I enjoyed many of the Stephanie Plum series when I was a teenager and young adult. However, now that I'm older and have read a few of the more recent additions, I'd have to say I'm a little disappointed. There hasn't been much character development or movement forward. It's the same general routine for the main character. After twenty some books, you would think there would be a change.
I saw the movie and loved it, though some of the people picked for the cast didn't line up. Especially Ranger.
The series would be better as a tv show.