Friday, March 9, 2012

Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18) by Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen 

  (Stephanie Plum #18)

3.68 of 5 stars 

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.

Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seat mate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

Only one other person has seen the missing photograph—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.

Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual—until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheel man, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!

Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii.  And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

My Thoughts and Review

I just love Stephanie Plum. After reading some other reviews I am saying to myself did you read the same book I did ? I though this was a light fun read . The book had me laughing on and off throughout the whole book. I have so stay this story kind of reminded me of Sookie Stakehouse as these two characters have a lot in common with the things that happen to them being in the wrong place at the wrong time.Such drama wrought with danger.

Stephanies life is i bad shape right now all sorts of mishaps and things are going a rye every day all day long. She. is blaming it on what happen Hawaii.Steph is caught been two very two different hot men and she cannot trust her heart or her emotions on what she truly wants.Why chose enjoy both ! lol.They mystery starts out with a photograph that ends up in Steph;s bag as  she is coming home from her vacation. She thinks she pick it up accidentally and take one look at it and trashes it.But, before you know it all kinds of crazies are after the photo including the FBI.While people are trying to kill her and harm her Stephanie needs to start solving the mystery as to why while doing her job as a bond agent and bring in the nasty ones who skip out on there bond or court dates which seems to be a hard task now that her mojo is off kilter.

I use enjoy these mysteries the are funny to read you love the characters.Steph has two hot men in her life, her best friend is so crazy you never know what is going to come out of her mouth next but, believe be she'll have you laughing while doing it. Steph's grandmother is a hoot and she makes life more interesting for Stephanie and definitely us readers she is so funny in the situations she  gets in to and to her quick whit and funny lines she is always saying just make the stories more enjoyable.I thought it was a page turner that was full of laughs.And I have decided that if Stephanie is off men I will take care of Ranger for her until she back on ! LOL

Recommended read for those who love the Stephanie Plum Series .Be sure to check out the other books in the series they are great to.