Tuesday, October 27, 2009
REVIEW - Finger Lickin' Fifteen
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Humorous Mystery
Got it from: Library
Why I read it: series book
While recovering from an ill-timed makeup mishap, Lula is a witness to celebrity chef, Stanley Chipotle, losing his head - literally. Now Lula and Stephanie are on the hunt to identify the killers before Lula is next on the chopping block.
Meantime, Ranger's recruited Stephanie's help for a top secret mission. Someone on the inside at Rangeman is leaking client information, determined to bring the company down. No one is above suspicion, not even Ranger's right hand man, Tank.
I'll start off by saying this isn't great fiction. It's formulaic, has very little character growth, and is repetitive of earlier novels. But this is comfort reading for me. That's why it gets such a grade. There's not a lot to the story--it's the same old stuff, and even Stephanie (the main character) realizes that she's stuck and not going anywhere. It was fun, though. I laughed out loud a few times, and I'm not really a LOLer.
I would really like to see some resolution to this series, and maybe have it come to an end soon. There's only so long that Stephanie can get together and break up with Morelli. There's only so long the sexual tension with Ranger will remain interesting. There's only so many times that Stephanie can lose the people she's trying to catch as they go out the back door/window, while she stands stupidly at the front door/in their front room. I would love to see Janet Evanovich writing something new, not just rewriting old stories.