From Goodreads: Welcome to colorful Trenton, New Jersey, and the wild and wonderful world of Stephanie Plum. In One for the Money, rookie “apprehension agent” Plum may be a bit wet behind the ears, but nobody’s gonna take it easy on her; especially her first skip, an ex-cop and murder suspect named Morelli.
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating 4.5
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NOTE: I am re-reading (listening) to this series over the summer. It is the perfect summer read with fun, action, and one hot mess that is Stephanie Plum.
What I Loved: This is such a great beginning to the series! We are introduced to almost all the main characters and getting to meet them as they all start melding into each other’s lives. I laughed a lot while Stephanie was adjusting to her new circumstances—sometimes well, most of the time not. Ranger is fantastic and really I love him! Stephanie’s family is a riot and I dare you not to laugh with Lulu is talking. I bet you can’t make it 2 sentences! Joe is another great character and one that you know Stephanie likes.
What I Liked: The first case for Stephanie was perfect to get her feet wet in the “Bounty Hunter”/”Bailbondsman” world. She is kind of scared of guns, isn’t very coordinated, and lets just say it is funny that this is her career.
Audio Review: Narrated by Lori Petty and she does a fantastic job! I was sad that she didn’t do all the books in the series since I think she is my favorite of the narrators!
Why I Gave it a 4.25: Great opening to a great series!
“In my opinion, the only good spider is a dead spider, and women’s rights aren’t worth dick if they mean I can’t ask a man to do my bug squashing.”
“I had an alarm, I had nerve gas, I had a yogurt. What more could anyone want?”
“You deserved to get run over. And besides, I barely tapped you. The only reason you broke your leg was because you panicked and tripped over your own feet.”
“Ranger appeared in the bathroom doorway and I was too relieved to be embarrassed. “I appreciate you coming out in the middle of the night,” I said.
Ranger smiled. “I didn’t want to miss seeing you chained up naked.“
Books in Series
One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, Four to Score, High Five, Hot Six, Seven Up, Hard Eight, Visions of Sugar Plums, To the Nines, Ten Big Ones, Eleven on Top, Twelve Sharp, Plum Lovin’, Lean Mean Thirteen, Plum Lucky, Fearless Fourteen, Plum Spooky, Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Sizzling Sixteen,
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