Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite authors. Her books are fun to read, and filled with fast paced humor, action, adventure and enough hints of romance to keep things interesting.

I like her later books even better than her earlier ones, and have not even (yet) read any of her earlier romance novels.

I was so surprised to learn the other day when reading her “How to Write” book that she is 75 years old. She looks so good and young on her book covers, and her writing is so relatable that I had always assumed she was closer in age to me than to 75.

She does admit to getting a face-lift and that it is one of the best things she has ever done, so maybe that helped as well!

Favorite Evanovich Series

My personal favorite is her Fox and O’Hare series, and I’m so happy she just came out with a new one co-written by her husband called The Big Kahuna for 2019.

Can’t wait to read it and let me know if you already have in the comments below.

All her books make you feel like you could be the main character, and even when you feel like they don’t fit into your life, you can easily see all her characters as real people who you’d want to get lunch with or go on a wild bounty hunter chase with.

One of the unrealistic parts of her books she manages to make feel realistic, are putting her heroes in work where they automatically get paired with insanely attractive men to do their jobs. This is not common in real life as far as I’m aware of, but she makes it very realistic with her writing.

If you know of any jobs where this is common, please comment below to let me know.

You can go here to find a complete list of her novels, and most are worth reading if you have not already:

Stephanie Plum Books

One for the Money
Two for the Dough
Three to Get Deadly
Four to Score
High Five
Hot Six
Seven Up
Hard Eight
Visions of Sugar Plums
To the Nines
Ten Big Ones
Eleven on Top
Twelve Sharp
Plum Lovin’
Lean Mean Thirteen
Plum Lucky
Fearless Fourteen
Plum Spooky
Finger Lickin’ Fifteen
Sizzling Sixteen
Smokin’ Seventeen
Explosive Eighteen
Notorious Nineteen
Takedown Twenty
Top Secret Twenty-One
Tricky Twenty-Two
Turbo Twenty-Three
Hardcore Twenty-Four
Look Alive Twenty-Five
Co-Authored Fox and O’Hare Adventure Series – Lee Goldberg

Pros and Cons (E-Book) and short
The Heist
The Chase
The Shell Game (E-Book) and short
The Job
The Scam
The Pursuit
The Big Kahuna (co-author Peter Evanovich)

Lizzy and Diesel Books

Wicked Appetite
Wicked Business
Wicked Charms (co-author Phoef Sutton)

Knight and Moon Books

Curious Minds (co-author Phoef Sutton)
Dangerous Minds

Barnaby and Hooker Books

Metro Girl
Motor Mouth
Troublemaker (picture/comic book style)

Co-Written Full Series – Charlotte Hughes

Full House (originally a pre-Plum)
Full Tilt
Full Speed
Full Blast
Full Bloom
Full Scoop

Old Romance Books

Hero at Large
Thanksgiving
The Grand Finale
Wife for Hire
Foul Play
Manhunt
Love Overboard
Back to the Bedroom
Smitten
The Rocky Road to Romance
Naughty Neighbor
Co-Authored Romance Novels – Leanne Banks

Hot Stuff

Co-Wrote Romance Novels – Dorien Kelly

Love in a Nutshell
The Husband List
Miscellaneous

The Plot Thickens (Mary Higgins Clark anthology)
Three Plums in One
More Plums in One
Between the Plums
How I Write (non-fiction book)

Want more Janet Evanovich? While she’s writing her next book, take a peek at this short 5 page PDF book preview inspired by her awesome, fun way of writing and telling stories: