A Little Bit of Background
Janet Evanovich is a New York Times Best Selling author for plenty of her works. Her Stephanie Plum series started back in 1994. This book is her eighth installment out of 24 (I know, I'm a little behind). This book came out in 2003 and follows directly after the 8th book and the Christmas special book, Visions of Sugarplums.
As for Stephanie, she is on another round about chase to find a missing fiance and dog. Mainly the dog. She ends up finding out that the missing fiance is in some crazy cyber game. Stephanie ends up on a whirlwind chase that will take her all the way to the casinos of Vega. Typical Stephanie.
What I Enjoyed
What can I say? It's definitely a Stephanie Plum novel. What do I mean by that? Well, first off, I was laughing right from the first few pages. My husband came in and asked, "Is it really that funny?" I looked at him and said, "Yes, yes it is." One can feel that all the Stephanie Plum novels are funny ad number nine is no exception.
The other thing I really enjoyed was the growth of the side characters. Sometimes in books, or even in some shows, it can feel like everyone is stuck in one place. But in this book, SPOILER, Stephanie's sister is pregnant from the guy we meet with in the last book and she does give birth. Having this development in Stephanie's surroundings, gives Stephanie a chance to interact with her normal environment and let's us know that she is not just stuck in the same family scenario.
I really enjoyed the plot line of this story. The story involved both a cyber and real life chase. And with the cyber aspect, it keeps you from finding out who the real killer is until the very end, which makes you keep reading.
What I Least Enjoyed
Other than visualizing Lula eating on this meat on her new "meat diet," throughout the book, I pretty much didn't find anything wrong with it. Typical Stephanie Plum book.
Overall, if you're looking for a funny, yet captivating book about a kickass woman who always seems to be in the weirdest positions, then this series is for you. And if you were debating on continuing this series, well, you should.
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