Length: 7 hours 13 minutes
Series: Stephanie Plum #27
Setting: Trenton, NJ
Source: ARC, NetGalley, Audible
Narrator: Lorelei King
The twenty-seventh entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series isn’t just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum’s career. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune.
But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She’s also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts—and someone who’s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money.
Stephanie may be in over her head, but she’s got two things that Gabriela doesn’t: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit.
She’ll need both to survive because this search for “fortune and glory” will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested—as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.
I had gotten away from the Stephanie Plum books. They seemed repetitive and lacked the spark that made me love them initially. But, I decided to give Fortune and Glory a shot and am I so glad I did! This book reminded me of all the things I adore about the series:
- Zany supporting characters like Lula and in the story, Pots, provide depth to the world and story. Also, they are hilarious and over the top. I used to find this annoying, but now I welcomed the escape.
- Interesting plotlines keep you on your toes. While it might seem a bit far fetched, you get sucked in and want to know the mystery of the treasure.
- Well developed characters make the series feel like coming home. Readers really KNOW Stephanie by now and there is a HUGE comfort in that.
Perhaps I feel this way because 2020 has been a dumpster fire and this book reminded me of happier times. Whatever the reason, I am thrilled to have rediscovered my joy in this series. Fortune and Glory was an enjoyable read that made me smile!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
authors like Jana Deleon, Meg Cabot, Joanne Fluke…then you will probably like Fortune and Glory!