Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Stephanie Plum Novels) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Smokin' Seventeen" the 17th book in her Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

Product Description

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.

Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.

With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series), and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.
Product Details
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam; 1st edition (June 21, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345527682
ISBN-13: 978-0345527684

My Review:

Bodies are being discovered on the Vincent Plum Bail Bonds construction site and no one knows who the killer(s) are or why they have been killed but Stephanie's name is on the list.

Stephanie is having trouble deciding who she wants between her on-again-off again cop boyfriend Joe Morelli or bad-boy security expert Ranger.  Her mom wants her to dump both of them and go after a former high school football player.  Her grandma wants her to have bake-off and Morelli's grandma has put the "eye" on her.

Then she has to contend with a very pushy ex-football player who seems to be stalking her and to make sure she keeps one step ahead of a killer to stay alive.

She finds out the "curse" Bella puts on her makes her horny at inappropriate times which she has Ranger to help her with.  I'm really glad she had some Ranger time though I wish there were some more love scenes between them.  I was wondering does she really have an open relationship with Joe now?

Stephanie's grandma is a hoot as usual and it's always a delight to read the trouble Stephanie and Lulu have apprehending fugitives.



  1. Glad you didn't find this latest book repetitive. I had stopped reading at around numbers 13 or 14 but am ready to start with the 16th and 17th, having read good reviews about them.

  2. Ive just started this series, Im on Book 2 - this book sounds good!
    Thanks for the review!