Friday, January 9, 2015

Book Review #530 - Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum #8) by Janet Evanovich


Hard Up
Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. Finding a kidnapped child is not an assignment for a bounty hunter. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, so Stephanie follows the trail left by Annie and Evelyn-and finds a lot more than she bargained for.

Hard Risk
Steven Soder is somehow linked with a very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli and Stephanie's mentor and tormentor, Ranger, warn Stephanie about Abruzzi, but it's Abruzzi's eyes and mannerisms that frighten Stephanie most. Stephanie needs Ranger's savvy and expertise, and she's willing to accept his help to find Annie even though it might mean getting too involved with Ranger. Stephanie, Ranger, Lula (who's not going to miss riding with Ranger), and Evelyn's lawyer/Laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search turns out to be a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent-a Rangerette known as Jeanne Ellen Burrows-and the Abruzzi crew. Plus, there's a killer rabbit on the loose!

Hard Eight
Strap on your helmet and get ready for the ride of your life! Hard Eight. The world of Stephanie Plum has never been wilder.

My Rating: 3.5/5

I found myself in a bit of a reading slump and having fallen behind in my reading challenge (I read this book in late December) at the worst possible time I decided to pick up this book because it seemed like the perfect time to read it. 

I recommend this series whenever you find yourselves in a reading slump as these books are fast, easy to read and not to mention hilarious reads. 

For those who don't know much about this series, it's an adult crime series that follows protagonist Stephanie Plum, a woman who upon losing her job sets out to become possibly the world's worst bounty hunter in history. 

These books never fail to make me laugh with its weird characters, awkward moments and Stephanie's inability to look after her car. 

The love triangle element in this series went in the opposite direction for the first time. I am not too interested in the romance on either side of the triangle. 

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