Wednesday 21 December 2016

✪ Turbo Twenty Three ✪ Janet Evanovich ✪

In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts.

Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.

As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have “virtually no marketable skills,” these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.

Copy received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

There are a few questions I ask myself every time I pick up a Stephanie Plum book:

Will she pick Morelli or Ranger?
What hair-brained schemes will Lulu come up with?
How many cars will explode?
If hasn't picked one yet, Morelli is mine, right?

Actually, with that first question, I know she is not going to make any decisions, so that automatically makes Morelli mine - #winning!

Here we are, 23 books into the series, and I pretty much know that I am going to be getting the same book since he last ones (in fact, I skipped a few before this one) and I know that I can pick u right where I left off.

I know that Stephanie won't have grown up, I know that Lulu will be up to some kind of mischief, I know that Stephanie will be flitting between Morelli and Ranger.

But even with all that, I still really enjoyed Turbo Twenty Three.  It is a rollicking ride, fun and lots of roll-your-eye moments, but I still sat and read it in one sitting.  I know there will be more books with more of the same, and I know I will end up reading them all too.

I just hope that one day, she will make a decision, and the series will end before it jumps the shark. And seriously, how old is that hamster of hers?  Rex as to be well past the average hamster age?!?!