My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Have you ever wanted to do a walking tour of Boston? Or maybe drive through Vermont on a crisp autumn day? All you have to do is read Janet Evanovich’s Wicked Business, the second book in the Lizzy & Diesel Series.
In the romantic comedy, Evanovich has her pastry chef heroine, Lizzy, and her magical hero, Diesel, on another scavenger hunt throughout Boston and the North Shore looking for hidden stones that could destroy the world with their powers of Seven Deadly Sins.
This offering involves all the wacky characters readers met in the first book. While you could easily skip the first book and still enjoy this second offering you’d miss the evolution of Lizzy and Diesel’s association. Let’s just say it’s a complicated relationship. There is passion in this book, but you won’t walk away with any undying love just yet. There are five more stones to be found, and Lizzy and Diesel haven’t even gotten to the good part of their association yet.
Evanovich is definitely building toward something in this book but already it is reminding me of the love triangle in the Stephanie Plum series. That series has already been stretched to nineteen books and while they are enjoyable, I think readers are looking for a resolution in the romance. I’m happy that this series seems to have a fix length of seven books, but I hope we don’t have to wait that long to get an actual romance going between the main characters.
Also see of Lizzy & Diesel stories:
- Wicked Appetite, published August 2010 (book #1)
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