Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Book Review- Sizzling Sixteen

I just finished reading Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich.

From Goodreads:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!
Another fun Stephanie Plum book!  I just love these!  We've got the same Stephanie situations going on...the whole Ranger vs Morelli debate, trying to be a bounty hunter but always getting herself into trouble, and having fun sidekicks like Lula, Connie, and Grandma Mazur. 
I do have say, the whole  hobbit plot in this book kind of annoyed me.  Too hippie and weird for me.  But I love the whole Ranger/Morelli thing.  And although it goes against Ranger's style, I would love to see Stephanie and Ranger in a relationship.  Don't get me wrong; I love Morelli too, but we've already seen that relationship.
Anyways, I can't wait to read Smokin' Seventeen!
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 64

*FTC Disclosure:  I received this book for free by trading with a friend.

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