Wicked Appetite (Lizzy & Diesel #1)
No one knows when they were created or by whom, each said to represent one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
For centuries, treasure hunters have been eager to possess the Stones, undeterred by their corrupting nature. The list is long - Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, to name a few. Now the Stones have found their way to Salem, Massachusetts, and...more
Be vewy, vewy quiet, I'm hunting Stones... or possibly dwawfes!
Wicked Appetite is like an episode of Looney Tunes. It's goofy, it's over-the-top, and it's hilarious! Janet Evanovich finally gets her groove back after a long, torturous 'Plum'met into really boring fiction. I first fell in love with Evanovich way back when she was writing weird, wacky romances for Loveswept. Books like Naughty Neighbor and The Rocky Road to Romance marked her as being a class apart, especially in the paperback ro...more
Lizzy is a pastry chef who makes some seriously fabulous cupcakes with an average and fairly normal life until she meets Diesel. Lizzy is informed by Diesel...more
I think a lot of urban fantasy takes itself horribly seriously, and this new series is like “Evanovich does urban fantasy”… just like you’d imagine. Irreverently.
My niggles with the plot would be that the final conflict wasn’t...more
Lizzy is a pastry chef working at Dazzle's Bakery in Salem with friends Glo and Clara. Her life if pretty ordinary until two mystery men enter the bakery a few minutes apart. From here her life changes and she's swooped along on an adventure, which...more
I'd never read Janet Evanovich. I'm aware her books have been hits, bestsellers, yadda yadda. So, in an effort to try a JE novel, without starting with the Plum series, I picked this most recent work. Well, if this is how JE writes, I am no fan. Fluff. Wayyyy too fanciful. Sure, I enjoy a fantasy and the opportunity to get away, get involved in a story,...more
I really enjoyed this book an...more
I know some of you are out there shaking you heads already. I’m sorry I can’t help it. We, my Mother and sisters, have been sharing Janet Evanovich novels for a while. When a new comes out we take turns with them and have a nice time discussing them when we all get together over a lunch or something like that. Wicked Appetite is no exception. Diesel is up there for me with Morelli , and for some of my sisters Ranger.
I read some of the other reviews on the novel on both Goodreads and Amazon befo...more
Maybe if I didn't read the Plum series.
Maybe if I didn't know "supernatural" stuff is "in."
It really reads like Evanovich wanted to cash in on the supernatural fluff department, but couldn't be bothered to leave Stephanie Plum's voice or reactions behind. I can't even remember the main character's name anymore, and I finished it last night.
Diesel used to be my sister-in-law's golden retriever, but now he's morphed into the formulaic Evanovich "guy who wants to get...more
It’s impossible to read a Janet Evanovich book without smiling. The woman knows how to write funny, engaging characters, throw them into outlandish situations that always leave me wanting more. I’m a huge fan of her Stephanie Plum series (including the supernaturally spiced Between-the-Numbers novellas that this new series is based on) and have wondered for years what a full length paranormal novel from Evanovich would be like. The answer? Fam...more
First off I've been an Evanovich fan for years. I have been anxiously awaiting this new series and hoping that going in a new direction and make a sparkling book like she used to. I have felt like the last few books she's released were flat, boring, and uninspired. So what happened here?
I have finally managed to start the "Wicked" series and read Wicked Appetite - it was very similar to Stephanie Plum series (which I also wasn’t the hugest fan of), but i hated this !! The dialogue seemed so immature, the heroine whiny and annoying - constant talk of food and what she wants to eat (get it – “gluttony” ha ha) -it was all just booooring...Diesel was plain weird and unmemorable (besides being hot – that detail was mentioned at least 37 times)... I think that the fact...more
I could have done without Carl the monkey, also from an in between the numbers novel, and I hope he's not going to be in the rest of the seri...more
It's immensely frustrating.
I dislike it when the heroes take so long to just a...more
What I personally felt about Wicked Appetite was that it felt too much like t...more
Lizzy is a cupcake baker who just inherited a house from her aunt. Her life is pretty ordinary until a guy named Diesel shows up and claims he needs her help finding ancient stones that each represent one of the seven deadly sins. Lizzy thinks he might be crazy at first, but it's starts getting harder and harder for her to pretend that he's not nuts and that she's just your average girl.
What I liked
Everything! I love Lizzy and Diesel. Lizzy is a great MC. It was so easy for me to ge...more
The premise of the book, Diesel is trying to stop his evil cousin Wulf from doing naughty things. Wulf's new scheme is to find what are called "The Stones" (no joke lol), and they represent the Seven Deadly Sins. Diesel is trying to stop Wulf from acqu...more
I read about 13 of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, and those had become formulaic and somewhat tiresome. Stephanie would blow up a car or two, Grandma Mazur would carry a gun to a viewing at the mortuary, Stephaine and Lula would do the same hys...more
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“No. I knew food was here.”