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Notorious Nineteen’s title is self-explanatory; Stephanie Plum’s life is nothing short of notorious and full of ridiculous once-in-a-lifetime happenings that occur daily. Janet Evanovich’s Notorious Nineteen was released on November 20, 2012 after a year of anticipating the next chapter of Stephanie Plum’s life.
Notorious Nineteen satisfies another installment to Evanovich’s series that is 18 years in the making; and does not show any sign of coming to an end. Stephanie Plum’s life is always full of surprises and cliffhangers, but still happens to be as destructive. This plot involves the usual components Evanovich’s fans expect such as; fire, gossip, and clever bond skips. Two other aspects to Stephanie Plum’s life that readers will not be disappointed with in this novel, is the wonderful love triangle that includes Ranger and Joe Morelli.
This review will not have any spoilers, but there are couple parts in the novel that can give the prospective reader a little more explanation of what to expect. While Evanovich’s main character, Stephanie Plum, is finding crazy ways to be successful at messing everything up, she does admit that she is happy with her life.
In the novel Stephanie Plum says, “And I am still pushing boundaries, flopping around in water that’s over my head. And here’s the scary part that I wouldn’t say out loud to anyone…I’m a little addicted to it. I like my crazy job and my disaster-prone life.”
At an earlier point in the novel, Stephanie finds herself making decisions that can definitely influence both her present life, as well as her future. No worries, she still has no idea what her future entails whether it deals with her love life, professional, or personal life. She does however choose to go with her instinct without worrying about the consequences.
One of the men in her life even says, “I’m giving you another opportunity to walk away from this.”
And her response?
“I can’t do that. I can’t walk away.”
Notorious Nineteen takes the reader to all sorts of places that are new and even crazier than before. Stephanie knows that she needs to step up her game, but what more can she do? She takes on all sorts of different roles throughout this novel, yet always staying true to her ultimate goal: take care of the loved ones in her life, and finding the bad guys.
The description of the novel on Janet Evanovich’s website ends with saying, “If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.” Evanovich continues to be creative in finding new places and situations that Stephanie can get herself into, making this book a fast read. Page after page the reader will want to know what Stephanie comes up with next.
As for other news in Janet Evanovich’s life, do not expect a book tour or signing for this novel until Spring 2013. There has been a postponement due to illness in the family. Do not let this stop you from checking out the novel though; a must reader for sure.
If you need any more of a reason to read this book, or entire series, check out a previous article 18 Reasons to Catch Up to Janet Evanovich’s Upcoming 19th Book.