My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Team Ranger dominates this episode of the Stephanie Plum series and things heat up when Stephanie tries to do a favor for a neighbor that puts her at odds with a dangerous loan shark. In addition to chasing bond jumpers, Stephanie is accruing debt with Ranger and he intends to collect. Ranger’s presence causes women’s body temperatures to rise and Stephanie is not immune. With mixed fear and fantasy, Stephanie wonders when Ranger will call in his debt. Locked doors don’t even slow him down, so look for thrills and hilarious situations in Hard Eight.