Book #28 – Hot Six – the end
That’s right, no updates for this one, just straight to the end.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is at it again. Inadvertently caught in the middle of a mob dispute, she does what only Stephanie can do: climbs trees, tampers with crime scenes, and causes a riot at a Trekkie convention. All without losing any volume in her super-teased hair.
Hot Six is yet another laugh-out-loud installment of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. And yes, I did laugh out loud to the point that I was getting interesting looks from people around me. It’s been quite a few months since the last book I read in the series, and this one definitely did not let me down.
All the familiar characters come out to play: Grandma Mazur (Stephanie’s grandma who seems to think she’s actually Stephanie’s younger sister), Joe Morelli (local cop/sometimes bf), Ranger (bounty hunting mentor), and Lula (Stephanie’s parter in crime, er, I mean crime fighting). They’re joined by some fun new characters who make the story all that much more enjoyable. Mobsters Mitchell and Habib are an entertaining duo, as are the stoner stolen goods dealers, Mooner & Dougie.
The only complaint I have about Hot Six is that the ending seemed rushed. At the time I was okay with the quick ending because I had some fresh-out-of-the-oven brownies waiting for me. But now that the brownies have been digested and I’ve had time to think about the book, I’m kind of disappointed by how everything wrapped up. The plot moved at a good pace throughout the book, picked up a bit near the end, and then Evanovich hit the brakes and in about 5 pages it was all over.
My final impression is that Hot Six was like that chocolate bar you treat yourself to now and then: It’s thoroughly enjoyable, but before you know it, it’s all gone and you’re left wanting more. Now I have to use some self control so I don’t devour 9 more of them.
My rating: 8/10