Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich



Macmillan Audio

Release Date:
June 2010

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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!

My thoughts…

It made for a good diversion driving to and from work for me. I love listening to these books in the car. It’s not exactly my favorite of the series, but it was good.   I must admit, I’m getting a bit tired of the Ranger/Morelli thing. I want Stephanie just pick one already. LOL   I find it harder and harder to come up with new thoughts on the series.  I just have 3 more to catch up with on this series.  Audio seems the way to go for me with the Plum books.

Disclosure: I took this one out of the library for my own enjoyment.

For reading challenge:
2013 Library Reading Challenge
Finishing the Series Reading Challenge


  1. I just read 19...yeah, all the same

  2. I would like to read the Stephanie Plum novels again, especially since they are set in my hometown. I read the first two books ages ago and enjoyed them.
    I can imagine though that its hard for her to come up with new ideas in a series that has so many installments.

  3. I am caught up and want her to finally make up her mind as well. They are still good entertainment.

  4. I gave up on these books years ago; too much repetition and not enough growth for me.

  5. I actually still enjoy them. I haven't made it to the last one yet but they're good for a little mindless entertainment and a laugh or two. I'm with ya though. I really wish she would just pick one or the other. That triangle has gone on wwaaaayy past when it should have ended.


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