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Title: One for the Money

Author: Janet Evanovich

Series: Stephanie Plum

Book: #1

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Romance, Humour, Crime, Action

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Published: 2006

Goodreads Rating: 4.03

My Rating: 4/5

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.

My Thoughts

I first came across Janet Evanovich books when I was in high school and I remember loving them and that they were a really quick read for my. I remember hiding out in the library and finishing her books. So when recently I was kind of in a book rut I thought that I would read something that I remember so fondly.

And I wasn’t disappointed at all! This was a terrific first novel of the series. It introduced the characters well. It developed Stephanie our main character pretty well and I felt that after reading it I knew her that much more. I loved the strong female character that didn’t quite have her life together and she was just an everyday woman trying to get her life back together after a little bit of bad luck.

At times the book was pretty hilarious with all the bad luck and issues that Stephanie encounters as she slowly learns how to become a bounty hunter, keep her hamster fed and herself afloat and paying her bills. I felt that the characters were really relatable and they all seemed so very real. I don’t normally like crimes being all tied up in a neat little bow by the end of the story but I think that was part of the appeal of making it such a fast and easy read for me. Honestly, I really love the series and would recommend it.

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