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. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.
Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.
Finding a safe place to hide Vinnie turns out to be harder than raising $786,000. Vinnie’s messing up Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in Ranger’s apartment, and making Stephanie question genetics.
Between a bonds office yard sale that has the entire Burg turning out, 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 being a bounty hunter. In Trenton, this involves hunting down a man wanted for polygamy, a turnpike toilet paper bandit, and a drug dealer with a pet alligator named Mr. Jingles.
The job of bounty hunter comes with perks in the guise of 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?
Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!...Continua
Carino più o meno come al solito, non eccezionale ma almeno (sarà che era da un po' che non ne leggevo uno) mi è sembrato meno ripetitivo di certi altri. E' vero, gli ingredienti sono i soliti: Lula e le sue diete, Joe e la protagonista sono attratti ma litigano, Ranger è Ranger, però questa volta Connie e Vincent Plum hanno un maggior ruolo, e mi sono piaciute le scene con l'alligatore!...Continua
I like Ranger and he likes Steph alot, I do wanna see him with Steph more than Morelli
I love this whole series....I can't wait to start the next book
Hai avuto una giornata no? E’ un momento difficile? Il tuo fidanzato ti ha lasciato, hai le emorroidi, l’alluce valgo, il gomito del tennista o un dito a martello? Non andare dallo psicanalista, non fare colazione con gli antidepressivi, c’è Stephanie Plum e la sua banda a tenerti su di morale!
“This house looks like a turd,” Lula said. “How could someone live in a all-brown house? You’d think you were going into a turd every day. It’s just my opinion, but I’d find that depressing. When you had company over, what would you tell them? The directions would be to turn off Hamilton and park in front of the house looks like a turd.”
o una nonna come GrandMama Mazur?
O due grandissimi tronchi di albero come Morelli (adoro quest’uomo)
"Are you working?” I asked him.
"Yeah. I’m riding up and down the street doing cop things.”
e Ranger – adoro anche questo di uomo.
A proposito… cosa ne penso di questa frase? (si faccia una domanda e si dia una risposta)
Ranger shut the Porsche down. “If you looked at me with half as much longing as you’re looking at that Mercedes, I’d take you upstairs and make you wish you never had to leave my bed.”
“Is the Mercedes for me?” I asked.
“And the bed . . . I’d have to leave eventually, wouldn’t I?”
“Yes,” Ranger said.
“Why do you give me cars?”
“It’s fun,” Ranger said. “And it keeps you safe. Do you want to know why keeping you safe is important to me?”
“You love me?”
A sigh inadvertently escaped. “We’re really screwed up, aren’t we?”
“In a very large way,” Ranger said.
Penso che la Evanovich voglia confondermi le idee. Una volta che mi decido per uno, mi fa propendere verso l’altro.
Bene, brava, bis!
p.s. so che hanno scelto gli attori per fare Morelli e Ranger e non ce li vedo, nessuno dei due. Ma non vedo neanche Izzie come Stephanie. E penso anche che gli addetti al casting non abbiano mai letto una riga della serie.