Thursday, December 1, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - TWO FOR THE DOUGH by JANET EVANOVICH - STEPHANIE PLUM # 2 - PENGUIN - MYSTERY - CONTEMPORARY CRIME

By: Janet Evanovich
Published By: Penguin
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 301 Pages

RATING: 4 SHENANIGAN STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

This one's double the fun!

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso - a suspiciously weatlhy, working class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend - the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli - who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch - only makes the hunt more thrilling...

Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol packing Grandma Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move... and his next move might be Stephanie's last.




BOOK REVIEW:

I am quite addicted to the Stephanie Plum series. One For The Money set the bar for the style I was in for. Fun shenanigans, with a dose of ewwww moments and violence arise as Stephanie grabs her new bounty hunter job by the horns and basically does it her way. Which is not necessarily the smart way, but it is the Steph way.

Two For The Dough continues on with another lad to hunt down and shenanigans ensue.

It is all a poolside romp read and I dig it.

I don’t care these early books are written in the 90’s with all that out dated technology, it gives such a retro feel in reading it now.

Stephanie’s family are quite retro and Grandma Mazur takes some of the limelight in this installment. She’s a tough old broad, but she still can be shaken up, especially when cray-cray Kenny Mancuso is involved.

The story telling at times can be very Scooby Doo style with the mystery to solve and shenanigans, but it keeps me coming back for more.

Janet throws in a lot of missing body parts...that would be the ewwww part of her recipe in writing this series.

Morelli and Plum do get themselves into a big tease of a situation for the reader looking for a little more sexual...something, but Janet pulls back just in time.

I am not looking for that in this series because I have been told for a couple of thirty somethings, it is very tame and PG rated this series. None the less twenty three books to date, this series has stood the test of time without bringing in the graphic side of sexual content.

I’m in for the long haul in watching Janet bring the fun, witty, at-times-down-right-silly to her characters because life needs some Stephanie Plum.



Up next, Three To Get Deadly.


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