Saturday, January 21, 2012


Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can't help it ... I just LOVE Janet Evanovich!

Sure, Stephanie Plum is predictable; and sure, the plots aren't rocket science; but holy smokes ... if you can make me laugh out loud on one page and drop my jaw on another while reading your book ... well then, I guess I love you.

No, this wasn't my favorite Plum book, but I did enjoy it. It made me laugh, and it was a fun easy-to-read-escape-for-awhile book.

Here are the three reasons this book did not earn five stars from me:

1. I don't want Stephanie sleeping with two different guys. PICK ONE!

2. I can handle a few cuss words ... but there were a lot more than that in this book!

3. Rats. I don't really like reading about RATS! YIKES!! Eek.

I am REALLY looking forward to the first movie coming out this month, and I hope more movies with Stephanie Plum will follow! (And, I'm super happy with the PG-13 rating (not R)! YAY!)

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  1. Love Evanovich,Love Plumm. Can't wait for the movie. Haven't read this one yet,but looking forward to it, even with the obviously 'R' rating. YIKES.

  2. From your comments it sounds fascinating. Must look out for it.

  3. Always fun reading book reviews out here. I will add this one to my list. :-) Happy weekend!

  4. Sometimes, predictability is just right. I agree on the cussin' and the sleepin'. I've long wanted her to pick one guy - but which one? Can't decide.

  5. I've never read any of the Stephanie Plum novels--the comment about her sleeping with more than one guy kinda puts me off, though. :P

    I'm reading Mastiff by Tamora Pierce right now.

  6. Mary and I have read all of the Stephanie Plum books as soon as they come out, and this one was a little weak in comparison. She generally releases her books in the spring and evidently felt that she had enough material for a second book this year; I think this one could have used a few more months of edits.

  7. I'm reading the Scorpio Races which is good but I've been so tired at night it's taking me a long time to read it!

  8. Hi Margo, Like a few of your other commentees I've also never read any of Stephanie Plum's books but to tell the truth I agree with the reasons you deducted stars from a perfect five. Swearing is so cheap and her heroine sleeping with two guys would force me to abandon the book altogether at the first mention of it, Yuck!
    Rats, well I don't know the context so cannot comment, rats don't freak me out.
    A good review, could pique the interest of some readers.
    God bless and keep you, Geoff.

  9. I have read her books and they are okay for light beach reading, but the series is becoming tiresome. I am, however looking forward to the movie.

  10. I love Janet. This series makes me laugh out loud, but I think it is time she chooses one dude. I didn't envision Katherine Heigl as Stephanie, so the movie will be interesting.

  11. I haven't read any of these yet. One day, when there are 26 hours in a day ...

  12. I haven't read a single one of her books yet! I do have some on my TBR list though!

    Good thing I don't mention all the rats I encounter in my life on my blog, I suppose ;) It's a consequence of living with two hungry cats!