April 5th, 2020

Book 22 - 2018

Book 22: Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich - 309 pages

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
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....

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.

Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula have an advantage in finding Vinnie.

Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Not even local stoner Walter "Moon Man" Dunphy is up to the task.

Between a bonds office yard sale, 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.

Saving Vincent Plum Bail Bonds means Stephanie can keep her job as a bounty hunter--and keep hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.

Being a bounty hunter comes with its perks, namely 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?

A Vinnie centric Stephanie Plum novel this time, with Stephanie, Lula and Connie forced to try work out how to save Vinnie from a Bulgarian mobster. This one is Ranger focused as opposed to Morelli, with another apparent break up over nothing for those two. Fortunately Stephanie manages to keep her pants on around Ranger, though it makes me wonder how long it will be before those two sleep together again, and how much she actually has invested in her Morelli relationship. A surprise towards the end might signal progression for Stephanie and the bail bonds office, but I highly doubt it. Still it was fun, a nice quick read, and exactly what I needed after a rough week!

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