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Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum Series #21)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Bob eats everything, Lula in her spandex always craving for junk

Bob eats everything, Lula in her spandex always craving for junk food, domesticated Morelli (or as somebody called him Borelli) with his heartburn, another looser staying in Stephanie's apartment, weird animals, a skip, who stole some junk food and who's clothes doesn't...
Bob eats everything, Lula in her spandex always craving for junk food, domesticated Morelli (or as somebody called him Borelli) with his heartburn, another looser staying in Stephanie's apartment, weird animals, a skip, who stole some junk food and who's clothes doesn't fit, Ranger's car is exploded, Stephanie swipes her mascara, craves junk food at the most inappropriate time, lusts after Ranger but sleeps with Morelli, etc., etc., etc. Oh, and if you are out of ideas just bring in a bad Russian guy. That was funny. "Vlatko is much common name in Russia" (per Leo). Yeah, right. There is no name Vlatko in Russia, but it's commonly used in Serbia, Croatia and Macedonia. I've been a huge Stephanie Plum fan from the very beginning. I've read a few that didn't exactly ring my bell, but this one did. I love the play between the characters, it's so entertaining.
I always look forward to reading what Stephanie has gotten into next!  Lula was far more interesting in the first books, before she quickly degenerated into a two dimensional slap-stick aid, only useful for achieving desired wordcount, to turn this crappy one paragraph plot into a novel-sized read. Have I come to the end of this paragraph, well, since it's short, Lula probably wants a doughnut.  I have often wondered how an author can write over twenty books about the same characters, and still keep the story fresh. And this one started a bit slow... Frankly, I could have written the first two chapters myself. However, once we got to the guy on the roof, Grandma's "bucket list", Stephanie's unwelcome roommate, and the "minions" - I knew we had a winner!! And, of course we have the requisite car bombings (I'd hate to be Ranger's insurance guy), visits to the funeral home and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, an unholy alliance between Lula and Grandma M., and Bob the dog taking over the starring animal role (minions aside) from Rex the wonder hamster, adding up to be one of the best Stephanie Plum offerings EVER. Keep 'em coming Ms Evanovich!
  

posted by XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX on September 4, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

31 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

Where is the Magic?! I am an avid Janet Evanovich and Stephanie

Where is the Magic?!
I am an avid Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum fan. I have been since the very first book and I have looked forward to each new book.
And the previous statements  set the tone for this review. Kind of like " you look great" (American Idol...
Where is the Magic?!
I am an avid Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum fan. I have been since the very first book and I have looked forward to each new book.
And the previous statements  set the tone for this review. Kind of like " you look great" (American Idol) or, 'did you have fun?" (So You Think 
You Can Dance) right before they tell what they really thought of the performance.
All of the elements were there (SPOILER ALERT!!!).
 Stephanie is broke. Stephanies' apartment gets bombed/set on fire.
 She wants dangerous Ranger but sleeps with hot Morelli. Her car is trashed so she gets Big Blue. Ranger gives her a porche to drive and it's blown up.  
Bob eats something he's not suppose to and barfs it up. Grandma and her funerals. Lula and her trashy clothes and big gun she can never find.
Stephanie blunders through, get's injured but ultimately, it all comes out right. These points are in every book, almost in a specific order and I wonder...
has one of my favorite series run it's course?  I kept waiting for the magic to reach out and grab me and it didn't. 
 Waiting impatiently for the new book to come out and paying almost $12 for an ebook and feeling let down.
How sad and disappointing.
 I don't know where Ms Evanovich can take the series and what she can do, if anything, to bring back the magic.

posted by Softtail98 on June 20, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Fun

    I had a great day because I got to spend it with my favorite characters. I enjoyed every minute.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

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    3 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2014

    Janet Evanovich never disappoints.

    Top Secret Twenty-One follows the same formula for success as Evanovich's other twenty Stephanie Plum novels. Grandma Mazur is still attending funerals, Lula is still brassy-mouthed, Ranger is always tempting, and Morelli is still smoldering. I never get tired of laughing my way through the misadventures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Love me some Stephanie!!!

    Stephanie and Lula keep me entertained. But I really do wish that instead of her being with Morelli all the time that she ends up with Ranger!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Takedown 21 was great!

    Can't wait for 22!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2014

    Another great book.

    Stephanie gets in and out of trouble, it's Ranger or Morelli to help her out. You don't know which way it will go.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2014

    A very fun read

    Typical Stephanie Plum story. It is great read for laughing out loud

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and had me laugh

    I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and had me laughing throughout.
    I guess I don't know why so many people think Stephanie needs to make a choice. Once she does, what more will there be to write about? I hope when she does choose, she chooses Ranger.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Love it!!!

    Fast reading! Finished it in a day. One of these days Stephanie has to decide whom she wants to be with permanently. I love the attraction between the three.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Amazing

    Its as great as all the rest. Truly amazing. Lula is as big and boald as ever and stephanie is as quiet and tempted as ever. I am in love with ranger!!!!!!!:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Highly recommended

    I liked this book very much. I have read every book in the series and they are all good. The best part is that they are so funny and are great mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    highly recommend

    Another edge of your seat adventure with the nutty crew from Trenton! Always a fun read. I look forward to each new adventure, to see what kind of mess Stephanie and her pals can get into.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    If you like mystery and funny characters, then this is for you!!

    I always enjoy reading the Stephanie Plum books. They are light, funny and entertaining, I love the characters...........

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    Great summer read!

    I have read ALL the Stephanie Plum books and they never disappoint! Each and every book is filled with madcap adventures by Stephanie and her motley crew. Her lust over Ranger never gets dull! She has a great way of finding her crime victim, no matter what it takes, and it always involves great laughter. These books are perfect to read in the summer while lounging by the pool, on your porch, front step or just comfy on a couch. Enjoy!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    highly recommended

    As usual the book was very entertaining. And I look forward to her next Stephanie Plum novel

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Another good one

    As usual, great book. I will say it did not hold my attention as much as the others, but love every one of them. Like the ending:-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2014

    I think Janet out did her self in this book. Enjoyed it very muc

    I think Janet out did her self in this book. Enjoyed it very much. Stephanie is looking to bring in Jimmy Poletti but has not had any luck in that. Randy Briggs shows up at Stephanie and want her to protect him. Someone tried to run him down, Someone is trying to kill Ranger and she is trying to help him find out who it is. You just have to love Randy in this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 31, 2014

    Terrific!!!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these books...the characters are hilarious...the best cast ever!

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  • Posted September 29, 2014

    More Stephanie Plum!

    Hilarious as always! Need more Stephanie Plum!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    Again excellent!

    21 does not disappoint!

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