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by Janet Evanovich

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Janet Evanovich
ISBN: 075318964X
ISBN13: 978-0753189641
Language: English
Publisher: Isis Large Print; Large type / large print edition edition (March 1, 2012)
Pages: 288
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Also by janet evanovich. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen. Smokin’ Seventeen is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Also by janet evanovich. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead is entirely coincidental. Published in the United States by Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York. BANTAM BOOKS and the rooster colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. eISBN: 978-0-345-52769-1.

Читать онлайн Smokin Seventeen. ONE. MY GRANDMA MAZUR called me early this morning.

Janet Evanovich is the bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series), and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

We pushed Connie’s computer and stacks of files to the side and took the food and bottle of wine to the dining room table. Lula poured wine for everyone and raised her glass. Here’s a toast rains it pours. We drank to that, and we dug in. This is delicious, Connie said. He’s a really good cook. Lula spooned out more casserole and looked over at me. You should marry him. You could have perfectly good sex all by yourself, but you’ll never be able to cook this good.

Author: Janet Evanovich.

Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum). Title: Smokin' SeventeenAuthor: Evanovich, JanetPublisher: Random HousePublication Date: 2011/11/15Number of Pages: 324Binding Type: PAPERBACKLibrary of Congress: bl2011031684. Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton: 9780553392715 PenguinRandomHouse.

Smokin' Seventeen book. I think Janet Evanovich is becoming much too formulaic in these books

Smokin' Seventeen book. I think Janet Evanovich is becoming much too formulaic in these books. This one starts out with Lula and Stephanie in the usual mix of eating, complaining and trying to make a living at Vinnie's Bail Bonds. The first 3rd of the book is really boring and focuses too much on Lula. I liked these books better when Lula was there as any minor character in Stephanie's life. She has become too much of a focus and really drags the story down.

Dead bodies are showing up on the empty construction lot of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. And it is clear that Stephanie Plum's name is on the killer's list. Short on time to prove 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 security expert, Ranger. With a cold-blooded killer after her, a handful of hot men and a capture list that includes a dancing bear, Stephanie's life looks like it's about to go up in smoke.
Comments to eBook Smokin' Seventeen
Maybe that's it with Stephanie Plum now? Evanovich does Business as usual again, and does so at least since book 16. There is always this little hope that she finally gets around to being brilliant again, but maybe she is just tired of Plum herself? Never mind, there are other funny female detectives out there, but newer and fresher, like in Heads Off (A Lisa Becker Mystery).

The book feels like copy and pasted from the other 19 books, but this time a giraffe on the loose is in it. That's almost worth it, ridiculous and stupid, yes, but not predictable as the rest of the novel. Stephanie still can't decide between Ranger and Morelli - this has gone on so long it's just tedious. Even Grandma Mazur is more creepy than funny, Lula delivers her lines, the guys come in and leave again, absolutely nothing happens. The bounty hunting is nothing special and follows the beaten track. Stephanie says in the book we've done this before". Indeed we have.

If you treat this series like a sitcom with its repetitive humor, it's still enjoyable. But if there is going to be more, I would like to see some development. By which I mean: Dump Joe. Or Ranger. As long as I still care.
I pre-ordered. I've told my friends that after investing 10 years of my life, and who knows how much $$ that I feel like I have to see this series through to the end....but at this point it's just painful.

I'm not even really sure Janet wrote this book, it felt more like a ghost writer. It pains me to say that because I LOVED this series in the beginning, but the last...say...half dozen have just been ... boring. No Sally Sweet, no big Grandma laughs, and the characters have not moved forward, not to mention....a 10 year old hamster....Rex didn't even have any good lines this time around.

Truth is, I'm neither Team Ranger nor Team Morelli. If either of them was "the one" she would have decided it by now. I'm all for cutting both of them loose and getting Stephanie back on the market...or having her focus on her career....that's where all the good laughs were anyway!

What finally tipped the scale for me? Digging him up and stuffing him in the trunk of the Buick, and demanding a body receipt for him? That's too gross to even contemplate.

It gives me pain to be so negative. I have a tremendous respect for Ms. Evanovich, and can only imagine how hurt she would be if she ever ventured out to read these reviews...but I think in her heart she must feel the same way because there was just so substance, no laughs, no movement. She must be tired of writing, and simply be fulfilling her contract. I think others would agree with me, we want some real happiness for Stephanie...and we want to read the passion in Janet's work again.

She really seems to have lost interest.
I liked it, but I didn't like it. I guess I got tired of exploding cars, grappling with suspects, and the same old thing. I got kind of tired of Stephanie's incompetence, after seventeen books, she doesn't get much better at apprehending skips. How does she stay slim when she eats donuts, cakes and fried chicken? I'd like to learn her secret. I'm not sure why she has two men attracted to her? What does Joe see in her, and Ranger? I was kind of glad that she got together with Ranger again, since it had been so long, but it seemed in bad taste to be with Joe on back to back nights. It might have meant more if she hadn't been with Joe for a long time, but they seemed to be an item again.

I like the humor, but it seems to be kind of repetitive of all her other books.
Janet Evanovich has been writing best-selling books for so many years I forget when I started reading them. The antics of Stephanie and her crew have made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my legs. The sexual tension between the characters has always had me coming back for more, and, more. Ms. Evanovich was a master of the craft and we all profited from it. She's done now. The legend of Stephanie Plum is over. I don't know how it happened. I don't know when it all started to go wrong. But alas, the ride is over. Maybe it started when the author started to write other series with other authors. Maybe she just had no more left for Stephanie to do. But since about book 11, I think we all started getting tired of it. How many more times is someone going to say "babe"? Are we expected to read a book where someone usually dies, the dog eats something and pukes, grandma does something kooky, and the heroine waffles back and forth between two men. We all give thanks for the years of enjoyment but we are officially done. For the last ten books (translate ten years and about $300.00, not to mention the shelf space we have lost) you can take off the dust jackets, mix them around and put them in any order you want. It makes no difference, THE'RE ALL THE SAME BOOK!!!! I gave it ten good years and except for the fact that the books are getting thinner, they haven't changed a bit. I actually SKIMMED through this book. Can you believe it? SKIMMED!!! I'm sorry Janet, I have loved your books since I was a teenager, but I can't read one more repetitious word. I WILL miss you. But I really need the shelf space.
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