Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich
Series: Stephanie Plum #2
Also in this series: One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Publication Date: September 1, 1996
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This one's double the fun!
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is still learning the ropes at her cousin Vinnie's bail bond office, so when she sets out on the trail of Kenny Mancuso - a suspiciously weatlhy, working class Trenton boy who has just shot his best friend - the stakes are higher than ever. That Mancuso is distantly related to vice cop Joe Morelli - who is trying to beat Stephanie to the punch - only makes the hunt more thrilling...
Taking pointers from her bounty hunter pal, Ranger, and using her pistol packing Grandma Mazur as a decoy, Stephanie is soon closing in on her mark. But Morelli and his libido are worthy foes. And a more sinister kind of enemy has made his first move... and his next move might be Stephanie's last.
The second in the Stephanie Plum series.
As Chantal said in her review, Stephanie is still a bounty hunter and she still sucks. 🙂 What is supposed to be an easy pick up becomes complicated. But not only does she have to find Kenny Mancuso, she’s also been asked to find caskets. With the help of Morelli, she manages to find out what happened with the missing caskets and Kenny.
There were several moments that made me laugh but none like when Stephanie left Morelli in the middle of the street. At night. Naked. Although, she felt bad cause he was defenseless so she turned around, threw the gun out the window and sped off. That’s what he gets for leaving her handcuffed to the shower naked. (First book).
Then there are the funny Grandma Mazur moments. Like when she fell over in her high heels and grabbed the casket (they were at a viewing) to balance herself. When Stephanie took Grandma shopping and Grandma came home in doc martens and a flannel shirt. Her reaction to Stephanie receiving a penis in the mail. I just love Grandma Mazur!
There were 3 moments I almost threw the book against the wall though. Two involved when Kenny hurt Grandma Mazur. Like Chantal, I understand that it had to happen. Someone hurting someone Stephanie loves to get even, but why Grandma Mazur? The third moment involved Rex (her hamster). But then I remembered both characters are alive and well throughout the series so the book didn’t get thrown.
I have to say, I really enjoyed this book.
Grade: 4.5 out of 5
This book is available from Penguin. You can purchase it here.