When Stephanie Plum tells Morelli, "You have three lunatics guarding your house, there are a bunch of fortune hunters creeping around your yard, someone sent you Loretta's toe, and Bob ate my underpants," it's a normal day in Stephanie Plum's life. If you were giving up on Janet Evanovich's books, thinking they were getting a little stale, try her new one, Fearless Fourteen. With this book, she's introduced new characters, and the book is fresh and funny.
In fact, Evanovich introduces Stephanie as if it was a new series, and readers were unfamiliar with the cast. Of course, nothing goes right for her. Her weekend job working security with Ranger brings her into contact with Brenda, an over-the-hill singer looking for a new career. Can you say nightmare when Brenda wants a reality TV show with Brenda, Lulu and Stephanie working as bounty hunters?
If that isn't bad enough, Morelli and Stephanie end up babysitting a teen when his mother is kidnapped, and the kidnappers think Morelli has $9 million buried at his house. Morelli's house is suddenly the center of all action in the Burg, and the action isn't between Stephanie and Morelli.
Fearless Fourteen is a fresh start in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Don't be afraid to pick this one up, unless you can't control your laughter while reading it in public.
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Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich. St. Martin's Press, ©2008. ISBN 9780312349516 (hardcover), 310p.