Thursday, June 14, 2012

Smokin Seventeen- Janet Evanovich

Title: Smokin Seventeen
Author: Janet Evanovich

Publisher: Random House
Pages: Audio Book
Release Date: Available

From the Back: 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 the murderer, Stephanie is also under pressure from family and friends to choose between her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom wants her to dump them both for a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, suggests a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Joe’s old-world grandmother gives Stephanie “the eye,” which may mean that it’s time to get out of town.

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. [[from Random]]

My Review:  This is an adult novel, not young adult.

My second audio book review. Steph is at it again, and three people are out to kill her this time. All I can do is shake my head, this book is full of hilarity as I am coming to believe is classic for the series. I find it hilarious every time her mother tries to set her up with guys that she think would bring her grandbabies. Stephanie and Lula working together always has me in fits of laughter. Morelli I think has gotten hotter, is that possible? I'm starting to shift from the Ranger train to the Morelli express. 

I realize I am reading these totally out of order, but I'm not finding any difficulty with reading them from the most recent to less recent of the books. The way all the characters are introduced it doesn't get old and lets new readers know about them. I feel like I can just jump in anywhere in this large series of books and be right at home there. Did I mention that I love the romance and the complicatedness of it in these books? Well, I do. Not much to complain about in these books, except they always seem to end too soon. They should just stretch on and on and on in one huge super book! Hey, that's not a bad idea...

Reviewer: Ashe

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