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5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling good fun, 1 July 2006
This review is from: Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum Novels) (Hardcover)
This is the twelvth (well actually it is the 13th novel) in the fantastic Stephanie Plum series, if you haven't already read them they are uncofusingly numbered - starting with One of the Money, and this year up to Twelve Sharp. They feature Stephanie Plum, a 30ish youngish, big-haired, Jersey girl, who, having lost her job buying lingere for a cheap chain store turns to bounty hunting for her cousin Vinnie to pay the rent. Lucikly her parents live a couple of miles down the road in the 'burg' as well so she doesn't have to stray too far for food.

In between incompetent bouts of bounty hunting with her side-kick Lula, a fuller figured black woman with delusions of becoming a singer in a band, and a tendency to wear spandex clothes a couple of sizes too small, Stephi actually does solve crimes. Trenton crimes that is. And she is torn between the two men in her life; Ranger, a tall dark silent Latino bounty hunter and every woman's wet dream; and Morelli, a tall dark silent Italian detective - and every woman's wet dream......

In this outing Stephi is the only bounty hunter working for her cousin Vinnie, so they interview for new BEA (Bond Enforcement Agents) with varying success - mostly they seem to be a variety of black lether and chap wearing, shot gun wielding pychos.

And Stephi is being stalked, it seems, by Carmen Manoso, Ranger's wife - only who knew that Ranger got married 6 months ago. When Carmen turns up dead and Rangers 10 year old daughter from a previous marriage is kidnapped, Stephi's instincts kick in and she starts investigating. Only she still has to make rent so there are a variety of dead-beats and arsonists she has to pull in for money.

Stephi's arh-enemy Joyce Barnhadt is back too. Meaner and in tighter black leather than ever.

Evanovich's novels are immensely good fun - the sexual tension in the love triangle of Steph, Morelli and Ranger is sizzling hot - but with the same immensely good nature as always. Evanovich knows how to write them light and frivolous. Well worth picking up to read!
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