Monday, December 31, 2012

Book Review: "Notorious Nineteen" by Janet Evanovich

Book Description:
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.

The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money -- or maybe just desperate -- Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again -- a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone... or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory. . . .
My thoughts:
This the nineteenth book in the series (duh right!!).  If you have made it this far in the series - congrats!  Half the people I have talked to have given up because of the flip flopping of Ranger and Morelli.  I guess after nineteen books it would get dull, but in my opinion it doesn't. 
Did I still laugh while reading?  Yes.

Did I finish it within a day?  Well I just had surgery when I read it so it took me a little longer, but still was a hard to put down book.
I still enjoy the series.  I will continue reading them.  I love the characters and the way the author makes me laugh. 
This is one of two series I have kept on my 'keeper' shelf.  This series and Debbie Macomber's "Cedar Cove" series. 
If you have read this series - what do you think? 
Happy Reading!


  1. I haven't read all of Evanovich's series books, but have read enough that I only read them now and again. I have 12 and 14 on my bookshelf, but hated 16, I got to page 68 and couldn't stomach anymore of it, the book went on my never to be finished pile. I made it a goal in 2012 to finish Debbie's Cedar Cove series, and I did it in July and August. I have decided to stay away from series in the future, I like my books to began and end with the same book.

    Thanks for the visit to my blog yesterday.

  2. I think I need to make a goal to finish my Robyn Carr series this year. Or at least get caught up. =)

    Thank you for your visits to my blog. =)