One for the Money

One for the Money❮Download❯ ➶ One for the Money Author Janet Evanovich – You've lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer your car's been repossessed and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month's rent Now the rent is due ag You've lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer your car's been repossessed and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month's One for PDF/EPUB ² rent Now the rent is due again And you live in New Jersey What do you doIf you're Stephanie Plum you become a bounty hunter But not just a nickel and dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money That means a cop gone bad And not just any cop She goes after Joe Morelli a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man who took Stephanie's virginity at age and then wrote details on a bathroom wall With pride and rent money on the line Plum plunges headlong into her first case one that pits her against ruthless adversaries people who'd rather kill than loseIn Stephanie Plum Evanovich has created a resourceful and humorous character who stands apart from the pack of gritty female detectives. It’s Gender Reversal Day here on Goodreads as I review One for the Money So Samuel Plum is an underwear buyer for a retail store who has recently lost his job Desperate for cash he blackmails his pervert cousin who runs a bail bonds agency into letting him go after a cop named Jane Morellie who was accused of murder and then skipped There may be a personal revenge motive for Samuel in this because Jane is the girl who seduced him and took his virginity in high school Since she never called him again Samuel felt justified in running her over with a car and breaking her leg shortly after that Now Jane is worth 10000 Even though he has absolutely no experience or training in law enforcement or as a bounty hunter Samuel decides he’s going to capture her He almost immediately stumbles across Jane who basically laughs at him and walks away So Samuel gets a pistol he doesn’t know how to use or even load He also allows his senile grandfather to get a hold of the gun because who doesn’t love it when the elderly start waving handguns around in a room full of family members?Samuel’s inexperience uickly gets him into trouble after he gets assaulted by a female boxer who tries to rape him Rather than pull his gun on the boxer he panics and hits her with his man purse Things get even worse as Jane repeatedly shows up to humiliate him and then get away again Samuel also gets another person shot when a fugitive takes away his man purse with the gun while Samuel just stands there and allows it to happen Plus Samuel’s failure to report the boxer to the police for the attack on him because he doesn’t want to look weak allows two innocent people to be brutally raped and assaultedSamuel is obviously a moron who has no business running around with a gun and hand cuffs He also seems to be criminally negligent and he probably should have been in prison already for running over a sex partner He also steals Jane’s car when he gets tired of driving his own piece of shit so even though he’s supposedly on the side of law and order he’s guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and grand theft auto Samuel is such a nitwit that I have no idea how I’m supposed to relate or sympathize with him If this was some kind of comic farce then I could see how a loser getting humiliated by the fugitives he’s supposed to be chasing would be funny but that kind of goes out the window with the psychotic rapist boxer thing and people getting shot due to Samuel’s utter failure as a bounty hunterIn conclusion I’ll say that Samuel Plum is a fucktarded asshat who should be beaten withOh wait Gender Reversal Day was yesterday? And it’s Stephanie Plum not Samuel? Oh I guess in that case she’s just a spunky heroine and her vehicular assault on a former lover overall gross incompetence and insistence on trying to do a job she has no training or ualifications for is just another example of womanly independence Girl PowerNow Stephanie if you’d just step into this dark alley there’s a few ladies who’d like a word with you Oh don’t worry it’s just FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling US Marshal Karen Sisco Ree Dolly from the Ozarks and Lisbeth Salander from Sweden They’d like to have a little talk regarding what you’ve done to the image of female heroes in crime fiction I LOVE THESE BOOKS SERIOUSLY I am obsessed with this series And you know when your brain keeps telling you that this is ridiculous there must be a hundred books that are written better or a better mystery or whatever? Well I don't care This series is my ultimate guilty pleasure I was hooked with the first one and have read the entire series thus far including all the stupid mini books in between Now those mini books I could do without and they always feel like an attempt to make sure they even got the loose change in my pockets but I still get them anyway because it is like a fix until I can get the real thing So what is so great about them? Stephanie hilarious I laugh out loud a rarity for me when reading a book constantly when reading these books I love the murder mysteries which are often at least a step above the formula ones I love the triangle between Ranger and Morelli and Stephanie That is something that often gets old for me in other books or TV shows etc but for some reason it just doesn't get old here for me 13 books in and I am still captivated by the tension between the three I love the setting being from CT and living in NY and knowing people from Jersey she nails that dead on I mean an exaggeration of it but still And the uirky characters I love that I like books that the people are really odd and funny But it still has to be believable I hate odd just for the sake of odd like hey look at me I'm wacky wocka wocka But these characters are so outrageous and I still find myself being able to believe it and go along with the book Do things get repetitive? Sure I mean she blows up a car in every single book But for me that makes it all the funny I can't help it I laugh every single time I love how she is so clumsy and crazy and manages to get things done in spite of herself I love how she is always battling her weight that constant struggle between carrots and carrot cake I love her family the situations she gets in her friends her grandmother Really did I mention I love these books? I can't explain it but I am compulsive about buying the next one as soon as it comes out in paperback and I have kept the entire set and read it through again a few times I feel that the story just gets better and better as you know the characters and she doesn't have to spend time introducing them she can just get on to the chaos I tried to talk my mom into reading these books and she just couldn't get past the introduction to Morelli which IS pretty odd basically two kids experimenting I just ignore it and skipped beyond it and was able to enjoy the rest of it and all I think she was a little too uptight sorry mom to enjoy the whole feel of the series If I had to sum up the series I think it would have to be Funny fast and loose Pure gold in humor 4 unforgettable characters Stephanie Plum Joe Morelli Ranger and Grandma Mazur Let's do a lil' recapStephanie Your everyday girl with great humor a bit of sass lots of determination and an inability to know her limits But each and every time you root for her to winJoe Honest Smart Good looking Apparently great in bed Knows his food Wants to make Stephanie happy But knows his limits Ranger Everyone's secret freebie Apparently a god Attitude that won't uit but turns you on at the same time Always finds you just in time that is before you get yourself into too much troubleGrandma OMG can you be any funnier? She has a gun And she shoots it often But she's whacked out most of the time I NEED to meet herSo 20 something books to go in the series but this first one will hook you right away I need to keep on reading Dribble dribble dribble To amuse myself I compiled a top 5 list of things from this book that any future bookclubs book shouldn't include1 a herioine who regularly wears spandex shorts I see it was wrote in 1994 stillthat was past the 80'sno excuses2 the term crotch wrinkles Used in a sentence By five o'clock I was feeling antsy and my rayon skirt had serious crotch wrinkles3 a scene where a man masturbates on Ms Plum's door or any woman's door4 the term boinked especially if it is used multiple times through out the book5 sexual references regarding a cousin and a duck and using these as blackmail for the record any person and a duck shouldn't be allowed regardless of blackmailr Sometimes you just need to read a book like this With mediocre writing and a plot as see through as Grandma's underpants it will take your mind off life's substantial material for a while The movie came out a few weeks ago and I haven't seen it yet I figured this would be a good time to write a review about this book since I read it a few months ago but never got a chance to review itThis book was highly recommended to me because although I really do read a bit of everything I find chick lit to be the most entertaining When I'm in a bad mood I can sit down with a chick lit about some crazy chick with usually unrealistic problems that makes my life seem boring and laugh my butt off until my mood perks up Chick lit is like chocolate to me in that wayI know that comedy is subjective but I didn't laugh reading this book once I don't get it That was supposedly this books biggest selling point Also I was able to read the whole thing since it was super short but I thought about uitting this one about 10 times in a very short period Why? It just wasn't that interesting Stephanie is a broke girl who decides to become a bounty hunter to make money The first person she needs to pick up is a guy that she hooked up with years ago Most of the book seemed really corny to me and that's saying a lot considering I normally don't mind that in chick lits The plot was pretty boring predictable and unable to hold my attentionThe characters They were genuine and felt real but again didn't interest me at all The love triangle starts from book one and now here we are several years and many books later and apparently that's still her big choice? Needless to say this is one of the most hyped critically acclaimed chick lits I have ever heard of Everyone who is into cozies always says this is the best Also everyone who recommended it said those things like I'm hooked or You will NOT be able to put this one downMe? Not so muchI'm wondering if I'm missing something here or if the series just improves greatly as the books go on Right now after reading One for the Money I don't think Stephanie her love triangle and her strange family are people I want to invest the time in There are like 18 books so far to this series now I think I will probably try #2 in the future since everyone highly recommended this series to me and some have insisted that it get's betterThis book obviously has tons of fans so I recommend if you like chick lit give it a try and see how you like it I feel like I'm one of the only women in the world who isn't a fan of this series but oh wellI will stick with Sophie Kinsella for my chick lit fixes from now on155 stars Ah the '90's Bike shorts slouchy socks with high top Reeboks scrunchies day glow Stephanie Plum is a New Jersey '90's girl who is out of work She finagles her way into working for her cousin who is a bail bondsman Her job is to catch this guy who took her virginity and she's known most of her life and turn him into the police He was a cop who supposedly shot an unarmed man and he skipped out on his bail If she catches him she will get 10000 And she is pretty desperate for money Like sold all of her stuff no food to eat desperateBut Stephanie is completely out of her league and has no idea what she is doing This makes for much hilarity as she bumbles and stumbles her way around She has no trouble finding the guy Morelli it's just that she's not exactly sure how to bring him in He leftShit Ranger said Didn't anybody tell you that you were supposed to stop him?I asked him to come to the police station with me but he said he didn't want toAnother bark of laughter Stupid uncooperative bail jumperPlus she is kind of conflicted about him Catching Morelli would be difficult And turning him back in to the court would feel mean Oh well if it would feel mean then you shouldn't do your jobThis book was just hilarious I loved Stephanie Morelli Stephanie's family and all of the side characters Also Stephanie has a hamster named Rex I love him the most Hamsters are like little furry angels that were sent to make us have cute explosions No no You're just big boned And adorableI know I'm about 20 years late for this party but it works out nicely because I've got over 20 books already out that I can binge read And I can't wait for Stephanie to get a cell phone It's going to rock her world How the hell did we ever live without them? Funny and light hearted book with a likeable heroine who never loses track of her goal to earn 10000 dollars as a bounty hunter Too bad it´s an old ex lover she has to find but then she still has a bone to pick with himThis first book in the series made me jump outright on the Stephanie Plum bandwagon and I prepare myself for an enjoyable ride 55 starsThis has uickly become a favourite of mine it was recommended to me by my mum who regularly rereads the series and spends the entire time laughing loudly to herself And my expectations were exceeded I am not a person who shows emotion when reading and I never laugh out loud Ever While I was reading this book I had numerous people including my family ask if I was okay I got strange looks from people on the train and in the coffee shop No matter where it was I ended up hysterically laughing to myself—it wasn’t a pretty sight This book follows Stephanie Plum a girl from the ‘Burg as she becomes a bounty hunter out of pure desperation Her car had been repossessed and she's barely hanging onto her apartment after she lost her job as a Lingerie buyer She blackmails her cousin Vinnie into giving her the job and Joe Morelli’s caseJoe Morelli is a cop who missed his court appearance for murder but he claims it was in self defence Stephanie has a past with Joe him being her first and her later ‘accidentally’ mowing him with her father’s car The two are ridiculously hilarious their banter and relationship were the highlight of the book Stephanie is just a typical person she has no experience in Bounty Hunting and manages to mess up every situation she stumbles across she's clumsy and loud mouthed and I loved her to death She was completely and utterly normal the only exceptional thing about her was her humour and ability to attract calamity She was completely and utterly awkward and I related so hard Truly don’t have enough good words to speak about this book so I’m moving straight into the second oneThe most fun I've had reading a book in a long time I was dying of laughter at work on the bus and every other place where it's slightly awkward to burst out laughing Find all of my reviews at Janet E Actually that’s a boldface lie I obviously have no desire to ever give up on our one sided relationship I mean I’ve faithfully read about Stephanie Plum her exploding cars her gun toting Granny her former ho bestie and her will she won’t she relationships for over 10 years now Not to mention all of her other series I’ve dabbled in as well as some of her romance books and dare I forget the pretty godawful movie version of this one that I just haaaaaad to watch When I saw my friend Beverly was giving this a listen I thought it might be right up my alley Since my commute isn’t very long I prefer shortie shorts that don’t reuire me to remember a lot of details in order to stay involved in the story My mind tends to wander when dealing with the spoken rather than written word You know what I mean Twenty plus books into this series I forgot how solid this first one was The slapstick level had not yet appeared nor had the never ending love triangle Lula was still an actual ho and Stephanie had to contend with a pretty rough bad guy instead of the flashers of her future But the most important thing? Lori Petty’s narration Holy crap she was good Which means I’ll probably end up falling down this dang rabbit hole and re experiencing these all over again

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  • Paperback
  • 290 pages
  • One for the Money
  • Janet Evanovich
  • English
  • 04 May 2014
  • 9780140243345