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Plum Girl (Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Jill Winters
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Book Description

[Previously published by Penguin.] **Finalist for the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence

Everything is business as usual at the Twit & Bell Law Firm until one of the partners is poisoned at a company party. Suddenly office temp Lonnie Kelly’s life gets complicated—especially with the police pressuring her to assist with the investigation, and with suspicious behavior all but pouring from the staff. Just when she’s sure that her sister, Peach, is the only person she can trust, the elusive, sexy computer programmer who works downstairs gets closer to her and starts to turn up the heat…

"Quirky, sexy, fun!" -NYT Bestselling author Susan Andersen

"A fun, sexually-charged yarn for those who like spicy romance mixed with mystery." –Booklist

"[A] vivid debut from an author with a natural voice for humorous romance." –The Romance Reader

Editorial Reviews


"A fun, sexually-charged yarn for those who like spicy romance mixed with mystery." -Booklist

"[A] vivid debut from an author with a natural voice for humorous romance." -The Romance Reader

"Lighthearted and interesting blend of romance and suspense. -RT Book Reviews

"Quirky, sexy, fun!" -NYT Bestselling author Susan Andersen

From the Author

I am thrilled to release my new book! The Unspinnable Big Clock Scandal is the second mystery in my Caitlyn Rocket series, set in the fictional, adorable town of Big Clock, MN. The story promises lots of laughter and twists (of course!). I owe a sea of gratitude to my test readers for their feedback, including consistent comments "funny," "original," and my favorite one: "delightfully puzzling." I hope that you also enjoy the book!

Be sure to check out the first mystery in the series, The Unprintable Big Clock Chronicle, which spent several weeks on Amazon's Top 100 Bestseller List for humorous fiction. If you would like to drop me a line, please email me at: or follow me on Twitter.

Product Details

  • File Size: 593 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0451410483
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005V55DOC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,056 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars mostly a disappointment April 19, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was my second time reading a Jill Winters novel, and I don't think I'll bother to read a third. This is a romance novel trying, and failing, to be a zany romantic mystery. Lonnie is an academic stuck temping at a hellish law firm with an often amusing cast of characters. She falls for Dominick, a college acquaintance who now works nearby, and struggles with having a grown-up relationship with him. My main problem with the book was how much I hated Lonnie. She was so irritating, insecure and clueless that the book was painful to read. Her decisions were frequently spineless, childlike and made absolutely no sense. There was also some strange sizeism. Lonnie and her mom both complain about Lonnie's weight constantly, but she's only a size 9. Very weird. There is an actual fat character, and he's described as a disgusting pig. I was stuck on a plane, otherwise there's no way I would have finished it as it made me alternately angry and bored. Two aspects of the book did work for me: 1) it was delightful having an openly feminist female lead and 2)the sexual tension and sex scenes were well written, believable and fun to read. Sadly, the book fails as a feminist friendly novel (for example, Lonnie is depicted as "sexist" for not forgiving her boyfriend) unless the goal was to show feminists can be "too stupid to live" heroines too.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A terrific fun, light read! February 12, 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Plum Girl starts out as just another story about a girl who hates her job. She lives in a studio apartment with her sister. She's a temp at a law firm with the world's most annoying boss. Then it builds to include a hot new romance and a intra-office mystery at the law firm that begins with one of the head honchos being murdered at the company holiday party. This book really has a little of everything. There's lots of comedy, a murder mystery, a little romance, a little sex. Nothing is too over the top. I never felt like I was reading a romance novel or dry crime fiction. It reminded me a little of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (I'm thinking of Four to Score, in particular). Lots of fun and unexpected twists.
I gave the book four stars instead of five because of the ending. It left me with a few unanswered questions. I got the feeling that the author didn't quite know how to wrap up the book. I was a bit disappointed. But, overall, I thought the book was fantastic. I definitely plan to check out future books by Jill Winters.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, romance and a murder February 17, 2003
By Dizziey
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book deals with Lonnie who had just graduated from college with Master degree and was working as a temp in a law firm. It was one of those monotonous job where your boss can't even remember your name. The firm had also interesting characters. It was in the same building that Lonnie met up with an old college friend, Dominic. Sparks flew but Lonnie was fighting to control her desire for him as she was semi-attached to Terry, a struggling comedian. At the same time, Lonnie was also dealing with her mother who felt that Lonnie should lose some weight, her sister moving in and accidentally discover the dead body of one of the partners in her law firm. She was also working with a local cop to snoop around the office and to observe her colleagues as the cops believed that the partner was murdered.
I really like this book because it doesn't just deal with romance which I find is too boring and predictable. Jill Winters did a good job in interwining the romance between Lonnie and Dominic with the murder mystery. Another thing that is good about this book is that it is not slow-paced unlike other books and the characters are very likeable. There are also funny moments in the book especially with Lonnie's mother and her relationship with Dominic. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a relaxing yet enjoyable book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Contemporary Romance November 26, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lonnie Kelley and her younger sister Peach have been best friends since they could remember. They live together, and share each other's thoughts on boyfriends, work, and life in general. But when Lonnie's demanding boss, Beauregard Twit, mysteriously dies, she decides that it's up to her to investigate his death. In the meantime, she needs to think of a good way to break-up with her semi-long distance boyfriend, Terry. So she can start seeing Dominick, the guy who "sends her into a meltdown of raging lust in seconds flat."
This is a hilarious contemporary romance. Readers will enjoy the relationship between Lonnie and her quirky sister Peach, and relish in Lonnie's hilarious commentary. Fans of "The Boy Next-Door" written by Meggin Cabot will love this novel, and vice versa. A must-read.
Erika Sorocco
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars plum xxx rated May 6, 2012
By regina
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm trying to be fair, this is a good read for those who like xxx rated books,but there was nothing about this book saying how detailed the sex was, I think it should have a warning on the cover for the very young readers,i have young readers in my family & I would not be happy, for them to read something like this. The book cover looks like a cute & fun read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much fluff April 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I should have read the reviews more carefully - the repeated use of the word "sexy" was the tip off that this is more romance than mystery. Sadly, I got all the books in the series at the same time! I couldn't even stomach finishing the first one.

I really wish that Amazon would clearly mark the romance and other genre novels. It would save a lot of time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
Very good read. I will read this book again, but nor online. Don't know why it's required for this evaluation?
Published 2 months ago by Sheen
3.0 out of 5 stars Romance, not mystery
From the blurb, I expected far more of the mystery element. But it isn't there. The rating is based on it being decent enough for a ROMANCE, which I don't much care for. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rebecca R
5.0 out of 5 stars Cupcake Read
I love this cute story! It's a light and easy read while having a cupcake. Its relatable and insightful.
What are you waiting for? Pick up your copy today!
Published 9 months ago by Liz1010
2.0 out of 5 stars Plum Girl
Did not finish reading.....Could not get interested in the story format....however, someone else may find it a good read. Sorry.
Published 10 months ago by Velma I. Wheeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but long
This is not a bad book. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed reading it and I liked the characters. It didn't have editing problems as do so many ebooks. Read more
Published 10 months ago by R. Lasker
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
The character development was superb. I could see the characters in my mind as I read. A very fun read.
Published 10 months ago by Jeannie
4.0 out of 5 stars cute
A cute little romance book. It's pretty predictable with the relationship part, but the murder mystery is fun to read and try to figure out "who did it!"
Published 11 months ago by P Wucher
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
The story had a surprise ending. I enjoyed the romantic tone with underlining who done it feeling that keep me reading.
Published 11 months ago by Henri Eaton
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
good with some sex in it. Easy to read and understand and had a good story that made the book flow
Published 11 months ago by Ann Marie Dudek
3.0 out of 5 stars Mystery,YES
Somewhat, interesting! The romance part is drawn out too much--not too realistic, and very predictable. Would not pay for this!
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More About the Author

Jill Winters is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston College with a degree in history. She has published five novels with Penguin Group and several essays with BenBella Books. Her work has been featured on Barnes & Noble's Bestseller Lists and Booksense's Top Ten, as well as multiple Amazon Top 100 lists. Her debut novel, Plum Girl, was a finalist for the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence.

Most recently Jill has begun a new mystery series featuring clever young reporter, Caitlyn Rocket. The first book in the series, The Unprintable Big Clock Chronicle, spent several weeks on Amazon's Bestseller list for humorous fiction, and also appeared on Amazon's Bestseller list for cozy mysteries. The second Caitlyn Rocket mystery, The Unspinnable Big Clock Scandal, has just been released.

As always, Jill loves to hear from readers! You can email her at: and follow her updates on Twitter.

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