Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Review: One for the Money by: Janet Evanovich

Goodreads Summary: 

Read the Dynamite Blockbuster that Started It All!

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.

My Review: 

ReadingNook Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I've had this book on my shelves for quite a long time, but as soon as my husband saw the preview for the movie adapdation of it with Katherine Heigel, I moved it up on my TBR list and I'm happy I did, What a character Stephanie Plum is, I can't wait to see how Katherine Heigel brings this character to life, and I think she is honestly perfect to play the role of Stephanie Plum, as I was reading a long she was exactally who I pictured playing the role. Not even because i've seen the previews with her in it, but simply because it seems like perfect role! I love Katherine Heigel as an actress and I think she will make Stephanie Plum come alive.

The mystery part of this story was pretty predictable, which is probably the only reason why I didn't give this book a 4 star rating, at times I felt the storyline dragged on a bit, but on the other hand, I LOVED the characters and I think thats what really made me enjoy this story as much as I did. Stephanie Plum was down to earth, humourous, witty, and at times down-right hilarious. I also really loved the character of Cop Joe Morelli, for some reason I found him charming from the get-go and he definitely had that bad-boy essence that appealed to me, although i pegged it early on that he was falsely accussed of the crime.

I know this is a Massive series and I believe she is on book #19 with a few companion novels out at this point, if I'm correct, I'm very behind on jumping on the Stephanie Plum train, but I'm really happy that I did because I found this to be a light, humourous read, with a bit of mystery, that left me wanting more and this was exactally what I was in the mood for. I'm hoping to get book 2 soon and try to slowly catch up on this series, there's just so many books, so little time.

1 comment:

  1. I just read my first Janet Evonovich book this year too! and only gave it 3 stars as well. It had a big romance factor in it that you know..just not my style. I was hoping for one more like this that looks like a lot of action, but seems like this one as well is a little mixed. It was called Love in a Nutshell, great characters, funny and light, just not gripping enough for me. sounds like her books are all pretty similar