Thursday, March 20, 2008

ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich

In ONE FOR THE MONEY, Stephanie Plum is out of work, out of money, and out of choices. Six months behind on her Miata payments, she begs a repo man to give her until the morning before he confiscates her car. It's that or be stuck at her parents' house all night. Given the reprieve, she scrounges enough cash, along with a few kitchen appliances, to buy a Nova that lives up to the meaning of its Spanish name. If that isn't humiliating enough, she is forced to beg a job from her cousin Vinnie as a bounty hunter. With no experience, she stumbles into her new profession.

I've heard about these books for several years. Although there were sections that were a little thick to wade through, this was an enjoyable read. The characters were great and well drawn. I laughed out loud several times and gasped when a few things occurred that were unexpected.

Miss Evanovich's writing style is enjoyable and easy to read, very similar to another author that I enjoy a great deal. I love the side comments that Stephanie gives. It helps the reader connect to the character. The setting and situations are very believable with secondary characters that are a riot. Gotta love grandma.

Overall... This was a very good read.

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