As an avid Stephanie Plum series reader, I was delighted when I finally got a copy of Sizzling Sixteen from the library (Note: there were 240 ahead of me when I reserved a copy, that’s how good they are). For those of you who aren’t aware of this delightfully hysterical series of books, I will give you a quick synopsis. The series is about Stephanie Plum, a bond enforcement agent for her cousin Vinny. The series takes place in Trenton, NJ and she has a on again off again boyfriend, Morelli, as well as Cuban hunk Ranger always on her mind. She has a sidekick, Lula, a former prostitute who is seriously overweight, but that doesn’t stop her from squeezing into the tightest outfits possible.
The latest book in the series, finds Stephanie’s cousin Vinny kidnapped by gangsters do to a pile of debts he couldn’t pay back. Though Vinny isn’t her favorite person, he is her boss and cousin so she sets to work to set him free. Her plight to get him back includes, encounters with alligators, midgets, destroying of yet another car, and the typical escapades with Grandma Mazur.
In short Sizzling Sixteen, does not fall short of expectations, and keeps you laughing through all of Stephanie’s outrageous adventures with Lula in tow. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, I suggest you start at the beginning with One for the Money, as characters from previous books reappear. The books are hysterical and quick reads, and I guarantee you will become addicted to them. Also you will be prepared for the movie version of the books staring Katherine Heigl.