Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review: Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

Title: Twelve Sharp
Author: Janet Evanovich
Series: Book Twelve in the Stephanie Plum Series
Published By: St. Martin's (June 2, 2006)
Source: Purchased
Genre: Humor/Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, where bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's life is about to implode in Janet Evanovich's wildest, hottest novel yet!

FIRST A STRANGER APPEARS
While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.

THEN THE STRANGER REVEALS HER SECRETS
The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso …street name, Ranger. 

NEXT, SOMEBODY DIES
The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. 

SOON, THE CHASE IS ON
Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say.  And now, the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count.  When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli (her on-again, off-again boyfriend) steps in.  

Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve, or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum…forever?  Filled with Janet Evanovich's trademark action, nonstop adventure, and sharp humor, Twelve Sharp shows why her novels have been called "hot stuff" (The New York Times), and Evanovich herself "the master" (San Francisco Examiner).












If there is one thing you can count on with the Stephanie Plum series, it is that you are going to have a laugh until your stomach hurts, good time.

I adore this series. It has it all, tension filled romance, yummy and hilarious side characters that are every bit as hilarious as they are swoon worthy, action, humor, and most of all, it is just freaking fun and one I turn to time and time again.

While this twelve installment is just as funny, just as good as all the others, it is also a little more serious than what we are use to but in a really good way. The stakes are higher, lives are on the line and this time, those lives, are people we know and love.

I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this was and how it gave me exactly what I needed (a reading pick me up) just when I needed it.

Between crazy Grandma M and Lula who I adore (oh my gosh the rock n' roll band and thongs! Seriously enough said, just read it already!) , and the sexy Ranger and Morelli, this series really does deliver on all counts of fun. 

If you haven't tried this series yet and need a lighter but still mystery filled, action packed, humor ridden, heart pounding good time, try this series. I don't think you will be disappointed, at. All. 





50 comments:

  1. I wish I could remember which book I last read. I know it was in the teens. Maybe I should just start with 11, even if I read it already. It has been so long, I won't remember anyway. lol.

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    1. I don't think it really matters with this series where you start. ;)

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  2. I've stopped on book 4 or 5 of this series and never really continued, which is silly because I really enjoyed it. I think I grew tired of the love triangle for a while there, but still, that's no reason to drop it entirely. I'll go back to it soon.

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    1. Sadly that doesn't stop, or at least it hasn't yet but it is tolerable for some reason for me with these.

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  3. I've only read the first three, but I really loved them. I'll get back into the series one day, as I have most of them on my shelf already. Great review!

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    1. Glad you have them, they really are fun when you just want to laugh and have a good time but still have a mystery of sorts.

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  4. I have stopped reading this series (at 20) but I think I still liked it a lot at this point. It is super funny and silly but in a good way. I just think it started to get old for me at some point. Glad you enjoyed this!!!

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    1. I think that is why I only read these here and there. I can see getting too much at one time with these being a bad thing. ;)

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  5. Oh man, I forgot about this series! I think I stopped reading around book 9. I might need to go back and do a re-read of some of the books. They're hilarious!

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    1. They are which is truly why I love them so much.

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  6. Damn, this series is still going on?!
    I'm glad that this was just as fun as the others, Ali! :)

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    1. I think book twenty two just came out. ;)

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  7. I binge read this series years ago Ali, I think I made it to 11 or 12 before I finally took a break and I still need to finish the series. I definitely could always count on them for a laugh:) Grandma and Lulu just make me happy.

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  8. I feel like I need to binge read this series as some point. I read the first book a longgggg time ago... and though I really enjoyed it, I have absolutely no idea why I never continued on with this series. So glad to see after 12 books it's still incredibly entertaining! :)

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    1. Book one was not my favorite but by three I was hooked. ;)

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  9. Believe it or not, Plum is a new author to me. I'll have to check her out. Thanks for the review, Ali!

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  10. I read one of Stephanie books so many years ago I don't remember it at all. But I think it's a series I need to read because I LOVE funny books!

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    1. You will love it I think, the first wasn't a favorite but they got better as they went and definitely funny.

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  11. I love this series! I read to about 16 or 17. I need to go back and finish it. Great review. Oh, and I love Lula too! She's hilarious.

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  12. I still haven't tried this series, I have wanted to but it scares me that it is so far out, still I always appreciate a light and funny read.

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    1. Don't be scared by it at all, this series is so much fun it doesn't even matter. ;)

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  13. I've actually heard of the Stephanie Plum series! I have a close friend who is a die-hard fan and has sworn by this series :) She never fails to mention how quirky and incredibly hilarious each book is; I'm intrigued now! Great review :)

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    1. It really truly is there are just so many hyjinks and so much chaos that it is hard not to laugh and smile all the time while reading it!

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  14. I love this series too although I stopped at book 3 (i think). There's a formula but it's very entertaining. And yes, so funny! It's a fantastic getaway for sure

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  15. I guess a little mix up its good, keeps the series fresh since its like book 12 x.x

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    1. Yep and it really is still fresh in some ways and probably stale in others but still fun no matter what.

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  16. Oh I love Janet Evanovich, she is the one who made me read in English but I think I need to read the last 2 books in the series.

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  17. Sounds like a delightful set of characters, Ali! This is one series I should definitely make time to discover. Fantastic review!

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    1. Thanks so much Ramona and I've missed seeing you around!!

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  18. I haven't read any of them *runs and hides*

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    1. I do love Ranger and even though I know it won't happen, I so wish they would get together.

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  20. This series sounds so fun! I've had my eye on Wicked Appetite series by her - some day. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali :)

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  21. I think I stopped at 16 or 17. They just got to be the same thing each book and I wanted her to pick one of the men already! However I loved most of them so much! Laughed out loud too many times to count.

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    1. Oh man, still nothing after that many? That is a bit disconcerting.

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  22. This seems like a great fun read, but I haven't read the series. Good Review!

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  23. This definitely sounds like a lot of fun.

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  24. I've been wanting to read Janet for so damn long but lord she has a million and one books, and I don't know where to start lol. I love me a fun read, especially one that's hilarious, so I'll take note of this one so I can pick it up :) Maybe even my mother has it, I've spotted a few Janet books on her shelf lol

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    1. Nothing like borrowing when you can. ;)

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  25. Janet Evanovich is one of my absolute faves--but let me tell you she needs to end this love triangle and move on. She needs to give more Lizzy and Diesel. But I can totally count her Evanovich for a good laugh and a good time!

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    1. I do agree and I so need to meet Lizzy, I've meet Diesel and like him so I'm sure I will like that series as well.

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