Title: One For The Money
Author: Janet Evanovich
Number of pages: 320
Started: 1 October 2012
Finished: 5 October 2012
THERE ARE SOME MEN who enter a woman's life and screw it up forever.
Joseph Morelli did this to me -- not forever, but periodically.
Morelli and I were both born and raised in a blue-collar chunk of Trenton called the burg. Houses were attached and narrow. Yards were small. Cars were American. The people were mostly Italian descent, with enough Hungarians and Germans thrown into offset inbreeding. It was a good place to buy calzone or play the numbers. And. if you had to live in Trenton anyway, it was an okay place to raise a family.
Enter Cousin Vinnie, a low-life who runs a bail-bond company. If Stephanie can bring in vice cop turned outlaw Joe Morelli, she stands to pick up $10,000. But tracking down a cop wanted for murder isn't easy . . .
And when Benito Ramirez, a prize-fighter with more menace than mentality, wants to be her friend Stephanie soon knows what it's like to be pursued. Unfortunately the best person to protect her just happens to be on the run . . .
What I thought:
A work colleague is very enthusiastic about these books and was rather keen for me to give the series a go. So much so that she actually gave me this book to get me started on it. The book was very amusing and a really undemanding read. I thought this was a really decent commuter read and this is the first in an ever growing series of books (I think in excess of 20 now). This could be a series that keeps me going for some time to come.