I love this series. It’s witty, funny and I just can’t imagine all the circumstances that Stephanie Plum gets into being a bounty hunter. Evanovich does a great job of keeping the story interesting and at the same time keeping the familiar. Yes, we know that one or more of Stephanie’s cars will blow up or catch fire. We know that she and Lula will get into some sort of not-right-with-the-law predicament. Grandma will cause issues at a funeral. This is what we expect, and love, in an Evanovich novel.
We also know that she will not settle for either of the two men in her life: Joe Morelli, one of Trenton’s finest cops, or Ranger, one of Trenton’s finest. Frankly, I think she has the best of both worlds with them and maybe she shouldn’t choose.
In this book, Stephanie has to find Geoffrey Cubbin who had been arrested after embezzling five million dollars from the residents in the retirement home where he worked. Grandma helps by going undercover…and insanity ensues.
You will enjoy this book for relaxing, light entertainment and laughing out loud at all the dysfunctional situations. I did.
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich is another delightful chapter in the life of Stephanie Plum. Stephanie’s vacation turned out to be horrible. Instead of having a relaxing time in Hawaii, Stephanie ended up flying home alone with a killer hunting her down. Once back in New Jersey she finds out that her headquarters (or the school bus that is functioning as their temporary office) has burned down and Lulu has fallen in love. Things never seem to go smoothly for Stephanie, it always seems to get complicated.
Evanovich has such a talent for creating funny yet intense mysteries. She also knows how to keep her readers guessing on where Stephanie’s heart lies, with Ranger or Morelli. Needless to say, it is easy to get excited for the next book in the series because we always want more. The good news is, we don’t have to wait much longer for Notorious Nineteen which comes out November 20th. Pre-orders are on sale for 25% off so be sure to stop in the store or order online from us at mostlybooksaz.com.