STARRED REVIEW
November 2010

Evanovich delivers a new series with spunk

By Janet Evanovich
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What's it about?
Lizzy Tucker has just moved from New York City to Marblehead, Massachusetts, to claim her inheritance—her great-aunt Ophelia’s house, built in 1740—and take a job as chief cupcake baker at Dazzle’s Bakery in Salem. A few months after her move, though, life gets difficult. A man named Diesel informs Lizzy that she’s an Unmentionable, “a human with special abilities,” and she must help him track down the SALIGIA Stones—seven stones holding the power of the seven deadly sins. If the Stones fall into the wrong hands, there will be hell on earth. Complicating matters is Wulf, an evil guy also on the hunt for the Stones; the unpredictable Carl the monkey; and Lizzy’s budding attraction to Diesel. In Wicked Appetite, the first book in Janet Evanovich’s Unmentionables series, can Lizzy and Diesel get their hands on gluttony, the first of the sins?

Bestseller formula:
Easy-to-love heroine + sexy male leads + suspenseful plot + romantic tension

Favorite lines:
Diesel hauled himself up behind the wheel and went to work shoveling locks. I watched him for a while, wondering who on earth he was. When I found myself fantasizing him naked, I gave myself a mental slap and looked for something else to do. If I’d had my computer, I’d have googled SALIGIA Stones. In the absence of the computer, I called my mom.

Worth the hype?
Her sentences may not be the most beautifully-crafted I have ever read, but Janet Evanovich knows how to write a page-turner. Readers looking for a fun new series about an independent and slightly frazzled heroine will not be disappointed with Wicked Appetite.

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Wicked Appetite

Wicked Appetite

By Janet Evanovich
St. Martin's
ISBN 9780312652913

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