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Morelli Makes His Move,
This review is from: Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum 02) (Paperback)
In One for the Money, Stephanie Plum becomes a bounty hunter charged with bringing in Joe Morelli, a cop who is charged with killing an unarmed man. The two had a history, from Joe teaching her choo-choo between her legs when she was six, later on the bakery floor when she was sixteen, and finally when she broke his leg by running over him when he didn't call again and told the whole town about their exploits.
In Two for the Dough (the second book in the series), Stephanie is after Kenny Mancuso, a relative of Morelli's and Morelli is everywhere. Before the book is over, he makes his move. And the results will keep you laughing for days!
In addition to the wacky romance, naturally there's a mystery, lots of bad guys, and great action. Stephanie is still good at finding the missing felon, but like in One for the Money, she can't seem to apprehend him. She's better armed this time, but it doesn't help her with Mancuso.
Her Grandmother Mazur becomes her sidekick, because the search for Mancuso turns out to be connected to mortuaries as 24 caskets turn up missing. Grandmother Mazur hasn't missed a viewing in years, so this is right up her alley. Somehow, these wandering caskets are also connected to Mancuso's shooting of his best friend, and missing munitions from an Army base where Mancuso was stationed. The missing munitions are being used to kill cops all over New Jersey.
Janet Evanovich is able to draw humor from the most unlikely places, such as animal droppings and death. This book has more mortuary humor in it than all other books combined that I have read in my life.
You'll find out what the stylish Jersey girl turned bounty hunter was wearing in 1996, and the best ways to track down a missing felon. In the meantime, you'll have more laughs than in most comedies.
While you're filling your day with chuckles from Trenton's burg, you should think about the possibilities of improving your relationships with those you have known for a long time. A good way to start is by improving the way you communicate with these people. You may find that they change the way they communicate with you, as a result. As you think about that, notice how much of the relationships in the book are less than perfect because people haven't worked on improving them.
Enjoy your improved relationships! If you'd like some ideas, see Relationship Rescue.