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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels)

(Book #1 in the Stephanie Plum Series)

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Discover where it all began-- #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich's first "snappily written, fast-paced, and witty" ( USA TODAY ) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Loved this Book

Loved this book. I can't wait for the 2nd to arrive.

The hype is real!

I was recommended Janet Evanovich’s series on a book club page after recently getting back into reading and I understand the hype. The drama, the crime, the comedy, the romance! PERFECT, PERFECT,PERFECT! I ended up bingeing through the first 4 books and now I read the series in between heftier books since her books are such easy, fun and light reads :) Very refreshing.

Fun and light-hearted with a likable heroine

First time reader of this author and have to say I enjoyed the book. This was a quick, fun read. Stephanie, a 30yr old, down on your luck girl, gets laid off and becomes a Bounty Hunter for her cousin, Vinny. She knows absolutely nothing about the trade, but gets help from the fugitive she’s seeking and another Hunter. She gets herself in situations that only her worst luck can get herself into. Parts of the story had me laughing. Will definitely continue the series.

Stephanie Plum - Bail Bonds Person

Start with “One For The Money” and you will be hooked on all the quirky characters. I was and read #1 up to and including #26 !!!!

First time reading this author, just "eh"

Liked the rapport between main characters. Overall, thought story was could have been better.

Totally Fun & Entertaining Experience!!!

Read this hilarious and entertaining book featuring Janet Evanovichs detective/bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and you'll be hooked.

Meet Stephanie Plum......you got to love her!

What a book. This was hilariously funny. Stephanie Plum is from NJ and having some money problems. Sold her furniture, her car has gotten repo and next she will be needing a place to live if she doesn't come up with an idea fast. She goes to see her cousin Vinnie ( Bail bondsman ) looking for a job. The job had just been filled but the bounty hunter he used was having surgery. Stephanie, newly employed as bounty hunter. After all you get 10% and she would get 10k for bringing Joe Morelli in. Joe is a former cop and is running from Murder One. Stephaine and Joe do go back to growing up. This was a great book! Very funny, Ms. Evanovich really has a gift for writing a story in a very refreshing way! The " who done it " I couldn't tell until it happened. The pages just kept turning as the characters were very real, and enjoyable! I can't wait to read the next one!

Treat yourself to this author!

ONE FOR THE MONEY is the first in what is now a series of six(looking at seven and eight). Janet Evanovich (I keep mispellingevanovich as evanovich--Sorry) delivers a fast moving mystery drench in comical commentary. This author has a marvelous talent of poking fun at everyday life. I wish she had more books! NOTICE: If you start reading Evanovich, you will find that you need to finish the book away from others. You tend to chuckle. You will be drawn into the mystery of Stephanie Plum, former retailer, fumbling bounty hunter. Keep "them" away from your book until you finish. Trust me.I'm braced to read book six coming out June 20. In the meantime, my sisters are vying for who gets to read this book third. Mom loves the series too. Since I started the series a few month ago, I've given this novel as a gift to a sister in Florida, a friend at work, and my postal carrier. That is why I say, treat yourself to this author. Enjoyment to the Max.

Hooked-Always waiting for the next book to hit the shelves!

I have read all of the Stephanie Plum series and can not wait until the next one comes out. These books are a definate joy for anyone who has ever had a bad day go worse. When reading these books I try to be alone, not only to be undisturbed but also because I laugh so loud I disturb others. At a book signing I learned Janet is as funny in person as in her books, she comes by the humor naturally. Stephanie always finds herself in situtations due to her lack of a better career and her stuborn personality that will not allow her to listen to others advice. Stephanie is a very real character that is very easy to identify with even if you don't live life as close to the edge as she does. The stories have it all from danger, humor, sexuality, and moves so well that you carry it around hoping to find a few minutes to read just a little bit more. This whole book keeps you coming back for more with great characters that are humorous and outrageous, but could easily be someone you already know. One of my favorite characters is the grandmother that gets into just about as much trouble as Stephanie. Read this first one and I guarantee you will be back for the rest of the series.

Funny, exciting and sexy a must read series.

I happened across Janet Evanovich by chance at the library looking for audiobooks to listen to at work and stumbled across an abridged copy of Four to Score. It was fantastic, but I hated being cut short, so I began reading the books(hardcover) and was hooked. After reading the books I got the unabridged cassettes to listen to at work and laughed until I cried. Stephanie Plum is great and as a woman I want to find my own Joe Morelli!! :) These books are a must read even if you don't like mysteries these are worth picking up! For those who love mysteries all the better:)

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