Posts Tagged With: Stephanie

Review: The Husband List


The Husband List
The Husband List by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

Janet Evanovich at a book signing at Borders B...

Janet Evanovich at a book signing at Borders Books and Music in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

At first I struggled with Janet’s attempt to branch out to other time periods and plots. I could definitely feel the influence of the Doreen Kelly, aka not Janet’s methods and styles. However after the first few chapters she found her groove and her characters and we had smooth sailing from that point on. It was a fun

 

little read and nice to have Janet but a different story line, even though her formula reins supreme. Fun read, glad she is branching out with other stories beside Stephanie, Joe & Ranger and Diesel and Lizzy. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

(Actually Finished June 24th 2013)

 

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Review: Explosive Eighteen


Explosive Eighteen
Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the little change in the plot adding in Hawaii and her even more ‘complicated’ status to her Morelli & Ranger relationships. The Hawaii part was a lot of fun since I was actually blessed with the opportunity to go to Hawaii this last spring! It also made me incredibly grateful that I didn’t have any major issues! Somehow I can see my life altering just slightly to be as chaotic as Stephanie’s and while I thoroughly enjoy her stories and life, I’m grateful it’s not mine! ๐Ÿ™‚ Only one more book to read until I’m waiting like the rest of the world. I’m not one that re-reads many books unless it’s over an expanse of like 10 years, however, I might have to make an exception so that I don’t go through complete withdrawals.

(Actually finished August 11th 2013)

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Review: Lean Mean Thirteen


Lean Mean Thirteen
Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 3ย of 5 stars

Well Stephanie has once again provided much laughter, crazy scenarios and good old Mid-Atlantic culture and humor. ๐Ÿ™‚

Although, I found a lot of disconnects in this one… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ For instance, in book 12 we were left off with Stephanie working for Ranger, here she’s a Bounty Hunter again and there was no explanation of her transition. As well as a few others. It was annoying, but not hard to figure out. Another couple of things. She’s started referring to Ranger by his name Carlos Mendoza (I think that’s his name – I just translate in my head to “Ranger”) and all of a sudden she magically got over her issue and fear of saying “I Love You” to Morelli – without that momentous moment, and now continues to tell him regularly…

Other than that, I of course love Stephanie Plum and enjoy our adventures together. ๐Ÿ™‚ On to 14…

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Review: The Grand Finale


The Grand Finale
The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At this point we all know I love Janet Evanovich. This was again one of her pre-Plum romances. Honestly, I love them the most! They are all somewhat similar, and of course have formulas. But I don’t care. They are cute, witty, crazy little circumstances, always with a fun main character, sometimes ditsy, this one (Berri) wasn’t, and have a hunk of a man for them, with crazy supporting characters. You can definitely see the development of Stephanie Plum‘s character and story line, and supporting characters throughout these. It’s been fun to watch the development really. This was well written, there were a few disconnects though. In addition to a few times where you can see Janet started foreshadowing somethings and then changed her mind or forgot about them. I didn’t like how it ended. It was ok, but I wasn’t ready for this story to end and thought it could have had a stronger closing, this one just kind of left me hanging and saying, “Really? That was it!?”
I really found myself identifying with Berri, recently divorced from an un-loving, un-supporting, roommate type spouse and having to find her direction in life again. While Berri didn’t know where she was going or what she was doing before; I had. My difference was having to redirect my entire career, not just find one. Both she and I are working our tail ends off burning the candle at both ends and going to school (well I’m starting). All the while we still find all these opportunities to serve just because or part of our everyday actions even though we feel like we are going to burn out at any second. One thing that I noticed with Berri & Jake and the “Little Old Ladies” aka the supporting characters is that each of them were able to find love again, and relax about it! All of the love that they found actually came very quickly and easily. This is hard for me, I live in a society where everyone meets, dates, engaged and married within 3 months. I have a hard time believing that a healthy foundation can really be built in that time frame, or that you can even remotely know the person. Most of the hold back and difficulties in Berri & Jake’s relationship & romance came from Berri herself resisting it and trying not to allow love in her life, or anyone really close enough to her to throw her off her “Plan”. Sometimes life doesn’t work out the way we plan, but we have to remember that God always has a “Better Plan” for us, better than we can ever imagine, we just have to be willing to let his hand guide our lives….. in all things.

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Review: High Five


High Five
High Five by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

I was glad to have this one standing by for when I finished Four to Score. Still loved it! There was an inconsistentancy that I found… when she got the BMW from Ranger… Totally missed that scene. Maybe I was the only one..? Other than that great. I’m not sure how I feel about the crazy twist at the end… I have VERY mixed feelings on this one… anxious to see how that plays out in Six… I also liked that Grandma was more of an active character again. I wish that there was more of the details of Stephanie and Morelli when they are on ‘good terms’.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Review: One For The Money


One For The Money
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Just finished book 3 of the Stephanie Plum Series… I was hesitant at writing a review on this one at first simply because I didn’t know what to think. I liked the plot, story, heroine, all character sketches were great. What I didn’t like or expect was the extreme change of feel from Janet’s other books. Nonetheless I still liked it. I really like Stephanie I think she is funny. I was grateful to be able to move immediately on to the 2nd & 3rd books. I definitly enjoy the slower pace and the big picture story, and I love her characters. I have read most of her previous screwball romances… They were fun light hearted, encouraging and witty. Stephanie Plum has a VERY different feel about the whole thing! I thought it was just book 1, nope. I like it. I was surprise and disappointed by the additional swearing and details of certain things. Totally took me for a shock that its not as clean as all of her others. I like it, just not as much. I really like her character sketches and the flow as always. I enjoy that Janet has kept the screwball and funniness of her characters and story line. I just haven’t care for the new edge it has. I’m from Philly, I know Trenton isn’t an easy town… but I think there are a few details that could have gone without in this and the last book such as there was a mess on a her door once and a few other things…However, this movie is coming out this Friday I would love to go see it. Would anyone like to come with me? In the Greater Salt Lake area. 16 Jan 2012

Ok, I just saw the movie. Honestly I loved it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was glad to see that they took out the scene where the boxer/fighter guy (forgot his name) desecration her door. I was REALLY happy to see that unnecessary scene gone. Although they should have put something else that he had threatened her at home. That would have made a little more sense too when Morelli caught her later.. But overall I think they did a great job and reignited my Plum fire… I need to go to the library and get #4 since its not available on Overdrive… ๐Ÿ™‚ 17 June 2012

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