05 June 2011
High Five by Janet Evanovich
What I'm loving about this series (besides the characters, who are all amazingly funny) is that even though we get the same kind of book each time, Evanovich keeps it different and interesting. In every book Stephanie gets a case that proves to be a little unusual, she fails spectacularly at her job, a car gets destroyed, she finds a dead body, and she is stuck driving an old Buick.
You would expect it to get old, but it doesn't. In High Five the main mystery revolves around her trying to find her missing uncle instead of her trying to capture her bounty. She's getting better at the bounty hunter thing, but it still goes haywire as it only can for Stephanie Plum. When she destroys her (littler person) bounty's apartment on capture, he decides to move in with Stephanie while they fix up his front door.
As always there is non-stop action that is over-the-top in the best, most hilarious way possible. AND there is romance. Lord, is there romance. Stephanie has been dating cop Joe Morelli on and off for the entire series. That relationship would be exciting enough on it's own, but there is also Ranger--the sexy Cuban-American bounty hunter who has taken Stephanie under his wing. I've been all about Joe the past four books, but things started to heat up with Ranger in this book and now I honestly love them both. High Five ends with Stephanie choosing between the two of them and you don't find out who she chooses until the beginning of book six!!!
High Five counts toward the following challenges: 100+ and Fight or Flight for the Hogwarts Reading Challenge. Track my progress on the 2011 Reading Challenges Page.