Book Review → One For the Money

Title: One for the Money
Author: Janet Evanovich
Series: Stephanie Plum
Publication Date: June 13th, 2006
One Fine Mess

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash – fast – but times are tough, and soon she’s forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family…

One False Move

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie’s bail bonding company. She’s got no experience. But that doesn’t matter. As does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants, to the time Steph hit him with her father’s Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water-wanted for murder…

One for the Money

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn’t. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she’ll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight – and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

Review: I really love this series, I’ve read the first thirteen books too many times to count. One of the biggest things I did not like in this book was when Morelli grabbed Stephanie and shoved her against a wall when he was made, he had just saved her from being raped. I also don’t like the persona we see Ranger portraying throughout half of this book. We don’t see him a lot but in the last few scenes we do see him in we do start to see it drop.

There are a lot of things I like about this book. There are a lot of good laughs, her grandma is always good for a laugh. Stephanie gets herself into the most ridiculous situations that usually end in a good laugh for the reader. I’m finding it really hard to review just this book and not give away a lot from the later books in the series. Basically it’s a light, fun, easy read. I can read through these books in one sitting, not wanting to stop and put them down.

Stars: ★★★★★

Recommendation: You should definitely read this book. This is one of my favorite series and is something I always recommend that people read.


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