I have what I like to call my grab bag of books. It is a bunch of paperbacks that I have gotten from friends, garage sales, library sales, etc. Sometimes when I want a good read, I go to my grab bag.
A couple of weeks ago, I did that before I left for vacation and grabbed a winner. The bright cover of Janet Evanovich's Eleven on Top caught my eye. This book is in her Stephanie Plum series, which I bet many of you are familiar with.
Stephanie Plum is New Jersey bounty hunter who is at a crossroads in her life. After quitting her job as a fugitive apprehension agent, Stephanie tries a few "safer occupations" which do not work out so well. When if becomes obvious that someone is trying to kill her, Stephanie re-enters the world of bounty hunting.
Evanovich surrounds Stephanie Plum with a hilarious cast of characters. Staphanie's family is barely functional, her best friend is a former prostitute turned incompetent bounty hunter and there are two very interesting men who vie for Stephanie's affection. If one of the MTV Jersey Shore stars became a bounty hunter, you'd have Stephanie Plum in real life.
This book has had me laughing out loud several times! One caveat, do not give it to your ten-year-old. Stephanie Plum ain't Nancy Drew. At times, the language is a bit salty.
Warning to Fatal Foodies: Stephanie's eating habits will make you want to run out for the nastiest, most unhealthy things; Fried chicken, donuts, day-old birthday cake, and meatball subs, just to mention a few.