Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.
Short on time to find evi
You don't know me. I'm a fan of your work, have been for years. I have gotten many friends and family hooked on Stephanie, Joe, Ranger and Lula. I had every one of your books. I love your work with Charlotte Hughes and the Full Series. I have laughed and teared up, I have giggled and gasped for years, but it's time I stand up and shout.
Your last three Stephanie Plum Novels have left me feeling cheated. With each new installment I hope for more. But I get the same ol ...more
1. Dead bodies keep popping up. A detective's dream... I mean, yeah, it's bad for the person who was killed, but at least Stephanie is making some money off it, right? (I'm totally joking... she doesn't get paid enough to deal with it).
2. The rela ...more
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In Smokin’ Seventeen, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back in action. With not-so-trusty sidekick Lula at her side, Stephanie is on the hunt for skips, trying to decide between two men, fending off her mother’s matchmaking at ...more
Stephanie is running out of time. The bond office where she works has been burned down. Dead bodies have been showing up on the construction site.
No one knows why, or who's responsible - but it's clear Stephanie's name is on the killer's list. And to make a bad situation worse, cop and boyfriend Joe Morelli's grandmother has put the 'eye' on Stephanie. Now she has a pimple the size of Mount Vesuvius and her hormones are in overdrive. ...
Word of warning to those of you who would like to see things go somewhere between Stephanie and Ranger or Morelli - DON'T!! This time around, she has sex with both but that's it... wham bam, thank you ma'm skim overs then off to work, NO ...more
But, there is a slight problem with Stephanie having sex with Ranger - which, again, I love! That is that she is also having sex with Morelli. And, she is trying to hide it from Morelli. And, she says that she would freak out if she found out that Morelli was even dating another woman.
Moral dilemmas ev ...more
Edit: After reading some other reviews I think I must be in the minority in that I don't want Stephanie to make a choice between her guys. I like them both and this is escapism. I don't need lots of character development with this series. I like it the way it i ...more
Once Morelli and Ranger enter this story, it finally starts to ...more
Reread May 2018 — Steph gets a lot more action in this book. She gets cursed by Morelli’s scary grandma and finally gets lucky with Ranger. (Maybe not so much a curse as a blessing) Meanwhile her life is in danger...again.
This was a great installment of the Stephanie Plum series. I am reading these out of order but if you like action, adventure and more then be sure to check out these books at your local library and wherever books and ebooks are so ...more
But Stephanie’s ‘love’ for two men has been going on for too long. It’s enough. At 30-something and still acting like a spoilt teenager, Stephanie’s act is wearing thin. I wanted to jump into the book and slap her, and offer this advice: Choose Morelli. Ranger doesn’t want you. He doesn’t want anyone.
Otherwise our favourite cast is back. Rex, the hams ...more
It is hard to put into words how utterly disappointed in this series that I am. When I first started reading Stephanie Plum, I was immediately sucked in by her & the world in which she lives. Each book was so hilariously funny and outrageous that it quickly became a 'go-to' read for me when I needed a pick me up, escape or just good tear-streaming laughter. Now I just feel like I'm watching a really bad episode of Jersey Shore and can't stop saying 'WTF'!! Th ...more
The last few books from 13 on have really lost all charm and appeal for me. Recycled lines, plots, jokes, sexual tension that's not even a ping on the radar and less than no character development. I honestly felt like after 12, Ms Evanovich reached a point where she might actually have to go forward with the characters and series, so she backed off. Unfortunat ...more
All that plus a dancing bear and a wannabe vampire give Stefanie all she can handle.
The bail bonds crew is working out of Mooner's van and going to desperate lengths to drum up business as bodies pile up on their lot. The usual formula is in full force, but without much of the charm of previous books. Stephanie and Lula chase wacky skips, Grandma Mazur makes a scene at a viewing, people get tasered, cars are destroyed.
Even Ranger and Morelli seem to be sick of this shit, they show up for surprisingly soulless r ...more
Stephanie Plum is a bond enforcer for her cousin Vinny,and after Vinnie's Bail Bonds burned down and he had no money or influence to build it back up,Vinnie returns to his wife and con ...more
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“I loan you cars all the time.”
“And I almost always destroy them or lose them. I have terrible luck with cars.”
“Working at Rangeman is a high-stress job, and you’re one of our few sources of comic relief. I give you a car and my men start a pool on how long it will take you to trash it. You’re a line item in my budget under entertainment.”
"You're in love with me?"
"You didn't know that?"
"I did, but it's nice to hear."
"Scares the hell out of me.”