I love these characters..all of them! I think she should pick Ranger, he's the one that worries about her, and comes to the rescue, no questions asked, Morelli wants what Stephanie is not, a stay at home woman, I wish Lula would go back with Tank, I liked that convination.....and I wished they would bring in a big fish so she could have some money!!!
While I love Ranger, he has told her too many times he is not the settling down type. There comes a time when a woman needs a man and needs him for more than sex. Ranger is yummy but not for the long haul. It's really Steph that needs to grow up. Just maybe not so soon. Love Grandma M.
This series has gotten so bad I do not buy them anymore. I am completely bored with the 3-way love affair and the ridiculous donut and fart jokes. In no time these can be read for free from the library, if I don't have anything else to read. I won't spend money on them anymore. Let me give you spoilers: Plum will blow up a car, she will have sex with one or two men, nothing new there. We will be teased with her possibly picking one of her men but she won't. Throw in a transvestite or a stoner and there it is. For free. hoHum
That there are 19 novels is an accomplishment, that readers are still debating the quality of the series after 19 books is an accomplishment. It's difficult to carry a series this far and still maintain the level of tension among the characters and twists in the (somewhat predictable) plots necessary to bring readers back again and again...and (although to varying degrees) the books have achieved that goal. That said, it's time to let the characters grow...and move on....even though it will signal the end of this series. But better to go out on top with an awesome finale, while the readers still care, than to create contrived plots using implausible devices in order to sustain a series with a dwindling fan base.
I'll get Notorious Nineteen from the library instead of buying it. I've been so disappointed in Evanovich's recent Plum books. I love the characters, but the writing has really gone downhill. The only thing that keeps me interested in the series is reading fan fiction. There are some wonderful fan fiction authors who love the characters and know how to write a great story. If it weren't for fan fiction, I would have given up on the series after Finger Lickin' Fifteen.