Christie's Reviews

~ REVIEW: Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel #3) by Janet Evanovich ~




Lizzy and Diesel are back in an all-new wicked adventure from Janet Evanovich and Emmy Award–winning co-author Phoef Sutton.
Murdered and mummified nearly a century ago, notorious bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle discovered 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. People who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it 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.
Wicked Charms is 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’re living a charmed life.

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I have been waiting rather impatiently to hear from my old friends Lizzy and Diesel. So, when I saw the title was available for review on Net Galley, I jumped at the chance, crossing my fingers that I would get approved! And, I was jumping for joy when I did!!! Wicked Charms was well worth the wait! Here’s a little synopsis without ruining anything. Lizzy and Diesel are on the hunt for another treasure, specifically the Stone of Avarice. Of course, they aren’t the only ones on the quest. As you can imagine, Wulf is in the shadows following them ready to snatch it. However, he may not be the only one who may have even more sinister motives that could put Lizzy’s life in danger. All of my favorite characters are back, along with some new ones that you won’t soon forget!

Wicked Charms is perhaps my favorite out of the series for several reasons. I love history and pirates, and the book was full of both. Of course, it’s not boring history, because Evanovich doesn’t do dull or boring! The return to Salem made me want to take a trip there more than ever! I just loved the characters. They are so insanely crazy, especially the villains. Only Janet Evanovich can make bad guys hilarious. My favorite part of the book was the chemistry between Lizzy and Diesel. I thought it was hot before, but it’s dialed up even more! The hotness is the temptation they face every time they are together. They risk losing it all if they give into their lust, and OMG I really want them to. I tell myself I’m Team Diesel all the way. How could you not love the guy? Then, Wulf shows up and whispers things in Lizzy’s ear, and I’m totally confused. I can’t wait to see when he follows through with his whispered promises to Lizzy.

Janet Evanovich is one of my favorite writers ever! She has the ability like no one else to take an unbelievable and outrageous story and make it into a blockbuster. I’m always so excited when she writes something new. I know I can take a break from reality for a while, and it will always involve laughter!

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I don’t think I’ve ever found an author where I’ve loved every single one of their books. But Janet Evanovich is definitely an author that I will love from her first book to her last. She has an amazing way of giving you a great story and connecting you to all of her characters, and the animals as well. I think what makes her books just more is that she also just has a way of making something that would be serious in one book, absolutely hilarious in hers. If you’ve never read a Janet Evanovich book, you’re missing out on some pretty amazing stories!

In this book you get to go on a “pirate adventure” with Lizzy and Diesel. I don’t know how many times I laughed out loud or was anxious to find out what happened next with these two! Though this is the 3rd book in the series, it could be read as a stand alone, you’d just be missing some of the back ground of the characters.

Go and pick up this book today!

**ARCs were provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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~ Torn by Love (Scarred by Love #4) By CA Harms Blog Tour ~



Author: CA Harms

Series: Scarred by Love #4

Genre: Contemporary Romance



Lily’s life was anything but easy.


Losing their father unexpectedly, and a mother that left long ago…


Is was always her and her brother against the world.


Until she met Tanner Parks her life was basic…


Uneventful but simple.


He was the unattainable bad boy…


Just out of reach yet Lily longed for him desperately.


He was foul mouthed and cocky.


He was demanding and arrogant.


But he was exactly what Lily needed…


He made her stronger.


He gave her the drive to keep her head above water, when everything was falling apart around her.






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CA Harms 

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.


She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.


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