A viral Books Explosive Eighteen release Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum s life is set to blow sky
A viral Books Explosive Eighteen release Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she s knee deep in trouble Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like SaBounty hunter Stephanie Plum s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she s knee deep in trouble Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22 Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A layover Now he s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup His killer could be anyone The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns for hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying Only one other person has seen the missing photograph Stephanie Plum Now she s the target, and she doesn t intend to end up in a garbage can With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re creates the person in the photo Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she ll need to watch her back Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it s business as usual until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii Morelli, Trenton s hottest cop, isn t talking about Hawaii Ranger, the man of mystery, isn t talking about Hawaii And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is It s complicated.From the Hardcover edition.. Good Books Explosive Eighteen Okay, I admit it -- I'm a Stephanie Plum sucker! I read Smokin' 17, and until the last chapter of the book, SWORE that I'd no longer be running out to get the hardcover edition of another Stephanie Plum book as soon as it was released, Instead,I'd be looking for the paperback at one of the used bookstores I frequent...I love Janet Evanovich's writing style, her dialogue is hilarious, the characters are great, and reading the latest installment is like going home to visit with old friends -- well, old friends that NEVER change-- but still a fun read. I've voiced my complaints in reviews for past Plum novels about the marked lack of forward progress and character development. Well, at the end of Smokin' 17 Evanovich presented herself with the perfect opportunity to go a little outside the box and move the story forward -- Stephanie gets a trip for 2 to Hawaii -- the cliff hanger at the end of the book is -- who's she gonna bring? Ranger or Morelli?? I know, I know, pretty lame for a cliff hanger, (but when it comes to Ranger & Morelli, I'm a cheap date).So I, (still firmly in "sucker mode"), preorder the book, blurb unread, and anxiously wait for it to arrive only to find (drum roll please).....Stephanie coming home from Hawaii & getting off the plane in New Jersey...Thus missing a fantastic opportunity for Evanovich to get Stephanie outside of her comfort zone, maybe get a little more in-depth with the hottie she brought with her -- no such luckI. Am. Beyond. Pissed.This seemed to be the "travel season" for several of my favorite series, most notably Eve & Roarke/In Death series by J.D. Robb (N.Y. to Dallas) & the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs (River Marked) . While missing the supporting cast of characters in these series, we got much more in depth with the main characters and there was some definite personal growth going on......Not so with Explosive 18....Never (it seems) with Stephanie Plum. I guess the same jokes/situations /scenarios/car "mishaps"/Grandma Mazur/Lulu eating jokes are going to stay firmly place...and getting a little less funny with each subsequent incarnation.I was in love with this series. It was one of my favorites. Then, somewhere around Fearless 14, I started getting the feeling that Janet Evanovich was phoning these books in.Okay, reality check here. Stephanie Plum's a bounty hunter. A really inept bounty hunter. A really inept bounty hunter that someone's always trying to kill, maim, run over or blow up. She has a really close "friendship" with Ranger -- a totally bad-ass bounty hunter with his own security company, who would be MORE than happy to provide weapons & self-defense training (I'm sure). What does Stephanie do??? Absolutely nothing. She still keeps her gun in the cookiejar, her stun gun is never charged when she needs it, and her pepper spray is usually empty. She stumbles into situations becomes a “damsel in distress” and then Ranger pulls her ass out of the fire -- yet again. I swear, Rex the Hamster has better honed survival instincts than Stephanie. Her mother has every right to be worried about her; she SHOULD get a job at the button factory.As for the man issues…just for the record, I’m definitely Team Ranger. Morelli & Stephanie have history, they know everything about each other and they’re comfortable. BUT who’s always there for her when she needs him with cars, assistance and saving her life? Ranger. (Plus, as an added bonus, he’s got that whole dark, hot, mysterious bad boy thing going on). Actions speak louder than words, after all…..Will I read 19, 20, 21, etc? Probably -- I'm hooked. Will I run out and buy it retail (hardcover or paperback)? No way.I hate to say it, but the Stephanie Plum series has been downgraded to my "Used Bookstore Shopping List"
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