Audiobook Review: Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

twelvesharpTitle: Twelve Sharp
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Audiobook from the library
Audiobook reader: Lorelei King
First line: When I was twelve years old I accidentally substituted salt for sugar in a cake recipe.

Twelve Sharp picks up with Stephanie back working as a bond enforcement agent for her cousin Vinnie. Vinnie is backed up with skips, and Steph and Lula start working to try to clear some out.

When Ranger’s daughter is kidnapped in Miami, the police – and everyone else – believe it was Ranger. After all, he fits the description given. Stephanie, though, knows better, and begins to dig around, trying to put together the pieces – including Ranger’s “wife,” who is now stalking Stephanie with a loaded gun.

I enjoyed the fact that Ranger played more of a front-and-center role in this installment. I also liked the fact that Stephanie finally got over her reserve and told Morelli that she loved him. Of course, she kept the fact that she also loves Ranger to herself.

Along with a great mystery and lots of chemistry between Steph and Ranger, you have the subplot of Lula singing with Sally Sweet’s new band, The What. When they recruit Grandma Mazur to help play to their senior citizen demographic, things get crazy – and very funny.

Another wonderfully fun episode in the Stephanie Plum chronicles.

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14 Responses to Audiobook Review: Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

  1. Kathy says:

    I bet these books are great on audio!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Literary Road Trip and Review: The Lonely Shadow =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Kathy – they are! There are two different narrators, and I was more used to the one, but I now like both of them.

  2. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I am one of the Plum fans that firmly falls in the Ranger camp. I always did like the bad boys! I remember this one well. I loved the visual of The What band. What a fun, wacky cast of characters!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Family Tree – Barbara Delinsky (Kindle) =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – I like bad boys, too – when I’m living vicariously through a fictional character! 😉

  3. Laura @ ImBookingIt
    Twitter: bookingit

    I’m not usually one for the bad boys, but I’m firmly Team Ranger. I think that he’s honest about his badness, and he’s generally very, very good where Stephanie is concerned.

    Morelli just doesn’t do it for me. He’s not Bad, but he’s not nice, either.

    Besides, if Stephanie ends up with Morelli, the series ends. I think it could keep going with Stephanie and Morelli!
    .-= Laura @ ImBookingIt´s last blog ..Review: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Laura – I agree – with Morelli, she’ll settle down and that would be the end of the series. But with Ranger, there could be many continuing adventures…

  4. Andreea says:

    I think I’ve read two Stephanie Plum novels a few years ago. I remember that I had a lot of fun reading them:) Thanks for your review!
    .-= Andreea´s last blog ..The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte by Laura Joh Rowland =-.

  5. S. Krishna
    Twitter: skrishna

    This was the last book I read in this series. I got sick of Janet Evanovich drawing out the whole Ranger/Joe Morelli love triangle. I look forward to the rest of your reviews to see if that changes though!
    .-= S. Krishna´s last blog ..Ice Land – Betsy Tobin =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Swapna – I’ll let you know, but from the reviews I’ve read, she’s still undecided as of number 15!

  6. iliana says:

    Sadly I gave up on the Plum books because of Stephanie’s indecision with the whole Morelli and Ranger thing! I think I gave up at book 10. Gotta say though that I do miss Lula and Grandma Mazur. Those characters are the best. So funny.
    .-= iliana´s last blog ..Whatif =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Iliana – Her indecision seems to bother a lot of people! I guess ti doesn’t bother me because I would have trouble choosing, if I was in her position. 🙂 (Though it would be fun to try.)

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