Stephanie Plum Character Connection

I’ll be saying it a hundred times – but it cannot be said enough. The Stephanie Plum series is hilarious, y’all. Like laugh-out-loud-embarrass-yourself-in-public-pee-a-little hilarious.

I’ve talked about the movie on the blog once before, but never really why I love the Stephanie Plum series so much (besides just the humor).

New Jersey is basically treated like a foreign country. The customs, the people, the language? All unique. I don’t have any experience with any of it – I’ve never visited Jersey. I’ll just take Janet Evanovich’s word for it though, because after this series I’m a little scared. The mob, the food, the crazy funeral-stalking grandmothers – all better in book form.

In the first book of the series, One For the Money, Stephanie Plum loses her job as a lingerie buyer. Desperate for money, she ends up working as a bounty hunter for her sleazy bail bondsman cousin Vinny. Just that description alone should tell you about the loads of funny you’re in store for. Seriously – Stephanie Plum is a walking disaster. She can barely drive around the block without something going wrong. Chasing after criminals? Forget about it.

Her first “criminal” turns out to be a cop. Joe Morelli. They have a history together. A humiliating history. He tricked his way into her pants. She “accidentally” runs him over in her father’s car. You know. The usual. (Except, for Stephanie Plum it really is the usual.)

Now add in Ranger – another hot guy Stephanie can’t quite resist. He is more of the badass ninja type. I can’t quite resist him either.

Between tripping over criminals and jugging Morelli and Ranger – Stephanie Plum definitely stays busy! I absolutely love reading about her (although, warning: most of the books are basically the same. Not much plot development from book to book. More episodic, really).

If you pick up this series expecting hilarious characters and a good time, you will definitely get it! I can’t wait to see One For the Money, which hits theatres in a couple of weeks.

Check out Stephanie Plum in One For the Money on Goodreads / Amazon

Character Connection is hosted at The Introverted Reader.

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  • Amy @ Tripping Over Books January 11, 2012, 11:29 pm

    HOLY CRAP I love Stephanie Plum. So so hilarious and entertaining. As a Jersey girl myself, I’m always stoked to read them, but trust me: don’t be scared!! The funeral-stalking grandmothers are best left to the books because they kind of aren’t real. Unfortunately. πŸ˜‰ But Grandma Mazur is probably my favorite character. Her and Lula. I hope the movie lives up to the funny and the sexy!! YAY!
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  • Felicia the Geeky Blogger January 12, 2012, 7:46 am

    I am probably in the minority but I am looking forward to the movie. I love the Stephanie Plum series πŸ™‚
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  • Steph Su January 12, 2012, 10:41 am

    I haven’t read these books (I’m always somewhat stranged out when characters share my name, haha), but I think I’d give the movie a chance! Katherine Heigl is such a great comedic actress.
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  • Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile January 12, 2012, 4:50 pm

    I LOVED the series (except the last few kind of went downhill for me) but I’m not sure how I feel about Katherine as Stephanie. I’m going to give it a chance, but she is not who I pictured in my head, you know?
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  • April Books & Wine January 13, 2012, 12:30 pm

    I’ve been to Jersey a few times. *shrug*


    I love Stephanie Plum forever and always! Although, I’m not very far into the series — only,arm, 3 books in? maybe? 2 books? I don’t know. LOL.
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  • cecilia January 15, 2012, 7:48 pm

    This makes me happy πŸ™‚ I love Stephanie Plum – I always can expect something ridiculous to happen to her, and the Morelli vs Ranger dilemma always floats MY boat.

    I know when I posted a review on Amazon for Book 17, I was thrown aback at how negative everyone seemed to be overall! I understand that these characters may not be going anywhere, but I think that is the point of having an ongoing series that delivers consistent characters.

    Katherine Heigl isn’t my #1 choice when it comes to Stephanie Plum, but I like her as an actress. The movie looks like a ton of fun, and I can’t to see all the characters come to life! Especially Lula and Grandma Mazur

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