Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel #2)
Lizzy Tucker's once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partn...more
Diesel is a secondary character from the Stephanie Plum series. We were first introduced to him in Visions of Sugar Plums .
Well. It is consistent. It's just as light, fluffy, and nothing as the first book, Wicked Appetite . It might even be too light for a be...more
Things like: the last line of this book is a line that originally appeared in a Stephanie Plum novel. She has done that in the Plum series also; the same line will appear in 2 books. Things like: this series is the same formula as the Plum series & there isn't really enough of a difference to pull it off well. So I overlooked these things & enjoyed Wicked Business. I lol a few times & even like...more
This was a little better than the first in the series...still suffers in comparison with the Stephanie Plum series. Diesel is hot, but there doesn't seem to be much more to him than that...and Lizzy feels like a carbon copy of Steph - very similar, but not as good as the real thing. There were a couple of laugh out loud moments, but the mystery just didn't make me care, and I want a LOT more character development.
That said, this is a very fast, easy, light read - and after darkness and sadne...more
Yes, the laughs are fewer and farther between these days; the plots are recycled; and it doesn't seem like such a good investment anymore to plunk down harder to come by cash or credit for an Evanovich paperback or har...more
Quick thoughts: Entertaining, Mysterious and Fast paced.
If you're looking for a quick, fast paced, dialogue heavy, quirky crime comedy then I would recommend you check out the Wicked Series. Book two, Wicked Business was packed with hilarity, secrets, betrayal, delicious sounding cup-cakes and adventure.
The two main characters romance continued to progress in this book and I really liked the last line as I felt it wrapped up their progressing relationship wonderfully. Of course I have my favour...more
In this one the two are following a murder of a professor. They are now looking for the Luxuria Stone or the lust stone, which hello these two don't have any need for it! But Lizzy decided to help him out to beat out Wolf his cousin. As they start to look they get a couple of stalkers Anaracy and crazy ass Hatchet...more
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Whether it’s monkey business, funny business, or getting down to business, Janet Evanovich’s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there’s no business like Wicked Business.
Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel.
When Harvard Universit
Apparently not, because Wicked Business starts off with a dea...more
The characters are one dimensional, the plot is trite and the writing itself is uninspired. I think she's taken the formula failsafe too far and she's...more
I was supplied with this copy by publisher but as always on the basis that my opinion is honestly held and not influenced by whether the book was free or paid for. Integrity of reviewers is important to me, and false reviews do no favours to authors or readers.
Although Janet is a huge selling author I've never read any of her books (so many books so little time :( it seems ) so didn't know what style to expect. I really enjoyed it – its...more
Lizzy Tucker is a pastry chef who up until recently thought of herself as perfectly normal. That was before she met Diesel though. Diesel is not quite human although he looks just like a gorgeous, even hot, man. Diesel, no other names, has revealed to Lizzy that she has the gift to detect special powers in objects. It is a power Diesel doesn’t have (although he does have plenty other ones) and one he needs in his quest to stop the world fro...more
I have been following along with the Lizzy and Diesel stories since they started. I have been intrigued by this line since Diesel first appeared in a "between the numbers" Stephanie Plum story, where he was helping track down Santa and his elves.
Diesel has strange powers, which include the ability to bypass locks. He teamed up with Lizzy because she, a fellow Unmentionable, has the ability to find magical items, and he needs her assistance in finding a series of lost items which relate to the S...more
It's a few months after the end of the first book, and this time Lizzie and Diesel are after the SALIGIA stone of lust. Of course they have Hatchett and Wulf hot on their trail. They also have Lizzies friends, Diesel's monkey, and one or two new characters helping them along the way. As Lizzie and Diesel move from clue to clue, they realize a dangerous person calling herself Anarchy is after the stone as well. We also learn more about the stones as a whole; they weren't always evil...more
It was not the best book that I have ever read, but I did find it strangely humorous. It is populated by a variety of very interesting characters. Set in Salem, Massachusetts, it sometimes felt like a quirky adult Harry Potter. Quasi-detecti...more
Don’t get me...more
I do like the voices given by Lorelei King, especially Diesel's voice.
I still dislike Glo, who's too optimistic, not to mention oblivious, to be true. Every guy she meets is sure to be The One. She's equally sure that's she's going to be, maybe even is, a wizard. Although she never gets the spells right and always leaves out some...more
Gerwulf Grimoire, aka Wulf, remains in the picture and seems more threatening tha...more
Diesel is a bit more serious in this book than he was in the Stephanie Plum series books. He's still fun, sexy, and of course supernatural. Lizzy Tucker has Unmentionable abilities as well, though she's not quite happy to use them. Wulf is still a mystery to me. For someone who is supposed to be the villian, he is pretty civil in this book. If J.E. is going to try to make a triangle out of Wulf, Diesel, and Lizzy like she did Morelli,...more
Despite interesting localities such as museums, frat houses, and underground tunnels connecting Harvard with secret meeting rooms inside a Sphinx monument, and the classy or terrifying domiciles of Wulf, the compelling, dark, powerful, handsome (etc., etc.,) cousin of sexy, blond, irre...more
In this book, a Harvard Professor who has been hunting for...more
The premise of the series is that there are "special" people who have extra abilities. Lizzy can...more
It irritates me to no end that she continued the same guy/romance formula that trashed her other series in this book. The bad boy (Wulf), good guy (Diesel) triangle thing is not only totally seethrough but annoying as hell.
I mean her other series (Stephanie Plum) is like 10 books over the expiration date because s...more
The two are searching for a stone of lust, following a path of getting stones related to the seven deadly sins. While I enjoyed it, th...more
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