It always starts out simple, but never stays that way long. When cousin Vinnie branches out to include visa bonds in his bail bonds business, it looked like good pr, until the resident alien in question skipped out on the bond, leaving Plum Bonds out a fee and with egg on its face. One meeting with his future mother in law is enough to reveal why he might have skipped, but even with such a good reason, Stephanie still has to find and bring him and the dog he kidnapped home. Her search is rather fruitless until she gets a tip that sends her, Connie, and the now dieting Lula to Vegas where the trail literally dead ends with the skip found shot. They do find the dog alive. That does not end the case though. Someone targets Stephanie as the next prize in a deadly game, prompting Ranger and Joe to set aside their rivalry to protect the woman they both care about. In the middle of all this, Steph's sister gives birth, which proves very messy for one of the bodyguards.
**** With the perfect mix of laughs and chills, readers once again get to share the fun of a Plum mystery. If you want a good time, then picking up To the Nines is a no brainer. ****
Amanda Killgore for Huntress Reviews.