Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum #16) by Janet Evanovich

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16)

Paperback, Large Print, 400 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Random House(first published 2010)
literary awards

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. GOOD LUCK:

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 Mooner’s vibe, running up pay-per-view porn charges in 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 lucky bottle, they just might raise enough money to save the business, and Vinnie, 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 security expert, 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!

First off I have to say I am a big fan of this series. I absolutely love Ranger and I want Stephanie to end up with him in the end. My favorite part in this book was when Ranger said that they would leave rex and orphan. I hope that means that he will start to pursue Stephanie with more diligence. But enough of my personal feeling about  Ranger and Stephanie and on to the book.

This book to me felt that it lacked substance and that it was kind of filler until the next book. The story line just felt short and lacked the drama that I am used to from this series. Although I will say the laughs were still there. I couldn’t help but crack up over the chicken and the alligator. I am not disappointed in this book like many of the other reviewers were but, I did fill that Evanovich could have taken this book further than she did.  Hey, but in all fairness I did laugh and I did get goose bumps from the intense connection that was still there in this book between Stephanie and  Ranger, so I figure I did not waste my time.  So I say if you are a fan check it out and decide for your self and let me know what you think.


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