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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Smokin Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

Smokin' Seventeen: A Stephanie Plum NovelWhere there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. 
Dead bodies are showing up in shallow graves on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. No one is sure who the killer is, or why the victims have been offed, but what is clear is that Stephanie’s name is on the killer’s list.

Short on time to find evidence proving the killer’s identity, Stephanie faces further complications when her family and friends decide that it’s time for her to choose between her longtime off-again-on-again boyfriend, Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and the bad boy in her life, security expert Ranger. Stephanie’s mom is encouraging Stephanie to dump them both and choose a former high school football star who’s just returned to town. Stephanie’s sidekick, Lula, is encouraging Stephanie to have a red-hot boudoir “bake-off.” And Grandma Bella, Morelli’s old-world grandmother, is encouraging Stephanie to move to a new state when she puts “the eye” on Stephanie.

With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men, and a capture list that includes a dancing bear and a senior citizen vampire, Stephanie’s life looks like it’s about to go up in smoke.
(courtesy of amazon)

Maybe the hottest Plum book yet – I’m telling you now – I Love Ranger – Morelli has good points too, but the bad boy vibe from Ranger goes straight to the right places when he says BABE.  Evanovich is on 17 – with a couple of in betweens we’re over 20 – and she’s coming stronger than ever.  Stephanie is definitely in the middle of the Shasta – catching her skips and trying to stay alive at the same time.  And don’t forget her family drama – I’m just not sure how Evanovich manages to give us such a blend of sex, mystery, humor, and action.  She needs to bronzed!

The best scene for me was in a Porsche – when you read this book, you’ll know you hit it J  Not trying to give too many spoilers, but Evanovich continues to top it as she drives Steph into the middle of someone out to kill her and her family out to find her a husband.  I laugh out loud most of the book, the other parts I'm wrapped in a nice amount of steam (wink, wink) and then trying to figure out the mystery.  If you have never tried on the Plum series, you’re in for a treat – It’s one EVERYONE loves.  At book 17, It’s only getting better.  I’m thrilled to know that we get 2 this year – 18 is due out in November. I’m just hoping we’ve got Ranger and Morelli going strong.
I hear the movie is coming soon!

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