One for the Money - Janet Evanovich I know this is a popular series, this is one of the reasons I wanted to read it. I wanted to know what the fuss was about and try and understand why there are now 18 of these books. Stephanie Plum is desperate for a job, just desperate for money in general. To make ends meet, she starts working for her cousin’s bail bonding place as a bounty hunter. In this novel she tries to bring in a guy who is wanted for murder, Joseph Morelli, who is also a cop and an old romantic interest from her past. Hilarity ensues when she realises she has to physically apprehend these criminals and doing it with her mere female hands will not do the trick. She enlists the help of a guy named Ranger, buys a gun and some spiffy spray which knocks out its target cold and also steals Morelli’s car in an effort to lure him out and get him. As if catching Morelli isn’t hard enough, she’s also got to be careful of a psycho female bashing boxer named Ramirez. I really enjoyed One For The Money. I thought it would end up being more of a chick lit but it was a real thriller in the end and I really wanted to keep reading to make sure Stephanie kicked some serious arse. I liked how Evanovich made Stephanie Plum into this woman who was trying so hard to make it on her own and she wasn’t a damsel in distress, even when she’s being terrorised by this Ramirez character, she’s not all “why me?” or doesn’t go cowering in the shower. Yes, she locks the doors and windows like a responsible young lady and she takes all of the help she can get, but she doesn’t give up. Even when her eyebrows are burnt off by a car explosion. That would be enough for me to call it a day.I also reviewed this book on my youtube channel