Guys, I’m back at it. This time let’s discuss one of the Stephanie Plum Novels, Fearless Fourteen. Now here is where I should say that I started reading this prior to grad school and then BAM! Grad School hit and I had no time for personal books. I know I’ve been out of Grad School since May 2016, that’s almost 2 years, but I finally got around to reading this… again.
Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet.
The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars
Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn’t be more proud. He always was the smart one.
The Cousin: Joe Morelli
Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom’s sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.
The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux
Less than a week after Dom’s release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He’s getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing.
The Catastrophe: Moonman
Morelli hires Walter “Mooner” Dunphy, stoner and “inventor” turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can’t afford a lot on a cop’s salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.
The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum
Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She’s a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she’s involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one.
The Crisis: A favor for Ranger
Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie’s evening activities.
The Conclusion: Only the fearless should read Fourteen.
Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.
I used to always want to be Stephanie Plum. Maybe it’s because I had an “early life” crisis and now I’m on like a 30’s life crisis… I don’t know. Sad day I guess. But the thing is… I’m not Stephanie Plum. I’ll never be her either.
Now, truthfully I’m getting tired of the on again/off again relationship with Joe Morelli. While I like Ranger, I am a tried and true Morelli Fan. I’d like Stephanie to just pull her head out of her butt and tie the knot with Morelli. haha. Truthfully though, I am getting tired of one book they are on and the next book they are at each other’s throat. I think book 25 or something has recently come out… don’t quote me on that… but, I’ve started 15 and there’s still this pull-on Morelli. Anyway, I started it, but I was only a couple pages in and put it down for another book.
I went to an interview that Janet Evanovich put on when book 12 was released. I drove to Des Moines, Iowa to listen to her. Anyway… she said that she went with numbers so that there wouldn’t have to be an end like the gal who wrote based on the alphabet. That gal has 26 letters and then she’s out. Anyway, that’s just a side note.
I liked the book, I laughed, a lot. In fact, read parts to my husband. It was good. Like I said, I am getting tired of the back and forth and maybe with that whole thought that life changes you… maybe I’m getting a little tired of these books because of grad school books I read. I don’t really know, but I like them and I will keep plugging along!
Now that I’ve made things thoroughly confusing… let’s move on, k?