In Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich has Stephanie Plum trying to help one of the people always helping her, Ranger. When he’s accused of kidnapping his daughter, she gets to work trying to find out if he really did it and if not, who did.
As a bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum leaves a lot to be desired. The book Twelve Sharp opens talking about her lack of ability to do the job well and the constantly growing piles of deadbeats she was supposed to pick up, but hasn’t been able to catch.
In the midst of all the pressure to do better at work, Stephanie’s personal life is dealt a blow when Ranger, the mysterious, sexy bounty hunter who can make her swoon every time he utters his signature ‘Hey, babe” is now accused of being a criminal. It seems his daughter was kidnapped by a man that looked a lot like Ranger, and everyone is saying is.
While she may not be able to finish up any of the cases that are open at the office, she throws herself into helping Ranger who ends up moving into her apartment, with Morelli, for a little while. This is a fun read, especially if you like the series. I really enjoyed the personality of Ranger’s daughter, who was a chip off the old block at 10 years old.
When it comes to the crime and adventure side of things, this book kicked things up again, from the less action packed number eleven. The ending is like the finale of a great roller coaster ride. Don’t worry though, all the humor you expect is also in this one, including a trip to a funeral home with Grandma and plenty of time with Lulu, not to mention that Stephanie has to run home and live in her old childhood bedroom, to get away from Morelli and Ranger who are both living in her apartment.
Talk about awkward! This is what you expect from Janet Evanovich, a lot of fun as well as action in a book that gives you another look at the lives of those characters you have come to love.
Once again Lorelei King brings a Stephanie Plum Novel to life. She has really taken these characters and created perfect voices to depict each and every one of them. As you listen you really feel as if you are in the middle of the conversation.