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Plum Lovin' (Stephanie Plum #12.5)

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  37,363 ratings  ·  1,172 reviews
Watch your back Look both ways Because love is in the air And that means big trouble! 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 ne...more
Kindle Edition, 173 pages
Published (first published January 9th 2007)
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I have a hard time with the 'Between the Numbers' books. I like Stephanie Plum as a character - she is just real enough for you to think - Been there! and yet still gets in situations that are just not possible, which allows for that absurd humor to shine through in the writing. (I am pushing 40 and I have never really blown a car up - I'm just saying.)

That aside, I think this was still worth reading if you are a Plum fan. It's really not a commitment in time because you can whip through it in o...more
Lady Ozma
Dec 02, 2007 Lady Ozma rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends, anyone liking comedy/chick lit or needing a good laugh
Shelves: 2007, chicklit, romance
There are many things I think of, when I hear the name Stephane Plum. Cupid is not one of them.

I would go to Stephanie Plum for advice on making my hair bigger than Mt Rushmore or what boots might make my husband sweat behind his knees. Relationship advice from the largest commit-phobe in all of Trenton probably would not get me very far.

This is one of the only books where Stephanie doesn't destroy a car and Grandma Mazur manages to not cause hairy-kairy at a funeral, but the laughs abound none...more
This was a quick read...cover to cover took only about 2 1/2 hours. There wasn't much to it...not a lot of suspense or intrigue or really much interesting. I've been looking forward to reading this author for a long time, not only because she lives in NH but because everyone seems to be reading her stuff. I hope the rest of her books are more interesting than this one! I guess this would be a good beach/pool know, when you're a little bit too distracted to pay attention to elaborate p...more
What can I say? I love Janet Evanovich, I love the Stephanie Plum series. It is the sole series of books that every single time I read them, they cause me to laugh out loud. Every one of them has been clever and well written and absolutely hilarious.

This is a "between the numbers" book, meaning she just wrote a small Plum book to keep us entertained after releasing #13 recently. In it, Stephanie agrees to help out a match maker with her most difficult clients, one of whom is her sister Valerie's...more
I love all the regular Stephanie Plum novels but I'm not sure I like these between the numbers novellas. I was very disappointed by this one. Nothing much happened in it and it was extremely dull and boring. It wasn't anywhere near as funny as the regular novels do be and I really hate the supernatural element in these novellas. Janet Evanovich you can do better than this! To fans of the series, just jump to the next number in the series – don't bother with this one!
Recently, I had the immense delight of reading Plum Lovin’ by Janet Evanovich! I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for what seems like ages, but it really hasn’t been that long. But still, when you desire a book it seems like forever.
I had such fun reading the book, but there is one HUGE problem with it. It’s TOO SHORT!

Plum Lovin’ is a Valentine’s Day novella that takes place between the numbers of the other Stephanie Plum novels. This one takes place between Twelve Sharp and the forthco...more
#12.5 in the Stephanie Plum Trenton, New Jersey bounty hunter series. Light in tone, long on humor with great characters. In order to obtain a bail jumper, Stephanie agrees to help Diesel, person with "unmentionable skills" who keeps popping into her life, catch another person with "unmentionable skills" who is spreading bad cases of hives all over the place. Valentine's Day is coming and Stephanie has to help several people find love or whatever romance they are seeking by that day as part of t...more
This book was okay. It was a quick read. I read it today and didn't start reading until 2 this afternoon. And that's with a napping break AND a break to watch the sobfest that is Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who hasn't read any of the books in the series. It just barely explains events and characters from past books.

It also wasn't as funny as previous books in the series. I think that may be because the grandma wasn't featured a lot.
In this 'Between-the-Numbers' novel, Stephanie takes over matchmaking duties. Don't expect much in the way of danger and chases, but do expect a lot of laughs as she also copes with the presence of Diesel and Bob (the dog).
In the crazy world of Stephanie Plum, it was fun to have the change of direction from bounty hunting and crime solving to match making. Usually I don't feel very connected with the shorter books, but I thought this one grabbed me from the begining and was busy and funny and interesting and then...poof... it was over. It was nice to have a break in this book from the constant love triagle that is "Joe-Ste-Ranger" (hehe.. my own little mash-up). Bring on more Diesel. I just adore him, in some ways...more
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Frankly, for this Between-the-Numbers book Evanovich is just “phonin’ it in.” The usual cast of zany supporting characters is here – Lula, Grandma Mazur, etc – and the mysterious Diesel makes a return appearance. Stephanie plays matchmaker between several couples; she even succeeds in pulling off a surprise wedding – the bride and groom don’t even know about it! While I’m still mildly entertained by the wackiness, Stephanie’s basic ineptness has lost its charm for me. On the plus side, Stephanie...more
I'm not sure that I liked this book. It was like eating a chocolate chip cookie when you really want chocolate cake. Sure, it tastes good... but it's not really what you want. I wanted Ranger, but instead got handed some dude named Diesel, who doesn't show up in any books besides these little novellas.

I like the storyline just fine, but I didn't like the supernatural side to it. It doesn't fit with the rest of the series. I almost feel like Evanovich said "I wonder if I can write paranormal roma...more
Meh. The between the numbers series seem to exist to explain little things like Valerie's next pregnancy and marriage. Other than that, these books aren't good. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the series... But these novellas are just not good. Main characters make cameo appearances and their behavior is totally out of character (Ranger apologizes for startling Stephanie after breaking into her apartment? Stephanie's Dad threatens Diesel? So not the characters evonavich has us reading about i...more
I have heard so many women rave about the books by Janet Evanovich, but I was never driven to read one. Since my book group is currently reading mysteries, I thought I would give one a try; my local library did not have One for the Money on the shelf, so I thought I would go for a "between-the-numbers" book. It was good for an audiobook - you didn't have to pay too close of attention, the characters were fun, and the plot wasn't intricate. I have been told I must try the numbers series, which I...more
I have forgotten how Janet makes me laugh.

These books are not what I normally read because of the language but the outrageousness of them can't help but make you enjoy them.

Stephanie is teamed up with Diesel (who reminds me of the mascot of the Houston Dynamo) and is dealing with making people have a good Valentine's day as she searches for her new bond assignment.

All your favorite Stephanie Plum characters make an appearance : grandma, Lula, Bob, Rex, Stephanie's mom, dad and sister. Slight m...more
I read about 30 pages of this book and then threw it on the floor. It sucks. I have never read a Janet Evanovich novel before and I picked this one up on impulse at the library the other day. The writing was terrible and the story was horrible...It's only 160 pages so I feel like I gave it a decent shot. I did look at some reviews online and it said this was the worst book she's "written" (I guess there's some controversy as to who actually wrote this one) so maybe I'll try another of her novels...more
Duncan Mandel

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.
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

Alison P
I have been a reading fool lately (which means that I haven't been getting a lot of sleep). I picked up another book at the library, Plum Lovin' (Stephanie Plum: Between the Numbers)by Janet Evanovich, which I read very quickly. I was excited to start that after finishing the last novel and now they are being returned to the library together and I am on to the next one.

In this book, Stephanie is working with Diesel to take down two people that they both need. Stephanie needs Annie for a failure...more
Whenever I pick up an Evanovich mystery, I expect to laugh. Plum Lovin' proved me right. Although, I laughed more toward the end of the book than at the beginning. Matching Valentines for that February holiday seemed like boring work for Stephanie Plum. Anyway, things moved less sweetly as the book moved on but not as dangerously as I am use to while reading books in this series. In this one most of New Jersey is in the mood for love including those who have a huge fear of commitment. Albert is...more
Again a great and funny read.
I'm starting to love janet Evanovich :)
I understand this is the first of several lighter books that will be in between "real" novels. More of a Stephanie helps semi-super natural beings than a mystery, but it works. Maybe even better than many of the real books.

It reads very well until you to get a point where Stephanie does a complete detailed inventory from a supermarket shopping trip. At that point you stop reading since you are too busy wondering if anyone edits this stuff or even reads it before it is published. You know the edi...more
Emmalee Miller
I absolutely adore these books. They're fast paced, with interesting plot lines, and are hilarious. Add that with a spunky female lead who blackmails her cousin Vinny into giving her a job as a bounty hunter and the super sexy badass Ranger, also a bounty hunter (who I will always prefer over Morelli) how could you say no?
A quick read, quirky and fun. Not much else needs to be said. It's a good thing Janet Evanovich keeps writing in this series, because I think I would miss these characters, like a distant cousin.
Meh. I would say it's probably may favorite of the 4 in between novels, but still doesn't deserve 3 stars.
Cute book. Stephanie as matchmaker. I couldn't remember Diesel at all. Which book was he in?
Valentine's day is around the corner and Stephanie agrees to play cupid with Diesel. Together they get to meet a couple of people whose love life is not going that great, but Stephanie manages to make the best of each situation. Unfortunately there is a supernatural being on the loose who had his heart broken and has a very special superpower, a hilarious one in fact. To make things even more special, the last couple on Stephanie's list is her own sister Valerie. I must give it to books that mak...more
Fun easy read for Valentines day
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Dec 15, 2010 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Shelves: mystery
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.

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“Stephanie,' Valerie said. 'She's going to have a baby, and she's getting married.'
My father was confused. He looked around the room. No Joe. No Ranger. His eyes locked on Diesel. 'Not the psycho,' he said.
Diesel blew out a sigh.
My father turned to my mother. 'Get me the carving knife. Make sure it's sharp.”
“Men are like shoes. Some fit better than others. And sometimes you go out shopping and there's nothing you like. And then, as luck would have it, the next week you find two that are perfect, but you don't have the money to buy both."-” 46 likes
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