When I heard that Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum book, One for the Money, was finally hitting the big screen, I thought, “It’s about time.” Finally, the luckiest (though not the most competent) bounty hunter and her two hunky counterparts will be chasing bad guys, hauling in naked septuagenarians and blowing up cars at a theater near you. The film adaptation takes full form with the leading lady played by a brunette Katherine Heigl.
For those of you who may not have read Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, let me give you a run down of the first book:
Stephanie has lost her job and is desperately seeking a new one, before she is forced to eat hamster pellets for breakfast. She begs her cousin Vinnie (a bail bondsman) for a filing job, but ends up working as a bond enforcement agent instead. Her first case involves Joe Morelli, a cop accused of shooting an unarmed man. She teams up with ex-Special Forces hunk-turned-bounty-hunter Ranger to help her learn the ropes and, on occasion, help her reach her handcuff keys. Throw in a crazy grandma, auto theft, a psycho boxer and dumpster diving and you have a laugh out loud book, which promises to be a laugh out loud movie.
One for the Money premiers in theaters today, so grab some popcorn and report back on what you think. And be sure to check out all the other books in the Stephanie Plum series on the shelves at your local HPB store or online at HPB.com.