One for the Money

Evanovich, Janet

(Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
One for the Money
ONE FINE MESS Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash-fast-but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family... ONE FALSE MOVE Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. As does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants, to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water-wanted for murder... ONE FOR THE MONEY Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight-and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man...
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2003, c1994.
Edition: Paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780312990459
Characteristics: 338 p. ;,18 cm.


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Feb 24, 2015
  • ebbalytle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a bit of an unusual series in that the heroine is not the most intelligent or brave or fast person you could meet. She's normal... in an abnormal sort of way. LOL Her family are funny, although they don't think so, and she gets frustrated with them very often. Her cop "love interest" is not someone you'd want your daughter to be dating, unless you didn't know his past history with said daughter. She's someone I could like and befriend in real life... just quirky enough to be fun.

Aug 25, 2014
  • siammarino rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum tries to bring in ex-cop Morelli with whom she was once involved romantically. Got to like Stephanie's courage and the humorous situations she finds herself in. However it's hard to believe that she can't nab this guy who she keeps running into.

Jul 10, 2014
  • crystal_dark rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was a lot of fun to read. I have already seen the movie several times so I had an idea of what was supposed to happen but reading the book definitely gives you more character background than the movie does. I am glad that I saw the movie first though because it was cast really well. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

Jun 11, 2014

All the Stephanie Plum based books are very similar in plot with some unusual characters thrown in,but for some reason I am addicted. This series is like a soap opera that you can't get enough of.

Mar 22, 2014
  • emmadragons rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading this book i was laughing yet i was disturbed mildly.Anyway youll get a good laugh. Granmother Mazur is quite a character

Feb 11, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The author writes with great style and sassy humour but her heroine's brassy, wisecracking personality jars with her endless bumblings at her new job. It's like Batman, dark and scary but constantly getting his cape caught on doors. Uncomfortably embarrassing.

Dec 25, 2013

I LOVE THE BOOK SO MUCH!!! I caught myself laughing out loud in the train!!!! (which was embarrassing).

Jul 14, 2013
  • Vincent T Lombardo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very funny and entertaining. Occasionally I had to suspend my disbelief, but Evanovich kept me turning the pages. I plan to read other books in the series.

Nov 05, 2012
  • bridge1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you want to laugh out loud, read this book. If you are looking for "good" literature, go elsewhere.
The movie doesn't do justice to the books.

Oct 22, 2012
  • ladylark rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I really don't see what the fuss is about. Sure Stephanie Plum's got a smart mouth, but Evanovich's screwball romances are way more fun. I found this story downright creepy - not just the bad guys, who are as bad as they could possibly be, but the heroine and "hero" are both seriously screwed up. You want funny mysteries, try Donna Andrews. Light-hearted and fun - way more to my taste.

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Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Coarse Language runs amok in this series.

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  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This series is about the criminal element, therefor there is violence.


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Jun 03, 2012
  • dstarr rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A recently-laid off woman is down to her last few dollars. She's hocked everything she has and is forced to work for her bail bondsman uncle as a bounty hunter just to buy groceries. The story follows her exploits at learning the business while tracking a most uncanny bond-skipper. In the interim, she meets up with some really inscrutable characters.

Aug 19, 2008
  • Campbell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This series is about about a woman bounty hunter, her co-workers, foes, friends, and family. Often you can relate to her misadventures, other times they are so out there you know they can't really be true, but you laugh anyway.


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