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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Review: HOT SIX

Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Book 6 of the Stephanie Plum series
Narrated by CJ Critt
Format: audiobook
Genre: crime fiction chicklit

About Hot Six:
Low-rent bounty hunter Stephanie Plum reaches depths of personal experience that other women detectives never quite do. In Hot Six, for example, a sequence of new and hideous cars bite the dust; she finds herself lumbered with a policeman's multiply incontinent dog; and she has several bad skin days. All this when she is trying to prove her distinctly more competent colleague and occasional boyfriend Ranger innocent of a mob hit; avoid the heavies trailing her in the hope of finding him; and cope with a wife-abusing bail defaulter with nasty habits, such as setting Stephanie on fire. The peculiar joy of this series is the comic sense of place; Plum's New Jersey is one where everyone you meet, even the most dangerous of criminals, was at school with you, or stole your mother's first boyfriend, or gave your great-aunt a middling good recipe for meatloaf. Evanovich has built up an attractive cast of comic characters with Stephanie's extended family and those of her two boyfriends, the dashing and sinister Ranger and Joe Morelli (the cop whose family are only too keen on his marrying Stephanie).
Source: Info in the About Hot Six was taken from at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6858.Hot_Six on 25/09/2012.

Review:
This is the book which made me stop listening to this series. At least for a while until I got over my annoyance at Stephanie's stupidity. In previous books, Stephanie was stupid but not as stupid as in this book. Here she was just too stupid to live (TSTL)! Anyway, not much going on in this book, just another Stephanie Plum installment. More of the same. However it is in this book that we see more action between Stephanie, Morelli and Ranger. Now that love triangle alone is intriguing enough to rev up interest in this series. But I think the biggest recommendation of this book is that if you read this book then you will understand subsequent events in this series better. And that's it! I haven't got much else to say about this book.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 2.5
Character development = 2
Story itself = 2
Ending = 3
World building = 2.5
Cover art = 1
Pace = N/A
Plot = 2
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries

4 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Oh yes the love triangle, le sigh

Cherry said...

Blodeuedd - The love triangle was interesting at first but became sort of repeatitive after sometime
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Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I'd been curious to see what you thought of Stephanie in this one. Thanks!

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

Oh, I am so behind in this series! But sounds like you didn't like this much anyway….
Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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