Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photograph—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual—until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.
My Review: I love the Stephanie Plum series. The characters are likable. There is always something going on including many funny situations and comments. My favorite charater is Lula. She says what is on her mind. Here's the thing, there isn't any movement with these books. She is in the same place she was at the start of the books. She hasn't learn anything new. She still a bounty hunter afraid of using a gun. She is way too sympathic with her skips (the people she's trying to catch). Granted it is hard to chose between two men when neither one is really pushing for a decision but even that scenerio has become tiresome. I don't think she have to chose but either stop complaining about not knowing which to be with and enjoy the situation or pick one!
Fans keep reading because...well we love the story. However, I think it is time for the series to come to an end. Nothing is happening. It is just one crazy skip situation after another and even though her being a bounty hunter is the main part of the series, we readers are interested in the characters lives. Stephanie needs a life change or end the series at book 20.
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