Book Review – Wicked Charms

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Wicked CharmsPublication: June 2015

Book Blurb: Lizzy and Diesel return once again in an all-new adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Janet Evanovich and her co-author, Phoef Sutton!

Murdered and mummified more than ninety years ago, bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle once found and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice — the very item reluctant treasure seeker, Lizzy Tucker, and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas . . . or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine.

Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest. There are people who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it, and are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil, just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel’s deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It’s hard to say how far he’s willing to go to gain either one.

It’s a swashbuckling adventure full of raiders, monkeys, minions, and mayhem. Lizzy and Diesel are going to have to do everything they can to keep their heads above water and hope they are living a charmed life.

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My Review – Wicked Charms

Wicked Charms is the third novel in the Lizzy and Diesel series by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton.

Lizzy Tukcer has special abilities. She works as a baker in a shop during the day, but she dabbles in special missions in her free time. In this novel we find her on a mission to help find special stones. If the stones are collected and all brought together by someone evil, they could quite literally destroy the planet. She works closely with Diesel on this mission, though this proves to be a difficult task. Not only is the mission itself dangerous, she also has to restrain herself with Diesel, as one of them could lose their powers if they take their desire for one another to the next level and sleep together. In between baking and working on finding the stones, she’s managed to write a cookbook that no one wants to publish…until she finds someone that makes her a deal she can’t refuse.

Wicked Charms is a classic Janet Evanovich novel, with the right mix of humor, fun, and romance to keep her readers entertained. It was a quick, fun read filled with interesting, strange and charming characters. This is definitely a book that will make you laugh! Filled with pirate talk and a bit of magic, this story set in Salem would be a fun Halloween time read, though can be enjoyed at any time of the year.

4 stars for this wickedly magical tale

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