Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich
Every summer Jersey readers are anxious to get their hands on the new release of Janet Evanovich’s latest release to follow the outrageous stunts of Stephanie Plum, the bounty hunter Jersey girl who can’t make up her mind whether to spend her nights with handsome Italian cop Joe Morelli or the more mysterious but still very sexy Ranger. The latest in this series, Smokin’ Seventeen, does deliver some very funny moments—the senior citizen who thinks he’s a vampire and a new curse from Grandma Bella. But after 17 books, the story line is getting a bit old and most readers I’ve spoken to are anxious to see some sort of resolution with Stephanie and her two men. It’s time to pick a guy already and get a life! Her later novels definitely aren’t as outrageously fun as her earlier novels. If you have never read her novels, definitely grab a copy of One For the Money or Two for the Dough and enjoy a great beach read. If you have read her other sixteen novels, not much new here except a few chuckles.