Book Review: Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24)Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s been a long-time coming, but I’m finally caught up on the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. I just finished reading Hardcore Twenty-Four and am looking forward to reading #25 when I get to the bookstore next month (it was just released a month or so ago). 2019 is my year to catch up on every series I enjoy… I’m actually avoiding all new authors until I’m caught up and trim my TBR. I want a fresh, clean start… and now that I’ve got under 200 books on my TBR, it will happen this year! So… #24… Stephanie Plum… a huge snake named Ethel, Diesel (the hot cosmic guy), and zombies. Who wouldn’t love this book?

Seriously… you’ve gotta suspend some disbelief to think all this could happen in Trenton. I’ve only passed through it, but I’d think NYC would win the award for the craziest people. I live here, I see them! I might be one of them given what I’ve already said in this review. Anyways… I digress… kinda like the focus in this book. It was definitely repetitive and format-driven, but it’s still hilarious as all get-out (what an expression!). Lula saves these books every single time. She’s TOO REAL. I know a few women like her in attitude, not quite looks, although one or two fit the bill. I have had some of these conversations when it comes to chicken in a bucket, donuts and guns. Although it’s not guns being shot or cars exploding in my life, it’s getting locked out of apartments or losing drivers licenses. How do people make the same mistakes over and over again! At least it makes me laugh.

I needed Diesel. Joe was getting old. Ranger is on the border of getting old. Not in age, just tiresome activities. I kinda want Diesel to win Stephanie’s heart now. I also want something to happen to Connie so the duo can try to save her from whatever crime is going on around town. That said… the mystery behind the drugs and zombies was very 2018 modern. It’s happening all the time, just not with decapitated heads and brains. If you haven’t read this book, you probably think my review is whackadoodle. But seriously, this book will make you laugh so hard you have to change your underwear… but don’t wear it on your head like one of the characters does in the book.

Evanovich knows her audience. 25 of these books might be a bit much, but in small doses, these are the kinda books to make you enjoy reading all over again. I wonder who will replace her when she stops writing them… who’s a similar style author? Or should I turn into that author… maybe Kellan is the next Stephanie Plum!

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    • Hello! Happy New Year! Thank you very much. I’m feeling good about the accomplishments… I’m almost under the 200 on TBR after I removed many from it. I might be able to come close to getting it under 100 this year if I aim properly. 🙂

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  1. You know I love Stephanie Plum. I love your review. I feel though she is running out. I feel she needs to wrap it up because she is losing that crazy love triangle. But there is a new author Kim Hamilton, you may like. Her debut book is Accidental Laywer. It has a Stephanie Plum vibe.

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