There is something quite comforting about reading Janet Evanovich. The Stephanie Plum novels are all the same – there will be explosions, there will be sexual tension between Stephanie and Ranger or Stephanie and Morelli or maybe both, there will be incredibly incompetent bounty hunter episodes.
Having said that, there also hilarious – definitely a guilty pleasure.
Here is the blurb from the back …
UNBUCKLE YOUR BELT AND PULL UP A CHAIR. IT’S THE SPICIEST, SAUCIEST, MOST RIB-STICKING PLUM YET.
Recipe for disaster:
Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head –literally.
Throw in some spice:
Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli.
Pump up the heat:
Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.
Stir the pot:
Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.
Add a secret ingredient:
Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said.
Bring to a boil:
Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, A.K.A. Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?
Habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.
If you like to read trashy novels and you like them ‘racy and pacy’ then this book is for you. I do wonder how much longer Evanovich can keep going with these stories. However, I will definitely be buying whatever number 16 ends up being called.
At the moment I’m rereading The Children’s Bookby A S Byatt and The Lost Life by Steven Carroll, so expect reviews of them soon.
You might also want to check out my review of Claire Harman’s Jane’s Fame here. Just to prove I do read more than pulp.