ISBN#: 0312652917 (ISBN13: 9780312652913)
Series: Lizzy & Diesel #1
Summary from Goodreads:
Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down—and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins.
With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.
I received Wicked Appetite in the TrueBlood swap on Ravelry. I am just now getting a chance to read it. This is my first time reading anything by Janet Evanovich and let me just start by saying that I don't think I have laughed this much while reading a book in a long time.
Lizzy is a cupcake artist at a local bakery, living her life day to day doing what she loves. One day her view of the world is expanded when Diesel and Wulf show up wanting her assistance to find some long lost stones relating to the seven deadly sins, specifically gluttony. Diesel informs Lizzy that she is an Unmentionable, meaning that she has special abilities to find these stones. She reluctantly decides to help, not that she really even had a choice. Of course, one of the men wants the stones for evil and the other just wants to protect them. In the quest for the stones the reader is also introduced to a wanna-be witch that messes up most of her spells, a ninja cat, and a monkey that loves to flip people off. The ending...I didn't necessarily see coming, but it definitely sets up for future run-ins with Wulf.
Some of my favorite quotes:
Diesel: "Sweetheart, you wish a cupcake could make you feel that good."
Shirley: "Candle, Piss Pot, Queen Elizabeth" and "Maggie, Booger Slammer, Ice Cream"..."