Book Review: Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

elevenontopTitle: Eleven on Top
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Print copy from the library
First line: My name is Stephanie Plum.

In Eleven on Top, Stephanie Plum has decided to give up on being a bounty hunter. She’s tired of things blowing up around her. After quitting her job for her cousin Vinnie, she gets and loses three jobs in a series of hilarious, unfortunate mishaps: the button factory, the dry cleaners, Cluck in a Bucket.

She then starts working doing desk research for Rangeman Industries, Ranger’s security company, a nice quiet job – except for the gorgeous boss who is continually giving her hot flashes. Her life should be nice and quiet, but in spite of the fact that she’s not tracking down any bad guys, someone is trying to kill her. She still can’t fully commit to Morelli, even though he confesses to being in love with her. Her mom is hitting the sauce and her sister is completely neurotic about her upcoming wedding, at which Stephanie is supposed to play a cello solo and wear an eggplant-colored bridesmaid dress.

Oh, and she doesn’t play the cello.

Once again, Janet Evanovich has written a laugh-out-loud funny story in the Stephanie Plum series. I don’t know how Stephanie manages to get herself into so many scrapes, but I’m glad she does. This book was fast-paced and hilarious. As long as Evanovich keeps writing like this, I’ll keep reading – or listening to – Stephanie’s adventures.

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18 Responses to Book Review: Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

  1. Zia says:

    This is why I love those books. They just make me laugh out loud. They’re fun and easy, enjoyable reads.
    .-= Zia´s last blog ..Gertruda’s Oath – A Review =-.

  2. Laura @ ImBookingIt
    Twitter: bookingit
    says:

    This may be one of my favorite Plum novels! As usual, the audio is wonderful. I hope you keep enjoying them.
    .-= Laura @ ImBookingIt´s last blog ..Everything Austen: Emma (movie) (mini-review) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Laura – I’m listening to the audio of Twelve Sharp and enjoying the fact that Ranger plays a bigger part. :)

  3. I always laugh out loud when I read one of these books. :-) I am glad you enjoyed this one, Carrie! I think I’m up to 14 in the series now.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..TGIF: Music, Wish Lists & Tears =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – I’m loving them – I’m sure I’ll just keep plowing through them until I reach 15, and then I’ll have to wait for the next one!

  4. Margot says:

    Reading your review brought back the fun memory of this book. I thought it was one of her best.
    .-= Margot´s last blog ..Corduroy Mansions: Week 1 =-.

  5. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    I have to say that I honestly don’t remember this exact plot line, but I am sure I liked it. These books are a guilty pleasure…a diversion from the heavier stuff I read. I love it!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..BBAW Giveaway winners! =-.

  6. Lula O says:

    Is this the one where she can’t tell him she loves him? She tries, but she just can’t get it out? That was so like her.
    .-= Lula O´s last blog ..What to do with fresh basil besides sucking it up your nose it smells so good… =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Lula – yes, it is – Morelli says, “I love you,” and all Stephanie can get out is, “I l-l-l-like you, too.” :)

  7. Kathy says:

    I really enjoy this series too – it’s not great literature, but it’s a lot of fun!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Leila Meacham =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kathy – I whole-heartedly believe in a balanced reading diet – some heavy stuff, some stuff to make me think, and some lighter stuff to make me smile.

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  9. S. Krishna
    Twitter: skrishna
    says:

    Glad you’re enjoying this series! They all run together for me at this point.
    .-= S. Krishna´s last blog ..Ice Land – Betsy Tobin =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Swapna – I have a hard time remembering what happened in which one, too – but I’ve enjoyed every single one. :)

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