Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie s company She questions working girls to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode.
One for the Money Pestered by her close New Jersey family Stephanie Plum offers to catch high school crush Joe Morelli cop turned bail jumper for her cousin Vinnie s company She questions working girls to find the m
It s Gender Reversal Day here on as I review One for the Money So Samuel Plum is an underwear buyer for a retail store who has recently lost his job Desperate for cash, he blackmails his pervert cousin who runs a bail bonds agency into letting him go after a cop named Jane Morellie who was accused of murder and then skipped There may be a personal revenge motive for Samuel in this because Jane is the girl who seduced him and took his virginity in high school Since she never called him again, Sam [...]
I LOVE THESE BOOKS SERIOUSLY I am obsessed with this series And you know when your brain keeps telling you that this is ridiculous, there must be a hundred books that are written better, or a better mystery, or whatever Well, I don t care This series is my ultimate guilty pleasure I was hooked with the first one and have read the entire series thus far including all the stupid mini books in between Now, those mini books I could do without and they always feel like an attempt to make sure they ev [...]
Pure gold in humor 4 unforgettable characters Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli, Ranger and Grandma Mazur Let s do a lil recap Stephanie Your everyday girl with great humor, a bit of sass, lots of determination and an inability to know her limits But each and every time you root for her to win Joe Honest Smart Good looking Apparently great in bed Knows his food Wants to make Stephanie happy But knows his limits Ranger Everyone s secret freebie Apparently a god Attitude that won t quit but turns you on [...]
Dribble, dribble, dribble To amuse myself I compiled a top 5 list of things from this book that any future bookclubs book shouldn t include 1 a herioine who regularly wears spandex shorts I see it was wrote in 1994, stillat was past the 80 s excuses.2 the term crotch wrinkles Used in a sentence By five o clock I was feeling antsy, and my rayon skirt had serious crotch wrinkles 3 a scene where a man masturbates on Ms Plum s door or any woman s door 4 the term boinked especially if it is used mult [...]
Just as I predicted, I did not enjoy this.The main character is a LITERAL marshmallow and I absolutely couldn t stand her, and the plot was boring to say the least it was also ridiculous I ve heard from many people that this book is funny, but I sure didn t think so It wasn t even like there were jokes that I just didn t see the humor in, but rather I couldn t even understand what was SUPPOSED to be funny about it The writing was very bland I also listened to this on audiobook, which is the only [...]
Sometimes you just need to read a book like this With mediocre writing and a plot as see through as Grandma s underpants, it will take your mind off life s substantial material for a while.
The movie came out a few weeks ago, and I haven t seen it yet I figured this would be a good time to write a review about this book, since I read it a few months ago, but never got a chance to review it.This book was highly recommended to me, because although I really do read a bit of everything I find chick lit to be the most entertaining When I m in a bad mood I can sit down with a chick lit about some crazy chick with usually unrealistic problems that makes my life seem boring and laugh my bu [...]
Funny and light hearted book with a likeable heroine who never loses track of her goal to earn 10,000 dollars as a bounty hunter Too bad it s an old ex lover she has to find but then she still has a bone to pick with him.This first book in the series made me jump outright on the Stephanie Plum bandwagon and I prepare myself for an enjoyable ride
bozanstven humor, zabavno autorka je divna koliko i njena junakinja Stefani Plam imala sam to zadovoljstvo da je upoznam na sajmu u Njujorku davne 2002 I divna je koliko i njene knjige To mi je jedno od najdra ih iskustava
5 5 starsThis has quickly become a favourite of mine, it was recommended to me by my mum who regularly rereads the series, and spends the entire time laughing loudly to herself And my expectations were exceeded I am not a person who shows emotion when reading, and I never laugh out loud Ever While I was reading this book, I had numerous people, including my family, ask if I was okay I got strange looks from people on the train and in the coffee shop No matter where it was, I ended up hystericall [...]
11 11 15 Buddy Re Read with my peeps at BBB
I ve been seeing Evanovich books for years and not even once was I compelled to give them another look or find out if they were worth my time I kind of regret it now.This 1st book in the series about a female bounty hunter set in New Jersey ethnic neighborhood was quite a pleasure to read The book was written about 15 years ago and definitely felt dated in many ways, especially in regards to fashion spandex shorts, big hair, hoop earrings and all that But the humor remained fresh, Plum Morelli d [...]
Ah, the 90 s Bike shorts, slouchy socks with high top Reeboks, scrunchies, day glow Stephanie Plum is a New Jersey 90 s girl who is out of work She finagles her way into working for her cousin who is a bail bondsman Her job is to catch this guy who took her virginity and she s known most of her life, and turn him into the police He was a cop who supposedly shot an unarmed man and he skipped out on his bail If she catches him, she will get 10,000 And, she is pretty desperate for money Like, sold [...]
This review can also be found at Carole s Random LifeI have a lot of mixed feelings about this series at this point I used to absolutely love it Stephanie Plum is what got me reading again after not picking up a book for several years when my kids where little I devoured every book in the series that was available and when a new one was released, I would drive to my local Borders to get a copy I pushed these books on my mom and anyone else that would listen Several years ago, I stopped caring ab [...]
Buddy reading with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles starting Nov 1 The Plan Read one book in the series per month So that s like the next 2 years I now plan buddy reads 2 years out I do not have a problemd even if I did I seem to be going to a group for it.oo Don t judge me PLazy Review Time since this came out forever ago and there are a bazillion reviewsThis series has 20 books in it I can see what it has been so popular over the years It is just a good time wrapped up in a ball and t [...]
So with the release of the movie, I thought some words were in order First off, this book is nothing than pure, uncut sugar for the brain The writing is, meh The characters are, meh except for grandma, she s funny as shit But the overall story really did nothing for me For some reason I just couldn t get excited about a female bailbondsman trying to make ends meet And her exploits never really engaged me I know that was a very poor, and probbaly inadequate summary, O well Sadly, I will never kn [...]
Maybe if I haven t read Charley Davidson s series first, I would have loved this book But sad to say, I can t help but compare Stephanie s humor to Charley It was kinda fun and entertaining but not that much.
This was a fun story It had a bit of action, a bit of mystery, and plenty of crazy humor The story was fast paced and pretty light in tone for the most part, but it did have a few dark happenings that injected some tension into the story Down on her luck Stephanie Plum needs a job fast before she runs out of money and ends up getting evicted from her apartment She askes her cousin Vinny if she can get the vacant secretary job at his business only to be told the position was just filled Not to be [...]
I know many love this series and Stephanie Plum Unfortunately, I just couldn t connect and didn t find her ineptness all that funny My investigators detectives have to have some level of smarts, either streetwise or instinctive That s not Stephanie and this isn t my kind of mystery but completely get how this character and story may be appealing to many I won t be continuing the series.
I must be the only one who read this and found it depressing than funny Although there were a couple of times I laughed few, to be honest, but enough to make me not hate this book , I didn t like Stephanie Plum at all I am not saying we should all be scared and sit in our house because we might get hurt, but there is being wise and there is being Stephanie The book summary is way better than the book itself.You know those films where a cop is accused of something and he sets out to clear his na [...]
One for the Money is a wonderful book REPOSTING DUE TO MOVIE RELEASE I have always read psycho thrillers, romance, paranormal romance etc My momma told me, You have to read Evanovich You ll laugh so hard So, I did.Stephanie Plum is a super cool character She s like any regular woman in the world, a fun personality shaped with a loving family, embarrassing moments and some bitter days She lost her job Her car was repossessed She was forced to resort to accepting a job with her cousin Vinnie.A bou [...]
My wife and I were heading to Philadelphia for a long weekend, and decided to get an audiobook for the road trip After a short conversation about how that female bounty hunter movie was based on a best selling book, I downloaded this I was slightly curious, as I have seen the author s name on bookshelves for years now, and didn t know anything other than that she was very fond of numbers in her titles Eight minutes into our road trip my wife asked me to shut the book off, as she had a headache A [...]
How is it that, having been an avid reader of mysteries for much of my life, I had never picked up one of Janet Evanovich s Stephanie Plum books A gross oversight on my part that I have now rectified I have finished the first one of the series.I ve been reading quite a few serious books this summer The Maytrees, Falling Man, Absolute Friends, and A Thousand Splendid Suns to name the most recent and I was ready for a drastic change This book certainly offered that.I was captivated by the personal [...]
And thus, with this book, began my intense love affair with everything Stephanie Plum and her zany crew of friends, co workers, lovers, and adversaries standouts Grandma Mazur and Lula Oh, and by the way, I m 100% teamRanger
Book Narration I m new to audiobooks, and at this point I m not exactly sure how much they re for me I can listen to whatever I want during my workday, so I figure, why not catch up on some reading while I do it The problem is, I seem to come across audiobooks that rub me the wrong way than those that don t When the narrator is female and she reads the part of a male and is trying to either be sexy or menacing, I have a hard time with it The same goes the other way as well I ve tried getting th [...]
My mom s been bugging me for years to read this I resisted, because, well, mom books I thought it would be silly, I thought it would be overwrought, I thought it would be chick litd it wasn t I was pleasantly surprised It s no deep, mystery thriller, but it wasn t a complete throw away beach read, either I enjoyed it and I ll get 2 on hold from the library This looks like a good fill in read, a go to read when I have nothing on tap and need a capable stand in Thanks Mom
Stephanie certainly isnt the brightest crayon in the box, there were definitely some eye roll moments, but also lots of LOL moments as well A fun read, I look forward to see what she gets up to in the next one
I wanted to like this book I have been watching the growth of the chick lit genre with interest, especially in the sub sub genre of chick lit legal thrillers and mysteries I think there s cool stuff happening here.Unfortunatley, I m not a fan of this book, and I won t be continuing this series I was looking for something easy and breezy, but not dumb Stephanie Plum, the main character, made decisions that didn t make sense to me I suppose the writer could have described the complex emotions that [...]
Okay, it s official This book did not work for me Let s start with a confession I am a Jersey girl That s right, born and bred Jersey girl from birth to present with a brief Boston interlude for college So, because of that, I really thought I would click with this series I love anything funny, I can relate to all things Jersey, and most of my GR friends are crazy about this book A sure thing, right Alas, this book just didn t do it for me I found it to be really dated, not particularly funny I d [...]
One for the Money is a terrific, thrilling crime novel that takes readers to the blue collar streets of Trenton, New Jersey, where a woman finds herself taking a job as a bounty hunter when she gets sacked from her job at a lingerie store The trouble is, she s hunting for her childhood friend, who happens to be a murderous vice cop Although the excessive sex jokes got on my nerves, this book s Italian American atmosphere and realistic characters make it a truly amazing one.