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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich

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 local stoner Walter “Moon Man” Dunphy's vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in security expert 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 mysterious bottle, they just might raise enough money to save Vinnie and the business 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, 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!

Summary taken from
Length : 309 pages (hardcover edition)
Source : Toronto Public Library
Publication Date : January 1st 2010

I can't believe I'm already done book 16. Only 2 more books to read until I'm finally caught up with the series.

This one had all the things that I've come to love in a Stephanie Plum novel. It had the usual hilarity and adventure and some parts that were kind of gross. I mean come on Stephanie had to go recue Vinnie her pervert cousin from the Plum side of the family who um...did it with a duck at one point.

I have no idea how Janet is able to keep topping herself as the series goes on but boy am I glad she does. I love her style of writing. Stephanie is such a funny character I can't help but love her. She always manages to get herself into such mishief.

This time it was nice to see more of Connie. I really like her an I especially like her when she teams up with Stephanie and Lula, I mean come on according to the lore in the book Connie is the stink bomb making queen. Why Connie's stinkbomb making skills are important I cannot say. You'll just have to take my word for it.

I mean honestly who doesn't love a cozy Stephanie Plum book to curl up with to read. Especially when there is violence, sexual innuendo, and just plain old laugh out loud scenes with all your favourite characters from past books :) I can't wait to read books 17 and 18!! Hopefully I'll get them from the library this week.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


  1. Good job getting so far along in this series. I got bogged at Book 4 and haven't been able to fit it in again yet with all my review reading. I do plan to try again though.

    1. I know what you mean, I got bogged down for months while reading the series for awhile. I love it the series though.

  2. I LOVE the Stephanie Plum series!

  3. Cant wait for the next two reviews. Glad you enjoy them so much. Team ranger for life :)


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