Why did I love this book?
In One for the Money, Evanovich sets the stage for a mystery novel series filled with wacky fun. Stephanie Plum goes to work for her cousin Vinnie as a bounty hunter with no experience in law enforcement. Her first case involves a Trenton cop and old flame, Joe Morelli, accused of shooting an unarmed man. On the face of it, she has no chance. With helpful mentoring from fellow bounty hunter and overall hottie Ranger, a series of disasters, and an impressive amount of determination, Stephanie pursues Morelli while he tries to charm the pants off her. Then there’s Stephanie’s parents, her Grandma Mazur, and a new hooker friend, Lula, characters you enjoy getting to know better with each book. The adventure is great fun, the characters are interesting, flawed, full of surprises, and generally wonderful.