Mini Review: Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

20 Jul

MacMillan, 2009

“Unbuckle your belt and pull up a chair. It’s the spiciest, sauciest, most rib-sticking plum yet.” “Recipe for disaster: Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head – literally.” “Throw in some spice: Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop Joe Morelli.” “Pump up the heat: Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million-dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.” “Stir the pot: Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.” “Add a secret ingredient: Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said.” “Bring to a boil: Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, aka Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, and five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, and solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?” Warning: Habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.

From goodreads website.

Okay, so here’s the thing about the Stephanie Plum books: they is what they is. If you are yearning for deep character development, amazingly complicated mystery and lyrical writing, you might wanna look elsewhere. But if you are in search of over-the-top characters, plots that are so outrageous they just may be believable and moments that will have you giggling your head off, then you’ve come to the right place.

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen has everything I’ve come to love about these books: weird skips, Lula eating lots of food and randomly shooting off her gun, inappropriateness galore from Grandma Mazur, and Stephanie deciding will she or won’t she with Ranger.

Was this book predictable? Kinda. Was there anything really new? Not really. Did I love it? You betcha!

These books are my escape. My guilty pleasure. They are my trashy reality TV. My soulless fluff pop music. My bologna sandwich. Get what I’m sayin’?

And while this book may not be as wonderful as, say, the first 10 in the series, I loved it enough to continue reading them.

Finger Lickin’ Fifteen was a good romp. Much like I imagine Ranger would be. 😛

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