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Review: Ten Big Ones

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Ten Big OnesBook Review
4 out of 5 stars to Ten Big Ones, the 10th book in the “Stephanie Plum” cozy mystery series, written in 2004 by Janet Evanovich. We’ve hit double digits in the books, and with it, Evanovich brings double the laughter, which was already in overdrive. We meet Sally Sweet in this book, a cross-dresser with so much to say! Hilarious. Just over the top. But so is Stephanie, as she’s going to be killed by the mob. She’s gotten a little too big for her britches, as they say, by now in her hometown. People know she is a bounty hunter. They know she usually, in some weird way, gets her perp. And she always survives, no matter what they throw at her. Sounds pretty lucky, huh? I thought so too. And if the books weren’t so funny, I might have a hard time with the formulaic stories. But in truth, there are so many different characters, a fantastic amount of plots and incident, you can look the other way and just enjoy them for what they are. And when the mob is involved, you know the hits will keep on coming.



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Review: Twelve Sharp

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Twelve SharpBook Review


4 out of 5 stars to Twelve Sharp, the 12th book in the “Stephanie Plum” cozy mystery series written in 2006 by Janet Evanovich. I really enjoyed this book, given its focus on the mysterious Ranger. Stephanie is being stalked. She’s not sure who it is, but the person is scary. She soon learns out this person has a connection to Ranger — it’s his ex-wife. At the same time, Ranger’s daughter has been kidnapped, and someone suspects he’s behind it all. But for what reason? As the book progresses, you learn how much Stephanie Plum is really torn up about Ranger, despite her feelings for Joe Morelli. While the back and forth is starting to bug me (which man will she choose!), given Ranger is my favorite character, it was a strong book full of information and subtle vibes. And sometimes not so subtle! Always a good book to curl up with on the couch, this won’t disappoint. And at least it’s a bit different from the normal shenanigans where Plum is trying to track down a kooky bail jumper. There’s plenty of things happening here tho… between underlying tensions, fear and confusion, she’s still her normal fun mess!



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Review: Fearless Fourteen

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Fearless Fourteen Book Review
4 of 5 stars to Fearless Fourteen, the 14th book in the “Stephanie Plum” mystery series, written in 2008 by Janet Evanovich. Another fine adventure in the life of a normal, every-day gal who just happens to be a bounty hunter. Everything you’d expect shows up in this one… Ranger’s after Stephanie in his normal sly approach. She takes on a job working for him and finds herself lusting even more than usual. But she still sorta loves Joe. Except he’s got his hands full with someone trying to kill him. When he hires a loon to protect the house while he’s at work, the pot smoking but reformed kook can’t keep up. And let’s not forget about the monkey who has a thing for one or two of our favorite characters. Call it 1/3 romance, 1/3 humor and 1/3 mystery. Not really exceptionally strong in any one particular area, but when you combine it all together, you have a 4 or 5 hour ride you’ll enjoy. But with 26 books in the series… there’s got to be something different each time. Sometimes Evanovich succeeds. Sometimes she doesn’t. This is a good one.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I’ve visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Review: Plum Lucky

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Plum Lucky Book Review
4 of 5 stars to Plum Lucky, one of four “in-between” novellas in the “Stephanie Plum” mystery series, written in 2008 by Janet Evanovich. As if she didn’t have enough already going on, Evanovich released several short books in between the various series she’d been writing, this time linking together Stephanie and Diesel, from one of her other book series. And as if Stephanie didn’t have enough going on with Ranger and Morelli, now she’s lusting after a possible ghost man. Well… so are we all, so are we all…

Atlantic City becomes the focus in this holiday edition where Stephanie’s tracking down her crazy grandmother. The antics with Lula are fantastic. Add in a few other core characters and you’ve got the usual ride. I like these because they are shorter, easier to read in full in about 2 hours. It’s humor and wicked fun wrapped up in memorable characters. Less about the mystery and suspense, more about the laughs. It’s a nice break, but I do prefer the longer mysteries.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I’ve visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Review: Finger Lickin’ Fifteen

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Finger Lickin' FifteenBook Review
4 of 5 stars to Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, the 15th book in the Stephanie Plum mystery series, written by Janet Evanovich and published in 2009. Evanovich packed a lot of action into this installment, covering more than usual in Stephanie’s crazy life. To start off, she’s moonlighting for Ranger to help him figure out who’s stealing from his business. Not for nothing, and though she may be getting better a bounty hunter and detective, how can Ranger not solve this on his own? And who would seriously take the risk of his punishment, if ever caught. It’s certainly just a plot device to bring Ranger and Stephanie closer, building the sexual tension and pushing her towards him and away from Morelli in this book.

But then again, her momma is still setting up blind dates for Stephanie, so she’s got more than enough men to go around, even if some of them are scarier than the criminals she’s chasing. And in this one, Lula asks her to help find the two killers she saw decapitate a celebrity chef. All because she wants the $1M finders fee. But we know that ain’t gonna happen because there’d be no story if Stephanie collected half of that fee. She’d not need to work again, at least as a bounty hunter.

The fun part is the cooking concepts baked into this book… and the spice of all the zany characters. The mysteries got stronger, in part because there were a few going around in this installment. And you’ve got the normal shenanigans with Stephanie’s family and friends. All in all, this is one of the better ones and when I was thinking of putting the series down for a bit, this convinced me to give it a few more books before I decided.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I’ve visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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Review: Sizzling Sixteen

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Sizzling Sixteen Book Review
3 of 5 stars to Sizzling Sixteen, the 16th mystery in the Stephanie Plum series, published in 2009 and written by Janet Evanovich. I’ve come to expect laughs and kooky characters in these books, and this one is full of them. But other than that, it wasn’t as good as the rest. I’d even say this is my least favorite of the bunch. The laughs are wonderful, but the substance is declining due to the rush to put them in the stores and on the market. That said, I won’t focus on all the negatives… if you love the series, stick with it… you know what to expect. But I would like things to step up more. This one revolved around getting money in order for cousin Vinny to stay in business. Vinny’s not my favorite character either. I read one more after this one and then took a hiatus from the series around 2011. I’ll go back later this year, only because they do make me laugh.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I’ve visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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