Friday, July 7, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN by JANET EVANOVICH - STEPHANIE PLUM # 13 - HEADLINE - CONTEMPORARY CRIME

By: Janet Evanovich
Published By: Headline
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from OP shop haul, 310 Pages

RATING: 5 #teamranger STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!

MISTAKE #1

Dickie Orr. Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her arch-nemesis Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping to never see either one of them again.

MISTAKE #2

Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (a.k.a. Ranger). Ranger needs her to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, he's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price...

MISTAKE #3

Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office. Now Dickie has disappeared and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, NJ is also keeping Stephanie on her toes-and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum, where the ultimate prize might be her life.

With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.



BOOK REVIEW:

My addiction to this series stays strong.

My addiction to #teamranger is as strong as The Force.

Everything is the normal recipe: different day, different villain/s, different outfits, shit happens to Steph’s car and there isn’t much movement between the Joe/Steph/Ranger thing.



Fifteen minutes later, I looked in my rearview mirror and saw Ranger pull in behind me. He got out of his car and into mine. Ranger didn’t smile a lot, but clearly he was amused.

“I don’t know how you did it,” Ranger said. “In a matter of days, you’ve managed to turn a perfectly good piece-of-shit car into something so fucked up it’s a work of art.”



And Ranger gets dressed in black. He was going for the corporate look.


Ranger ended his call and joined me at the table. He was in corporate attire. Black dress slacks, black shirt, black-on-black striped tie, black gun and holster. He draped a black cashmere sports coat on an empty dining-room chair, then poured a coffee while standing, and sat across from me.


(I bet the coffee was black too) 

What I find as my observation now on this trio, is they should just  have a threesome and get it over and done with, and all will be right in my world. Well… my Stephanie Plum world.

Not sure what Ranger and Joe would think about that, I’m sure Steph would probably be up for it…I mean who wouldn’t? 

#teamrangerladyboner
It is becoming an odd sort of working relationship that Ranger and Joe have, where Steph is concerned. I can almost see it as a throw-your-keys-in-the-middle-and-make-sure-you-bring-her-home-safe, kinda deal.

Whatever it is—I think I got a good 13 more books of it.

I think this one got five stars instead of four-and-a-half because of the squirrel and beaver bombs.

Oh…yeah!

Shenanigans abound.


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  2. Great, thorough review!

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    - El

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