Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sizzling Sixteen- Janet Evanovich
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Random House
Pages/Format I read it in: Audio Book
From the Back: Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .
Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.
Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.
Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.
Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.
Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.
The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky---the only question is . . . with whom? [[from goodreads]]
Review: Vinny is in trouble again. That was the first thought I had while listening to the audio book and shaking my head and chuckling all the same. These books are dangerous to listen to while you're on public transit, let me tell you! I got quiet a few funny looks from my random bursts of laughter. And my fits of laughter only got worse once Mooner and the Hobits get involved (because you know he hosts a Hobit convention and lives in a RV and bakes from pretty...interesting brownies). And oh, you do know I love me some Ranger and Morelli and there is plenty so fret not! As always the dialogue is positively witty, the banter is hilarious and situations are down right head shake worthy. Stephanie always finds herself in trouble, Sizzling Sixteen, is no exception.