Friday, May 11, 2012
Amazon Blurb -
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.
This book was funny! It was Stephanie Plum gone paramormal, and Evanovich is just a witty writer who knows how to make you laugh out loud which I did.
Lizzie is living a normal life as a baker in Marblehead Mass, in the home her great aunt Ophelia left her, located just outside Salem, strumming along trying to get her cookbook published till cousins Wulf and Diesel storm into her life. She finds out she is an unmentionable, someone who has the power to locate the enchanted objects representing the seven deadly sins. Wulf is dark, sexy and oh so handsome with an evil streak a mile wide, and Diesel is just as good looking and irresistible as well as her proclaimed protector from the dastardly Wulf. Wulf wants to collect all of the objects so he can unleash the evil and Diesel wants to get them before that can happen.
The cast of characters are just perfect. Dazzle Bakery owner Claire, kooky counter girl wanna be witch Glo and Carl the monkey make for some of the most hilarious encounters. This was a VERY quick read, light fun and easy, I enjoyed it very much.
Here are some funny quotes from the book -
Lizzie and Diesel in Shirley's apartment looking for one of the enchanted objects
Diesel- Yeah Shirley is a glutton and this is her apartment.
Lizzie- Ok, so she's a little on the heavy side, but I don't know if I'd say she's a glutton.
Carl nodded his head and did the monkey smile. When Diesel turned his back to walk away, Carl gave him the finger.
"This isn't a normal monkey. " I said to Diesel.
"Tell me about it."
Diesel, Lizzie, and Carl in a grocery store.
"Is that a monkey?" the produce guy asked.
"Are you making fun of my child?" Lizzie asked.
"No mam he's kinda hairy."
"He gets that from his father." The produce guy looked at Diesel.
"Not my bad." Diesel said.
It's banter and exchanges like this that just make it a kick. I see some reviewers on Amazon just rip this book as recycled characters and the like, I find that odd since I never picked this book up thinking it was Anna Karenina or Pride and Prejudiced. It is an easy light pick me up when you just want to giggle at some silliness.
Wicked Appetite is book 1 in the series.
3 1/2 cannolis