Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Review: Finger Lickin' Fifteen

This is the 15th book in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.

Book Blurb:


Recipe for disaster:

Celebrity chef Stanley Chipotle comes to Trenton to participate in a barbecue cook-off and loses his head --literally.

Throw in some spice:

Bail bonds office worker Lula is witness to the crime, and the only one she’ll talk to is Trenton cop, Joe Morelli.

Pump up the heat:

Chipotle’s sponsor is offering a million dollar reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the capture of the killers.

Stir the pot:

Lula recruits bounty hunter Stephanie Plum to help her find the killers and collect the moolah.

Add a secret ingredient:

Stephanie Plum’s Grandma Mazur. Enough said.

Bring to a boil:

Stephanie Plum is working overtime tracking felons for the bonds office at night and snooping for security expert Carlos Manoso, A.K.A. Ranger, during the day. Can Stephanie hunt down two killers, a traitor, five skips, keep her grandmother out of the sauce, solve Ranger’s problems and not jump his bones?


Habanero hot. So good you’ll want seconds.

This is one of my all time favorite series!!

I was wandering around the book store one day looking for something new to read and the manager asked me if I had ever read Janet Evanovich. I had never even heard of her. :) So I took 'One for the Money' home with me.

The very next day I went back to the book store and bought 2, 3 and 4. I was totally hooked. :)

Not only do I love Stephanie - but the supporting characters are awesome. Grandma Mazur tickles me to no end. Stephanie's Mom and Dad are hilarious. Ranger and Morelli are too hot for their own good and Lula, Connie and the rest of the crew complete this wonderful cast of characters. :)

I give this book and the entire series 5 out of 5 stars. :)


Stephanie Plum

1. One for the Money (1994)
2. Two for the Dough (1995)
3. Three to Get Deadly (1997)
4. Four to Score (1998)
5. High Five (1999)
6. Hot Six (2000)
7. Seven Up (2001)
8. Hard Eight (2002)
9. To the Nines (2003)
10. Ten Big Ones (2004)
11. Eleven on Top (2005)
12. Twelve Sharp (2006)
13. Lean Mean Thirteen (2007)
14. Fearless Fourteen (2008)
15. Finger Lickin' Fifteen (2009)
One for the MoneyTwo for the DoughThree to Get DeadlyFour to Score
High FiveHot SixSeven UpHard Eight
To the NinesTen Big OnesEleven on TopTwelve Sharp
Lean Mean ThirteenFearless FourteenFinger Lickin' Fifteen


Blodeuedd said...

I am beyond words jjealous, you have read number 15!!!!
I so wanna read this one too, I love, love Evanovich. She is a genious

Lea said...

These books sound great Michelle! It's so awesome when you find an author that NEVER disappoints isn't it?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. ;)


Michelle G said...


I agree. I read it in one day - I just didn't want to put it down. :) I took it to my grandmother this afternoon - she is a big fan as well. :) Then I will take it to my mother and then my sister. LOL We just pass it around the whole family.


I love this whole series and I have never been disappointed with any of the books. :) This series is one on my keeper shelf.


Amy C said...

I see Blodeuedd post reviews for her books and really want to try one. I'm gonna have to add the first one in this series to my wishlist!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Michelle!

I keep meaning to pick up these book and they always slip through my fingers. Everyone keeps saying how good they are and they're not terribly long. I'll start picking them up, they sounds wonderfully fun!

Dottie :)

SusiSunshine said...

Sounds great. Will give this series a try. But now I have to win in the lottery, there are too many good books and too little money. :-(

Blodeuedd said...

I usually read them one day too, they need to be swallowed whole, lol.
I just can't stop reading, and laughing

Carolyn Crane (aka CJ) said...

I agree, this is such a fine series. I never get sick of these characters. Good for you for the contest above! So cute. You will help bring another reader tons of hours of fun.