Friday, May 25, 2012

One for the Money

I have a new favorite thing!!!  The "Stephanie Plum" series by author, Janet Evanovich! 
Last weekend I rented the movie One for the Money, staring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, along with  a couple of hot guys (not sure what their real names are... who cares, anyway)!!!! 

I had no idea what the movie was really about, but I knew that it was based on a book in a series that three different friends had recommended to me last summer when the latest in the series came out.  Silly me did not take their recommendations seriously!!!

Normally I am not one to watch a movie and then read the book, but I think that in this case, if you are not familiar with the series, watch One for the Money first, then read it, or any book in the series for that matter.   

Here's the jist:  Stephanie Plum is down on her luck and goes to work for her sleezy cousin as a bounty hunter.  Stephanie gets herself into all sorts of trouble, but another hunky bounty hunter named Ranger always seems to swoop in to save the day, while her hunky boyfriend, the cop, gives her a hard time and seems to have just enough clues to help her catch her man (or woman). 

Along with the hunks, there is her crazy Hungarian-Italian family, complete with overbearing mom and crazy grandma and a very wacky sidekick whom you meet in the movie!
After watching the movie, I checked out the 10th book in the Stephanie Plum series:  10 Big Ones.  I laughed out loud at least 10 times.  (Note:  I had to get # 10 because my library only has 10-18 right now. )  Even though I'm not reading the book sequentially, I totally know what is going on and I don't feel like I've missed anything.  The characters are all the same, and aside from a little Plum family drama, I think I can keep reading ahead in the series, or go back for that matter, and be right on track. 

Now you know what I'll be doing this summer vacation!  And, when I told hubby that I got another Stephanie Plum book at the library, his response was, "When is the next movie coming out?"  So even he is addicted! (Well, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but he really did like the movie!!!)

P.S.  One of my friends recommended 6 & 7.  If you are already a fan, do you have a favorite Stephanie Plum book?


Anonymous said...

That's it-I'll have to check out these books! Everyone is talking about them! ;) Rebecca

Carrie said...

Believe me: Watch the movie first!!! It will make the reading SO much more enjoyable!!!