Sunday, June 17, 2007

Shopaholic and Baby (Audiobook)

Shopaholic and Baby Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella

My review
rating: 2 of 5 stars
Becky wasn't half as annoying in this book as I have found her to be in the other "Shopaholic" series. Her theatrics and wild assumptions were mildly amusing in this installment. Still too superficial and vacant for my tastes. Will probably be the last Kinsella novel that I read.

Pub. Date: February 2007

Series: Shopaholic Book 5

Synopsis: Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed–especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke’s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She’s shopping for two . . . but are there three in her marriage?

Recommended Reading:
Shopaholic and Sister (Shopaholic Series #4) by Sophie Kinsella
Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Seven Up (Audiobook)

Seven Up: A Stephanie Plum Novel Seven Up: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich

My review
rating: 4 of 5 stars
Another fun romp by Evanovich. I haven't gotten tired of this series yet, she keeps revving up her plots in humorous and interesting ways.

Pub. Date: June 2005

Series: Stephanie Plum Book 7

Synopsis: Semi-retired mob guy, Eddie DeChooch, is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeChooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeChooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn't afraid to use his gun. He's already shot Loretta Ricci and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn't mind shooting Stephanie next.

Likeable losers (and former high school classmates) Walter "MoonMan" Dunphy and Dougie "The Dealer" Kruper have inadvertently become involved with DeChooch. They've gotten sucked into an operation which is much more than simple cigarette smuggling and holds risks far greater than anyone could have imagined.

When Dougie disappears, Steph goes into search mode. When Mooner disappears, she calls in the heavy artillery and asks master bounty hunter Ranger for help. Ranger's price for the job? One night with Stephanie, dusk to dawn. Not information she'd want to share with her some-time live in roommate, vice cop Joe Morelli.

A typical dilemma in the world of Plum.

And on the homefront, Stephanie's "perfect" sister Valerie has decided to move back to Trenton, bringing her two kids from hell. Grandma Mazur is asking questions about being a lesbian, and Bob, the bulimic dog, is eating everything in sight-including the furniture.

Recommended Reading:
Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum Series #8) by Janet Evanovich
Hot Six (Stephanie Plum Series #6) by Janet Evanovich
High Five (Stephanie Plum Series #5) by Janet Evanovich