Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Bantam Books
Series: Stephanie Plum, Bk 19 (23rd story including Between-the-Numbers)
Obtained: Library copy
This is the first Stephanie Plum book I've read since I saw the One for the Money movie, so throughout the beginning of the book I kept seeing the actors instead of my usual imagined characters. That was annoying as I'm not a huge fan of the movie (I was so excited to see it, but I believe it was poorly done).
Beyond that I really enjoyed the book. I definitely prefer the Stephanie Plum series to the Lizzy and Diesel books. I zipped through the book in one day (Christmas day after family functions and whatnot). It had the fun and humorous moments I look forward to, and I was interested in the mysteries behind Stephanie's big money skip and the side security thing with Ranger. Plus she's in a decent relationship with Morelli in this one, which suits my preferences.
Every time I read reviews of the more recent Plum books I see the same complaints... repetitive, blah, blah, blah. I don't get it. Stop expecting a sudden change and stop reading the series if this is an issue for you. That's what I do with a series once I've deemed it not for me. Personally, I have no problem with repetition so long as it flows and is fun. I like my reading comfort zone. (You may see me complain about repetitiveness if it doesn't fit the comfort zone qualification.)
So depending on where you fall in this repetition thing OR the ongoing Morelli vs Ranger thing, you may or may not enjoy this book. I intend to read book 20 (or the next Between-the-Numbers book, whichever comes next).