Day 17 – The most hilarious book you’ve ever read.
One for the Money, Janet Evanovich.
This is part of series. Go read them all. Number nineteen is coming out soon, so it might take a while, but it’s worth it.
Stephanie Plum loses her job, and is broke. She’s mooching dinner off her parents, her car’s been repossessed, and she needs a job before she loses her apartment.
She’s so desperate that she takes a job with her cousin Vinnie, working as a Bond Enforcement Agent, bringing in people who’ve failed to appear at their court dates. Of course, none of them want to go in, and Stephanie struggles horribly. She’s clumsy, and has terrible luck, returning home covered in garbage and having lost her handcuffs more than once.
But she keeps going, and somehow, despite the odds, she gets her man (or woman) when saner people would have given up.
* * * *
“Joseph Morelli,” I said. “What a surprise.”
His expression narrowed. “Yeah. Almost as surprising as when you nailed me with your father’s car.”
In the interest of avoiding confrontation, I felt obliged to explain. I didn’t feel obliged to do it convincingly. “It was an accident. My foot slipped.”
“That was no accident. You jumped the curb and followed me down the sidewalk. You could have killed me.”
“You deserved to get run over. And besides, I barely tapped you. The only reason you broke your leg was because you panicked and tripped over your own feet.”
“You’re lucky I didn’t sue you.”
“You’re lucky I didn’t put the car into reverse and back over you three or four times.”