Plum Girl

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Overview

With a degree in Feminist Theory (what was she thinking??), Lonnie Kelly is now looking for the perfect job, the perfect man, and the perfect shade of lipstick. Until stumbling upon her boss's corpse at the law firm of Twit & Bell almost puts her priorities in order.
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Overview

With a degree in Feminist Theory (what was she thinking??), Lonnie Kelly is now looking for the perfect job, the perfect man, and the perfect shade of lipstick. Until stumbling upon her boss's corpse at the law firm of Twit & Bell almost puts her priorities in order.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786536573
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003

Meet the Author

Jill Winters is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston College, whose expert knowledge of bad bosses and ridiculous temp jobs assisted in the writing of this book. She has published five novels with Penguin Group, which have been featured on Barnes & Noble's Bestseller Lists and Booksense's Top Ten. Plum Girl was a finalist for the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence. Currently, Jill is at work on a new mystery series. You can reach her via jillwinters.com or follow her updates on Twitter.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2002

    Could not hold my interest.

    Those looking for an escapist novel to pass the time will want to pick up this novel. In it, Lonnie Kelley finds her life at multiple crossroads. Attempting to pay off her student loans, she is working as a temp. assistant to the aptly named Beauregard Twit at the law firm of Twit and Bell. She is also torn between her established romance with long distance love Terry and very close and very tempting Dominick. Office polictics takes a deadly turn over the holidays when the Bell half of the firm winds up dead at the Christmas party. Now, Lonnie finds herself trying to solve the mystery before the killer strikes again in additon to all her other concerns. <BR><BR> * While this book does fall into the current popular format, it never really held my interest. There was too little romance, too little mystery, and too much angst; leaving me to feel like it really went nowhere. However, it is hoped that perhaps there will be a sequel pertaining to Lonnie's younger sister, who was a very interesting character. * </p><BR> Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    plum girl is AWESOME!

    just dicovered this author, loved plum girl and blusing pink so much! this story has romance, mystery, humor, and hot sex! great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2002

    This book was so darn cute!

    It¿s a love story, a mystery, and extremely funny. And just so darn cute! A must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Plum Girl

    Hilarious, original, and sexy! Intriguing mystery plot blends well with a passion-filled romance. A lot of humorous and memorable characters. Definitely a keeper.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Plum Girl

    ...You will love this book. Plum Girl was a lot of fun. It reminded me of the sharp-witted, fast-paced, sexy reads of Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie, only Plum Girl definitely has its own unique style. I thought the romance and mystery played off each other very well, and the heroine was someone anybody could relate to. I loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2002

    Smart and funny

    PLUM GIRL was one of the most fun books I've read in a while because the characters were quirky but real and Lonnie wasn't just witty and sarcastic, but sweet too. I thought the romance and mystery played off each other well. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes dry wit and a few very sexy love scenes. Enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2002

    Awesome fun!

    I LOVED this book! It had everything a romance/mystery should: passion, humor, suspense, and a surprise ending. I just got it, read it in one day, and did not want it to end. (Not to mention the sex was HOT) It was perfect for my end-of-summer blues. Great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    I loved this book!

    A friend recommended Plum Girl to me as, what we both call, 'beach reads with brains', and I really enjoyed it! It was such a good story with some snappy dialogue. It had great sexual tension too. Sometimes mysteries can take away from the romance but that didn't happen here, the mystery aspect worked well. I definitely recommend Plum Girl for a great beach keeper.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    Laugh out loud funny!

    Don¿t miss Plum Girl! Lonnie and Dominick¿s insecurity while developing a relationship rings so true. The dialogue is intelligent, the love story is hot and believable, and the office cast at Lonnie¿s temp job are a scream. I'm looking forward to Jill Winters' next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2002

    A Fast-Paced Mix of Romance and Mystery

    This book was a wonderfully uplifting, fun-filled mixture of murder mystery and saucy romance. I loved the relationship between Lonnie and Dominick because it felt real and not forced or extremely plot-driven, as can happen in many romance storylines. Dominick is a sexy, appealing hero without being a macho alpha-male, which I found very refreshing. Plus, there were some very humorous adventures in Lonnie's life at work, and some of them even cracked me up out loud. (Twit and the cologne... well, you'll see...). I highly recommend this book, I had great fun reading it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2002

    Funny, sexy, entertaining!

    I got my hands on an advanced copy of this book and I loved it! I didn't know what to expect and it ended up being a really hot read, plus funny at the same time. Lonnie is such a likeable person that I was rooting for her the whole way through. Dominick was a hunk so I wanted him for myself. Also there were some good twists in the mystery. I can't wait until this comes out in stores so I can get a real copy. Fun book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    liked it a lot

    This book really cracked me up. Hope I read more by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    amusing lighthearted romp

    Temporary office helper Lonnie Kelley works for the Twit of the downtown Boston law firm of Twit and Bell. Her boyfriend Terry Pine is a New York actor. However, when she dreams of passionate lovemaking with a man, Lonnie thinks of Dominick Carter, a computer guru working three stories below her office. <P>Dominick and Lonnie knew each other in college and though he was somewhat attracted to her she was dating his friend. Now he still wants Lonnie in his life and not only as email pen pals. He tries to make in roads with little success as she swings back and forth more than just a pendulum. However, his persistence begins to melt her heart, but Lonnie wonders if the IT hunk still desires her because she wants his hard drive for the rest of her life. <P>Fans of contemporary romance novels will enjoy Jill Winters amusing lighthearted romp. The humorous story line focuses on the misadventures of Lonnie in and out of the office. Any one who uses plum daiquiri lipstick is more than just eccentric as readers will find out when they read this book. After reading PLUM GIRL, fans will want Ms. Winters to provide a sequel starring Lonnie¿s sister and roommate Peach. <P>Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 30, 2009

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