Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum is back again in Turbo Twenty-Three and, I have to admit, I’m getting a little bored. Will she ever age? Will Rex ever die? Will she ever choose between Morelli and Ranger? I think the only way I am going to get past future books is to read them once a year tops, or at least several books apart and not just my usual gap of five. At least this time around the story leaves out one predictability in every single book thus far – she does not borrow big blue!

And as for her engaged to be engaged status with Morelli? Well. Ranger gets in the way, and far too easily I reckon. There was no sexy build-up tension that’s typically present between the two of them, or even between her and Morelli. That was something that made the Plum books sizzlingly fun, and it was definitely missing this time around.

Maybe it really is time to wrap this series up. Truth is, I don’t know if I’m still going to want to read about still 30-something Stephanie when I’m in my 50s. This gives Evanovich some eight plus years to finally give Stephanie a good closure. That should be enough time. I’m ready.

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