Thursday, August 27, 2009

Let's talk Finger Lickin' Fifteen

Last week we read "Finger Lickin' Fifteen" by Janet Evanovich as our Book-A-Week Challenge.

Since we did not have an opportunity to interview Janet, I thought we could have a book discussion. I will throw a few questions out about the book, feel free to answer and also share your thoughts on the book, even ask your own questions.

How did chef Stanley Chipotle die? What did you think of that?

What disaster do Lula and Grandma Mazur get into this time?

What is happening with Ranger that Stephanie goes to do some work for him again?

Was anyone else disappointed that Stephanie and Ranger did not 'get it on'?

Speaking of which, who would you want to be with? The dark and deadly and oh so sexy Ranger? Or the tough as nails, sports watchin' cop Morelli?


April August 27, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

My son is munching on some dry cereal, so I'm gonna sit down and do some Plum chatting, lol - or try to!

I want to say that I LOVED this book! I haven't done my review yet, but will soon. I have heard many say that they are getting a bit tired of this series and that they have not been enjoying the past few books. I, personally, have loved them all. They are just so much fun, they make me laugh and I adore them. For me, an Evanovich Plum book is like taking a wonderfully relaxing vacation from an otherwise hectic and stressful life. I am always left with a smile on my face and a deep desire for the next in the series! Which leads me to a question - Does anyone know how many are planned for this series?

Okay, on with the Q & A!

Off with his head!! I thought this was a rather interesting murder scenario and the fact that in was right in front of Lula was just perfect. I liked the fact that she was also more focused on in this book. She is so funny and I just get such a kick out of her!

Who knew a BBQ contest could be so HOT! lol, I was amazed at the many times that Lula could set things on fire just by trying to cook! YIKES! Gma Mazur is such a hoot and up for anything. Lula and her made the perfect team as they tried to come up with a winning BBQ sauce recipe.

Stephanie comes to the rescue when Ranger's clients are experiencing break ins (not so good for business!) I have to say that I love the way Evanovich makes Stephanie so smart and cleaver, while at the same time giving her ample comedic disasters! I also love the way Ranger is with Stephanie - playful, tough, teasing and sultry - very protective.

I am not surprised that Stephanie and the man in black did not make the leap to full fledged birthday suit dancing. I think that is part of the appeal of this series, also. The "cream of the crop/icing on the cake" factor that Ranger seems to be for Stephanie. Also there is that teasing aspect that if the two of them got together, it may break that spell.

I am Ranger hands down!!!! I LOVE him! Evanonich does such a fabulous job of characterizing him that I just want to reach into the pages and grab the man. Morelli sounds yummy and sweet and all, but something about Ranger is just hard to resist. I think part of it is his quiet steeliness, dark sexiness and the fact that he doesn't think he's "all that". He's dark and mysterious, yet kind and caring - he rocks!!

What about you, Denise? What did you think of the book and who are you going for, Ranger or Morelli?!

Denise August 27, 2009 at 1:07 PM  


I love all of Janet's books. Having met her in person once (my very first book event ever), I can say she is just as interesting as the characters in her books.

Give me RANGER!! Morelli is good and hot and tough, but give me the teasing, seductive, make my toes curl Ranger any day. Like April, I want to see him step out of the pages and right into my loving room. (or any other room)

What I like most about Janet and her writing is that her characters come to life right before your very eyes. AND she can turn the most innocent act of a guy standing close to Stephanie into the hottest non-sex scene you will ever read.

I think some of the best parts of the Plum series is all the disasters that happen to Stephanie and her cars and her house. You never know what she will be driving or where she will be living next.

If you ever want a book to just take your mind off of things and make you laugh then Janet's Plum series are the ones to read.

Carmen August 27, 2009 at 2:37 PM  

I heart this series!

I'm always rooting for Joe Morelli, so I'm not too sad that nothing happened with Ranger.

Grandma Mazur is my fave character!

Nora August 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

I'm disappointed the barbecue sauce never made it. I can see Grandma Mazur's picture on the bottle. They can serve it at all the wakes she likes to visit.

Denise August 27, 2009 at 7:06 PM  

HA! I can so see grandma mazur's face on the bottle.

Great idea!

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