Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; First Edition/First Printing edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345527682
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345527684

Product Description


Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.

Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.

With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.

The hardcover edition of Smokin’ Seventeen contains two smokin’ hot stickers inside!

About the Author


Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series), and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

My Review

 While I do enjoy this very light series featuring Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich I do find them getting sillier with each outing.  And enough already Stephanie...pick which guy you want to spend your life with!  This book revolved around the choice Stephanie needs to make but didn't bring this to a satisfactory conclusion yet.  I find the Lula character to have become nothing more than sheer annoyance.  And she appears far too often in the book.

A good light beach read if you have read the rest of the series but this series is getting old fast.

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