One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich

One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)

Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie's company. She questions "working girls" to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back. Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode.


Details One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)

TitleOne for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
ISBN9780312362089
Author
Release DateMay 23rd, 2018
PublisherGriffin
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Favorites, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor, Romance
Rating

Reviews One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)

  • Kemper
    2012-04-16
    It’s Gender Reversal Day here on Goodreads as I review One for the Money. So Samuel Plum is an underwear buyer for a retail store who has recently lost his job. Desperate for cash, he blackmails his pervert cousin who runs a bail bonds agency into letting him go after a cop named Jane Morellie who was accused of murder and then skipped. There may be a personal revenge motive for Samuel in this because Jane is the girl who seduced him and took h...
  • Claire Greene
    2008-04-14
    I. LOVE. THESE. BOOKS. SERIOUSLY. I am obsessed with this series. And you know when your brain keeps telling you that this is ridiculous, there must be a hundred books that are written better, or a better mystery, or whatever? Well, I don't care!!! This series is my ultimate guilty pleasure. I was hooked with the first one and have read the entire series thus far - including all the stupid mini books in-between. Now, those mini books I could do w...
  • James
    2012-01-07
    Pure gold in humor! 4 unforgettable characters: Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli, Ranger and Grandma Mazur. Let's do a lil' recap:Stephanie: Your everyday girl... with great humor, a bit of sass, lots of determination and an inability to know her limits. But each and every time you root for her to win!Joe: Honest. Smart. Good-looking. Apparently great in bed. Knows his food. Wants to make Stephanie happy. But knows his limits. Ranger: Everyone's secre...
  • Jessica
    2008-06-04
    Dribble, dribble, dribble. To amuse myself I compiled a top 5 list of things from this book that any future bookclubs book shouldn't include:1- a herioine who regularly wears spandex shorts (I see it was wrote in 1994, still...that was past the 80's...no excuses).2- the term "crotch wrinkles." Used in a sentence: "By five o'clock I was feeling antsy, and my rayon skirt had serious crotch wrinkles."3- a scene where a man masturbates on Ms. Plum's ...
  • Erin
    2012-01-16
    Sometimes you just need to read a book like this. With mediocre writing and a plot as see-through as Grandma's underpants, it will take your mind off life's more substantial material for a while.
  • Raeleen Lemay
    2015-02-01
    Just as I predicted, I did not enjoy this.The main character is a LITERAL marshmallow and I absolutely couldn't stand her, and the plot was boring to say the least (it was also ridiculous). I've heard from many people that this book is funny, but I sure didn't think so... It wasn't even like there were jokes that I just didn't see the humor in, but rather I couldn't even understand what was SUPPOSED to be funny about it. The writing was very blan...
  • Megs ♥
    2011-10-13
    The movie came out a few weeks ago, and I haven't seen it yet. I figured this would be a good time to write a review about this book, since I read it a few months ago, but never got a chance to review it.This book was highly recommended to me, because although I really do read a bit of everything I find chick-lit to be the most entertaining. When I'm in a bad mood I can sit down with a chick-lit about some crazy chick with usually unrealistic pro...
  • Inara
    2008-06-30
    Funny and light-hearted book with a likeable heroine who never loses track of her goal to earn 10,000 dollars as a bounty hunter. Too bad its an old ex-lover she has to find but then - she still has a bone to pick with him....This first book in the series made me jump outright on the Stephanie Plum-bandwagon and I prepare myself for an enjoyable ride! Funny and light-hearted book with a likeable heroine who never loses track of her goal to earn...
  • Tea Jovanović
    2013-03-20
    bozanstven humor, zabavno... autorka je divna koliko i njena junakinja Stefani Plam... imala sam to zadovoljstvo da je upoznam na sajmu u Njujorku davne 2002. I divna je koliko i njene knjige... To mi je jedno od najdražih iskustava :)
  • bella ϟ✨
    2017-08-17
    5/5 starsThis has quickly become a favourite of mine, it was recommended to me by my mum who regularly rereads the series, and spends the entire time laughing loudly to herself. And my expectations were exceeded. I am not a person who shows emotion when reading, and I never laugh out loud. Ever. While I was reading this book, I had numerous people, including my family, ask if I was okay. I got strange looks from people on the train and in the cof...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    2012-06-19
    11/11/15: Buddy (Re)Read with my peeps at BB&B
  • Tatiana
    2009-12-22
    I've been seeing Evanovich books for years and not even once was I compelled to give them another look or find out if they were worth my time. I kind of regret it now.This 1st book in the series about a female bounty hunter set in New Jersey ethnic neighborhood was quite a pleasure to read. The book was written about 15 years ago and definitely felt dated in many ways, especially in regards to "fashion" - spandex shorts, big hair, hoop earrings a...
  • Jilly
    2016-05-04
    Ah, the '90's. Bike shorts, slouchy socks with high-top Reeboks, scrunchies, day-glow. Stephanie Plum is a New Jersey '90's girl who is out of work. She finagles her way into working for her cousin who is a bail-bondsman. Her job is to catch this guy who took her virginity and she's known most of her life, and turn him into the police. He was a cop who supposedly shot an unarmed man and he skipped out on his bail. If she catches him, she will get...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2016-02-15
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI have a lot of mixed feelings about this series at this point. I used to absolutely love it. Stephanie Plum is what got me reading again after not picking up a book for several years when my kids where little. I devoured every book in the series that was available and when a new one was released, I would drive to my local Borders to get a copy. I pushed these books on my mom and anyone else th...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2015-11-01
    Buddy reading with some friends at Buddies Books and Baubles starting Nov 1 The Plan: Read one book in the series per month. So that's like the next 2 years. I now plan buddy reads 2 years out....no I do not have a problem...and even if I did I seem to be going to a group for it...soooooo. Don't judge me :PLazy Review Time - since this came out forever ago and there are a bazillion reviewsThis series has 20+ books in it. I can see what it has b...
  • TK421
    2009-08-28
    So with the release of the movie, I thought some words were in order. First off, this book is nothing more than pure, uncut sugar for the brain. The writing is, meh. The characters are, meh; except for grandma, she's funny as shit. But the overall story really did nothing for me. For some reason I just couldn't get excited about a female bailbondsman trying to make ends meet. And her exploits never really engaged me. (I know that was a very poor,...
  • Jonetta
    2012-09-16
    I know many love this series and Stephanie Plum. Unfortunately, I just couldn't connect and didn't find her ineptness all that funny. My investigators/detectives have to have some level of smarts, either streetwise or instinctive. That's not Stephanie and this isn't my kind of mystery but completely get how this character and story may be appealing to many. I won't be continuing the series.
  • Paige Bookdragon
    2016-03-04
    Maybe if I haven't read Charley Davidson's series first, I would have loved this book more. But sad to say, I can't help but compare Stephanie's humor to Charley. It was kinda fun and entertaining but not that much.
  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2015-08-16
    I must be the only one who read this and found it more depressing than funny. Although there were a couple of times I laughed (few, to be honest, but enough to make me not hate this book), I didn't like Stephanie Plum at all. I am not saying we should all be scared and sit in our house because we might get hurt, but there is being wise and there is being Stephanie. The book summary is way better than the book itself.You know those films where a c...
  • Melissa
    2018-02-11
    3.5 StarsOne for the money is one of those popular books that it seems everyone has read except me. So when I was going through a reading slump and couldn't get into any book that I started reading, I thought I would try this one. Its been on my to read pile for SO LONG. I decided to go the audio version. And I made it through!Stephanie Plum gets sacked from her job and being desperate, approaches her cousin for a job at his bounty hunter busines...
  • Cyndi
    2015-02-14
    One of the many books I often reread. Not sure how many times I've read this book. Stephanie Plum is one of my favorite characters in literature. She's funny and vivacious.2/2018. Another reread so I could visit with Stephanie and the Plum family. I love this series more every time I read them. 😁💕
  • Tilly Slaton
    2011-10-27
    One for the Money is a wonderful book! (REPOSTING DUE TO MOVIE RELEASE!)I have always read psycho-thrillers, romance, paranormal romance etc. My momma told me, “You have to read Evanovich! You’ll laugh so hard!”So, I did.Stephanie Plum is a super cool character. She’s like any regular woman in the world, a fun personality shaped with a loving family, embarrassing moments and some bitter days. She lost her job. Her car was repossessed. She...
  • Eric
    2012-02-23
    My wife and I were heading to Philadelphia for a long weekend, and decided to get an audiobook for the road trip. After a short conversation about how that "female bounty hunter movie" was based on a best selling book, I downloaded this. I was slightly curious, as I have seen the author's name on bookshelves for years now, and didn't know anything other than that she was very fond of numbers in her titles. Eight minutes into our road trip my wife...
  • Dorothy
    2008-07-30
    How is it that, having been an avid reader of mysteries for much of my life, I had never picked up one of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books? A gross oversight on my part that I have now rectified. I have finished the first one of the series.I've been reading quite a few serious books this summer - "The Maytrees," "Falling Man," "Absolute Friends," and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" to name the most recent - and I was ready for a drastic change. ...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    2014-02-11
    And thus, with this book, began my intense love affair with everything Stephanie Plum and her zany crew of friends, co-workers, lovers, and adversaries (standouts: Grandma Mazur and Lula). Oh, and by the way, I'm 100% #teamRanger
  • Shannon
    2010-09-30
    Book: ★ ★ Narration: ★ I'm new to audiobooks, and at this point I'm not exactly sure how much they're for me. I can listen to whatever I want during my workday, so I figure, why not catch up on some reading while I do it? The problem is, I seem to come across more audiobooks that rub me the wrong way than those that don't. When the narrator is female and she reads the part of a male and is trying to either be sexy or menacing, I have a ha...
  • Catherine
    2013-04-03
    My mom's been bugging me for years to read this. I resisted, because, well, mom books. I thought it would be silly, I thought it would be overwrought, I thought it would be chick-lit...and it wasn't! I was pleasantly surprised. It's no deep, mystery-thriller, but it wasn't a complete throw-away beach read, either. I enjoyed it and I'll get #2 on hold from the library. This looks like a good fill in read, a go-to read when I have nothing on tap an...
  • Zoey
    2017-10-14
    Stephanie certainly isnt the brightest crayon in the box, there were definitely some eye roll moments, but also lots of LOL moments as well. A fun read, I look forward to see what she gets up to in the next one :)
  • Marin
    2008-08-30
    I wanted to like this book. I have been watching the growth of the chick lit genre with interest, especially in the sub-sub-genre of chick-lit legal thrillers and mysteries. I think there's cool stuff happening here.Unfortunatley, I'm not a fan of this book, and I won't be continuing this series. I was looking for something easy and breezy, but not dumb. Stephanie Plum, the main character, made decisions that didn't make sense to me. I suppose th...