Spooky Sweetheart Waffle (The Diner of the Dead #9)



Valentine’s day has arrived and a big party is happening at Belinda’s manor and Sonja can’t wait. However, the day gets a little wobbly when Sonja finds the local garbage man dead in the diner’s dumpster. She moves her operation to the manor to finish the desserts for the party. But when Belinda if arrested for 2 murders, Sonja is determined to find out who really is behind the murders, good thing her father is back in town.

This murder was super speedy. I believe it happened all in one night, or at least that’s how it felt. I feel like, given the story arch, it’s only natural that Belinda would be arrested for the murder. Frank was a little MIA in this book, however, if I had just arrested my girlfriend’s friend I would also be MIA. This book leaned do heavily on the occult that it was used as the reason for the murders. I’m not sure how I feel about that, however, when someone is mentally unstable they will do weird things.

We got to see how Allison feels about Sonja spending more time with Belinda and Frank. I understand that feeling when your friend starts a new relationship and seems to be spending more time with their significant other than you. That’s normal on the honey phase of a relationship. I enjoyed the character development in this book and finally meeting Sonja’s father. I feel like we’re going to need a lot more time to really understand that man.

Overall it was a fun little book.


Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum #14.5)



Yes, another between the numbers book and as you can tell they are not in order. This is the first time we meet Wulf and I absolutely love Diesel’s creepy cousin.

Diesel’s back and hot on the trail of his cousin Wulf. He’s rolling with on of Stephanie’s FTAs. In order to get Munch back, Stephanie must pair up with Diesel and step back int the cooky side of Jersey though on can argue that she never left. Between Lula’s engagement to Tank and sightings of the Jersey devil. With Ranger at her back, nothing could possibly go wrong right? Yeah right, this is Stephanie we’re talking about.

As always I love Lorelei King’s reading of the book. This book is hilarious and we get to see Tank as a cat lady and he talks more in this book than any other. I love the chemistry between Diesel and Stephanie. There is no sexual tension between them, but every time that Diesel is in town, Stephanie gets closer with Ranger who is totally my OTP. This book we get introduced to even more unmentionables which expands Diesel’s world even more. The unmentionables in Jersey are all a little whacky but in a lovable way. It makes me really want more between the number books, but Diesel has his hands full in his spin-off series. Also, I love Carl the monkey who plays a huge role in this book.

Plum Lovin’ (Stephanie Plum #12.5)