Wicked Charms by Janey Evanovich & Phoef Sutton


Set in: Massachusetts

Summary: 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.

freaking finally… I was about to start writing Janet crazy mail to get this one out… you know the crazy mail where you cut letters out of magazines and threaten the author?

The above was the threat I delivered to Janet about a year ago, I had just re-read Wicked Appetite and I really needed the next book. So I patiently waited, ok it wasn’t really patient. Finally Evanovich delivered.

This book was exactly what I expect from Janet, exactly. I laughed, I cringed and I laughed some more. This book has what Stephanie Plum has lost.

The chemistry between Diesel & Lizzy is heating up, and I found myself screaming do it do it do it, who cares if you loose powers often. Don’t worry no spoilers here if that occurred or not, but ladies 33% get to 33%.

I think what made this book so special is the story line was the focus, not blowing up cars, “midgets” or a monkey. It feels like that is the common plot lines of SP now, I felt this story was original and what early Evanovich felt like.

Does Wulf remind anyone else of Tom Hiddleston??? you know Loki? sigh I hate to admit ladies, I think I love me some Wulf.

Once I had a solid few hours to read I did not set this book down. I loved every word of this book… especially the last paragraph. That last paragraph ya’ll.

Ladies and gents the last paragraph is a hook, line and sinker and believe me I will send Janet crazy fan mail if we have to wait another 3 years for the next book.

So please Janet I am pleading… please please please get the next one out. I can’t wait.

Thank you Netgalley & Bantam for approving me to read this ARC.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for a review, as always the thoughts and opinions I expressed are my own. 

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