Saturday, February 24, 2007

[Book Review] PLUM LOVIN' by Janet Evanovich


Beth reviews PLUM LOVIN' by Janet Evanovich (St. Martin’s Press, 2007)

My friends and I play matchmaker a lot (not that it seems to work out too well) but this story left me laughing and sending portions of it to them by email. We could relate all too well to the adventures Stephanie gets in "helping" out the un-lucky in love.

Stephanie Plum is at it again in this "between-the-numbers" novel by Janet Evanovich. Diesel appears again at Stephanie’s doorstep--"nice-looking guy, with perfect white teeth and a smile that made a woman get all warm inside"--and he’s the last thing she needs with both bounty hunter Ranger and cop Joe Morelli out of town. But Diesel comes with a deal: "skip" (that’s bounty hunter speak for a person who didn’t make their court date as agreed when they were bonded out) Annie Hart is in hiding and he will tell Stephanie where she is . . . but only if Stephanie takes over Annie’s caseload as a "relationship coach." Stephanie agrees and ends up as matchmaker for a shy butcher, a desperate vet, a 30-something virgin and several others.

This short and sweet adventure is full of "Stephanie Plum" moments including LuLu and her grandma. It left me ready for upcoming Lean Mean Thirteen in the Stephanie Plum series.

Beth, Highland Branch Library

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I came across your book review because I have a Google Alert set up for the term Relationship Coach!
As an Australian Relationship Coach it makes firm business sense to keep an eye on what's out there in blog land.
But as a DEVOTED Janet Evanovich reader and Stephanie Plum fan I'm delighted to read your review. I'd have got to the book but now it will be much sooner rather than later!
I enjoyed reading the review of
"Plum Lovin" by Beth. I moderate the bookclub at my library branch and we are reading "12 Sharp' by
Janet Evanovich for March. We like
her sense of humor and of the
ridiculous. Several of our members
have read "Plum Lovin" and have
said that they laughed out loud throughout the book. Janet Evanovich spins a tale worth reading with Stephanie, Ranger, Morelli and Grandma Mazur.
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