Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum)

By Janet Evanovich
Binding:Hardcover
Publisher:St. Martin's Press, (6/22/2010)
Language:English



Average Rating:
Mildly Unleashable
2.00 out of 5 (1 Clubie's ratings)


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Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .

BAD LUCK:

Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.

GOOD LUCK:

Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.

BAD LUCK:

Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.

GOOD LUCK:

Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, Mooner’s Hobbit-Con charity event, and Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, from ruin.

BAD LUCK:

Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.

GOOD LUCK:

The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, and the dark and dangerous security expert, Ranger. With any luck at all, Uncle Pip’s lucky bottle will have Stephanie getting lucky---the only question is . . . with whom?

Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!

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Alice_Wonder's thoughts on "Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum)"
updated on:10/1/2010

I gave this "mildly unleashable" status because I actually finished reading the book. I enjoyed reading several of the first books in the series and then realized that nothing really new was happening in the series. Evanovich is a "one trick pony" and this book again proves that. She has found a successful ($) formula and sells her books. I had a few chuckles but the only new thing was the Hobbits appearance in the story. I got the book free and certainly would not have paid any money for it.

Mildly Unleashable


"Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum)"
By Janet Evanovich

Average Rating:
Mildly Unleashable
2.00 out of 5 (1 Clubie's ratings)


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JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. She lives in New Hampshire and Florida along with her St. Bernard granddog Barnaby.


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