Tuesday, January 17, 2012
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum is down on her luck. She’s lost her job in New Jersey’s most down-market lingerie store, her car’s on the brinks of repossession, and her apartment is fast becoming furniture-free. Enter Cousin Vennie, a low-life who runs a bail-bond company. If Stephanie can bring in vice-cop turned outlaw Joe Morelli, she stand to pick up $10,000.00
But tracking down a cop wanted for murder isn’t easy. And suddenly Stephanie has another problem on her hands. Benito Ramirez, a prize-fighter with more menace than mentality, wants her to be his friend – and he won’t take no for an answer. Soon Stephanie begins to know exactly what it feels like to be pursued and the best person to protect her just happens to be on the run.
Wow...two Stephanie Plum book in a month with one more on the way. One for the Money is the first book in the Stephanie Plum series. When I saw it on the bookshelf of the local library, I made no attempt to resist it since I’m quite hooked on Stephanie Plum at the moment having just read Lean Mean Thirteen.
In this fist book, we were introduced to how Stephanie became a bounty hunter and why. We were also introduced to her relationship with Joe Morelli and the history that they had. Ranger also made an appearance although very briefly only as we can see that the author really wanted to develop the chemistry between Stephanie and Morelli. We mustn't forget Lola too and in this first book, she was still a hooker.
There’s a lot of firsts in this book and as a new fan, I was thrilled to read how it all began. A must read for all fans, old and new. While the plot isn’t that complicated and the thrill wasn’t really there, the fun and comedy would be an antidote for anyone looking for a cure in boredom. If you are not a fan (yet) and are looking for some fun read, I would recommend this to you.
At the same time, you might be interested to know that a movie version of this book starring Katherine Heigl is due for release next week, 27 January 2012, if not mistaken. I'm not sure if it would make it to the big screen where I am at and I'm not sure if I would like the movie adaptation but you can be sure I would keep my eye on the DVD release or when it goes cable.