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2.0 out of 5 stars ::Sigh:: The Thrill is Gone, November 21, 2012
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This review is from: Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Kindle Edition)
You can almost hear the blues music to this. The book starts off supposedly with a "Bang". But to me it has been there done that, I couldn't even care.
If you have been a devoted reader to this series, I would pass, or at the very least wait for paperback.
This doesn't feel like a spoiler b/c it is so cliche - but I suppose it could be.

Her car gets blown up in the first 10 pages, really????? Wow, that has never happened before. Then Ranger calls, and "Babe" like that hasn't become overused. I know it is in character, but they are not changing or growing.

I no longer feel tension when she is around the guys I just roll my eyes and wonder how magical could her girly bits be for these hot guys to put up with this? Her personality is not that great - she is her own caricature. I blame myself for buying it.

I returned it, I have read this before, and there is so much useless filler on "life in the Burg" that feels cut and pasted from other books.

If you have never read these books it might feel light and original and amusing, if you are on notorious nineteen and actually on nineteen, I would pass. A couple of reviews gave me hope, but the story did not live up to the promise of those reviews. I did not even care about the mystery. It kind of reminds me of the Sookie books, just end it, don't keep dragging it on.
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Initial post: Nov 21, 2012 12:02:49 PM PST
Thank you. I vowed after the last loser that I would wait before I bought the next one. I am glad I did.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 6:23:40 PM PST
Jean Bakula says:
I think Stephanie Plum has potential, and the author has to let her grow up. She is smart and resourceful. Why not kill off her relative who owns the detective agency, and let Stephanie run it? She's learned lots of skills and can outsmart many a criminal. The whole blowing up cars and triangle with Morelli and Ranger is old too. Everyone expects Stephanie to settle for Morelli. I know he's hot, but she's condemning herself to pot roast with Mom and Dad every Sunday, and a macho cop who will want kids right away. I'd like to see Stephanie be a successful businesswoman, and have a long term affair with Ranger. Lula is great fun, but I'd like her to start a weight loss clinic, she is inspiring. This series can still be saved, but I won't waste money to even buy it on Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 9:14:07 AM PST
DinaC says:
I agree that she has potential; unfortunately, it is untapped. I would think she would grow a little?
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