Thursday, 9 May 2013

Not Really a Book Review: Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

If I can give you one piece of advice today, it would be to never read a Stephanie Plum book when taking public transport unless you don’t mind looking like an idiot when you're laughing out loud at a book. 

This isn’t really a review. I just want to mention that I really enjoyed Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich.  It never ceases to amaze me that I haven’t gotten tired of the Stephanie Plum series. Although sometimes I wish Evanovich would stop at twenty . Stephanie and Morelli would get married and that would be the end. Yes I want her to end up with Morelli. Ranger is for me, even though I want Morelli too. Just like Stephanie, I’m greedy.

Another fantastic book by Evanovich. If I wrote like her I’d never stop writing either. Explosive Eighteen is out in May and I’m going to be all over it.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. 
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.

With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.


  1. Okay, so, true confessions time...a couple years ago the family made a trip to Australia, and on the way home my back went out. Picture this combo: exhaustion + Vicodin + Plum Spooky.
    My husband was afraid someone would escort me off the plane.
    And I SO want to be Janet Evanovich when I grow up...

    1. That must have been good times with Evanovich. I read her sober and I'm laughing. Add Vicodin and I'd be rolling on the ground kicking my legs up in the air. You can't be her when you grow up because because I do.

  2. Haven't heard of this author, but you got my interest. Will check her out.

    1. I gasped when I read your comment Zrinka. Oh Dear. Get yourself an Evanovich right away.


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