Stephanie Plum and the gang are back for another adventure. Bodies are turning up in the empty lot next to the bail bonds office her cousin Vincent Plum owns. Since this is the place where Stephanie works, she is obviously quickly drawn right into the middle of things, particularly as later bodies start showing up with a label on them that says simply: For Stephanie.
As usual, Stephanie's love life also wreaks havoc for her. Joe Morelli, her long-time sorta-boyfriend, is still very interested in her, but his grandmother continues to be a thorn in her side. Grandma Bella uses her evil eye to sick a vorda curse on her. That curse kicks Stephanie's libido up into overdrive, which doesn't help with her constantly running into Morelli and super-mysterious Ranger.
To make matters worse, a new guy has entered the scene. Stephanie's mom has decided to take a more active role in Stephanie's romantic life because she would like to have Stephanie married soon. Enter her former high school classmate Dave. He used to be a star football player, and he is now a master in the kitchen. Grandma Mazur and Steph's mom thinks he has everything going for him. Even Lula thinks he is a great catch. Stephanie just gets the hee-bee-jeebies around him.
This is another rip-roaring read that will be cherished by most fans of the series with the usual hijinks surrounding Lula, Mooner, and Grandma Mazur. Stephanie and Lula hunt down their usual odd list of bail jumpers, including a guy who believes he is a vampire and a big tough guy who likes to answer the door in the nude.
I always enjoy reading these books, and that was just as true of this volume. Explosive Eighteen is due out in November, and I already can't wait!