Review: Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight by Janet Evanovich

Title: Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight {Stephanie Plum #28}

Author: Janet Evanovich

Published: 23rd November 2021, Simon & Schuster Au 

Status: Read November 2021 courtesy Simon & Schuster Australia 


My Thoughts:

For light relief, the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich is hard to beat. I hadn’t realised I’d missed quite so many instalments until I looked it up but luckily, even though I’ve skipped from #18 to #28, it makes little difference.

In Game On, bond enforcement agent, Stephanie, with the assistance of an astrological challenged Lula, is chasing five FTA’s- a homeless man who roasts ducks in a local park, an exhausted mother who shot up a bakery when all she wanted was an eclair, a man who makes his living as an event ‘mooner’, a computer hacker who replaced the evening news with a porno clip, and international cyber criminal and murderous psychopath, Oswald Wednesday, who is way out of Stephanie’s league. Luckily Diesel, who is also after Wednesday on behalf of his mysterious employer, and Ranger, are around to back Stephanie up, which is convenient when she has a source she needs to protect, yet another car meets an untimely demise, and she and Lula are taken hostage.

There’s a formula to the Stephanie Plum series that involves bad luck, disaster and near misses, offset by wisecracks, healthy dose of slapstick, and sexual tension, so there aren’t any surprises in the plot of Game On exactly, but it is fast paced and entertaining. I always enjoy Lula’s antics, giggle at Grandma Mazur’s sass, and lust after Ranger, Morelli, (and now Diesel too), as Stephanie barely manages to keep it together.

Game On is another fun instalment in the Stephanie Plum series, I expect fans will enjoy this, as should first timers.


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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WordsAndPeace
    Dec 03, 2021 @ 07:01:50

    I have yet to try this author. Mainly because besides mystery, it’s also presented as humor and chicklit, two genres I usually don’t enjoy. Do you think the chicklit label fits?



  2. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)
    Dec 03, 2021 @ 12:45:54

    I am a fan of this series and know that when I pick up a book it will be a fun and fast read.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
    Dec 03, 2021 @ 13:48:08

    I have the first book in this series and look forward to learning more about it.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. WendyW
    Dec 04, 2021 @ 10:41:56

    I wish I had started this series years ago, it just seems daunting to start the series now. I’m so glad you’re enjoying this book.

    Liked by 1 person


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  6. sydneyeditor1
    Dec 08, 2021 @ 21:29:02

    I was never clear on whether this series was easy to pick up mid-series or would I need to go back to the beginning — glad to see it doesn’t make a different if you jump in with this one it seems!

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