Well, the saga continues. What a blast I am having reading these books. Janet Evanovich is a genius. In the next two installments of the Stephanie Plum series, Three to Get Deadly and Four to Score, she has once again succeeded in making me laugh out loud. Several times.
This series is outrageous. It is insane to believe that Stephanie et al get into the situations they do and remain breathing. There are a couple of close shaves – and in some cases desperate need for a shave (when you meet Sally Street you’ll know what I mean). Stephanie is getting a little bit smarter, but is still desperately inexperienced. She is very lucky to have people around her that are experienced with the bad guys and that care enough about Stephanie to look out for her.
She does things that make you want to yell at her, but Evanovich manages to keep her so likable, so real, that you’re constantly rooting for her. Luck is not always on poor Stephanie’s side, and often a simple cut and colour job can turn disastrous, but that’s part of what makes you keep rooting for her.
There are new characters introduced (Sally being one of them), we get to know some previously introduced characters a little better, including prostitute-turned-file clerk-turned-wannabe bounty hunter Lula. Thankfully we get a bit of Grandma Mazur, Stephanie’s hilarious grandmother added in. We also see the return of Ranger, Stephanie’s incredibly sexy badass bounty hunter mentor, and Joe Morelli – vice cop that has been weaving in and out of her life since she was six years old. Will she finally get the Morelli induced orgasm she has been needing so badly? You’ll have to read to find out.
In Three to Get Deadly, Stephanie is on the trail of “Uncle Mo,” an elderly candy store neighbour from the Burg, who has jumped bail and disappeared. There turns out to be way more to Mo’s story than meets the eye, as Stephanie finds out the hard way.
In Four to Score, Stephanie is after Maxine Nowicki, a waitress who has gone and got herself into a ton of trouble, and is on a mission for revenge. Another tale of crazy hi jinks, that will have you laughing, and shaking your head.
So I’m off to the mall this weekend, Indigo has the “Buy 3 get the 4th free” sale on. I think I’ll pick up Volumes 5 through 8. Can’t wait!
Have a great long weekend!