Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review: One for the money

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)

One for the Money
By: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320
Release Date: January 1, 2005
Source: Gift from my sister :)

Goodreads Synopsis:  

Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.

Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man. -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

Why is it that when people tell me that I should read a book, I take forever to read it.  And when I do read them they are beyond good.  This book is defiantly one of those books.  My sister would hound me about reading this book.  She would tell me about these books that are just plain amazing.  Well she was right. 

You meet Stephanie.  Stephanie had it all.  She had the job, the house, the car, and the money.  Well then out of nowhere she loses everything and she is going to her parents for help.  Her parents are trying to be supportive but also they want her to find something so she can pay her bills.  So she goes to her cousin Vinnie and starts working for his bail bond business.  There she is given the chance to get some money by bringing in a fugitive.  But it is not everything that it is cracked up to be.  She encounters a lot of problems along the way.  But she overcomes them to a point.  

I loved this book.  It has everything that a fictional book like this should have.  It was action packed with suspense, love, and energy.  It really keeps you going and wanting more.  I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone that wants a quick easy read that keeps you wanting it time and time again.

My Rating:

I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars.   

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