One Minute Book Review: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich



Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter, not a private detective. But when her parent’s next door neighbor asks her to find her granddaughter and great-granddaughter, Stephanie just can’t say no. Between worrying about when Ranger, a sexy bounty hunter, is going to call in his favor, and whether there is anything left between her and cop Morelli, she’s looking for Evelyn and her daughter while still bringing in FTAs. On the surface it just seems that Evelyn was just the subject of a simple child custody bond, which her grandmother put up her house to pay. But as she searches for the missing woman she finds herself embroiled with a guy who gets a kick out of scaring women. Can Stephanie find this woman and child while managing to lay low enough for this guy not to notice her?

What I Liked About It:

I love Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series because it’s a dependable read. You know what the formula is, you know to expect humor, and you know that it’s not going to take itself too seriously. I particularly liked the addition of Albert Klough, the human labrador retriever (I’m telling you, read the book, you’ll see what I mean), and the guy in the bunny suit following her. These lent a humorous air to a book that could easily become dark.

What I Didn’t Like About It:

There’s much I don’t like about these books. I’ve read a lot of complaints, but when you’re a stay at home mom and you’re tired at the end of the day, you want an easy, dependable read to fall back on. The only complaint I’ve ever had about Ms. Evanovich’s books is that Stephanie never seems to become more competent as a bounty hunter. I’d love to see Stephanie get better as a bounty hunter, simply facing more ridiculous cases. But all in all, I’m still pretty satisfied.

The Verdict:

I liked it. I wouldn’t consider this a book you must read, but if you like to read, this is a good choice. Although, if you can, start with the first, you’ll really enjoy it, I think.

2 thoughts on “One Minute Book Review: Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich

  1. Quinn says:

    I really need to start reading these. maybe I will start in the Fall…my Summer is pretty *booked*…haha….see what I did there? I crack myself up…


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