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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2011-06-21
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
Series: Stephanie Plum 2 (#17)
I enjoyed many of the Stephanie Plum series when I was a teenager and young adult. However, now that I'm older and have read a few of the more recent additions, I'd have to say I'm a little disappointed. There hasn't been much character development or movement forward. It's the same general routi...
It took me a little time to decide between 2 or 3 stars for this book. Ultimately I decided to go with three books because I feel like it was better than the previous book in the series. Pretty much this book is exactly like all the others in the series except for the fact that they are running the ...
The Stephanie Plum series is probably some of my favorite pieces of popcorn reading. Light, fluffy, fun, and funny, but with enough of an edge to it to keep it from getting saccharine.
Happily I was surprised with this book on my doorstep this week. After reading Dog Stars, I needed Smokin' Seventeen. The usual wacky zaniness. If you liked fifteen and sixteen, you will probably like seventeen. And now I'm off to find eighteen. Maybe nineteen, too.
I really am starting to think I like these novels because I am Stephanie Plum minus the bounty hunting. Too bad there is currently no Ranger or Morelli in my life.