Following on from Wicked Appetite
, this is the second in the Lizzy and Diesel series. As we discovered in the first book, there are Seven Stones of Power, the Saligia Stones, each representing one of the Seven Deadly Sins. In the first novel, Diesel was trying to stop his cousin Wulf discover the Gluttony Stone. Now, their search turns to the Lust, or Luxuria Stone. Frankly, Lizzy already has enough lust for Diesel, but they both have special powers and if two people with such powers become romantically entangled then one of them will lose their abilities - and it might be Diesel.
Half the fun of a good series is the enjoyment of meeting old friends again and the author not only reintroduces us to the gorgeous Diesel and smart, witty Lizzy, as well as the dark and dangerous Wulf and his hilarious sidekick Hatchet, but gives greater prominence to Glo and introduces some new characters in the form of the elderly Sandman and the, more than slightly insane, Anarchy. This search includes the death of a Harvard Professor of Elizabethan Literature and the work of poet John Lovey, sonnets, spells, secret tunnels and, of course, cupcakes. Great fun and I think I enjoyed this book more than the first, as the series is settling down into something quite special and I look forward to reading about the next deadly sin.