Book Review of Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
This series by Janet Evanovich is one of my favorites.
Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Book Review: Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Smokin Seventeen is the latest book in the best selling series written by author, Janet Evanovich that features her heroine, Stephanie Plum, a bond enforcer. As the title suggests, it is the seventeenth book in the series and fans wait eagerly for every one.
In this book, the story picks up where it left off after the bond office was bombed in book 16. Steph and her co-workers are working out of Mooners RV and not liking the situation much. Lula, Steph’s friend, co-worker and partner in most of her adventures is still along for the ride, as are Connie, Vinnie, Joe, and Ranger.
The bond office is being re-built, but as the digging begins, a body is found. Not long after the first body, a second body turns up with a note attached that says it is a present for Stephanie. The bodies count gets higher, Stephanie and Lula get into more trouble and laughter ensues.
I always wonder how Steph and Lula ever manage to keep their jobs as they have so much trouble turning people in for skipping their bonds. They don’t have any trouble finding them; it’s just that no one gives them the “respect” they deserve as bond enforcement agents. Their intended targets always seem to run from them and the hijinks begin. Lula manages to shoot the toe off of one of them and I hurt myself laughing at some of the things they get into.
I really liked this book because Steph actually got to spend time with Ranger in this one. He is my favorite out of the men in her life. There is a scene in the book in which Steph and Ranger are having a little fun in his Porsche that had me laughing out loud. This is one of Janet’s funnier books and she doesn’t disappoint. Grandma Mazur goes to a viewing; there is a family dinner; someone is trying to kill Stephanie, again, and with the cast of supporting players that are always around Stephanie, things go wrong more often than right. My only complaint was that it wasn’t longer.
I am a fast reader and it took me about three hours to read the book. I tried to read slower, but the book was just too good to put down. But I was very satisfied with the latest effort from Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series. The ending leaves you wondering and you know there will be another book to look forward to. It is a great summer read and I highly recommend it. If you haven’t read the series, I would suggest starting at the beginning, though. That way you are familiar with the entire cast of characters and it would be a fun, summer reading project.
The next book in the series is out and is titled: Explosive Eighteen. I will finish reading it soon and will have a review for you in the very near future.