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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.
I’ve usually listened to these books on Audible. The narrator is great. She makes these insipid books worth listening to. This time, I read the book. I skimmed a lot, because the storyline was very stupid. This is a series that either needs to be retired or completely revamped. Every story is the same. Yawn. I’m very disappointed. I used to love these books.
This book was obviously not written by Janet Evanovich. It is NOT her writing style. I've read all of her books 3-4 times. This was not written by Janet. And it sucks. A plot is a plot is a plot. What makes Janet Evanovich's books so darned good is HER WRITING STYLE. The characters. What they say, do and think. In this book, Stephanie says things she has never said, and doesn't say things she always says. Lula never has grammatical errors in her speech in this book. All the little bits and pieces are thrown in but there is no humor, no life. Frankly, it sucked. So sorry Janet took this route. Janet -- please write your own books. You are an incredible writer. Your ghost writer -- nope, nope, and nope.
Not even close to Janet Evanovich’s vernacular. To the extent I would bet money this is a ghost writer. It’s slow, not funny and an overall drag to read. None of the characters speak, nor behave in the style we’ve become accustomed to in previous books. In the past, I’ve almost decided to stop buying new ones because they we’re getting tiresome but this is written like bad fan fiction and I’m officially done.
I'm a Ranger girl. Where is Ranger? It seems that all the characters were moving in slow motion. And the writing was almost like someone had told Janet she needed to write a 28th book and so she did, without much enthusiasm or creativity. It's a good thing it only took me an hour and 1⁄2 to read. I hope the 29th is back to her normal, sassy, chemistry- filled, exciting prose!
I love Janet Evanovich books, especially Stephanie Plum series. There is no way this book was written by her. The wording was all wrong, the characters speech was not like usual. I would rather have her end the series if she can’t write the books herself! Last year’s release in this series was not her writing either. This one was awful and even worse!!
This book is not up to my expectations of this series. I think I chuckled once in the middle of the book and again near the end. Usually, I laugh so hard I cry. They must have paid for good reviews.
I do not like the character Diesel or his associates. Ranger is barely in it. The bounty hunter cases seemed to have some potential that was never fulfilled. The characters have no fire or emotion.
I read Janet Evanovich for her quirky humor along with a little mystery. I did not find much mystery and there was a serious lack of humor. Grandma use to be a scream and now she seems to do more philosophizing.
If you want a pleasant read, this would be all right but if you want the best of Stephanie Plum, it does not exist in this book.
Love the Stephanie Plum series and am so disappointed in this last book. I am struggling to continue reading to get to the end. I usually read these books in about 3 days. I'm only 48% through and have been reading for a week. I will finish it but probably will skip through some of the mundane crap.
I've read them all but this one is just plain bad. It doesn't read like her previous books. The writing is stilted, and the characters are dull. It doesn't seem like Ms. Evanovich's writing at all. Save yourself the money and pass. It's time to call it quits on this series.