Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich

Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich
St. Martin’s Press, 2007
Mystery; 164 pgs

Started: 02/27/2007
Completed: 02/27/2007
Rating: * (Fair)

First Sentence: Men are like shoes.

Where Book Came From: TBR room (since January 2007)

Reason for Reading: I wanted to read something light, funny, and quick after reading Ann-Marie MacDonald’s The Way the Crow Flies.

From the Publisher: Mysterious men have a way of showing up in Stephanie Plum's apartment. When the shadowy Diesel appears, he has a task for Stephanie -- and he's not taking no for an answer. Annie Hart is a "relationship expert" who is wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Stephanie needs to find her, fast. Diesel knows where she is. So they 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. Does Diesel know more that he's saying about Annie Hart? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!

Comments: When I need something light and funny, I can count on a Stephanie Plum novel to offer me a laugh. I admit that I was not all that impressed with her previous in between book, Visions of Sugar Plums, but for the most part, I enjoy the series immensely. Janet Evanovich is one of those authors who I am willing to spend hardback prices for. Fortunately with her most recent novel, Plum Lovin’, a filler for the Valentine’s Day season, before Lean Mean Thirteen comes out this June, I had a coupon in addition to my discount card. I spent less than I would have for the paperback version when it came right down to it. And I have to say, it was worth the price I paid. There were no out right laugh out loud moments, only a little chuckle here or there. It was nice to visit with my old friends, including the eccentric and adorable Grandma Mazur and the ever-flamboyant Lulu.

Favorite Part: My favorite scene in the book was when Grandma Mazur shows up at Jeanine’s apartment while Jeanine and Stephanie are watching the video. My second favorite scene is when Jeanine greets Stephanie at the door, expecting to find her date. Those were the closest I cam to little giggle out loud moments.

8 comments:

  1. I've never read Evanovich, but I relized how overwhelmingly popular her books are when I worked at my city library. WoW! I'm thinking of dipping my toes into the Evanovich experience.

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  2. Evanovich is just fun. This is no great literature, but it has sex, big hair, a pistal packen grandma and lots of food. Can't ask for much more than that in a quick read.

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  3. Andi - The Stephanie Plum series is pure fluff--and fun. I really like the series. I haven't read any of Janet Evanovich's other novels and can't say I'm inclined to, but Stephanie hits the spot when I'm in the mood for something light, funny, and on the silly side.

    Lisa Jean - LOL Grandma Mazur is the best! I just love her. Yes, these books are no great literature, but they are so much fun, aren't they? I just don't seem to be much of a fan of the filler books, I'm afraid.

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  4. This book was fun, but I really can't wait for more Joe and Ranger. Especially Joe. No, Ranger. Joe.

    Love Grandma Mazur. I want to be like her when I grow up.

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  5. I hope I'm like her when I grow up too, Lynne! She's a hoot. And yes, definitely more Joe and Ranger!

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  6. i just read Plum Lovin'this afternoon--what a hoot! My mom hasbeen bugginh me to read these books and i read all 12 of them in the last week and a half. i think there is one called Visions of Sugar Plums that i haven't read yet. they are so addicting. i wish i had Stephanie's man problems!

    i just read the latest Rita Mae Brown/Mrs. Murphy mystery too-do you read those?

    now i am at a loss as to what ot read next...

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  7. ack! please ignore the typos in the last post--been a long day--damn cat won't let me sleep in and i deserve to sleep in. could be worse, could have a Bob dog who eats everything :o)

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  8. Chris - I read quite a few of them straight through a few years ago when I first discovered the books. They are so much fun!

    I haven't read anything by Rita Mae Brown. I know she's got a pretty strong fan base though. She's on my "must try" list.

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