Metro Girl (hardback)

by Janet Evanovich | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0060584009 Global Overview for this book
Registered by yllus on 11/3/2004
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by yllus on Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Book Description

Buckle your seat belts.Number one New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich is moving into the fast lane with Metro Girl, a thrilling, high-octane misadventure with high stakes, hot nights, cold-blooded murder, sunken treasure, a woman with a chassis built for speed, and one very good, very sexy NASCAR driver who’s along for the ride.

"Wild" Bill Barnaby's dropped off the face of the earth and big sister Alex heads for Miami, Bill's last known sighting, on a harrowing hunt to save her brother ... and maybe the world. Truth is, Alex has been bailing her brother out of trouble since they were kids. Not that Bill's a bad sort. More that he acts first and thinks later. Unfortunately, this time around, Wild Bill will be Dead Bill if Alex doesn't find him in time.

Alex blasts through the bars of South Beach and points her search to Key West and Cuba, laying waste to Miami hit men, dodging Palmetto bugs big enough to eat her alive, and putting the pedal to the metal with NASCAR driver Sam Hooker.

Engaged in a deadly race, Wild Bill's "borrowed" Hooker's sixty-five foot Hatteras and sailed off into the sunset ... just when Hooker has plans for the boat. Hooker figures he'll attach himself to Alex and maybe run into Bill. Maybe Hooker can salvage what's left of his vacation. And maybe Hooker'll get lucky in love with Bill's sweetie pie sister. After all, Hooker is NASCAR Guy. And NASCAR Guy is good at revving a woman’s engine.

The race to the finish is hot and hard, taking Alex and Hooker into international waters, exposing a plot to grab Cuban gold and a sinister relic of the Cuban missile crises. Creative cussing and sexual innuendo included.

Journal Entry 2 by yllus on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Here is the final order for the Metro Girl ring, hope everyone enjoys it.

1. Onescrappymama, MO
2. Sherrie5762, TX
3. HallieK, TX
4. BountifulPots, KS
5. Sweetpea0678, FL
6. weareatthebeach, FL
7. KatieDeMaio, AR
8. Maddog1404, GA
9. CheriePie, MA
10. MattyH, NJ
11. SandDanz, IN
12. FamFatale, VA
13. SpaceyStacey, NJ
Home to me!

Journal Entry 3 by yllus at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Released on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at about 1:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at BookRing in Book Ring, A Bookring Controlled Releases.


Sending off on its ring. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by onescrappymama on Thursday, November 25, 2004
Just received the book! Can't wait to dig in!

Journal Entry 5 by onescrappymama on Friday, December 03, 2004
GREAT read! Typical Janet fun! ;)
Sent off to Sherri in TX today!

Journal Entry 6 by Sherri5762 from Houston, Texas USA on Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Rec'd today! Figures, I just checked out 4 books from the library! LOL. But I'll put this one first and get on it today!

Journal Entry 7 by Sherri5762 from Houston, Texas USA on Monday, December 13, 2004
Great fun in the Evanovich style we've all come to know and love. I loved NASCAR guy, and especially Judey and his dog! What a hoot. I will PM HallieK and get on to her as soon as possible. I have to say, though, that Janet's portrayal of Baltimore, throughout the book, is not like the Baltimore I knew and loved through my husband!

Journal Entry 8 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Monday, December 27, 2004
Got this in the mail right before Christmas last week! Will read it as soon as I'm finished with the Nero Wolfe I'm in the middle of reading right now! Looking forward to some Janet Evanovich!

Journal Entry 9 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Thursday, January 06, 2005
Another good show by Evanovich! Stephanie and Ranger they aren't, but Barney and Hooker are great characters and the story was fun! I wonder if she'll write any more adventures for them. It might be fun to see what kind of trouble they could get into.
Mailing this out to BountifulPots on Saturday.

Journal Entry 10 by BountifulPots from Olathe, Kansas USA on Friday, January 14, 2005
GOt this yesterday and started it last night. I'm not quite halfway into it yet, but it's already quite enjoyable. So far it's the first of her "other" books that's come even close to the Stephanie Plum books, and I'm loving it! I'll journal again once I finish.

Journal Entry 11 by BountifulPots from Olathe, Kansas USA on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
I thought I had journaled this, but apparently not. I had GREAT fun with this one. It was the first of hers that wasn't a Stephanie Plum that I didn't think was kinda second rate. The characters are quite enjoyable. I spent most of the book wondering how she was going to fill up the space, but every time I thought it was almost done, there was a new twist that sent it off in a new direction. I will be sending this on ASAP to KAtieDeMaio.

Journal Entry 12 by KatieDeMaio from Jonesboro, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Received in the mail today. Have a few more rings before it. I will get this out ASAP.

Journal Entry 13 by KatieDeMaio from Jonesboro, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
This book was cute, but I feel like I didn't have the desire to read it like I do the Stephanie Plum novels. I loved NASCAR guy, though!!! I can only imagine what he looks like. Waiting for an address to send it on to the next person.

Journal Entry 14 by KatieDeMaio from Jonesboro, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Sending this on to MattH. I couldn't get the other two members to send me their address. Sorry.

Journal Entry 15 by MattyH from Warren, New Jersey USA on Saturday, April 16, 2005
Thank you so much! The book arrived last week while I was out of town, that's why the delay in registering. I'm really looking forward to a quiet evening of laundry and reading...

Journal Entry 16 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Got this one in the mail today. Thanks to MattyH for noticing I'd been skipped over and contacting me. (I never received a PM from Katie requesting my address... obviously BookCrossing PMs screwing up again. For future reference, feel free to use the email address posted on my profile page if you don't hear from me.)

I've got a couple books to finish up before I start on this one, but I should be starting on it within a week or two. Thanks to yllus for sharing! :)

Journal Entry 17 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, May 15, 2005
A great read for sure! Sometimes while reading, I'd start laughing out loud and Mike would look at me like he missed something! Heh, of course he did, he's not reading along with me... :)

Anyhoo, I really enjoyed the characters. Barney, Hooker, Judey and Brian... all favorites. Though I've only read the first two Stephanie Plum books so far, in my opinion, this one ranks right up there with them. (I'd heard that some of her other works outside of SP weren't nearly as good.)

Since Maddog1404 was also skipped last time around, I've PMed him to see if he's still interested in reading this. Otherwise, if I don't hear from him either, I'll move on to spaceystacey (since MattyH was the one who sent it to me).

yllus, thanks for sharing yet another great book. I can pretty much be assured that any bookring you start will be a great read! (Though being a bunny person, I couldn't bring myself to try out that Bunny Suicides book. My poor wittle buns would get so mad at me if I dared bring the subject of suicidal bunnies into the house!)

Journal Entry 18 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Sunday, May 22, 2005
This is now heading South to Maddog1404 in Savannah, GA (who like myself was skipped the first time around due to BookCrossing PM problems). It was packed up today to go out in Monday's mail stream via Media Mail.

Journal Entry 19 by Maddog1404 from Savannah, Georgia USA on Friday, June 03, 2005
I don't like this as much as the Stephanie Plum Series, But a good read.

Will hopefully be forwarding this on Friday

Released 15 yrs ago (6/11/2005 UTC) at -- Mail, by hand, rings, RABCks, controlled release, swap, etc in Savannah, Georgia USA



Sent on to the next Stop.


Journal Entry 21 by SandDanz from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Saturday, June 18, 2005
Received in the mail. I have several bookrings in front of it, but will try to get to ASAP!!!

Released 15 yrs ago (7/22/2005 UTC) at by mail in To the next participant, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



I haven't read this yet, but ended up finding a fairly cheap copy. Since I was so bombarded with rings I figured that was a VERY good thing!!! Thanks anyway yllus! :)

Book is now on its way to FamFatale

Journal Entry 23 by FamFatale from Chantilly, Virginia USA on Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Received from SandDanz though I had already received a copy. Will send on to Sullynation/ylluS

Journal Entry 24 by spaceystacey from Bridgeton, New Jersey USA on Saturday, August 06, 2005
Received in the post today. Have about 15 rings in front of this one. Will read shortly after the Labor Day Weekend. Will notify originator of the ring and obtain address for its return.

Great Evanovich read. Loved the characters. Fast read. Mailed back to originator of the ring on 11.19.05

Thank you for sharing this wonderful escape novel.

Journal Entry 25 by yllus on Thursday, November 17, 2005
Sent PM for status of this book.

Journal Entry 26 by yllus on Saturday, November 26, 2005
Home again home again jiggety jig! The book is back home. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

Journal Entry 27 by yllus on Tuesday, August 08, 2006
I enjoyed this book, although I was hoping for a little more off the wall humor like in the Plum series. Having said that, the book has its own humor, and you tend to fall in love the with characters. Enjoyable.

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