Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie is back with more of the same.  This time Grandma Belle, Joe's grandmother, is putting curses on her.  Meanwhile, someone is leaving dead bodies for Stephanie and several people want to kill her.  But then again, what else is new?

I enjoy this one as I have enjoyed the other Stephanie Plum books, but they are bordering on stale.  It's sort of the "same ole thing" with Stephanie, needing to choose between two hot guys, her failure to apprehend skips, and people wanting her dead.  I really want some forward motion for her.  She seems to be stuck in the same spot.  There was a nice callback to the first book so that was something.  And Grandma Mazur and Lulu are once again the funnies thing in the book.  It was a nice addition to the Stephanie Plum collection but it wasn't the greatest.  I am hoping that this series is going to wrap up soon and that Stephanie gets a good happy ending with a guy who will just let her be herself.


  1. Great review.

    When is the SP movie due out?

  2. PS I saw you're reading Matched. I just finished it and I LOOOOOOOOOOVED it.

  3. @Juju - I think the movie comes out early next year.

  4. I haven't read any of Evanovich's work, but my mom was going on and on about this series, I'll have to send her to have a read of your review!

  5. I agree that they are getting stale. I want to see some progress. And not the kind that only lasts for a short time and then eventually goes backwards.


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