Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Bantam Books
Series: Lizzy and Diesel aka Wicked, Bk 2
Obtained: Library copy
Everyone is on the chase for another of the Stones of SALIGIA (seven deadly sin stones). This time they've got a lead on lust (or possibly true love). There is some fire and falling from buildings and kidnapping and whatnot. And there's a trail of cryptic clues, fumbled spell casting, and Carl the monkey.
It took me a full week to read this book. Perhaps I should make allowances for everything that was going on during that week. But I think part of what took me so long is I just can't connect with Lizzy and Diesel the way I can with Stephanie Plum or even Alex Barnaby. I've never been a big Diesel fan, and Lizzy doesn't have anything about her that especially draws me in.
Despite some amusing parts, I felt bored overall. The story picked up some toward the end, but not enough to make a difference. I think I'll be discontinuing this series.