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