Showing posts with label Janet Evanovich. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Janet Evanovich. Show all posts

November 2, 2015

Non-Finished November

November will be all about:
  1. Finishing books that I have started and not finished
  2. Reading books in the series that I have not completed yet.

I have been working on the Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton, the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson and the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

Those are just some of the reviews to look forward to! This is going to be a fun month, and I hope you all enjoy it as well!

August 28, 2015

One For the Money by Janet Evanovich

Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie's company. She questions "working girls" to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back. Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode.

I will start this by saying that I read this book for the first time over ten years ago. I just had it sitting in my closet and never read past this first one, so I thought it was time I reread it and finish the series.

There are some good things and some bad things.

Stephanie Plum is a funny gal. There were some quotes that had me giggling. Her family is also hilarious especially her grandmother.
Stephanie seems determined enough. . . but she seeks out too much help and seems really helpless at times along the way. Now, this is her first stint as a bounty hunter, and like I said, I haven’t read the rest of the series. I am hoping she becomes more independent or she will be the exact opposite of the female protagonists that I love, i.e. Lindsay Boxer.

That said, this book IS entertaining. I remember liking it when I read it the first time, and I did enjoy it when I read through it again. It took me a little longer than I would have liked to get through it. But, such is life, I suppose.

There was a lot of action for the first novel in a series, so I can only imagine that each subsequent novel will bring the same punch.

We shall see.

3.5/5 stars.

Memorable Quotes: “I wondered if nine in the morning was too early to drink beer. Of course in Moscow it would be four in the afternoon. Good enough.”

“I didn’t feel like a professional. I felt like an idiot. Id criticized foreign governments for using chemical warfare, and here I was buying nerve gas from a woman who waxed off all her pubic hair.”

“I really felt like a jerk, because here was Morelli being nice to me, and what I actually wanted to do was hop on over to Bernie’s to buy a blender and get my free daiquiri mix.”

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