Thursday, March 3, 2011

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich *****

One for the Money is the first of a long series of light-reading novels about Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. Each title includes a number in ever increasing order - the latest being Smokin' Seventeen. Stephanie Plum has several love interests, but like many other characters in continuing series and sitcoms, she cannot commit, so she strings these guys along, though occasionally, but not very often, she takes them to bed.

The two main guys: Joe Morelli, the cop, and Ranger, the private security guy, are introduced in this first book. The first book also includes the tough Lula when she was still a street prostitute and not yet Stephanie's wise-cracking sidekick. Stephanie Plum fans who came late to the party will enjoy this inaugural novel as well as the later ones. If you've never read any of the series, this is as good a place to start as another.

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