I started reading the Stephanie Plum series after the movie came out for One For the Money, and I quickly realized that the book series was hilarious and fun and WAY better than the movie. (Side note: Why is Katherine Heigl the only one with some very weird Jersey accent? No one else in the movie has one and yet they’re all from Jersey. Just sayin’).
Anyway, I quickly read through the rest of the Stephanie Plum series that was available, and now I eagerly wait for when the next one comes out. The latest Stephanie Plum book came out last week called Tricky Twenty-Two.
Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college – and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.
Now the reason I always come back to the Stephanie Plum books is because they’re hilarious, have great banter, and I love the characters. These books are not character driven in the sense that the characters very rarely experience any sort of real growth – they just keep going on adventures and catching bad guys. So if you’re looking for some hard-core fiction, this is not a series for you. The series is character driven in the sense that you come back to it because of the characters. They’re fun, their dialogue is amazing and the book just puts a smile on your face.
This series is for people who want a good laugh, enjoy ridiculous escapades, up for some hot moments between Stephanie and Ranger and Stephanie and Morelli (because let’s be real, why choose just one?) and just generally want a quick fun read.
I will always read the Stephanie Plum series because I’m guaranteed a good time and who doesn’t want one of those?