If you have read the previous Between-the-Numbers Plum novel, Visions of Sugar Plums, you have met Diesel, another hottie in Stephanie’s world. Valentine’s Day is approaching and Stephanie finds herself thrust into the company of Diesel the hot “enhanced” human whom makes himself at home in Stephanie’s apartment. He needs her help to track down another enhanced being who has an itchy problem. In trade, Diesel knows the whereabouts of Annie Hart, a skip that has Vinnie in an uproar. Annie is an on the run “relations expert” who specializes in being a Cupid of sorts. Stephanie agrees to take on her caseload and help 4 couples find true love. Of course that is easier said than done, especially when taken on by a relationship disabled train wreck like Stephanie.
This story is very funny and contains all the requisite wit we have come to expect from Evanovich. I give it an A for effort; however I do have a very strong beef with this book.
This is yet another short novella masquerading as a hardback. $16.95 for a measly 164 pages. I am getting so tired of publishers ripping us off. I highly recommend you get this book at the library or second hand store because I find very few books worth 8 dollars an hour in cost to read. I hate not supporting Evanovich directly because she rules, but come on people. My book budget is pretty limited and I want the most bang for my buck. This book, however delightful, does not achieve that.
Rating: A for storyline and author talent, D for value so I am going to give this an overall B rating.