My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You know what you’re getting with the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich–wacky characters, hilarious dialogue, improbable mystery, and a highly entertaining read. This addition to the series is no exception. While there is continuing angst over the Morelli vs Ranger romance angle, the book is rightly focused on the over-the-top characters whose favorite occupation is eating (a distant second is bounty hunting). The plot with its wildly improbable coincidences is secondary to the interaction between the characters, who are all infused with some degree of insanity, temporary or not.
While the series is best read in order, each book does stand on its own, with its laugh out loud dialogue and lighthearted mystery. This book is definitely a worthy addition to the series.