Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich, Book Review

General Information
Genre: Humor, Fiction, Romance, Myster
Publish:January 1, 2011
Publisher: Bantam

Book Summary (per Goodreads)

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photograph—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual—until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii.  And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

My Thoughts
Yes, yes, yes! This was one of my favorite Stephanie Plum stories.  Now, if you have read my blog recently you saw that I just reviewed 19 and 20 so why just now 18. Well, as I kept reading I was like why do they keep referring to a marriage, closet action, etc.  So I went back through my book shelf and saw I had not read 18..gulp..what was I missing!

Well the answer to that is only one of my favorite in this series.  Seriously.  I am such a team Ranger girl so this book was lovely!  The references to the time in Hawaii (jealous), the scenes where her car keeps getting stolen, the bus is on fire, the manure in the Mercedes, etc. had me in stitches or more book crushing on Ranger.  I obviously am a fan of how JE writes since I keep reading her books, but I felt this one was more descriptive than normal and hooray for that!  I felt like I could see the hair color on Stephanie, the scene with the chest and ashes had me gasping with laughter and the love potion..oh the love potion, let's just say I love Lulu and how the Morelli ended this book!

I have read several reviews saying that this series should end, but I so disagree.  I think I mentioned that in another post, but after reading this book I must repeat it!  I love laughing so hard when I read a story.  I love seeing the relationships, progression of Stephanie as a bond enforcement and not knowing what troubles everyone in her circle of friends and family will get into next.  I enjoy these light hearted reads and think we need books out there that make us laugh and have a fun time.

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Disclaimer: I bought this book with my own money!  All thoughts and opinions are my own.