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She's in love with Morelli, she's in lust with Ranger. Her common sense and incapability to do her job go hand in hand. Let's take the newest book for example shall we?
Stephanie is chasing after a purse thief. That's right ladies and gents A. A whiney, child of a purse thief who believes he can just take anything he wants because mommy didn't tell him no enough as a child. So what does our darling, clueless Stephanie do? She takes her purse with her while she's trying to bring the bad guy. And what happens children? He steals her purse and then steals her car.
And if once wasn't bad enough Because clearly, she didn't learn her lesson the first time around. And then he continues stealing her car until she's forced to trade it in for a different one because he has the keys to her RAV4. Also, the whole "I can't ask Ranger help because he'll see me as weak" thing is past its prime.
He sees you as weak and he always will. That's why he protects her as much as he does, because Stephanie cannot hold her own. Not even against a purse thief. You don't like guns. Well, get a different line of work. You don't charge your stun gun? I have no sympathy for you when you get kidnapped. You don't want to call Morelli or Ranger for help because you can't keep your vagina in check Stephanie is no longer a novice bounty hunter.
I would never call her an expert one, but she's been in the game long enough to know the basics. Even Joyce knows how to handle herself more when she's going after FTAs then Stephanie does and this is what Stephanie does for a living. I really hope Janet starts progressing the character more in the next book.
After 18 books, it should have started already. View 1 comment. Jul 12, Duchess Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: Still frustrated. Still love Lula and Grandma Mazur.
Problem is, I love both Morelli and Ranger. I used to lean more toward Morelli, but lately he seems sort of apathetic towards any relationship with Stephanie. It's Ranger that tries to help her out and take care of her, and he seems genuinely worried that she'll get hurt. Morelli just complains that she gives him heartburn. This one was still definitely worth reading, though if your looking for closure, it still ain't happening.
I just want some resolution! Pick a man! Then do another series to find the other guy a freaking awesome woman. I loved this series with a passion until a few books ago. I used to wait anxiously for the next book in the series. I've now had Smokin Seventeen for a couple of months, and still haven't read it. I've lost my Plum love! How many years does this series cover? It would be interesting to know, as Stephanie never seems to change. And why did I love her years ago and now roll my eyes?
Or just choose Morelli and give us a couple of juicy books in which he teaches her to shoot and gives her babies. View all 27 comments.
Dec 20, Tori rated it liked it. I liken this series to an original document that you print out all new, and fresh, and perfect. And then the copy get's copied, and that copy gets copied and so on until you end up with a faded, scarred, crooked, ghost of that perfect original. It's old and it's tired and as much as you used to love it, it's time to let it go and start a new, original, document. When I first discovered this series a few years ago, I absolutely loved it! I'm talking fan girl, crazed, running to the bookstore on m I liken this series to an original document that you print out all new, and fresh, and perfect.
I'm talking fan girl, crazed, running to the bookstore on my way to work to download the hardback on the day it came out loved it. But now, I'm ready to see more growth from Stephanie. I'm ready for the love triangle to be laid to rest. And while we're on that subject I'm going to go on record and say that I adore Morelli, consider myself a Babecake, but I feel that although I thought differently at the beginning of the series, at this point Joe is not the right man for Stephanie anymore.
Oh Stephanie. Your ineptitude isn't all that funny anymore. It's mostly just pathetic. You should be a lot better bounty hunter by now. And thankfully Ranger is always nearby to take up your slack. You're a lucky girl. But, even though I don't love the series like I used to, I still love these characters. I still laugh, and I will probably still read this series. I'll just get my books from the library instead of the bookstore. View all 4 comments. Dec 29, Heather M. Gardner rated it it was amazing.
I enjoyed this book just like I have enjoyed all the others. I find them entertaining and laugh out loud funny. It doesn't seem to bother me, as it does others, that the character Stephanie Plum is sleeping with more than one man at a time. Jan 15, carol. My name is Carol and I'm a bookoholic. I've been reading ever since I can remember, but Goodreads seems to be contributing to my disease.
I can't control myself. I'm always adding books to my "to-read" list, which is so long that if I stopped adding books today, I'd still have three years of books on it. Then there is the library, where a drive-by is part of my routine.
It's on the way home from work, so it is really unavoidable. If I only make a quick stop to pick up a monthly read, that isn Hi.
If I only make a quick stop to pick up a monthly read, that isn't a problem, is it? However, last time I was there I found this little number by Evanovich. I swore off the Stephanie Plum books a few numbers ago, but this one Why, that's free, not even a rental.
How could I pass that up? After I finished, I felt a little dirty and rather regretful. This was a cheap drink bolted down, perfectly serviceable but lacking any soul. There are so many better books to be spending time with--why do I do this to myself? If you read any book between 8 and 17, you've read this book. No drag queens, but there is Joyce Barnhardt on the run, various oddball bondees getting the best of Steph and Lulu, Steph and Lulu ineptly breaking into a house, a bus blowing up, mom drinking, dad grunting, discussion of Lulu's clothes and eating habits, Grandma Mzur at a funeral, Connie running the business, Vinnie, car escapades, a '53 Buick, Ranger in black, Morelli in boxers, Rex and periodic attempts at kidnapping.
However, it did make me laugh out loud twice. Granted, I was likely delirious after swimming two miles, but I did laugh at a henchman's frustrating interactions with Steph and Lulu specifically, his inept English cursing view spoiler [for some reason, "Bitching bitches" just cracked me up hide spoiler ] , and an incident with rats which kind of echoed her incident with a spider and various geese. There was also a semi-interesting plot device of referring to a significant incident that took place in Hawaii, where Steph was headed at the end of book Naturally, everyone's curious what happened, but it takes a few days to find out.
Of course, the usual complaints apply to this book: Stereotypes that border on the ludicrous. I knew that going in, but with the two or three year break, they were less annoying than they would have been.
Rounding up to two inept stars. Cross posted at http: View all 14 comments. Aug 18, Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it really liked it. I can always count on this series to lighten my mood. I love this rag tag group of friends and family, they never let me down. Guaranteed to have a good time just when I need one. May 22, Jilly rated it liked it Shelves: I was beginning to not like ,myself so much. The honest confusion of loving two men was giving way to something that felt a little like unhealthy self-indulgence.
Not liking herself too much? Well, Stephanie, join the club! According to the reviews, nobody is liking you too much anymore. And, the triangle thing has gone on way too long. At this point, they are basically a menage. I'm kind of apathetic towards her at this stage. I still like the books, but they aren't magical or anything. Mor I was beginning to not like ,myself so much. More like an old rerun of Friends. It will make me smile, but it's not going to stick with me later or make me think deep thoughts.
I'm definitely not going to be blown away. It's just mindless entertainment. I'm okay with that. May 15, Cyndi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stephanie Plum is getting more and more bad-ass. Love her! If you really want to enjoy it, try the audio version. Lorelei King is a genius. She gets the voices perfectly. Reread June Never tire of these books! When Steph loses it in the garage? Never underestimate a woman who feels threatened.
Reread June — when this story begins its not one of my favs, but it quickly picks up. At least for this book Every time Steph needs him he is there to rescue her or help without placing judgement.
As for Morelli—he just wants her to stay home and wait for him to have time for her. Nov 18, Sue rated it it was ok. You know what, I was actually real hopeful that there would be some development in this book.
For the whole series Stephanie and Lula have bungled along. For a moment I thought there would be some sort of character development.
Especially over the whole Hawaii ordeal. I was flipping pages like mad to find out what happened. It was kind of a let down. We do have some introspection by Stephanie, but she said she's not the introspection type. She remarked abut how she knows it's not good of her to be You know what, I was actually real hopeful that there would be some development in this book.
She remarked abut how she knows it's not good of her to be with two men, and she should come to a realisation. There's nothing glaringly obvious but it sure looks like we're pushing to view spoiler [ Morelli.
Just the description and the warm feelings coming home to him Bye bye Ranger I am such a huge Ranger fun, it really seems their relationship will go no where. This round I could honestly couldn't care about the crime and mystery, and I was really interested on the character relationship front with Ranger and Morelli. It seemed like it was going somewhere but it didn't. It seemed like Morelli and Stephanie would finally have a TALK--where they might actually sit down and be open and confront the serious issue of their relationship, where it's going and what happened in Hawaii--but none of that happened and Morelli just forgave her.
Seriously, I don't think he would be happy to know that Stephanie is view spoiler [sleeping with Ranger. But I think i read someone where for a while it might have been an open relationship?
But it doesn't suit Morelli's character. At least there's some small improvement with Stephanie. She's still a disaster, but it seems like she's better able of looking after herself.
She did mention the need for kickboxing or some sort of classes to improve, but alas once again nothing came to fruition. Looks like there seems to be no real plans for improvement on Stephanie's front either.
Can't begin to say disappointed I was. I thought for a moment the author was really listening. Dec 31, Terri rated it really liked it.
Stephanie Plum is back with "capers" read the book - you'll get it aplenty - each of them more hilarious and scandalous than the next, in Janet Evanovich's latest, "Explosive Eighteen. Evanovich, though not known for her literary merits, is certainly a master entertainer! All of my friends are back - Lula who was in rare form for 18 , Morelli and Ranger they took a backseat here, as St Stephanie Plum is back with "capers" read the book - you'll get it aplenty - each of them more hilarious and scandalous than the next, in Janet Evanovich's latest, "Explosive Eighteen.
All of my friends are back - Lula who was in rare form for 18 , Morelli and Ranger they took a backseat here, as Stephanie was "off men" for the time being , Grandma Mazur, and the rest. A couple of new characters, particularly "Buggy," add to the craziness.
Bail bond enforcer, Stephanie, returns from a disastrous Hawaiian trip, and swears off men as a result. This allows her to focus on her bail skips and the menagerie of individuals after her because of a photo that was inadvertently put in her bag on the return plane trip.
Plenty of disastrous escapades ensue, cars disappear, the romantic tension mounts as Stephanie tries to say "no," dumb bad guys pull crazy stunts, lots of junk food is consumed, and the hamster continues to hide in his soup can - it's all there and, once again, entertained me immensely for a few hours!
Nothing new here, but loads of fun! Pick Joe already Stephanie, although after all you've put him through I don't know why he still wants you. A few laughs, but a lot of the same old same old, and unless Janet Evanovich comes up with a new plot line, this series will be dying a slow, painful death.
I will see it through to the end, mostly to see what happens to Joe than any other character, and hopefully I won't be bored to tears in the process. View all 8 comments. Dec 15, michelle rated it did not like it.
Well, that was incredibly disappointing. I get that when reading this kind of series it is going to be repetitive. It's a comfort thing - formula is good because you know what you're going to get. But it was just the same old thing. Like many others, I want Stephanie to just choose a guy already or just accept that she is a two guy girl. The latter is unlikely because of the underlying prudishness of her charact Well, that was incredibly disappointing. The latter is unlikely because of the underlying prudishness of her character, but the indecision is getting damn annoying.
Also, I'm probably in the minority when I say she should choose Ranger. Between him and Morelli, he's the better choice because at least he doesn't treat her like as much of a child as Joe.
Which brings me to the infantilisation. FFS, she is a grown woman, she doesn't need to be treated like a child, even though she behaves like one much of the time.
I could rant for ages but it won't make any difference. I will be selling my Stephanie Plum collection at a cheap price and will only get the books out of the library in the future.
One final thing, sleeping naked does not a whore make. Edited to add: Just read some of the other reviews on here. Disappointed in the slut shaming, but not surprised. Jun 20, Lady Allison marked it as to-read Shelves: Two Stephanie Plums in a year! All the stuff is there to make it a good story but there is no spark or fizzle between the characters that we used to get in the earlier books Yeah all of the Ranger fans have wanted Steph to hook up with Ranger again but this time it was just sex between them and none of the fun affectionate, chemistry that used to exist between them.
I am a huge Ranger fan and would love to see them end up together but in this book he was less of a character than he was in the first few books when we knew little about him.
Even Joe seemed very one-dimensional. Over the past few months the promotion of the book has centered around what happened in Hawaii and an international incident and they together took up maybe a paragraph in the entire book. Why promote it if you are not going to write a story about these events? Too much work or thought for JE to actually put together a storyline on these topics? The storyline is very weak and boring, it was almost painful to read, I had to skim most of it to keep from falling asleep.
There were also several mistakes in the characters and setting of the story. I am not a writer but I do know that there is software available to help keep this kind of details straight in writing a series of books…. It is just lay and sloppy on the authors part to put out a book with that many mistakes. If you do want to read it, check it out from your local library.
Jun 27, Wendy F rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm stuck between a 3 and a 4 star rating. On one hand, all my old complaints still stand firm. She has got to start putting more time into this series. I have to say that I have been waiting for view spoiler [Morelli and Ranger to finally come to blows hide spoiler ].
That makes me want to bump it up. Plus I laughed a bit more in this one then in the last two I swooned a bit.
All in all, I' I'm stuck between a 3 and a 4 star rating. All in all, I'll say its a bit better then 16 and Would have liked to hear more about the whole Hawaii thing, would've been even better for it to be a main story. Ranger vs. Morelli show down, maaan I'd love to see that. But, alas, it was still fun. Jun 26, Wanda rated it it was ok. As you can tell from my rating, I found this book to be terribly disappointing. I love Ranger, and I hate how Evanovich turned him into nothing more than a booty call for Steph, who is still too immature to deal with her feelings.
Even more immature than she was in 17, or earlier books. Twelve Sharp was the end of the series, as far as I am concerned. It was the last time any of the characters came clos As you can tell from my rating, I found this book to be terribly disappointing. It was the last time any of the characters came close to acting their age, with any credibility, and that was still just barely. Since 12, all characters have taken a nose dive into adolescent silliness, I'm thinking to bring in the teenybopper audience.
I guess the original fans are getting too old, and Janet needed to do something the grab the kiddies to cultivate new downloaders. I know 19 is coming out in November, I cringe when I think about the damage Janet might do to my favorite characters. Not sure when I'll read that one - not pre-ordering that is for sure. I really thought we'd have some romantic resolution in this book.
But it's the same old formula she stumbles through things, gets herself into trouble, and doesn't decide anything about the men and leaves you hanging with thinking "maybe in the next book". Please Ms. I'll give the series one more book to improve then I am done with it. I'd also love to see Stephanie get better at her job - going to the firing range, taking a self defens Spoilers!
I'd also love to see Stephanie get better at her job - going to the firing range, taking a self defense class- something! Oct 27, Tilly Slaton rated it it was ok Shelves: Explosive Eighteen is a part of a brilliantly hilarious series featuring Stephanie Plum and her incredible sidekicks.
I am unhappy with this book. Explanation below Stephanie Plum is at it again. Running from madmen, evading the FBI and police, outrunning mobsters and doing her best to keep Lula from shooting someone.
Being a bounty hunter is positively entertaining in this series. Whenever I need a good laugh, I close my eyes and reach towards my bookshelf that holds my Evanovich collection. I ne Explosive Eighteen is a part of a brilliantly hilarious series featuring Stephanie Plum and her incredible sidekicks.
Evanovich is brilliant and her sense of humor is down right breathtaking.
Stephanie returns home from her trip to Hawaii. The most holy moly fact? She is not wearing a wedding ring but there is a tan line where one was worn. What happened? Did she marry Ranger or Morelli? Only reading the book will tell! Holy shit, right?! As with all of the other books in this series, Stephanie waffles with the attraction and indecision between her lust of Morelli and Ranger.
In my opinion, something needs to change. The relationships no longer leave me reading after midnight.
If I am not captivated enough to read past my bedtime, something needs to give. And now Morelli was a good cop, a responsible home owner, and an excellent pet parent to his dog, Bob. The other guy in my life, Ranger, realistically had no boyfriend or husband potential whatsoever, but he was an addictive guilty pleasure.
He had a body like Batman, a dark and mysterious past, a dark and mysterious present, and an animal magnetism that sucked me in the instant I approached his force field.
He wore only black. He drove only black cars. And when he made love, his brown eyes dilated totally black. Lula is one of my most favorite characters of ANY book that I have read. My big beautiful bubble butt balances out my oversized boobs…..
Beyond totally bummed. I usually read a book that I am excited about in less than a day to a day tops. It took me until this morning to finish it. It was released on Tuesday, so that makes it … 6 days. I found myself struggling through the pages. Forcing myself to continue and endure the boring, profoundly unimaginative story, I fell asleep several times while reading. On average, I would find myself in tears from hysterical laughter while reading the books in this series.
I laughed twice reading Explosive Eighteen. Not even a good wholehearted laugh. I recommend this book to those reading this series. To others, I would advise against it. There is nothing brilliant or phenomenal about Explosive Eighteen. Mild to moderately indescriptive violent and sexual content. Line of the book: Nov 27, Jeanette rated it it was ok Shelves: Well, what little there is to spoil Ok, here goes.
That was some serious laugh out loud writing. Since then the books have become extremely formulated, predictable, lacking character growth, and boring. I nearly put Explosive Eighteen into this same grouping, but was saved by Stephanie coming very close to choosing Morelli over Ranger for a long term serious relationship. Also, she finally learned how to effectively use a stun gun, shoot a gun and defend herself upon a personal assault. The only time she had to call Ranger was to get her car back when an extremely large skip got the keys from her and kept driving it away.
I didn't like that she also called him to help her break into Joyce Barnhardt's house with an alarm system. She hasn't picked up any skills hanging around Rangeman? She can't download the same tools Ranger has to pick locks? To Ms. Please have Stephanie pick a guy I choose Morelli , get engaged, get married, get pregnant, have the baby, etc. You can get a lot of mileage out of those scenarios that we have not visited, yet.
Her living in the bleak apartment with a hamster, waking up to who knows who, fumbling through her job has been done to death.
Nov 24, Brittany rated it it was ok. I really couldn't get into this one. At first, I really thought the author realized that the same old formula and indecision between the characters was becoming absurd and tiring, but obviously not.
The plot was slow and half way through the book I didn't care. It took me less than six hours to read this book due to the enormous margins. There was less humor in this book than in her previous novels- more than a bit disappointing.
Thank goodness the library downloads these books do I don't have to! Nov 25, Marcia rated it really liked it Shelves: Let me begin by saying, I love Stephanie Plum.
Love her. No, I don't consider these books to be "great literature," and yes, I do think they are formulaic in the extreme. But the formula still works for me, because