Roadmaster makes an appearance? Check
Hot Morelli? Check
Wacky Grandma Mazur attends a viewing? Check
Flashy Lula wants to eat? Check
Stephanie needs to be rescued by Ranger or Morelli? Check
Smokin' hot Ranger? Check Check!!
Fast read? Check
Repetitive? Check Check!!
Yes, our bounty hunter still trashes a few of Ranger's fancy cars, Yes, Grandma Mazur still attends her visitations, and Yes, Lula is still her usual spandex eating machine self; BUT I had many more laugh-out-loud moments in TRICKY TWENTY-TWO than the last three books c...more
Ranger and Morelli think that's Stephanie in the middle. They have cataracts. (Steph died years ago from clogged arteries.)
Most fans of this series are thinking that there is no way to resolve this triangle unless the author decides to kill one of them off. And, hey, I'm down with that! Kill Morelli! I'll even help! But, I don't see it ever happening. The author has kep ...more
Obviously anyone who has already subjected themselves to TWENTY-ONE prior books in this series has a serious mental disorder . . . .
In my defense, I thought I was over my addiction. I mean, Evanovich is up to like 24 and I had stopped at 21 when NetGalley quit offering ARCs so that was good, right? But then the dang stinking library challenge had this series offered up as one of the options for a contemporary mystery and I c ...more
I liked the en ...more
This book had all the typical SP mischief, with none of the silliness, there were no giraffes!!! Yes, cars blue up, granny shot off her gun, and Lula strut around in her crazy clothes.... And of course there were donuts, lots of donuts! But the ending was a bit of a shocker(view spoiler)[ mom got all kick ass at the end, it ...more
This is one of my most favorite series to listen to on audiobooks. Lorelei King is the narrator and she does a fantastic job each and every time. This is the 22nd book in the series. Yes, 22nd! It's my go-to read when I want something funny.
Quick background: Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter for her cousin who is a bail bondsman. Her companion is Lula, who is an ex-prostitue. Neither have any experience in bounty hunting, so it's like the blind leading the blind. Stephanie has been in an on aga ...more
If you're a fan of Janet Evanovich's 'Stephanie Plum' series you know what to expect and this book delivers as usual. Stephanie, a semi-competent bounty hunter, is trying to track down Ken Globovic (Gobbles), a member of the Zeta fraternity at Kiltman College. Gobbles skipped bail after being arrested for assaulting a college administrator, Dean Mintner.
At the same time Stephanie is helping Ranger - who owns Rangeman security company - keep an eye on Doug Linken and his wife Monica. Dou ...more
Because Tricky Twenty-Two is a rehash of 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15...you get what I mean.
Without further ado, here's 22 Things About Tricky Twenty-Two
1. Stephanie is still a bounty hunter and her skips still get away from her.
2. Lula is still her sidekick and wearing outrageous clothing and hairstyles.
3. Mrs. Plum is still ironing when stressed and hitting the whiskey.
4. Gramma Mazur is as w ...more
It's a shame because I used to devour these books like air. I have zero expectations for this book. I have no doubt that Stephanie will have no growth, she'll still be deciding between Ranger and Morelli, Lulu will continue to bitch about her weight, and Grandma will blow something up.
Janet is literally rehashing old material an ...more
***Edited To Add 11/18/15***
Well, hmmm. Why DO I do this to myself?
The entire book, it really SEEMED like this might be the end of things. I had such a sense of goodwill. I was more patient with characters than I have been in awhile. Everyone was talking about change and exhibiting the growth they have been sorely needing for 80% of the series. I gave it a whole extra star for that! Then I realized there was an excerpt fr ...more
Reread June 2018– Still loving these books ...more
I am sad that I am caught up with the series but what a great way to end 2015. One of my favorites!
If my boyfriend told me that we should see other people, right after having sex mind you, I would've gone berserk on him. Seriously, I would strangle him with a pillow right then and there, while he was still in postcoital mellowness. The other option would be shooting him with a gun in the bedside table and use pillow as a silencer. I gave it a serious thought just in case, It's good to keep your options open. What did Steph do? She told Morelli to get lost, grown a huge pimple, sat in a car by ...more
Will Twenty-Two be the one?
Or, will the book version of Groundhog Day continue?
One day Stephanie will choose and that keeps most of us reading. I guess that makes us better at long-term relationships than Stephanie. Go us.
So, once again, let us ask: "Stephanie..."
As Allie said best in her review, the novel "...wasn't amazing, but it could have been so much worse."
Unlike novels past, so to speak, this one made me chuckle a ...more
The Seasonal Reading Challenge Spring 2018 Task 30.6, Brooke TX's Task: Conference, Convention, Conventicle, Option B: SFWA, Book 2: a title with at least two words where ALL words in the title start with the same letter.
why does this release date have to be so freaking far away !!! :(
Ughhh ... I want to read this so bad !
come on November ! lol
thank goodness I didn't have to wait this long in between books as I started reading them just before 21 was released !! best long running book series ever !!
review after reading:
wow wow wow wow wow! I might have to say that this was the best Stephanie plum book ever! awesome mystery.! I loved this one: bad guy- "Pooka"
I don't know where the idea for usi ...more
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