Explosive Eighteen Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich Before Stephanie can even step foot off

  • Title: Explosive Eighteen
  • Author: Janet Evanovich
  • ISBN: 9780345527714
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she s knee deep in trouble Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like SaBounty hunter Stephanie Plum s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she s knee deep in trouble Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22 Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A layover Now he s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup His killer could be anyone The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns for hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying Only one other person has seen the missing photograph Stephanie Plum Now she s the target, and she doesn t intend to end up in a garbage can With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re creates the person in the photo Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she ll need to watch her back Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it s business as usual until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii Morelli, Trenton s hottest cop, isn t talking about Hawaii Ranger, the man of mystery, isn t talking about Hawaii And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is It s complicated.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. Janet Evanovich

      Janet Evanovich is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O Hare series with co author Lee Goldberg.

    855 thoughts on “Explosive Eighteen”

    1. Okay, I admit it -- I'm a Stephanie Plum sucker! I read Smokin' 17, and until the last chapter of the book, SWORE that I'd no longer be running out to get the hardcover edition of another Stephanie Plum book as soon as it was released, Instead,I'd be looking for the paperback at one of the used bookstores I frequentI love Janet Evanovich's writing style, her dialogue is hilarious, the characters are great, and reading the latest installment is like going home to visit with old friends -- well, o [...]

    2. If you like my review, go like it on would you ? Maybe JE's publishers will see it So, here I am again. I swore I wouldn't read another Evanovich Plum Novel--after my last review of 17, I swore tooth and nail to my husband, my mom, and my blog readers that I wouldn't read it! SoI went to the library. I really just had to know if it was as bad as the previous one. After being teased that she might make a decision in 18, I let my small curiosity overshadow my intellect.Remember back in the day of [...]

    3. I like Stephanie Plum, I really do, but this series has failed to make any forward progress for at least ten books now. It's the same story over and over (and over) again. It's getting kind of pathetic that Stephanie can't pick a man. And we know that Lula's fat, and wears tacky clothes, and eats more than most circus animals We don't need constant reminders. Please, please, please add something fresh to this series to keep the reader interested!

    4. After 18 books in this series, I can't always give out a 4 just because I laugh so hard I nearly pee myself. Evanovich has to work harder and harder to keep the high mark stars but in all honesty, this was a hysterical edition in the series.I read it about 5 years ago but still have vivid memories of many character escapades. And when it's a trip to Hawaii (partly), who wouldn't love it. I'm going back to add small review and thoughts on any book I never actually wrote up a review for. And this [...]

    5. Here's the thing. I love Janet. I love the Stephanie world, I really do.However - after 18 books a lot of things are starting to get very old. Let's start with: Lula's eating habits: It's getting really annoying, book after book, listening to her bitch and moan about what she eats, what she doesn't eat etc. etc. Either stick the girl on a complete diet or shut up about her eating habits. I really don't care that she's about to get sick after eating 10 cream filled donuts. She's a pig and it's ge [...]

    6. *************************EDIT:Still frustrated. Still love Lula and Grandma Mazur. Problem is, I love both Morelli and Ranger. I used to lean more toward Morelli, but lately he seems sort of apathetic towards any relationship with Stephanie. It's Ranger that tries to help her out and take care of her, and he seems genuinely worried that she'll get hurt. Morelli just complains that she gives him heartburn. This one was still definitely worth reading, though if your looking for closure, it still a [...]

    7. I liken this series to an original document that you print out all new, and fresh, and perfect. And then the copy get's copied, and that copy gets copied and so on until you end up with a faded, scarred, crooked, ghost of that perfect original. It's old and it's tired and as much as you used to love it, it's time to let it go and start a new, original, document. When I first discovered this series a few years ago, I absolutely loved it! I'm talking fan girl, crazed, running to the bookstore on m [...]

    8. I enjoyed this book just like I have enjoyed all the others. I find them entertaining and laugh out loud funny.It doesn't seem to bother me, as it does others, that the character Stephanie Plum is sleeping with more than one man at a time. She's young, not in a permanent relationship and FICTIONAL.

    9. Hi. My name is Carol and I'm a bookoholic.I've been reading ever since I can remember, but seems to be contributing to my disease. I can't control myself. I'm always adding books to my "to-read" list, which is so long that if I stopped adding books today, I'd still have three years of books on it. Then there is the library, where a drive-by is part of my routine. It's on the way home from work, so it is really unavoidable. If I only make a quick stop to pick up a monthly read, that isn't a prob [...]

    10. I was beginning to not like ,myself so much. The honest confusion of loving two men was giving way to something that felt a little like unhealthy self-indulgence.Not liking herself too much? Well, Stephanie, join the club! According to the reviews, nobody is liking you too much anymore. And, the triangle thing has gone on way too long. At this point, they are basically a menage.Me? I'm kind of apathetic towards her at this stage. I still like the books, but they aren't magical or anything. More [...]

    11. I can always count on this series to lighten my mood. put a smile on my face and laugh out loud multiple times. I love this rag tag group of friends and family, they never let me down. Guaranteed to have a good time just when I need one. :)

    12. You know what, I was actually real hopeful that there would be some development in this book. For the whole series Stephanie and Lula have bungled along.For a moment I thought there would be some sort of character development. Especially over the whole Hawaii ordeal. I was flipping pages like mad to find out what happened. It was kind of a let down.We do have some introspection by Stephanie, but she said she's not the introspection type. She remarked abut how she knows it's not good of her to be [...]

    13. Stephanie Plum is back with "capers" (read the book - you'll get it) aplenty - each of them more hilarious and scandalous than the next, in Janet Evanovich's latest, "Explosive Eighteen." I give it four stars just because it made me laugh out loud and shout "oh no" and "ewwwww" several times. Evanovich, though not known for her literary merits, is certainly a master entertainer! All of my friends are back - Lula (who was in rare form for #18), Morelli and Ranger (they took a backseat here, as St [...]

    14. *Heavy Sigh* Just okayis needs to be over soon, it's gone on way too long. Pick Joe already Stephanie, although after all you've put him through I don't know why he still wants you. A few laughs, but a lot of the same old same old, and unless Janet Evanovich comes up with a new plot line, this series will be dying a slow, painful death. I will see it through to the end, mostly to see what happens to Joe than any other character, and hopefully I won't be bored to tears in the process.

    15. Well, that was incredibly disappointing. I get that when reading this kind of series it is going to be repetitive. It's a comfort thing - formula is good because you know what you're going to get. Yet after 22 books (18 novels, 4 novellas), you expect /some/ character development. But it was just the same old thing. Like many others, I want Stephanie to just choose a guy already or just accept that she is a two guy girl. The latter is unlikely because of the underlying prudishness of her charact [...]

    16. EMPTY EIGHTEENThis book is a lot like opening a can of soda and finding it flat. All the stuff is there to make it a good story but there is no spark (or fizzle) between the characters that we used to get in the earlier books (1-12). Yeah all of the Ranger fans have wanted Steph to hook up with Ranger again but this time it was just sex between them and none of the fun affectionate, chemistry that used to exist between them. I am a huge Ranger fan and would love to see them end up together but i [...]

    17. I'm stuck between a 3 and a 4 star rating.On one hand, all my old complaints still stand firm. She has got to start putting more time into this series. They all just seem so rushed and like she's not TRYING anymore.But! I have to say that I have been waiting for (view spoiler)[Morelli and Ranger to finally come to blows (hide spoiler)]. That makes me want to bump it up. Plus I laughed a bit more in this one then in the last two oh and man, those are two hot men. I swooned a bit.All in all, I'll [...]

    18. Would have liked to hear more about the whole Hawaii thing, would've been even better for it to be a main story. Ranger vs. Morelli show down, maaan I'd love to see that. But, alas, it was still fun.

    19. As you can tell from my rating, I found this book to be terribly disappointing.I love Ranger, and I hate how Evanovich turned him into nothing more than a booty call for Steph, who is still too immature to deal with her feelings. Even more immature than she was in 17, or earlier books.I think Steph was stronger and smarter in OFTM than she has been portrayed in the last 5 books. Twelve Sharp was the end of the series, as far as I am concerned. It was the last time any of the characters came clos [...]

    20. Spoilers!I really thought we'd have some romantic resolution in this book. But it's the same old formula she stumbles through things, gets herself into trouble, and doesn't decide anything about the men and leaves you hanging with thinking "maybe in the next book". Please Ms. Evanovich have some character development/ growth! I'll give the series one more book to improve then I am done with it. I'd also love to see Stephanie get better at her job - going to the firing range, taking a self defens [...]

    21. Explosive Eighteen is a part of a brilliantly hilarious series featuring Stephanie Plum and her incredible sidekicks.I am unhappy with this book. Explanation below Stephanie Plum is at it again. Running from madmen, evading the FBI and police, outrunning mobsters and doing her best to keep Lula from shooting someone.Being a bounty hunter is positively entertaining in this series. Whenever I need a good laugh, I close my eyes and reach towards my bookshelf that holds my Evanovich collection. I ne [...]

    22. SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Well, what little there is to spoilOk, here goes. I have been greatly disappointed by Janet Evanovich's work with Stephanie Plum's character since book 9 when Stephanie, Lula and Connie went to Las Vegas and Lula was on the meat diet. That was some serious laugh out loud writing. Since then the books have become extremely formulated, predictable, lacking character growth, and boring. I nearly put Explosive Eighteen into this same grouping, but was saved by Stephanie coming ver [...]

    23. I really couldn't get into this one. At first, I really thought the author realized that the same old formula and indecision between the characters was becoming absurd and tiring, but obviously not. The plot was slow and half way through the book I didn't care. It took me less than six hours to read this book due to the enormous margins. There was less humor in this book than in her previous novels- more than a bit disappointing. Thank goodness the library buys these books do I don't have to!

    24. Let me begin by saying, I love Stephanie Plum. Love her. I love Morelli, Ranger, Lula, Grandma Mazur, Connie, Vinnie, the Burg, and everything and everyone connected to Stephanie's weird, weird world. No, I don't consider these books to be "great literature," and yes, I do think they are formulaic in the extreme. But the formula still works for me, becaused this is a BIG because makes me laugh out loud. Every time. I'm always happy to buy the next book in the series, and Explosive Eighteen was n [...]

    25. Stephanie Plum is a tramp.I was sitting on the porch in my rocking chair, whistling to myself as I read a steamy scene between Steph and Morelli moaning and praying to whoever was listening to drop a Morelli in my arms as well. I flipped to the cover to admire the intricate swirls of the title Juicy eighty five. And then it hit me.My hands were wrinkled and the reason for my moans wasn’t the raunchy scene but my old knees. I was dreaming. About reading. This book. Even when. I was ninety years [...]

    26. 2.5/5.0I know, I know why do I keep torturing myself? I have no answer save that after reading 18 Stephanie Plum books, I want so badly for something to happen relationship-wise between her and either one of her guys that I delude myself into believing character growth is somehow still possible in the Evanovich world. It has to be books 9 - 13 were rich with it. So there are no explanations for the constant, recent disappointments.This book opens with Stephanie flying home from Hawaii after what [...]

    27. Okay. So I've been a Plum fan for over a year now, and I will admit, somewhere around number 12/13, my interest in these books did head downhill, but only just a little. I knew, even after reading all the reviews, and the 1 star ratings, that I would read this book, because I love this series and unless a book is completely, unreadably BAD, I usually want to finish a series (even though this one seems to be ever-lasting!).So why the 4 stars? Because I LIKED this book. It felt like coming home. Y [...]

    28. I really think this series needs to reach an end. The books are full of the same stuff different title. I think she needs to pick a guy and wrap it up. This book was better than the 15, 16 and 17, but it really hasn't been the same since 12. An author really needs to know when the money train is over and the fans deserve a resolution. I keep holding out for it to get back to the magic at the beginning of the series. In addition to all this, the ebook prices for these books are unreasonable. Ok. [...]

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