Book #40 was Plum Lovin’, a between-the-numbers book in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. The back of the book reads:
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 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? 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!
This was a fun little interlude in the Plum series. I think Stephanie has a new side-job! Could have used a little more Ranger, though…
As a side note, I’d been reading Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra for a week, and finally had to put it down. I’d only made it 150 pages in, and it was starting to feel like a chore. That’s usually my cue to put it away.
Page count: 164 | Approximate word count: 30,111