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Sizzling Sixteen

by Janet Evanovich

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Series: Stephanie Plum (16)

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After the movie, One for the Money (I loved it), I wanted to read the books. I was half happy and half disappointed (to be fair the first few books were better than the rest - I've read 17 or 18). The writing isn't anything special but there is banter and wit (which is waning). I love her grandma, the ex-hooker, and some other random side characters - that and the witty moments kept me coming back for more.

By the time of the 5th book (or at least by the 10th) you would think she would start to get the hang of her job or get a new one - nope. At a certain point she is just a pretty woman of 30ish who can't pick from 2 men (or choose to move on from both), who is bad at her job, and relies on luck and the men in her life to save her (to be fair I think of one time she was saved by a woman).

So why do I keep reading? In spite of how annoying she is, and how she is hopelessly in love with 2 mildly mentally abusive men? Despite all the half attractive or good guys being over 6 ft tall for some reason and all the other men are taken or ugly? The reason is the supporting crazy characters, and the fading wit. ( )
  mlg11031112 | Apr 10, 2015 |
Boring. I'm thinking about giving up on this series, but I'm already sixteen+ books in and I think that would make me a quitter.

Dirty quitter.

I'll wait a year or two to continue. ( )
  quillmenow | Mar 14, 2015 |
Loved the audio and always a smile on your face with these characters! Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster
Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.

Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash! ( )
  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
It was okay for a Stephanie Plum book. Wish it had more Ranger/Morelli stuff. Fun with the crazy though ( )
  lushrain | Sep 29, 2014 |
I've had time to reflect on this one before writing a review. Up until now I've whole-heartedly enjoyed every single adventure with Stephanie though throughout the last one I was beginning to wonder if she would ever grow up. And now I'm ready for her to move on it seems she agrees with me. Stephanie has hinted that she no longer enjoys being a bounty hunter and is considering her options.

There was a point in this book where I believed it to be the last of the series but I'm fairly sure it will be coming to an end soon, and I think it's time. Don't get me wrong there were still some hilarious scenes but certain things had begun to irritate me so I hope the series ends before I have to abandon it before I start disliking it. ( )
  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
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My Uncle Pip died and left me his lucky bottle.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312383304, Hardcover)

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .

BAD LUCK:

Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.

GOOD LUCK:

Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.

BAD LUCK:

Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.

GOOD LUCK:

Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.

BAD LUCK:

Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.

GOOD LUCK:

The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky---the only question is . . . with whom?

Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:42:56 -0400)

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Someone wants to kill Vinnie, but who? The list is long, and it's up to Stephanie to whittle it down to one in this 16th Stephanie Plum novel.

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