Thursday, December 16, 2010

Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich

Book Details
Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich
Hardcover, 176 Pages
2007, St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312306342
Series: Book 12.5 of Stephanie Plum

From #1 blockbuster bestselling author Janet Evanovich comes a Stephanie Plum novel that takes adventure, action, suspense (and maybe even true love?) to new heights.

WATCH YOUR BACK . . .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.

LOOK BOTH WAYS . . .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.

BECAUSE LOVE IS IN THE AIR . . . 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 than he’s saying about Annie Hart? Does Diesel have secrets he’s keeping from Stephanie and the two men in her life—Ranger and Morelli? With Stephanie Plum in over her head, things are sure to get a little dicey and a little explosive, Jersey style!

The idea behind the Between-the-Numbers novels is growing on me. At first, in Visions of Sugar Plums, Diesel and his superhuman abilities worried me. I was afraid the entire Stephanie Plum series was going to become paranormal. I love paranormal, but the series didn't need to "jump the shark" in that fashion.

These short, holiday themed, supernaturally included books add a fun new dimension to the Plum series. As long as it continues in moderation, I may start to get excited about the prospect.

Plum Lovin' was rather enjoyable. The focus is on Valentine's Day and Stephanie is forced into the role of matchmaker. You can see the potential for disaster. I can't seem to understand Diesel, but I'm sure that's the point with his strange abilities and air of mystery. He can't compete with Ranger, or even Morelli, in terms of sexy time with Stephanie, but as we learn more and more about Ranger, it's nice to have a back up guy to wonder about.

Plum Lovin' is a fun little book that isn't necessary to the series, but puts Stephanie in some situations you may not want to miss.


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