Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Series #16)

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dmac1018 More than 1 year ago
So terribly disappointed in the book. I am in love with the Stephanie plum series, it was one of the first book series to steal my heart. and I love how Janet writes. But this book was so not what i thought it was going to be. definitely not SIZZLING! seriously. I am thinking about not buying any more of her books about stephanie after 14, 15, and now 16 being a total disappointment. :( i am not trying to be cruel about this, but thats how i feel. Maybe she should end the series on a good note, and give us a final wow! maybe her heart is not in it anymore :( which would make me terribly sad, but since its her creation she should do what she wants with it. as you can see im just really confused with my feelings on the subject.
Rettaglass More than 1 year ago
I can not believe that I paid for this book! Come to think of it, the last three books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I hear the word "sizzle" I think either Ranger or Morelli but, unfotunately, neither had a very big part in this book. The story line was just too unbeliable, drawn out and boring. How many times can the stop at Cluck-in-a-Bucket be funny? I was very disappointed in this book. I hope to see more of the chemistry between Stephanie and Morelli and all the quirks of jersey in the next book.
rosiemeg More than 1 year ago
I have all of the Stephanie Plum books, have loved the series, have shared them with friends and we all love Grandma Mazur, but the last 3 in this series have fallen a bit flat. Okay, more than fallen a bit flat -- they've gotten boring, very predictable, silly, and in desperate need of a plot beside is it Joe or is it Ranger, Lula needs to eat and Stephanie needs a new car again. This is hard for me to say since I have always loved this series and preorder the instant I see the next one available. If there is another one, I'm sure I'll buy it and read it, but I wish for a better storyline!!
Doglvr0925 More than 1 year ago
@marilynihope I think it is absolutely JE's name that sells her books. Maybe not to new readers, but to the loyal fans who put her on the bestseller list year after year. She has in the past, been very proud of her "brand". I have been to multiple signings, and have met her and Alex, both, several times and I have to say I most certainly do not agree that she wouldn't let anyone else touch the Plum books. The last few haven't had the same tone or voice as the earlier ones. I don't remember bathroom humor in the earlier books. Someone thinks that's funny. I think she would and has let someone else write Plum. Most specifically, Alex.
23399 More than 1 year ago
Out of all 16 books, this was the worst. Two of the main characters Morelli and Ranger had very small parts in the whole book. Evanovich also reused plots from previous books. In fact, the last two books of this series have made me not like Stephanie the main character. She comes off as dingy and somewhat like a "ho". Usually these books will have at least one laugh out loud moment but this one did not have any. I would not recommend buying this book. I sure wish I hadn't. Don't worry if you don't read it you won't miss anything. If Evanovich writes another one I sure hope she actually puts a little more thought into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always pick up the next Stephanie Plum with great expectations ... and the last 3 have been utter disappointments. What a waste of an excellent cast of characters! I'm questioning whether Ms. Evanovich even wrote this one! There was absolutely no life to the book at all, even Stephanie seemed tired of going through the same old thing yet again. Also, the jacket description alluded to things that weren't in the book and whoever proofed the book needs to learn how to spell! As with any relationship, even one with a fictional heroine, there needs to be growth. Let Stephanie grow!!!!
leolioness More than 1 year ago
I love the first 12 of the Plum series - but it seems Janet is getting tired - it might be time to move on to another series for her. Sizzling Sixteen was cute - worth getting from the library - or even in paperback. I liked the fact Connie was more in this book as well as Vinnie - it made it fun. On a side note - it's very much a Plum book - I don't know what people are saying - that Janet didn't write this. It reminded me a lot of Metro Girl. Advice - wait for paperback and read it while sitting out by the pool with a fruity drink. (Don't forget the sunblock).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All these years I have laughed and even shed a tear or two for the wonderful characters of the Stephanie Plum series. However, this last book was boring, repetitive, unexciting, and totally forgetful. I am sorry I spent my money. Ms. Evanovick is bored with her characters. So she needs to cease and desist spinning Stephanie's life until her enthusiasm returns for Morelli, Ranger, LuLu, Grandma and all. I will not buy something like "Silly Seventeen" as the author no longer cares about her readers. She only cares about her royalties.
rose56 More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but the plots are the same and getting predictable. No change for the characters and just not funny anymore... She needs to end the series, but I have read my last one........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring, nothing new here, don't bother. Janet really needs to end this series. Just get it from the library - don't waste your money.
dwill313 More than 1 year ago
There was very little substance to the story, the plot wasn't plausible. It didn't give me any feeling of excitement or anxiety about the outcome. There was so much fluff and waste about doughnuts & diets, it was overdone and boring. How long can Stephanie keep living like a college student and how long can she keep two strong, take charge men dangling like teenage boys? I was hoping for more depth.
countrygreen More than 1 year ago
Finger Lickin' Fifteen was marginal, but this latest effort was way beneath Janet Evanovich. Let's start with the printed book itself - the margins were so wide, it seemed the book was a paperback printed on full size paper and sold as a hard cover. If the text had taken more of the page as is normal, the page count would probably have been around 150 - not a full length novel, but a short story! And an incomplete one at that! What a rip-off! Moving on to the story, it was page after page of almost verbatim excerpts from other books, with little to flesh out in between to make up a new and unique story. Yes we know that Lula is a former 'ho who dresses in way too small spandex clothes and thinks constantly about food and dieting. The character's description does not need to take up two to three pages every chapter with nothing new or quirky to add. We know that Stephanie has an on again, off again, relationship with Joe Morelli. Their latest fight was almost a carbon copy of a fight from a prior book (peanut butter instead of bread) - yet it was referred to in passing in several chapters, yet never actually fleshed out beyond the usual blah, blah, blah of the previous arguments. We know about Ranger, we know about Grandma Mazur. The all too familiar and beloved characters were trotted out one by one, their background stories re-hashed as if we'd never met them before, and then moved on. No plot details, no in-depth story, not even a new and witty adventure at Stiva's. Again, simply a blah, blah, blah, Grandma this and Grandma that - end of scene. In short - it was all background and hardly any actual story! When the end rolled around, I was shocked to find the entire story was contained in about 3 of the chapters of the book! What happened Janet? Saying that this was phoned in is giving it too much credit. If I was to place a bet, I'd say it was written by someone else who has made a real study of Stephanie Plum books - but can't actually write. I sure hope #17 is better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish Janet make a decision with one man than end it with a bang. Than start new.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in the Stepanie Plum series. I have to say I was very disappointed in this book. The story line is not very imaginative, and the book is only 186 pages. I love all the other books in the series,but with this one I feel I got cheated.
RangerFan More than 1 year ago
Love her books to death but the series is becoming so repetitive. Cars blown up, bad guys throwing off shots, doughnut eating, Lula in tight clothes, more doughnut eating, enter Morelli, enter Ranger, nothing happens, Stephanie narrowly escapes but does, eats more doughnuts, Grandma Mazur funny line, fried chicken eating, MORE doughnut eating, and yet Stephanie stays skinny, hot, without 'action', and never ages. Will continue to read the books like any true fan, but I wish she'd finish this series and start a new one!
utahsummer More than 1 year ago
I did not get even one chuckle. How many times can Lula eat chicken and sneeze/fart? How many time can Ranger says "Babe" and not press. How many times can Grandma want to lift the lid of the coffin? How many time can Morelli not want to know what Plum did. It was just boring and old.
LaurTX More than 1 year ago
I was actually disappointed. I love all of her books, but now they are getting predictable and boring.
Lori-from-Iowa More than 1 year ago
I have really loved this series of books. They have been laugh out loud funny. However you can really tell she is burning out on this book and needs to find an ending and move on to something else.
HeartlandNK More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of the Stephanie Plum series, but sometimes you need to finish a good run before it turns bad. Although there were some parts in the book that made me laugh, the whole plot lacked substance. I hate to say it, but I'm tired of the Stephanie/Joe/Ranger love triangle. The fence has been straddled for too long. The situations are getting redundant and boring. I'm almost apathetic now and I believe if this series continues then the credibility of the main character is gone. It's time for Stephanie to grow up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been defending the last few books from this series, but just can't do it with this one. There wasn't one "laugh out loud" moment that I'm used to, I'm starting to get irritated with the Morelli/Ranger storyline, and this book just wasn't nearly as exciting as the previous books. I'll still keep reading the series, and hoping they get back to the way they were.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read Janet Evanovich's previous books. I ordered this one early, waiting in anticpation of something new and exciting. The early Stephanie Plum books were funny and enjoyable. These last two are awful. This book is almost a rewrite of #15. Ms. Evanovich needs to change characters and plot. This has gotten old. What a disappointment.
CJean55 More than 1 year ago
I was really disappointed with "16". I felt like the entire book had been adapted for middle school. While I did enjoy Mooner and the Hobbits, I missed Grandma Mazur's colorful escapades. Stephanie and Lula's narrow escapes were very narrow on danger and excitement. Connie joining in the chase added nothing, which seems amiss for someone who has family ties with the mob. Ranger and Morelli must have been on anti-depressants with sexual side effects from their weak attempts to seduce Stephanie. Even chocolate chip cookies didn't help alleviate my disappointment. I may have to join Morelli and Ranger on the anti-depressant wagon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a disappointment. I've always loved the Stephanie Plum series of books. Although quirky, the characters are usually well developed, the story lines are tight and the humor is biting. Unfortunately, Sizzling Sixteen is all frosting and no cake--the first bite is fun but you're quickly looking for some substance! Stephanie Plum and company have become caricatures. The dialog is awkward and stereotypes seemed to have replaced the once endearing cast. The biggest disappointment to Sizzling Sixteen is the flat tire humor. The previous books in this series have been laugh out loud, wipe the tears funny! This installment is like a badly told joke; you're left grimacing and wanting the awkwardness to end. I'm hoping that Sizzling Sixteen is not an indicator of where Janet Evanovich is heading with her writing. This book was a waste of her talent and my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After waiting the usual year for a new Plum adventure I was very disappointed in #16. Plot was weak and it lacked the humor and sizzle of previous books in the series.