Fearless Fourteen (Hardcover)

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Where did my Plum go? Where's the mystery, the plot, the sly humor that makes you think? If you find it, let me know because I'm one disappointed Stephanie Plum fan. There is no real antagonist, and our protagonist, Stephanie Plum seems to be just letting life happen. There isn't the action one expects, no thrills. Man, I am saddened as this was my favorite series. I read an ARC and let me tell you I will not be purchasing this installment. Next year, maybe. Come on, Janet. Give your fans their just rewards.

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It saddens me considerably to report that the newest offering for the Stephanie Plum series (#14) is anything but the innovative and lighthearted fare with lovable characters, believable bad guys and wickedly funny dialogue that we've come to expect from the Evanovich camp. #14 has a recycled plot and copied scenes from many of the previous books. It's patently obvious, though indescribably sad, that the author has lost the love she previously had for her great characters. In this book, Lula loses the indefatigable independent charm that made her such a funny and lovable character - she resorts to trickery and lying to become engaged. She then inexplicably spends most of the book worrying about a prenuptial agreement for her shoes and car. Steph just sleepwalks through this book. It's as close to a summary of what her life would be like if she got married (shudder) - which is boredom that can't sustain a book. Joe is portrayed as a sleaze who can't remember if he slept with his cousin or not. Yuck. He's not my favorite character, but he surely didn't deserve this treatment. There was a forgettable bad guy whose name you will not remember, and a subplot involving an aging singing star/reality show newbie. This subplot serves absolutely no purpose and doesn't tie into the main story at all. It saddens me to say that this book is not worth the $27.95 list price, nor would I pay $1.00 for it. It further saddens me because this author is capable of much, much better work.

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by Georgia on 5/22/2008

Where did my Plum go? Where's the mystery, the plot, the sly humor that makes you think? If you find it, let me know because I'm one disappointed Stephanie Plum fan. There is no real antagonist, and our protagonist, Stephanie Plum seems to be just letting life happen. There isn't the action one expects, no thrills. Man, I am saddened as this was my favorite series. I read an ARC and let me tell you I will not be purchasing this installment. Next year, maybe. Come on, Janet. Give your fans their just rewards.

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Disappointing, Forgettable Fourteen

by Loves to Read on 5/22/2008

It saddens me considerably to report that the newest offering for the Stephanie Plum series (#14) is anything but the innovative and lighthearted fare with lovable characters, believable bad guys and wickedly funny dialogue that we've come to expect from the Evanovich camp. #14 has a recycled plot and copied scenes from many of the previous books. It's patently obvious, though indescribably sad, that the author has lost the love she previously had for her great characters. In this book, Lula loses the indefatigable independent charm that made her such a funny and lovable character - she resorts to trickery and lying to become engaged. She then inexplicably spends most of the book worrying about a prenuptial agreement for her shoes and car. Steph just sleepwalks through this book. It's as close to a summary of what her life would be like if she got married (shudder) - which is boredom that can't sustain a book. Joe is portrayed as a sleaze who can't remember if he slept with his cousin or not. Yuck. He's not my favorite character, but he surely didn't deserve this treatment. There was a forgettable bad guy whose name you will not remember, and a subplot involving an aging singing star/reality show newbie. This subplot serves absolutely no purpose and doesn't tie into the main story at all. It saddens me to say that this book is not worth the $27.95 list price, nor would I pay $1.00 for it. It further saddens me because this author is capable of much, much better work.

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Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn’t be more proud. He always was the smart one. The Cousin: Joe Morelli Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom’s sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family. The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux Less than a week after Dom’s release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He’s getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing. The Catastrophe: Moonman Morelli hires Walter “Mooner” Dunphy, stoner and “inventor” turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can’t afford a lot on a cop’s salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes. The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She’s a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she’s involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one. The Crisis: A favor for Ranger Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie’s evening activities. The Conclusion: Only the fearless should read Fourteen. Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312349516
SKU 206662853
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0312349513
Release Date 6/17/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0310
Publisher St. Martin's Press

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