Eleven on top

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Eleven on top by Janet Evanovich

Published by St. Martins
Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She's been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Time for a change, Stephanie thinks. Time to find the kind of job her mother can tell her friends about without making the sign of the cross. So Stephanie Plum quits. Resigns. No looking back. No changing her mind. She wantssomething safe and normal. As it turns out, jobs that are safe and normal for most people aren't necessarily safe and normal for Stephanie Plum. Trouble follows her, and the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can't compare to the kind of trouble she finds herself facing now. Her past has come back to haunt her. She's stalked by a maniac returned from the grave for the
sole purpose of putting her into a burial plot of her own. He's killed before, and he'll kill again if given the chance. Caught between staying far away from the bounty hunter business and staying alive, Stephanie reexamines her life and the possibility that being a bounty hunter is the solution rather than the problem. After disturbingly brief careers at the button factory, Kan Klean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Stephanie takes an office position in security, working for Ranger, the sexiest, baddest bounty hunter and businessman on two continents. It might not be the job she'll keep for the rest of her life, but for now it gives her the technical access she needs to find her stalker. Tempers and temperatures rise as competition ratchets up between the two men in her life---her on-again, off-again boyfriend, tough Trenton cop Joe Morelli, and her bad-ass boss, Ranger. Can Stephanie Plum take the heat? Can you?
Lots of Ranger in this one. Oh yeah!

Stephanie has had it with being a bounty hunter. She quits working for Vinnie, and tries working a nice normal job. She bombs at them all. Finally, she settles on working for Ranger. Ah, such a hard ship that is. Not!

Joe (who Steph is on again with) isn't too keen on Steph working for Ranger, but he deals with it. He knows that he can't tell Stephanie what to do. Every time he tires, she just breaks up with him.

Ranger puts Steph to work doing background checks on people. She gets to sit in front of a computer all day. Boring, yet interesting because Ranger has some kick ass search engines that can dig way deep into any ones background.

Even though Stephanie is no longer hunting fugitives, she is still getting into trouble.

Someone from the past is stalking her and she uses Rangers computer to try and find out more about her stalker.

Grandma Bella is back to harassing Stephanie about living in sin with Joe. My favourite moment in the book is when Grandma Mazur and Bella get into a fight at a funeral.

Since Ranger took center stage throughout most of the book I was expecting there to be lots of sexual tension, but I felt very little of it. Also, There was not as much Lula as I would have liked.

I'm giving Eleven on top a C+ because I like Stephanie as a bounty hunter, and even though she is spending lots of time with Ranger, there is not enough kissy face going on. Yah, yah she is with Morelli right now. I still like Ranger better :P

This was an audio version narrated by Lorelei King. I'm new to audio books, but I liked listening to her. Her Ranger voice wasn't at all what I pictured Ranger sounding like, but she got Lula, Grandma Mazur and Joe spot on.

One for the money

Two for the dough

Three to get deadly

Four to score

High five

Hot six

Seven up

Hard eight

To the nines

Ten big ones