I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks. Feel free to participate if you are moved to do so. The more the merrier!
One for the Money
Book Info: (Goodreads)
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems (since losing her job as a lingerie buyer for a department store). Stephanie needs cash--fast--but times are tough, and soon she's forced to turn to the last resort of the truly desperate: family.
Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She's got no experience. But that doesn't matter. Neither does the fact that the bail jumper in question is local vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time he first got into her pants to the time Steph hit him with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the hot guy is in hot water--wanted for murder.
Abject poverty is a great motivator for learning new skills, but being trained in the school of hard knocks by people like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't. Still, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight--and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.
I haven't gotten into the Stephanie Plum series, but have heard great things about them. Katherine Heigl seems to have (finally) taken a departure from her string of rom-com, wimpy-girl roles and has chosen to play a character who gets to kick a little butt!
Movie Info: (IMDb) Release Date 1/27/12
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Writers: Stacy Sherman (screenplay), Karen Ray (screenplay)
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara and Daniel Sunjata
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