Wednesday, 18 January 2012

What's Next? One For The Money - Janet Evanovich

One For The Money
Janet Evanovich
Published 1994

Sometimes I don't pay enough attention, to put it mildly.  In the same way I had no idea my husband had an array of girlfriends on the side, I also had no idea that the new Katherine Heigl movie One for the Money is actually from the first book in the Janet Evanovich gimmicky-number series.

"That movie looks good!" I said to a friend. 

"Yeah, I wonder if it will be as good as the book?" she responded.

"What book?" 

You should note that this conversation took place as we were both standing in our little community library, and I was shelving a book.  Not just any book, of course, but the latest Janet Evanovich gimmicky-number book.

True story.

Maybe it's time I caught up with our girl Stephanie Plum, yes?   Is she worth the hype?  Will the first book make me want to catch up on all EIGHTEEN books in the series?  Will the movie make me love Katherine Heigl again like I did circa the Izzy/Denny times?

Man, Denny was so sexy.

1 comment:

  1. The first six books of the Stephanie Plum series are some of the best, funniest writing I have ever read. I fell in love with all of the characters right away and could not get enough of them! Unfortunately, the series went off the rails for me in Book 7 and I got so mad at the author for going the cliche love triangle route that I swore off the books. I still have nothing but the fondest memories of Books 1-6 though and would highly recommend them to anyone who loves fun, feisty heroines. And I'm really looking forward to the movie, although I think Jason O'Mara was the wrong choice for Italian cop Joe Morelli, who should have been played by Joe Manganiello.