Monday, June 10, 2013

One for the Money Review

Title: One For The Money               Title: One For The Money

Author: Janet Evanovich                 Year: 2012

Book: (Stephanie Plum, #1)             Movie: 1

Pages: 352                                        Time: 1hr 46min

Rating: 5/5                                       Rating: 5/5

I was very angry when I hopped in the car and mom made me listen to the book on tape. I mean who wants to think early in the morning right? I wanted music! As I listened to the book I did my best not to laugh but soon I was cracking up with my mom. This is a great book filled with humor and shots of intense action.
Stephanie Plum is an average divorcé who just got fired from her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store. So she finds a job working for her creepy cousin Vinnie as a Bounty Hunter. When she discovers a guy she used to know she immediately wants in. See she holds a grudge against this guy for so many things and it isn't enough that she ran him over in her car. Twice! No she wants to take him to jail and collect the $50,000 bond which she gets 10% of.
Joe Morelli is a Trenton cop who appears to have shot an unarmed man for no reason. So while he's in hiding he's also trying to find the missing witness and his informant who have both disappeared. On a few occasions he even runs in to Stephanie who doesn't know what she's doing.
Since she doesn't know what in the world she is doing she turns to Ranger, or Range man. Oh I don't care if he keeps secrets! He's perfect! Ahhhhh....
He helps her get everything she needs to take Joe down. But there is more danger than she ever expected! Benito Ramirez is a prizefighter who has raped three women but never been convicted since all the women "disappear". He's bad news for Stephanie since he's set his eyes on her.
When her friend gets hurt and Joe winds up at her place she will do anything to put Benito away for good. With Joe's help she finds everything she needs to turn them all in.
I love this book! It is so great! Even though the movie is a bit different and the characters aren't what I expected I loved the movie and have watched it at least twice...:S
Yes it is bit of an adult book but I still thing it is a great read and isn't as adult as some of the other books that I am "banned from reading". Like that is really going to stop me from finishing the Stephanie Plum series!

About The Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including Two for the Dough and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.

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