Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
This is what I say :
From the title, it's a dead giveaway that this is the sixteen titles in the Stephanie Plum Series and most probably the last of the series for me for now as I do not think i have anymore of her titles after this particular one.
I kinda stop buying her titles as first of all they are almost the same from one title to another and secondly the books seems to have no resale value *shy smile*. (Yes, I do resale some of my books as if not, they would take over my home and I won't have space for new titles.).
Having said that, Stephanie is a good company when I am driving as when I have to wait for the light to change during traffic, out she comes to keep me entertained and to lessen my stress.
Stephanie and Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series seems to have calming effects on me!
Now that I no longer have Stephanie to keep me company, I think I still have a couple of Mma Ramotswe title to keep me company so I shall remain sane on the road!