My Favorite Author: Janet Evanovich

Man I love books – If I could live, breath, eat and sleep books I might. I wouldn’t marry a book, but I am married to another book lover so that’s pretty good, too. So what book or books do I want to talk about today? I want to talk about Janet Evanovich, whose newest book in the Stephenie Plum series, Fearless Fourteen comes out JUNE 17.

I began reading the Plum series shortly after graduating college and getting laid off from my first out of college job (good times) – ironically, the series begins with Plum getting fired from her job as a lingerie buyer in Jersey and embarking on the fun life of a bounty hunter (almost as much fun as the life of a SAHM, am I right?), while trying to get the rest of her life, love life included, in order.

Evanovich began writing this series in the mid 90’s after spending several years writing romance novels (which admittedly are not as good as her Plum series but ARE fun fluff reading if you need a fix in between Plums hitting the shelf). Over the years she’s managed to keep things fresh and new, and with the times without feeling forced. She keeps the world’s hottest love triangle from getting stale and keeps Plum always, always relateable to the real women of the world, even while she’s out fighting crime like a bad ass.

I’m a pretty big fan you could say. As a woman, I relate to Stephanie Plum a lot – her imperfections and quirks remind you that we’re all human, we’re all figuring this out as we go. As a writer, I admire Evanovich’s style – she’s found a formula that WORKS for her and she’s good at keeping that from feeling forced or sell out-ish. She’s even written a book about writing that I just loved. It makes me feel like someday I might actually write something of worth and figure out how to do it well. She is a legend for me and just fantastic.

My point? If you haven’t given this series a chance yet, do it! Do it now!

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  1. I guess having outgrown my thing for “bad boys” I am a Morelli fan first and foremost, but I do love Ranger and Diesel obv. Congrats on getting into the series – I adore it if you couldn’t tell. Favorite character, god that’s hard to say but I’d probably agree with you. 🙂

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  2. I agree with you about Stephanie Plum! She’s quirky and often manages to totally botch things up, but she always gets lucky and she always gets her man… felon, I mean. Now, for me, I’d personally love to see her with Diesel, he’s a lot hotter than Ranger, but Morelli is definately irresistable (obviously!).

    My first experience with Stephanie Plum was “Plum Lucky”. It is one of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read. As soon as I finished it I knew I wanted more, and picked up One for the Money. I just finished Two for the Dough yesterday.

    Grandma Mazur and Lula are my fav characters, by the way!

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