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... And two cars meet their maker, several bagels, some chicken and assorted doughnuts. In her usual style, our intrepid bonds enforcement agent tries to nail the big one and instead picks up a couple of hackers, a homeless person and assorted men, one of whom is Joe Morelli. Lula comes along for the shenanigans and loses her mojo along with her hairdresser and things go downhill for her from there. Always a fun and quick read.
Let's see... Lula wears something tight.... Lula eats everything in sight.... Stephanie is attracted to Ranger... " " " " Morelli.... " " " " Diesel.... Grandma Bella threatened someone with the eye.... Grandma Mazur is waiting at the door for Stephanie..... Grandma Mazur considers zany job for extra income..... Stephanie gets 2 vehicles blown up while wearing jeans, a stretchy tshirt and her hair in a ponytail ( her usual outfit of the last 26 years. )..... Rex is in his soup can and Her gun is in the cookie jar
I just saved you $14.99 That is ALL of the books.....The first 8 were a joy. The last 20, she has called it in. I don't even remember how this one ends and I bought it and read it all from midnight to 4:30 am.... I don't know where all of these good reviews are coming from. Maybe because the books were free. I pd. $14.99 and I'm bitter. Not really, but I am serious about the 1 star rating. Those who gave this one high marks must not have read the REAL ones. 1 - 8 were magnificent. * Edit again....I do not understand this rating. Did I read a different book? Did they? *Edit again.....seriously? Someone PLEASE tell me why they thought this book was worthy of this rating. Edit x 3....how many 5 star friends does Janet have?
Over the last few books I have heard that people feel that Ms. Evanovich is "phoning it in". I always enjoyed each offering, even when the plots got a little weak. This is the first time I can honestly say I am seriously disappointed and I am not sure if I will be continuing with the series. It's like someone else wrote it, and decided to clean it up for a middle-school audience. Joe is sickeningly sweet, no arguments, no arm waving, no Italian hand gestures. No one swears ("what the fork"???), no even-remotely-sexy times. Lula's former profession is only referred to as a "pleasure facilitator" - the phrase "ho" is never used once. Mrs. Plum is not the same person... no why me, no hounding Steph to change jobs, get married, etc... I mean sure, someone who is chill and knits all the time is lovely but NOT Helen Plum. And we get NO Ranger or Merry Men involvement in Steph's adventures. You can't have Ranger be such a part of her life and then just write him out - he wasn't even in the wind. There wasn't even any mention of Steph's rivals, Barnhardt or Mob Princess Terry, or her usual FTA's. This book feels like a poorly written ghostwriter addition to the series. If it is time to let the series die, then let Stephanie have her happy ending. Either she settles for Joe and they get married and we are done, or she and Ranger get together and make a majority of the fans happy. But quit drawing it out if the author can't do it justice.
At the start of the book, I nearly returned it. I thought not normal Lulu again, she needs to go. Fortunately I carried on reading and it improved, enjoyable in the end. Need to see progress, particularly with Ranger and his commitments to Stephanie
There is nothing you can do but give five stars for Stephanie plum, I pre-ordered the book in July , as usual ,she never disappoints. anybody who likes a kick ass story with genuine laugh out loud bits. This is the one for you.