Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich

Sizzling Sixteen

By Janet Evanovich

  • Release Date: 2010-06-22
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,547 Ratings

Description

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. . . .

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.

BAD LUCK:

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.

GOOD LUCK:

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.

BAD LUCK:

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.

GOOD LUCK:

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?

Janet Evanovich's Sizzling Sixteen . . . so hot, the pages might spontaneously combust!

Reviews

  • 15th Book, No progress

    1
    By kanncook
    You'd think by now with all the job & relationship experience in these stories something would've developed and progressed, but no. No skills, no savvy, no interesting character development or growth at all. It's like all the books take place on the same day and the people in them have no memories or ability to learn. Storyline is just shopworn & old.
  • Sizzling Sixteen

    4
    By Cheflova
    Enjoyable, far fetched and entertaining. Stephanie Plum books are perfect. Humorous, interesting, mildly suggestive and easy to read.
  • The Best and Funniest Book in her series

    5
    By cjlindboe
    As with all of her books they are fun to read but this one is my favorite so far. It had me laughing out loud.
  • Predictable but entertaining

    4
    By DWHugg
    She must have written this one after getting sucked into the Hobbitness movie series. She should've use the hobbit name website instead of creating her own.
  • Eh

    3
    By 5842tip
    I love the Stephanie Plum series but this one seemed a bit off in terms of the humor and the character development. It didn't feel as "Evanovich" as all the others. It was still enjoyable but I missed some of the snappy humor and crazy character relations of the prior books.
  • She's still got it!

    4
    By C-Boogs
    I stopped keeping up with this series for a couple of years. I was pleasantly surprised while reading this that Ms. Evanovich is still going strong and better than ever with Stephanie Plum and her crew!
  • Mrs.

    5
    By xqtmommiex
    Stephanie Plum never let's me down. :)
  • Sadly disappointing

    1
    By Jussaying99
    The story line was weak and disjointed. I understand the characters are expected to "talk" and converse a certain way but it was over the top. This is the third book I have read by this author and most likely my last.
  • Sizzling Sixteen

    5
    By Wandahamm
    I loved this book too! I was hoping it would end with Mooner leaving a message on Stephanie's machine and Morelli listening. "Dude, I forgot to tell you last week not to use the condemns in your night stand... The Hobbits wanted you and Vinnie to make little hobbits so they poked holes in all of them" only the message came too late cuz all of them were used between a night with Ranger before he left the country.... Then a make up with Morelli.
  • Great Read! Stephanie is at it again!

    4
    By califlash
    Did not disappoint