day 9: favorite hero/heroine
I adore Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, who was introduced in One for the Money. Stephanie finds herself out of work and, so in a desperate move to keep a roof over her and her hamster's heads, she starts working for her cousin Vinnie, a bail bondsman, as a bond recovery agent. Over more than 18 books now, Stephanie and her crazy family, friends and love interests, Joe (my choice) and Ranger, have had me rolling. The situations are absurd, the cars are always exploding and the dialogue is witty. Like the above. That is Joe, in One for the Money, after Stephanie said that running him over years before had been an accident. Can't wait for more of Stephanie, coming in November.
And, by the way, how about the wonderfulness of a series that is numbered right in the title so it's easy to keep up with which book to read next? There are some "between the numbers" books, but those tend to skip off of the thinly laid storyline of the main series anyway, so it really doesn't matter when those are read.