Feb 092015
Review: One for the MoneyOne for the Money (Stephanie Plum #1) by Janet Evanovich
Published by St. Martin's Press on Apr 14, 2003
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humour
Format: Paperback from Purchased
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie's company. She questions "working girls" to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back. Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode.

Oh, Stephanie. I waited a really long time before starting to read your adventures, and can I just say that you are highly amusing. How you manage to land yourself in such complicated situations, and yet still escape relatively unharmed is quite amazing.

You have guts but aren’t looking for glory, just a small pay cheque to survive the next week. This small term, realistic outlook is refreshing and believable. Your humour is fun, and your taste in men is highly questionable.

Plus, you get up to such fun escapades. I mean, really, stealing your mark’s car? Awesome! He can’t exactly complain about it to the police, now can he? That was pretty brilliant.

Overall, your first story was highly amusing, and I can’t wait to see what you get up to with your next case. Just please, do keep Ranger on your speed dial because I have a feeling you’re going to need him.

  4 Responses to “Review: One for the Money”

  1. Great review!
    I’ve read all of the Stephanie Plum books so far and, trust me, there are plenty of moments where she needs Ranger a lot. Sometimes I feel so sorry for him because of the antics she gets into (and because of all the times he lets her borrow a car, you’ll figure out what that means if you continue the series). However, I think they are so sweet together. If you’re planning to read the whole series, do make sure to read the “Between the novels” books as well; they’re a great read. Stephanie meets a new man called Diesel and things go horribly wrong there as well. 🙂
    I hope you enjoy the other books if you continue with the series. There are a few low points in the series, but the most recent ones have been getting better again. That’s just my opinion, though.

  2. ZOMG, these books killed me! I can’t remember why I took a break from it, but I read the first 4 (maybe 5?) books back-to-back and rolled around on the floor laughing. I’ll have to pick them back up in my off time 😉

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