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One for the Money

Author: Janet Evanovitch
Published: 2003
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Source: Borrowed

One for the MoneyOne for the Money is the first book in a mystery series, written by Janet Evanovich. After being out of work for a long period of time, Stephanie Plum somehow manages to stumble into a job as a bounty hunter. The first person she’s supposed to bring in also happens to be a man who grew up around the corner from her, giving her all sorts of trouble as a child and teen.

Okay. People have been at me for years to read this book, and I have had absolutely no desire to. No desire at all. Mysteries aren’t my thing, and I already have a couple of fluff authors that I tend to stick to. However, as I said, certain people have been at me for years to read this, and I can only put things off for so long.

When I started this book, I figured that when I was finished, I could say that I had attempted the series, didn’t enjoy it, and be done with it. Boy was I wrong.

I started it two days ago, didn’t get any work done, and finished it last night after school. It didn’t feel like a page turner, I didn’t need to know how the book ended, I just didn’t realize that I was reading it quite so fast. It was also very funny, and when Stephanie wasn’t annoying me (and oh how she annoyed me at times!), I found her quite endearing.

I wasn’t surprised about the ending at all, but the book wasn’t really about figuring out who killed who, but more about the main characters themselves.

And now that I’m finished the first book, will I continue with the rest of the series? Part of me can’t wait to get my hands on the second book, while the rest of me knows that if I get my hands on it, I won’t be reading anything other than this series for the next month or so.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 12:40 pm November 16, 2005.
Category: Mystery
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  • http://www.faustisbookquest.b-logging.com jmfausti

    I love these books. They are my number one guilty pleasure reading. Evanovich does her best writing in this series. I never feel the need to criticize, these are the only books that I can really just go with the flow and enjoy the story.