August 31, 2012

Book Club Friday!



This week I'm reviewing:

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

How excited am I that I finally started this series? Extremely. I waited forever thanks to the long hold list at the library but it was so worth it. Suspense, humour, crime & some rom-com all rolled into one makes this a great read that fit my taste perfectly. I literally couldn't put it down, and may or may not have secretly read at my desk at work...Whatever. I totally think y'all should read this regardless of whether you've seen the movie because it is way better (naturally). I did watch the movie immediately afterwards and it was a pretty disappointing but entertaining. I've already started the second one and can tell that's going to be even better! Thanks for the reco Heather!

4 comments :

  1. I LOVED this book too! It was so hilarious, I couldn't put it down! I'm excited to continue on with the series!

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  2. yes! i definitely want to start reading these books! thanks for reminding me!! :)

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  3. i just saw this movie ad really liked it;i haven't read it yet though!

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  4. Loved the book and I was actually really surprised by the movie. I thought that I would hate it, but it was pretty good.

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