Oh Janet Evanovich...perhaps you should wrap up Stephanie's story OR finally make a few decisions about her character development (or lack thereof as of now). I really wanted to like Explosive Eighteen. I really did! Unfortunately, it's more of the same ole shtick with a ho-hum plot. We left Stephanie in a great place in the last book in the series: going on a Hawaiian vacation with a mystery man. Now, my hope was that the mystery man would be Morelli. I wasn't let down in this case...kind of. There was a really weird turnout to poor Stephanie's tropical vacation and she was hesitant to talk about why it was cut short and why there was a distinctive tan on her ring finger. Say what?! I won't give anything else away.
This installation of the Stephanie Plum series involves our heroine in an international jewel heist, a case of mistaken identity, and lending a hand to mortal enemies. It also finds Stephanie, like always, trying to choose between Ranger and Morelli. Blah blah blah blah. Yeah. It was okay.