For those of you who follow A Frugal Chick’s Facebook page you have become aware of my new obsession with the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. The frenzy over the books has been excalated by the fact that the first in the series “One For The Money” was recently released in movie theaters nation-wide starring Katherine Hiegl.
The characters in the books are what make them addictive not necessarily the plot lines.
The main character is Stephanie Plum- a 30 something girl in Trenton who lost her job selling lingerie at Macys. Out of desperation for some easy money she blackmails her cousin Vinnie into letting her for him as a bounty hunter. She is a HORRIBLE bounty hunter- which leads to lots of laughs. Her character is completely relateable- atleast to this single girl.
She has two men in her life and the way Evanovich writes them no mere mortals could EVER come close in real life. Her best friends are Lu-Lu (a former hooker who now helps her chase down fugitives) and Connie (who is a stereo-typical big haired Jersey-girl).
Along with her pet hamster Rex and her insane family, Stephanie Plum’s character gets mixed up in all kinds of plots in her little part of the world. But they work and I find myself laughing out loud when I read the books.
Don’t believe me? Check out the books I have read in the last 20 days:
I have gotten all of these books at the library but if you wanted to own them the older ones are available used on Amazon for as little as $.01.
They have been published up to 18 so I am hoping to get them all read over the next little bit.
Are any of you fans? What do you think of the series?
Next week I will be reviewing “We’ll Always Have Parrots” by Donna Andrews. Don’t bother checking it out- it’s not going to be a favorable review.