Wednesday, July 6, 2011
SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN - A Stephanie Plum Novel
Stephanie Plum and her coterie of odd friends are back in this latest from Janet Evanovich. When a dead body is found on the bail bonds lot, the office moves into Mooner's RV.
Stephanie and Lula try to apprehend skippers with their usual slapstick style and frequent bakery stops, while Stephanie's mother is foisting a former classmate on her as perfect husband material. When more people turn up dead with Stephanie's name on them, it's starting to get personal.
This latest book in the series finds Plum sleeping with both Joe Morelli and Ranger after Joe's Grandmother Bella turns the evil eye on her, and she continues to destroy cars provided by Ranger at an alarming rate.
I like Evanovich's writing style. I like the characters in the Stephanie Plum series. I like the humor in Evanovich's books. But I have to say that SMOKIN' SEVENTEEN was the same old, same old with just a little more sex. Stephanie Plum is getting a little long in the tooth to continue the same lifestyle and inability to commit. Although it's a fun, quick read with quirky characters, this book wasn't much different from SIZZLING SIXTEEN or the one before that, which is a real disappointment.
Pub. Date - June 2011
Hardcover and eBook