Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum decides that she's tired of dealing with the hassle of bounty hunting. She's ready for a change of career. Unfortunately, right around the time that she starts her new job working for a local factory, she discovers that someone is out to get her. It seems like being a bounty hunter isn't something that Stephanie can easily walk away from - or drive away from, for that matter, as the creep who's threatening her life seems intent on blowing up her cars.

Something about this book didn't quite click for me. Although it was an easy and reasonably enjoyable read, it wasn't up to the previous standard of "compelling fluff" that I've found in previous installments of this series. All the elements were there but it felt like Evanovich was just going through the paces of writing another Stephanie Plum novel.. "oh, better make sure we put in a good sex scene here... oh yeah, a slapstick scene here... and another one here..." I'll pick up the next novel, Twelve Sharp, and hope that it proves more entertaining.

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