Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cute romance perfect for reading poolside.
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 so has Gerwulf
Grimoire, adding himself to this rogues’ gallery of power seekers. He’s
an uncommonly dangerous man, with a hunger for the forbidden, and a set
of abilities that are way beyond ordinary. Abilities that he feels
entitle him to possess anything he might desire.
That would include Elizabeth Tucker, the woman he needs to find the
Stones. She’s freshly transplanted from New York City to Boston’s North
Shore. With a new job as pastry chef at Dazzle’s bakery and an old
house inherited from her Aunt Ophelia, her life is pretty much on track
…until it’s suddenly derailed by a guy named Diesel, a rude monkey, and a
Lizzy can handle the monkey and the cat. She’s not sure about
Diesel. He’s offering up his own set of unusual talents, promising to
protect her from Grimoire. The kind of protection that Lizzy suspects
might involve guarding her body day and night.
The Seven Deadly Sins are pride, greed, lust, envy wrath, sloth and
gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that is wicked. Diesel
thinks it also pretty much covers everything that’s fun. And Lizzy
thinks Diesel and the Seven Deadly Sins cover everything her mother
warned her about.
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