To start, I’m still not bored of the series. Since the title, Seven Up, gives nothing away, the series follows Stephanie Plum, the New Jersey native who screws up everything from her job as the world’s worst bounty hunter to her love life, which is a struggle between Ranger the bad boy bounty hunter and Joe Morelli the reformed bad boy cop.
In Seven Up Stephanie has to bring in Eddie Dechooch. He’s a bad dude, a killer, though never convicted. However, he’s also ancient. He has cataracts and he can’t get it up, accordingly to Grandma Mazur, who does not understand appropriate dinner conversation (love her!). And Stephanie is getting a lot of flack for letting the senior citizen get away so many times.
As if that weren’t bad enough, Stephanie has accidentally gotten engaged to Joe Morelli. As Stephanie puts it they are more engaged to be engaged, but she still finds herself forced to the bridal shop to try on dresses with her mother and grandmother and with a reception hall booked!
If that wasn’t bad enough, she can’t stop thinking about Ranger, who will only help her bring in Dechooch if she spends the night with him. That was the only part of the book that I didn’t like. I love Ranger and his deal is kind of sexy, but for the most part it makes me feel like he is scummy. The fact that they are already clearly attracted to each other helps and I was able to ignore my moral compass to enjoy the book.