I was dissappointed... We've had this dynamic situation between Stephanie and Ranger since the first few books and here we are 18 books later. Morelli just found out she been with them both and doesn't say anything, come on.... he's gonna blow...and it won't be good, he's been keeping his jealousy, possessiveness and need to control her just below the surface for so long but now she broke his trust...he'll never be able to trust her again!!! Not the Italian Stallion. He would never marry her anyway unless she changes who she is.... impossible...that would be a 10 minute marriage, even shorter than her first one!!! and she goes gives him pity sex after Hawaii to saveguard her position in case the neighbour is a contender for Morelli affection... come on...she been lying for so long(mostly to herself) she thinks she can lie herself out of this jam.
Stephanie and Morelli love each other, they have a long history, but she's in love with the black knight....yeesh.scary fun.. and she did exactly what she wanted to do! She's been holding Ranger back for a long time and just couldn't resist anymore.Will she take responsability for her actions.Can she stop her bed hopping now? She has a lot of growing up to do, jealous of everyone in Morelli's and Ranger's life(Jeanne Ellen), what is she emotionally arrested at 14? And it's not my fault is getting old!! Unless she takes her life seriously(nobody else can do it for her) and decides to do what needs to be done the kind of work she really enjoys(she's really good at investigating, (better than Morelli)and find a way to get paid for it, she will remain unsatisfied and living hand to mouth(what's this, she thirty something still living hand to mouth) Jeez... I found that the best books were the ones where Ranger and Stephanie were working together. ( And in bed together too!!!)What were all these suggestions made by both of them in Hawaii?
Morelli has been her buffer, her security blanket from Ranger, what is she gonna do when he not there? is she gonna run? if Ranger doesn't intercept her, he knows everything!!! At the rate Stephanie is going, she'll be collecting social security before she figures out her life and her passion!!!
Ranger would have been a nice character to develop. he has all the conscious awareness, mindfulness and focus only attained thruogh very painful life experiences and sorrow, plus he can read her mind,he seems really attuned to her every need but he would never put up with her bed hopping as he told her in Eleven on Top. But JE it's your story...I must say your descriptions are wonderful, you can actually see these characters and feel what they fell. my hat to you.... just wish the characters and story line would mature... anything Stephanie does (BEA or Investigation)funny stuff will happen to her...she's Stephanie... and somehow even with all his walls around himself, Ranger will not be able to resist the challenge to prove to her he's the better man for her!!! and help her out and she will find a Ranger she never thought, even in her wildess dreams existed!!!I can't take 6 to 8 books before anything happens, her saying it's complicated and the men not saying anything...enough is enough.... so the ball's in your court JE can you rise to the challenge? Your Plum Novels fans are really getting impatient!!!
I think we have had enough of the ridiculous( vampires, hobbits, vordo and love potions) these belongs in Diesel and Lizzy's fantasy world and I personnally have no interest in them..