Plodding along through this series with limited interest. In this installment Stephanie Plum is bumbling along as per usual. AAAANNNNDDDD as per usual her life is in danger.This time Ranger is being impersonated and his kid was kidnapped. Yes, Ranger has a kid, and yes. I kind of hated this book. One, Stephanie is always talking about what an honest and honorable dude Ranger is, and yet he is strangely unconcerned when his child is kidnapped. He even goes so far as to say he’s more concerned about Stephanie’s safety because he sees her more often… yeah… that happened. I didn’t find it touching, or sweet or romantic. I found it unrealistic.
The more I read this series, the less I enjoy it. Sure there are funny one liners and funny scenes, but as a whole it is the same back and forth with Morelli and Ranger, and Stephanie doesn’t seem to grow as a person. While I will read the rest of these books that come in my path, I don’t see myself actively seeking them out unless there are some drastic and interesting changes in the future.