Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Three more from Janet Evanovich

High Five Hot Six Seven Up

Ever since Beth endorsed these books last fall, I've been quickly reading through the series—in and among books from other genres. For the most part, I've checked them out of the library; it's really a good thing that my local library owns all the book in the series. For whatever reason, I didn't have enough time to finish High Five before it was due back at the library. Since I was planning a long business trip, I dipped into Barnes & Noble and picked up all three of these books to throw into my suitcase.

Stephanie Plum takes on various "bail enforcement" assignments along with managing her on-again, off-again relationship with Joe Morelli and a growing physical attraction to Ranger. Due to her low financial situation, in High Five Stephanie takes on occasional surveillance job from Ranger. That compensates for the main "fugitive" tracking that she undertakes for her family—unpaid, of course.

I think it was Hot Six, though, which I enjoyed the most. I caught myself laughing out loud at the ludicrous scenes and situations. First, after an argument with Stephanie's father, Grandma Mazur moves out of the family home in a huff. Since she hadn't had time to find a place to live, she moves into Stephanie's one bedroom apartment, leaving Stephanie sleeping on the couch. Now, the couch might not be such a bad place to sleep, but people keep breaking into her apartment in the middle of the night.