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Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum #23)

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Stephanie Plum, Book 23
Janet Evanovich
November 15, 2016

Speed is the name of the game as Stephanie Plum returns in Turbo Twenty-Three--the thrilling, fast-paced new adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich.



“Turbo Twenty-Three” is another funny and endearing novel in the Stephanie Plum series.  I found myself laughing quite a bit and thrilled at some plot threads  that were explored.  My only issue with it is that it feels like the author knows things need a bit of a shake-up after all this time, and began to go down the road, only to chicken out rather abruptly at the end.  I hope she takes some chances on the next one.

Top Secret Twenty-One

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Stephanie Plum, Book 21
Janet Evanovich
Bantam Dell Publishing Group

Stephanie Plum is back in an all-new adventure from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich. This time Stephanie's in deep. To get to the bottom of the mess, she's going to have to keep things Top Secret.



I read Janet Evanovich’s novels for the same reason I read the late Lillian Jackson Braun’s:  They are comforting and easy, much like sitting down with an old friend once a year for coffee to catch up on each other’s lives.  We share a history, and no matter what the next book brings, I am too attached to stop now.

All of the old cast is back, and as always, they bring with them quite a few laughs along with the somewhat formulaic plot.  I feel like there needs to be no spoiler warnings when I say that we always know her car will meet a demise, Lula will want some Cluck-in-a-Bucket, and there will be some happening at the funeral home.  It wouldn’t be Stephanie Plum without them.

I’m very happy to see Ranger and his feelings being more fleshed out in this and the previous book.  It feels like it’s been a long time coming.  Readers always knew there was more to him, but it’s nice to finally have it acknowledged.

Unfortunately, that brings me to my main complaint.  There is not enough focus on him.  Morelli has become somewhat boring and Stephanie herself has been acknowledging this.  It seems like either their relationship needs to move forward or Ranger needs to get his chance.  The formula for them is getting old and needs some shaking up.

I’ll still never quit you Stephanie, no matter how predictable you become.