It's Valentine's Day and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum needs a relationship expert. One who goes by the name of Annie Hart. Because Annie is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie's shadowy but enigmatic friend Diesel knows where she is, and he's ready to make a deal: he'll help her get Annie, if Stephanie plays ...
It's Valentine's Day and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum needs a relationship expert. One who goes by the name of Annie Hart. Because Annie is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie's shadowy but enigmatic friend Diesel knows where she is, and he's ready to make a deal: he'll help her get Annie, if Stephanie plays matchmaker to several of Annie's most difficult clients. But someone wants to find Annie even more than Diesel and Stephanie. Someone with a nasty temper. And someone with 'unmentionable skills'. With Stephanie in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey - and a little explosive!
Good, funny book...as are all of Janet Evanovich's "Plum Series" books. You read with a smile.
Nov 6, 2008
I always enjoy the Evanovich blend of angst and humor. Plum Lovin' is less angst ridden than most of her "Number" series, but is full of fun for Plum fans. Diesel is really the star of this novel. Not the fuel, a character one might expect to find in a science fiction novel, not a Stephanie Plum mystery, though this is less mystery than mission. All in all Plum Lovin' is a quick and fun read. A good book for a rainy weekend at the beach.
May 23, 2007
This book like all her books that I have read was really great. I like how Janet placed in some unusual characters into the whole scene and kind of shook things up. Grandma getting a lip job was really funny. As was Stephanie and the new guy as they were trying to make it as match makers. Great book, lots of fun to read and kept me smiling. Good Job!
May 17, 2007
Fair to middlin'....
They should have a "maybe" option on "would you recommend...." This was a piece of fluff. Enjoyable fluff, but nonetheless, fluff. A quick read that really added nothing significant to my day (I read it in an afternoon). Predictible humor, predictable romantic dilemmas, not very inventive plot. But it's Stephanie Plum, and I love her. I'm willing to forgive much in the way of literary merit to follow her, Lula and Grandma Mazur down their hilarious paths. Keep 'em coming, Janet!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-02-26 Evanovich turns out novels faster than her bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, downs doughnuts, and that's pretty quick. Though Plum is at the center of this novella, the elusive quarry is love, not for herself but for the lonely hearts she must fix up by Valentine's Day. Her sidekick for this adventure is Diesel, who appeared briefly in previous Between-the-Numbers novellas. Lorelei King, who has brought out the best in this series, plays Diesel with aplomb. He sounds more like the tranny Sally on testosterone than like Morelli and Ranger, the curiously absent macho men in Stephanie's life. Other reappearing characters, like Lula and Plum's family, make cameo appearances, leaving room for some newbies, including a lovelorn vet, who sounds a bit too dumb to have ever gotten though school. King does better with an overcaffeinated butcher, who comes to life only on the topic of sirloin. King has fun with his stuttering attempts to make conversation in front of Jet, whom he adores from across the street. Evanovich fans will find this audio funny and festive, down to the plum-colored CDs. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 18). (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2006-12-18 In this tart and hilarious "between-the-numbers" Stephanie Plum novel from bestseller Evanovich (Twelve Sharp), the Jersey bond enforcement agent, who already has two guys in her life (cop Joe Morelli and bounty hunter Ranger), reconnects with Diesel, a third heartthrob. Diesel offers Stephanie a deal: if he lets her find Annie Hart, a relationship coach who's become a big-ticket bond on Stephanie's Most Wanted List after fleeing a charge for a robbery she didn't commit, then Stephanie can do Annie a big favor by playing Cupid for a number of Annie's lovelorn clients, including a shy butcher, a desperate vet, an overworked single mom, a 30-something virgin and the marriage-phobic fellow who just happens to be Stephanie's pregnant sister's boyfriend. Diesel and Stephanie's short but sweet adventure ends on a teasing note that will leave fans hungry for the next juicy Plum-a-thon. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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