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Monday, July 18, 2011

Stephanie Plum 7-10 by Janet Evanovich

BLURB:
  • Pub. Date: June 2002
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 352pp
  • Series: Stephanie Plum Series #7 
Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn't afraid to use his gun. He's already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn't mind shooting Stephanie next.
REVIEW:
Stephanie has made new friends, she went to high school with them but didn't really hang out of anything. Their names; Mooner and Dougie. Stoner and Dealer (smuggled appliance, stolen car, etc.) This book's FTA - Eddie DeCooch, a senior and retired mobster who got caught smuggling cigarettes. He may be old and can't see all too well but he kept slipping away and shooting at Stephanie and Co., whenever he's about to get handcuffed. Arch enemy Joyce decided to steal this case away from her again by doing yet another weird sexual favor for Vinnie. but she didn't last long, her foot got smashed in a chase. 

Mooner and Dougie disappeared, she doesn't want to ask Ranger for help because he wants something in return; to be with Stephanie for a night. Tension, tension and then there's the fake wedding date Stephanie told her mother and her sister Valerie is back in the Burg to start  a new life after her husband left her and the kids to be with their 18 year old baby-sitter.
BLURB:
  • Pub. Date: June 2003
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 352pp
  • Series: Stephanie Plum Series #8 
Steven Soder is somehow linked with a very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli and Stephanie's mentor and tormentor, Ranger, warn Stephanie about Abruzzi, but it's Abruzzi's eyes and mannerisms that frighten Stephanie most. Stephanie needs Ranger's savvy and expertise, and she's willing to accept his help to find Annie even though it might mean getting too involved with Ranger. Stephanie, Ranger, Lula (who's not going to miss riding with Ranger), and Evelyn's lawyer/Laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search turns out to be a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent-a Rangerette known as Jeanne Ellen Burrows-and the Abruzzi crew. Plus, there's a killer rabbit on the loose!

REVIEW:
Stephanie took a case that isn't normally her route. Missing mother and daughter and on top of that she is not even getting paid for it.  I guess heroics can be applauded but may this one is stupid. Especially when it was so obvious that the mother and daughter are safe, sort of since Abruzzi, this book's bad guy, can seem to find them. I really think Stephanie was suicidal for taunting this man. And what's up with the sex scene with Ranger. I imagined it to be more, I don't know hot? Not really detailed but man this one was a disappointment since Evanovich created a lot of tension only to be described like that?! I understood, Ranger does not want emotions involved but still it can be written with passion. What a waste!
Even with those complaints I still enjoyed it. It was still funny and interesting. The murders are darker fits the description of how mad and insane Abruzzi is, seriously Stephanie needs to at least learn some karate skills.
The ending was brief and not too shocking. Now I am torn if I am Team Morelli  or Team Ranger.
BLURB:
  • Pub. Date: June 2004
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 352pp
  • Series: Stephanie Plum Series #9 
Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life, the guy who slices meat at the deli...oh, the list goes on). An ordinary person would cave under the pressure.
But hey, she's from Jersey.

Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man. In To The Nines, her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an immigrant who becomes an illegal alien by violating his Visa and extending his stay in the United States. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. But what she uncovers is far more sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of killers who give new meaning to the word "hunter..."

REVIEW:
Stephanie and Morelli are in their complicated relationship again, Stephanie and Ranger is working on another case, Stephanie trying to not have any conversations with Ranger. Valerie is pregnant with Kloughn's baby. Lula enrolled herself in a FatBuster to loose 100lbs. to have a supermodel weight because she got a new man but on the first day she decided she hates carrots and got a bag of McDonald's from Stephanie's hand. This book's FTA, (sort of, he is on a Visa bond and he went missing and only got 1 week left before he become FTA) is India resident Samuel Singh. I don't exactly know what to make of him. Maybe he ran away, didn't really want to get married or decided to go in hiding and find an under the table job or another sponsor somewhere else. Then Stephanie's search lead her to Vegas, with Lula and Connie in tow. The usual comedy, disaster and death was present and a very nice twist to whom Singh was running away from.

BLURB:
  • Pub. Date: June 2005
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 352pp
  • Series: Stephanie Plum Series #10
It begins as an innocent trip to the deli-mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion, which leads to the destruction of yet another car. It would be just another day in the life of Stephanie Plum, except that she becomes the target of a gang—-and of an even scarier, more dangerous force that comes to Trenton. With super bounty hunter Ranger acting more mysteriously than ever (and the tension with vice cop Joe Morelli getting hotter), she finds herself with a decision to make: how to protect herself and where to hide while on the hunt for a killer known as the Junkman. There's only one safe place, and it has Ranger's name all over it—-if she can find it. And if the Junkman doesn't find her first. With Lula riding shotgun and Grandma Mazur on the loose, Stephanie Plum is racing against the clock in her most suspenseful novel yet. Ten Big Ones is page-turning entertainment, and Janet Evanovich is the best there is. 

REVIEW:
So Valerie finally decided to get married to cuddle upkins, Albert Klough. Hiring Sally Sweet as the wedding planner and musician for the event. Stephanie on the other hand pissed off the gang and Joe and her had another disagreement so she moved out of his out and found Ranger's lair, sadly it was not the Bat Cave. I love that Sally Sweet is back and he made a very impressive ending for this book. I was kind of disappointed that there was not much action, considering the them was about gangs. But it was still entertaining as hell. Well, mostly it was the fact that Stephanie was living in Ranger's property.

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