Friday, September 14, 2012

Book It - One For The Money

This week’s featured book:

One For The Money
Author: Janet Evanovich



Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash-fast-but times are tough, and soon she''s forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family...


Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie''s bail bonding company. She''s got no experience. But that doesn''t matter. As does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants, to the time Steph hit him with her father''s Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water-wanted for murder...


Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn''t. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she''ll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight-and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man...

My Comments:

I owe the discovery of this book to my older daughter who happens to be just as much of a bookaholic as dear old mom. She highly recommended that I give this one a try, and told me she was absolutely certain that I’d love it. So I took her advice, and she was right: I loved it!

Janet Evanovich has a whole series going on with Stephanie Plum, the protagonist in all the books, but this is by far the best one. This quirky, fast-paced and highly amusing story will have you laughing out loud and looking to get started on the next book in the series. Read this book if you haven’t already. It’s a lot of fun!

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