“Another Stephanie Plum misadventure in Hamilton Township. I have read all of the 19 Plum stories. Some were good - some not so much. This one is one of the better ones. If you have enjoyed Stephanie in the past, you will also like this book. It is another quick and enjoyable way to pass a few hours.”honoliipali wrote this review Sunday, July 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Well, at least it was a quick read. I know when I pick up a Stephanie Plum book what I'm in for. I'm going to get a healthy dose of explosions, a lot of food talk, Lula in Lycra, Grandma Mazur being, well, Grandma Mazur, a hot dose of Morelli and hopefully some smokin' sexy Ranger sightings. I got all of that. I also got a couple chuckles from past character Randy Briggs and a little giggle from a potentially cursed Hawaiian Tiki.
But....that is all. Nothing new. Stephanie is still a hot mess and continues to play along with the best, yet, the most annoying love triangle ever. Ranger or Morelli? Mr Sexy or Mr Hawt? A man who'll melt your panties off or a man who'll feed you beer and pizza? I know it's a hard decision but come on!!! Make one already! This has been going on for too long. It's time to end it Janet! For reals.
In addition to the triangulation of Stephanie's love I really think she should be a bit more, um, competent at her job by...well, 12 books ago. Granted she has made progress but if you had been poisoned and your apartment almost blown up by a crazy man wouldn't you be a bit more cautious when entering said apartment? The apartment that every Tom, Dick and Psycho-killer can break into with ease? Not our Stephanie.
Now, I know this sounds super negative but it wasn't an awful book. It was exactly what I expected. Nothing more. Nothing less. Do not read this book expecting a great mystery and do not read this book expecting something different than the last 18 Plums. Read this book for a quick escape from your reality. Read this book because you've read all the other books in the series and your OCD will not let you stop. Or just read this book because of Ranger (because he's worth it...truly.)
I rated this 2.5 on my personal blog but rounded up for Shelfari.com purposes.”
“Very fast-paced, so a quick read with a great storyline. One of my faves in the series.”Tam N wrote this review Saturday, June 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay. Let's just be honest. This isn't "literature." But, every book is still really, really fun!”Angel wrote this review Tuesday, June 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Janet Evanovich never disappoints! Always funny & always reminds me of my days working in Trenton!!!”Kathy wrote this review Thursday, August 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Usually, listening to these stories makes me laugh out loud but this one was disappointing : it didn't make me laugh until very close to the end. :(”Linda R wrote this review Thursday, June 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I didn't like it at all.”Elly wrote this review Thursday, June 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Same ol': her car gets blown up, she eats a lot with her hooker friend and tries to decide between two hot men. The only thing lacking was Grandma Mazur who sleuthed at a retirement home rather than a funeral parlor. Ho hum.”Karen S wrote this review Sunday, June 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It's Stephanie Plum, what more do you need? Bounty hunter extraordinaire, not really, but boy does she hang with some great men. Ranger and Joe Morelli are hard to beat.”Pam Bales wrote this review Sunday, August 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No