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
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 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
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
I really enjoyed this book an...more
What bothers me the most is that I had thought this new series would clear up some o...more
You thought wrong.
By page 9 the good guy, bad guy, goal and love interest are all set up so neatly and so quickly you'll immediately be on the alert for the clever plot twist to shake it up. I was, but spoiler...more
The dialog is at the same time amusing and really amazing; coupled with the fact that the book...more
If you have an open afternoon or a couple of free evenings, pick up this book and get ready for light entertainment. Janet Evanovich has a formula in her Stephanie Plum series and she sticks to it in this one. The characters and the humor make this a must-read, and the story leans toward fantasy if that’s your thing. If it’s not, the first two things I mentioned will more than make up for it.
Elizabeth Tucker (Lizzy) finds herself in a historic home...more
Reading this book makes me appreciate the importance of details. I have never crave for more emotional details than i have reading this book. Most of the time im just like
The reactions are just WRONG!. Im not sure if i should have read Stephanie Plums novel first cause most of the time im confused out of my mind. It's either my lack of kno...more
This book was such a nice read! So easy and effortless! I found that I couldn't put i...more
I have heard a lot about Janet Evanovich's books for a long time, I even saw that movie based off one of her books. I got the feeling that from the movie her books had that whole romantic comedy feel to them, and I love a good romantic comedy so I figured it was time to give her a try. I started with Wicked Appetite mainly because it was the first book in a series and it was on sale at Barnes and Noble. So here is my tak...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
The characters are pretty stupid at times (Diesel is supposed to protect Lizzy 24/7, so much so that he insists on sleeping in her bed, though there's no hanky panky) yet he leaves her at random times for stupid errands. Of course, Lizzy gets attacked the minute he walks out the door. There is also very little reaction from any character at any scary or dramatic ev...more
(So....I've learned not to take these books seriously. Because if I do, I'll just get turned off)
Anyway...I decided to give her another chance. So, here I am reading the Lizzy & Diesel series. And, I have to say I enjoyed it. 0-0 <--- my expression pretty much.
I was surprised I ended the book with a good feeling.
Loved Lizzy and Diesel togeth...more
Lizzy Tucker träumt von einem soliden Leben. Gerade hat sie das von ihrer Tante geerbte Häuschen in Salem bezogen und einen Job als Konditormeisterin in Dazzle’s Bakery angenommen, da löst sich dieser Traum mit dem erscheinen des mysteriösen Diesel plötzlich in Luft auf. Diesel glaubt nämlich, dass Lizzy die Gabe besitzt, magische Gegenstände aufzuspüren. Und das könnte einen entscheidenden Vorsprung gegenüber seinem Cousin und Erzrivalen Wulf bedeuten – in einer kosmischen Schlacht,...more
Janet Evanovich leads the reader on an awesome adventure in her new series. There are seven stones that contain the seven deadly sins. This book focuses on one of t...more
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