10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The same poor quality, recycled rubbish as last time,
This review is from: Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum) (Hardcover)
I always say that this will be the last Stephanie Plum book I read. Then I see the latest book in the library and cannot resist having a read to see if Evanovich has actually moved the story on at all. I always hope that I will be surprised by what she writes and I will rekindle the love I had for this series when it first came out. It never happens.
This book did not make me laugh once. The plot was thoughtless and pointless, even the scary villains aren't scary any more. The whole Hawaiian holiday sub plot was, in my opinion, pathetic. It promised much and delivered almost nothing at all except crushing disappointment on the part of the reader. Nothing ever, ever gets resolved for Stephanie. Every book takes the characters and readers through the same old stuff and to what purpose? When I scan reviews by other readers I see so many other readers disappointed by what Evanovich has done to what used to be a really fresh and interesting series. Back in the day I would be so excited to get my fix of Stephanie Plum novels I would express order them from the States, where they came out earlier than in the UK because I could not wait to read them. Now I do not even buy them any more, I get them from the library and only if I happen to see one on a display. I never even scan the shelf for them.
Please, please, Janet Evanovich, can we move on now? Can you give us some of the old style, shake you up comedy thrillers that really used to make me laugh and thrill me, and not this exercise in taking money from loyal and patient fans?