Diesel now has his own series! Janet Evanovich is expanding the world of that gorgeous character from her Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers series, and he has brought his shadowy cousin Gerwulf (Wulf) Grimoire with him. As Evanovich continues to explore the vampire world she also introduces a new character, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Tucker, a pastry chef whose cupcakes are fabulously beyond description. Lizzy has inherited her Aunt Ophelia’s house in Salem, MA and has a new job at Dazzle’s Bakery. Both Wulf and Diesel explode into her life like sizzling bombs looking for the Seven Stones of Power referring to her “gift”, and that they need her gift to find the Stones. The Seven Stones of Power represent the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. They are everything that is wicked and have alluded treasure hunters for centuries. Lizzie’s world is turned inside out as she inherits a ninja cat and an extremely rude monkey, tries to keep one step ahead of Wulf, and not melt into a puddle around Diesel.
I always enjoy Evanovich’s books when I need a funny lighthearted escape from reality. Her stories are fast entertaining reads that are so much fun to follow. We will see how Diesel does now that he is standing on his own as the series continues. If you have never tried reading a Janet Evanovich book, take a break to breathe and entertain yourself while you relax with Wicked Appetite or another of her titles. You will enjoy yourself. Happy Reading!