Tricky Twenty-Two

You know your hub loves you when he comes home from a business trip bearing the latest novel in the Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich’s Tricky Twenty-One.  Not even knowing Evanovich’s latest installment of Mmmmmorelli and Ranger was out, I was beyond elated.

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Always hoping Stephanie Plum, the protagonist of this series, makes a final choice between the two hotties in her life, I must continue to read until there is a resolution.  By book twenty-two, again, I was hoping for resolution, but (spoiler alert!) I’m not convinced with the “finality.”  I wonder how many more I have to read until I finally, once and for all, know with whom Plum chooses.

Entertaining as always with a mystery and much humor involving Grandma Mazur and Lula, for the love of humanity, please Evanovich put an end to my desire to know:  Ranger or Morelli?

Top Secret [to Me] Twenty-One

I know it’s hard to believe, but I missed the release of Janet Evanovich’s Top Secret Twenty-One.  My fellow And Then There Were Two book club member, Sarah, usually keeps me up to date about the Evanovich series.  One Christmas vacation (we’re both teachers), we stayed up until all hours of the night passing books 1-8 back and forth sending our hubs out in the cold to make a drop or a pick-up.  When I sent her a picture of this novel via text, she replied, “Had no idea!  Buy it for us,”  so I did, and, hey, it was 30% off.

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A solid story involving Stephanie and Lula apprehending criminals who have skipped bail which then leads to a murder mystery carries this novel throughout, but AGAIN, where are Ranger and Morelli, and why are they afterthoughts?  Or, to rephrase, where are the juicy parts already?

ENTERTAINING √

QUICK READ √

PLENTY of Morelli ↓

PLENTY of Ranger ⇓

So, with this being written, if you are in the habit of having food with your book club, look no further than page 83 for assistance, “. . . half a cow . . . a mound of mashed potatoes and four green beans . . . [with] gravy poured over everything.”  For dessert, definitely a chocolate cake even Briggs could not refuse.

Of course, I will anxiously await number twenty-two in the Stephanie Plum series with the hope of it being saturated with the two alpha males in Plum’s life.