I love this series so I always have to read the newest book. I think I have read all of the Evanovich's books and have enjoyed most of them, but the Plum series is definitely my favorite. While I enjoyed this book, I couldn't grade it as high as I expected too. I give it a B.
Stephanie was married to Dickie Orr for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her wil her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again.
Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joybce. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price...
Now Dickie has disappeared and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie stay one step ahead in this new dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes- and he may know more than he is saying about many things in her life. It's a cat and mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life.
This was another fun addition to the Plum series. Stephanie gets in to a big mess that I don't think she can herself out of. The everlasting love triangle between Stephanie, Joe and Ranger are still present. I had quite a few smiles on my face will I was reading it. It was a good read and I am glad I read it. That was the good.
The bad. First of all I am so glad I didn't use my gift card to purchase this book. I read it in less than one day, and at $26.95 would definitely have felt cheated. I didn't have any laughing out loud moments like in other books in the series. I am almost getting sick of the love triangle thing--- pick Joe already!!!!! Lula didn't have that big of a part of the story, though when she was in it, she was hilarous and funny as always. Grandma Mazur was hardly in the story and there weren't any laughs with her. Albert Kloughn, Stephanie's BIL, and sister were not in the story at all and I always laugh when they are in the book. It isn't one that I would read again, though I will not stop reading the series. Glad I read it, glad I didn't buy it.
Not sure what is up next. Probably the next Lisa Gardner book, Gone. Have a lot of fun this weekend and Happy Reading!