Naked in Death

Naked in Death[Ebook] ➢ Naked in Death ➨ J.D. Robb – Heartforum.co.uk In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all the first book in J D Robb s number one New York Times bestselling In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Li In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all the first book in J D Robb s number one New Naked in Epub / York Times bestselling In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke It is the year , and technology now completely rules the world But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing passion When a senator s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she d been leading is revealed The high profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society Further complicating matters is Eve s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome and the leading suspect in the investigation.

JD Robb is the author of the New York Times bestselling In Death series and the pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Naked in Epub / Nora Roberts The futuristic suspense series stars Eve Dallas, a New York City police lieutenant with a dark past Initially conceived as a trilogy, readers clad forof Eve and the mysterious Roarke Leverage in Death, on sale September , is the th entry in the series.

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    Naked in Death ePUB Ý Naked in Epub / Hardcover passion When a senator s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she d been leading is revealed The high profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society Further complicating matters is Eve s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome and the leading suspect in the investigation."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 294 pages
  • Naked in Death
  • J.D. Robb
  • English
  • 15 June 2017
  • 0399151575

10 thoughts on “Naked in Death

  1. Tatiana says:

    and I was enjoying it up until too swift of a turn into Romancelandia.The popularity of Naked in Death is completely understandable to me The attraction here is the same as in the most of urban fantasy IMO Mystery solving, some world building in this case, futuristic instead of paranormal it all is only background noise What you are actually anticipating is the heroine s hookup with some handsome hunk That s what I read urban fantasy for anyway And the hunk here is something speci and I was enjoying it up until too swift of a turn into Romancelandia.The popularity of Naked in Death is completely understandable to me The attraction here is the same as in the most of urban fantasy IMO Mystery solving, some world building in this case, futuristic instead of paranormal it all is only background noise What you are actually anticipating is the heroine s hookup with some handsome hunk That s what I read urban fantasy for anyway And the hunk here is something special 1 he is drowning in money 2 super hot 3 has morals 4 buys the heroine stuff 5 feeds her 6 he adores everything about the heroine from the get go 7 , 8 , 9 and 10 HE SPEAKS WITH AN IRISH ACCENT What s not to like, right Unfortunately, Roarke never managed to work his magic on me I thought he was controlling, patronizing, stalkerish even, always forcing Eve out of her comfort zone and himself on her in that signature way I am going to make you have the most intense orgasm you ve ever had, no matter if you want it or not, because I know what you need better than youPlus, as I ve noted above, the switch from mystery to romance was too early in the book Quarter in, second meeting, and already her small, firm breast weighed gloriously in his palm and he wanted to forget the patience and control he d taught himself to live by, and just ravage This bodice ripperish language totally killed my mood At that point, I already knew how it would unfold, with throbbing, wetness, I want you but I can t and so on.Sorry ladies, but romance is not quite my thing

  2. Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️ says:

    4 StarsThis was solid.Fast paced.Sexy.Fun.And old.Seriously though, there are, what, only 40 thousand books in the series after this one LolRegardless, I see why I have not a damn thing to add to the multitude of reviews on this and I look forward to the next one 4 StarsThis was solid.Fast paced.Sexy.Fun.And old.Seriously though, there are, what, only 40 thousand books in the series after this one LolRegardless, I see why I have not a damn thing to add to the multitude of reviews on this and I look forward to the next one

  3. Hulya Kara Yuksel says:

    4th read 11th January,20203rd read 29th June,20192nd read 31th December,20181st read 4th May,2015Even the re reads are so great I just love Eve Roarke sooooo muchHe took her hand, lifted it to his lips Nothing could have pleased himthan the quick suspicion on her face You won t forget me, Eve You ll think of me, perhaps not fondly, but you ll think of me I m in the middle of a murder investigation You re part of it Sure, I ll think of you Darling, he began, 4th read 11th January,20203rd read 29th June,20192nd read 31th December,20181st read 4th May,2015Even the re reads are so great I just love Eve Roarke sooooo muchHe took her hand, lifted it to his lips Nothing could have pleased himthan the quick suspicion on her face You won t forget me, Eve You ll think of me, perhaps not fondly, but you ll think of me I m in the middle of a murder investigation You re part of it Sure, I ll think of you Darling, he began, and watched with amusement as his use of the endearment knitted her brow You ll be thinking of what I can do to you1st read 4th May,2015My original review ROARKE OMG I m melting in here Ladies, don t you ever forget this name He s hot, he s smart, he s funny but the most important thing is he s so freaking HOT I Loved him a lot D You have to meet with him ASAP DAnd Eve Dallas Damn, what a strong lady I loved her too I will definitely continue to read their story Whenever I read Roarke s words This is exactly me D My favorites quotes And yesss,I have a lot of themI can t tell you how aroused it makes me when you quote codes, lieutenant I don t like the idea of you shivering unless I cause it Stay warm I like your style, Lieutenant Dallas, he said when they d fought their way to the car I like it a lot And by the way, I don t think I m in love with you any I know I am Roarke I want to see you again He stopped, took her face in his hands I need to see you again Her pulse jumped, as if it had nothing to do with the rest of her Roarke, what s going on here Lieutenant He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers indications are we re having a romance You Roarke Eyes watering, she reached fortissue Jesus, Eve Jesus Christ, you never sleep with anybody And you re telling me you slept with Roarke That s not precisely accurate We didn t sleep You sleep here I don t intend to sleep tonight He interrupted her gawking by pulling her up the two stairs to the platform and tumbling her onto the bed I have to check in by oh seven hundred Shut up, lieutenant Okay With a half laugh, she rolled on top of him and fastened her mouth to his Wild, reckless energy was bursting inside her She couldn t move quickly enough, her hands weren t fast enough to satisfy the craving Roarke, you ve got to know I ve got some bad stuff inside It s like a virus that sneaks around the system, pops out when your resistance is low I m not a good bet Eve Dallas I like long odds He lifted her hand, kissed it Why don t we see it through Find out if we can both win Roarke I m not afraid of you, Roarke Aren t you He moved closer, curling his hands on the lapels of her shirt What do you think will happen if you step over the line Too much, she murmured Assaulting an officer will earn you one to five, Roarke That s in a cage, not cushy home detention You re not wearing your badge Or anything else, for that matter He gave her a friendly nip on the chin Be sure to put that in your report He took her hand, lifted it to his lips Nothing could have pleased himthan the quick suspicion on her face You won t forget me, Eve You ll think of me, perhaps not fondly, but you ll think of me I m in the middle of a murder investigation You re part of it Sure, I ll think of you Darling, he began, and watched with amusement as his use of the endearment knitted her brow You ll be thinking of what I can do to you What are you doing Washing your hair, he murmured and proceeded to stroke and massage the shampoo into her short, sopping cap of hair I m going to enjoy smelling my soap on you His lips curved You re a fascinating woman, Eve Here we are, wet, naked, both of us half dead from a very memorable night, and still you watch me with very cool, very suspicious eyes You re a suspicious character, Roarke I think that s a compliment Gold winked at his wrist as he pressed his choice for two coffees on the AutoChef built into the side panel Cream Black A woman after my own heart Moments later, he opened the protective door and offered her a china cup in a delicate saucer We haveof a selection on the plane, he said, then settled back with his coffee I bet The steam rising from her cup smelled like heaven Eve took a tentative sip and nearly moaned.It was real No simulation made from vegetable concentrate so usual since the depletion of the rain forests in the late twentieth This was the real thing, ground from rich Columbian beans, singing with caffeine.She sipped again, and could have wept Problem He enjoyed her reaction immensely, the flutter of the lashes, the faint flush, the darkening of the eyes a similar response, he noted, to a woman purring under a man s hands Do you know how long it s been since I had real coffee He smiled No Neither do I Unashamed, she closed her eyes as she lifted the cup again You ll have to excuse me, this is a private moment We ll talk on the plane

  4. A. says:

    3.5 StarsI d been postponing reading this series for a long time and I m so glad I finally caved because it was right up my alley The thing is, I love murder mysteries and crime solving books with a touch of romance but the futuristic aspect Sorry, not my jam I don t like anything futuristic sci fi fantasy related I never connect to such stories I don t know why Maybe I m unimaginative and dull Maybe they scare me.It s stupid, I know, but look at it this way How much older am I than Roar 3.5 StarsI d been postponing reading this series for a long time and I m so glad I finally caved because it was right up my alley The thing is, I love murder mysteries and crime solving books with a touch of romance but the futuristic aspect Sorry, not my jam I don t like anything futuristic sci fi fantasy related I never connect to such stories I don t know why Maybe I m unimaginative and dull Maybe they scare me.It s stupid, I know, but look at it this way How much older am I than Roarke Let s see If the story is set in 2058 and he was born in 2023, then I m Right.The good news is, I didn t need to worry It wasn t so bad The futuristic aspect, I mean There were a few mentions of badass vehicles and gadgets, strange laws sin tax, seriously and funny global issues but that was pretty much it.The bad news is, I had a problem with some of the events For instance, there are mentions of some major global events that happened in 2016 the book was written in 1995 which obviously did not happen Because of that, the story seemed a bit implausible.Honestly, I m worried about mankind and our children s children The future world sounds so artificial, cold and impersonal The only good thing are gadgets and tools like domestic droids that clean your house for you Now that You ve heard of Roarke, right Yes, his reputation is well deserved He s really that hot And Eve I loved her She s a badass chick Strong, smart, independent I loved the story, too I ve always wanted to be a badass cop like Eve Or a crime scene investigator Collecting evidence at crime scenes, working in a crime lab wearing safety glasses and gloves Awesome, right It s a good thing my dreams will never come true, believe me Let s just say the world is a lot safer with me not becoming what I ve always wanted to become.Anyhow, now I need to read 45 books to catch up on this series I just hope I won t binge read the whole series for half of 2018 and then fall into a reading slump of epic proportions.QUICK REVIEW Enjoyment 3.5 5Writing style 4 5Storyline 4 5 Hero 3 5Heroine 5 5Secondary characters 4 5 Hotness steam 3 5 Romance 3 5 Angst 2 5Darkness level 2 5Humor 1 5Depth of the book 3 5POV multiple mostly heroine s , third personTriggers view spoiler series of murders on page , child abuse and rape off page hide spoiler

  5. Mo says:

    I started this series with a bit of trepidation back in 2015 I knew that JD Robb also wrote as Nora Roberts and I had read another book by Ms Roberts and hated it so I was a bit wary about starting the In Death books But I had heard great things about Roarke Another reason that put me off reading this series is because he is Irish and, being Irish, if it is not done right, it drives me nuts But she pulled it off He is perfection I am already up to book 19 but decided to head back to bo I started this series with a bit of trepidation back in 2015 I knew that JD Robb also wrote as Nora Roberts and I had read another book by Ms Roberts and hated it so I was a bit wary about starting the In Death books But I had heard great things about Roarke Another reason that put me off reading this series is because he is Irish and, being Irish, if it is not done right, it drives me nuts But she pulled it off He is perfection I am already up to book 19 but decided to head back to book 1 and do a quick recap of how they met and their initial reactions to each other OMG I loved it he turned his head, looked five pews back across the aisle and directly into Eve s eyes It was surprise that had her fighting not to jolt at that sudden and unexpected punch of power It was will that kept her from blinking or shifting her gaze For one humming minute they stared at each other You fascinate me, Lieutenant Dallas We meet Mavis, Feeney, Whitney Summerset Yes, I can see now how they started off on the wrong foot Bit of a poker up his arse alright, Eve But you take no shit from him Galahad, she thought Her white knight I highly recommend this series MY ORIGINAL REVIEW DECEMBER 2105Well, they say practice makes perfect would love to know who THEY are Read Nora Roberts years ago and thought it was the greatest load of shite I had ever read an Irish themed book I am Irish so a bit sensitive So totally avoided her forever Read some forums onand GRs about Roarke and Eve and thought who are they In Death J D Robb aka Nora Roberts NO THANK YOU But then again I saw that a lot of my GR friends are fans of JD so decided to bite the bullet and jump on the bandwagon OKAAAAAY Naked in Death freaking loved it Was this the same woman who wrote about and Irish girl who trained a horse for the Kentucky Derby cannot even remember the storyline now cos it totally pissed me off Irish people are not like Darby O Gill and the Little People or like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Far and Away or whatever it was OK, we see our kids progress through school and improve over the years and definitely Ms Roberts did this Will I go back and read a Nora Roberts book after this Not sure, maybe, probably as I can see a definite improvement in her writing style so do not understand how many of you gave Irish Hearts such high ratings us Irish coleens are not as dimwitted or innocent as she was ,,,, Deliver us lord from every evil Now I am totally depressed cos I realise that if I have to read the whole IN DEATH series it is going to cost me a feckin fortune Goodnight 23.20 here in Belgium so time for bed and if I had known it was set in the future I definitely would not have read it but it totally blends in and you do not notice it

  6. Shawna says:

    Re read listened to the audiobook version Jan 19 Nora Roberts J.D Robb is such a prolific author, and the In Death series is exceptional and incomparable and one of my all time favorites After reading all 47 books and eagerly awaiting the 48th book, Connections in Death, I decided to revisit the beginning It s still a great crime mystery suspense read and Eve and Roarke will forever remain one of the absolute best romantic pairings there is Original read review 5 stars Crime Myste Re read listened to the audiobook version Jan 19 Nora Roberts J.D Robb is such a prolific author, and the In Death series is exceptional and incomparable and one of my all time favorites After reading all 47 books and eagerly awaiting the 48th book, Connections in Death, I decided to revisit the beginning It s still a great crime mystery suspense read and Eve and Roarke will forever remain one of the absolute best romantic pairings there is Original read review 5 stars Crime Mystery Romantic Suspense Futuristic ThrillerYes I ve finally read the first book in J.D Robb s, aka Nora Roberts , vastly popular In Death series, and now I understand why there s 30 books and counting cause it s an awesome romantic suspense futuristic mystery thriller and very addictive In fact, it s a good thing that I brought the first three books with me on my trip since I wanted to immediately jump into the second book after finishing this I loved it And all the flattering Roarke talk is totally justified because he s such a mysteriously delicious, sexy alpha hero I wasn t convinced that a series could stay interesting and fresh enough with the same characters for 30 books, but I don t think there could ever be enough of Roarkehe s that yummy I m not sure if I need to recommend this since it seems that just about everyone else has already read it, but if you like romantic suspense and or mystery thrillers and haven t yet read Naked in Death, then I highly suggest it But be prepared to get hooked on the series Big 5 stars

  7. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more says:

    Reviewed by Rabid Reads3.5 starsFor those of you who don t already know, J.D Robb is an alternate pen name for Nora Roberts I only read my first Nora Roberts book about a year ago, and was to put it mildly pleasantly surprised I d always assumed that Roberts wrote cornball Walmart paperback romances for your grandmother, and when I saw a new book with Witch in the title, I figured she had jumped on the paranormal train, but was curious enough to check it out.It was kind of amazing.And w Reviewed by Rabid Reads3.5 starsFor those of you who don t already know, J.D Robb is an alternate pen name for Nora Roberts I only read my first Nora Roberts book about a year ago, and was to put it mildly pleasantly surprised I d always assumed that Roberts wrote cornball Walmart paperback romances for your grandmother, and when I saw a new book with Witch in the title, I figured she had jumped on the paranormal train, but was curious enough to check it out.It was kind of amazing.And with about 30 seconds of research I discovered that rather than jumping on the paranormal train, it waslikely that Roberts could be held responsible for making books with paranormal elements marketable in the first place assumptions make you look stoopid FYI I really liked this book BUT The too forceful, borderline abusive love interest whose aggression is attributed to his sheer maleness that I was expecting in my first Roberts book b c 70s 90s bodice rippers you stole from your grandma s stash when you were a teenagerWell, he was hiding out here all along.Roarke Nolastname rolls eyes is a smoking hot Irish self made bazillionaire Say that three times fast Go ahead Do it He s also a textbook example of a male with abusive tendencies I know this for FACT, b c I volunteered at a battered women s shelter while I was in college, and before a place like that will turn you loose in the facility, they educate you Based on that education, Roarke is one giant Red Flag he has zero respect for personal space, he makes unilateral decisions about things any rational person understands are not decisions to be made unilaterally, he has fits of temper that involve grabbing, shoving, and shakingRed flagsRed flags everywhere .And maybe that s the difference between a book written a couple of years ago and a book written a couple decades ago B c NAKED IN DEATH was written nearly twenty years agoBUT it takes place in the only slightly distant future 2058, I think So there s this sometimes interesting sometimes uncomfortable combination of modern future ideals and innovations coupled with surprisingly old fashioned tropes.Like how our heroine Eve Dallas is as hard core and strong a female character as I d expect to find in any recently published SFF or UF novel, who lives in a world with legalized prostitution gov t regulated and taxed, naturally , but who also falls prey to Red Flag b c hot DAMN.No, seriously Hot DAMN.I fell prey too Likecompletely And part of the reason for that is b c Roberts does such a good job of developing Eve and Roarke that you understand why he s a Red Flag, but know that he d never actually cross that line even though your brain and statistics tell you otherwise They re both damaged, victims of horrific childhoods who were made stronger in the crucible rather than broken They understand each other better than anyone else ever could For real You can see it, feel it.Eve is the one woman who can change Roarke s playboy emotional detachment, and the fact that she has no intention of doing so only makes itplausible.And that kind of masterful manipulation is what makes the other stuff easier to swallow.B c there is lots of other stuff LOTS All of the secondaries are flat, stock characters Instalust, which is believable, crosses the line into instalove, which is not Eve s a cop Roarke is a reformed criminal mastermind I could put together a very strong argument that Roarke is the main inspiration for Christian Grey I considered writing a nontraditional review on that vein, but didn t have the patience to follow through And there s CORN Cheesy 90s I m too sexy for my shirt cornI thought this vintage would suit you What it lacks in subtletyHe turned back, offering her a glass It makes up for in sensualityUgh Also, if you are particularly sensitive to sexual violation, especially the sexual violation of children, NAKED IN DEATH is not for you I say particularly b c pretty much everyone finds the notion upsetting, but as far as this kind of thing goes, it s not too bad There is only one scene that I would label as graphic and it takes place in the context of an adult remembering past abuse, so if you aren t particularly sensitive, it s not anyunpleasant than any other mystery thriller with psychos or whack jobs doing psycho whack job things There are other things as well, but you get the idea Not that it matters, b c I LOVED it If I was making a purely emotional decision about this book, I would be giving it at least four stars Instead, I m forcing myself to be rational b c the handful of times I ve gone with my gut, it s come back to haunt me It s worth mentioning that I m nearly finished with 6 after starting the series four and half days ago, and that speaks for itself, but I can also say that while IN DEATH remains a series with flaws, there are marked improvements, especially in the area of secondary characters SO Definitely worth a shot in my humble opinion If you re intimidated by sci fi, this is just sci fi enough to have interesting gadgets and speculative changes in federal laws like the aforementioned legalized prostitution ALSO, if you re into audiobooks, definitely, definitely worth a try, especially if you can pick them up from your library, and I d imagine most would have them considering how popular and long running this series is I m notoriously anti audiobook b c ADD , but I started listening to NAKED IN DEATH while roadtripping, and it easily held my attention b c just that good

  8. Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* says:

    4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading DenOkay, here s the quick and dirty well, sort ofNaked In Deathis the first book in the daunting almost 40 books and still growing In Death series by Nora Roberts, writing as J.D Robb I kept putting off reading it, for that very reason Though, after recent reviews by Goodreads friends who have joined the growing legion of Roarke Groupies , I was most curious to read this book to find out for myself what the fuss is over Roar 4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading DenOkay, here s the quick and dirty well, sort ofNaked In Deathis the first book in the daunting almost 40 books and still growing In Death series by Nora Roberts, writing as J.D Robb I kept putting off reading it, for that very reason Though, after recent reviews by Goodreads friends who have joined the growing legion of Roarke Groupies , I was most curious to read this book to find out for myself what the fuss is over Roarke While I do not feel I have reached full Groupie status, I think perhaps a badge of Rookie Groupie is in order _ What is it about Roarke Well, it s not just that he is a mysterious, tall, dark and stunningly handsome bad boy , or that he owns like WHOA 20 something % of the world in 2058 It is his intelligence, confidence, drive and determination in getting what he wants and he wants Eve And who could resist his oh so sweet moments, like with the button and the coffee sighs I won t say any so as not to spoil it for those who have not yet read this book, but fans of the series will know what I m talking about _ I seem to recall, prior to reading this book, people expressing that they didn t really like Eve Lt Eve Dallas reminded me of the character of Charlotte King in the TV series, Private Practice She is prickly, with a hard shell, and I just knew this had to have been developed as a defence mechanism against some trauma she had suffered previously What Eve needs is the right touch, la Roarke I actually really liked Eve, the tough chick.I really liked Eve s friend, Mavis She was funny and provided the comic relief in the story, like for example, in the scenes below where Mavis and Eve are discussing RoarkeIs he good Stupid question, she said quickly You wouldn t have stayed otherwise Wow, Eve, what got into you Besides his incredibly energetic c k Okay, but can you tell me if he looks as good in person as he does in pictures Better, Eve muttered Jesus, really Mavis moaned and let herself fall onto the sofa I think I just had an orgasm Yes, that is the kind of effect that Roarke has _ One of the issues I did have with the book was with the futuristic elements For the most part, I did not actually feel immersed in the future , but rather, I very much felt like was reading a contemporary novel with bits of unexpanded and unexplained futuristic things dropped in, eg references to AutoChef , Glida Grill etc without a bitof a description of it I mean, you can guess that this AutoChef prepares the food in the future, but do we buy the ingredients and put it in there and then a cooked Spaghetti Bolognese comes out The Glida Grill I assume is a futuristic New York hot dog stand that glides from place to place rather than being set up on a particular corner While I didn t want an info dump , I do wish the author hadn t just dropped names like that, as it took me out of the story, at times.Very briefly, speaking of briefs , if you keep reading you will be rewarded further on ahem Right, as I was saying, very briefly, the plot involves Lt Eve Dallas investigating a series of murders committed in the old way using antique guns These are the guns of today, ie revolvers, magnums, etc Roarke is one of her suspects and this is how they meetUp against the wall, Roarke, spread emWell, it actually didn t happen like that LOL Overall, I really enjoyed my first In Death book and will certainly be readingHey, I want to upgrade to full Roarke Groupie status _ though I will most definitely be pacing myself My Eve Morena Baccarin My Roarke David Gandy Even though Roarke is supposed to have longer hair, I think David Gandy is certainly gorgeous enough and has that teasing rich bad boy look about him to suit Roarke s personality Special thanks to Quinn for mentioning him David was a delicious image to have whilst reading _ And since this is NAKED in Death, the following images of Roarke are coughs well, a must, obviously LOL Images kindly supplied by Rane Special thank you, Rane _ WARNING NOT SAFE FOR WORK Roarke Naked in BedThe Reward, as promised.This is Roarke, on his travels, and he can t stop thinking about Eve He might own a lot of the world but what he really wants is Eve OMG, Eve, you lucky, lucky woman Video footage Roarke missing EveOf course, one of the richest men in the world would only wear Dolce and Gabbana briefs Special thanks to my friend, Dina, for the above YUMMYLICIOUS video today COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these images are yours and you would like me to remove them, please let me know, and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright, I will do so.

  9. Michelle says:

    This is the first J.D Robb Nora Roberts book I have read I have read glowing reviews about the series, but I was a bit hesitant to start a commitment to it Then, I have come upon a verse from one of the booksOh, but it is you, darling Eve Just as that taste is you, the smell, the look, the sound You ve undone meGlory in Death I think it was devastatingly beautiful The object of Eve s undoing piqued my interest, so I went on and borrowed the first 2 books Naked in Death is about This is the first J.D Robb Nora Roberts book I have read I have read glowing reviews about the series, but I was a bit hesitant to start a commitment to it Then, I have come upon a verse from one of the booksOh, but it is you, darling Eve Just as that taste is you, the smell, the look, the sound You ve undone meGlory in Death I think it was devastatingly beautiful The object of Eve s undoing piqued my interest, so I went on and borrowed the first 2 books Naked in Death is about a tough and emotionally closed off cop called Eve Dallas, and an enigmatic billionaire called Roarke just like Madonna In the year 2053, Eve seeks a murderer who kills prostitutes with vintage hand guns The only lead is the last person to see the first victim alive the aforementioned Roarke, who also owns the building she lived in, and who also has a collection of antique guns Whom Eve shared an instant and unexplainable attraction with the moment they met Roarke, who crumpled my expectations into a ball, and hurled it at my face Now you ll have a sense of where I m going with thisI really wanted to like him, since his dialogue is the reason I ve picked up the series in the first place Unfortunately, all this book did was make me hate him with a burning passion He s over privileged, controlling and manipulative He constantly undermines Eve s decisions under the guise of wanting what s best for her He breaks into her apartment and invades her personal space just because he can He throws a giant hissy fit when Eve brings him in for questioning because he s pissed that she doesn t trust him even though they ve known each other for less than a month and have only interacted a handful of times But we re supposed to be ok with all of his actions because he s rich and sexy and will do anything for Eve It s flattering to imagine an Adonis, who can take away all your troubles, being so enad with you However, this doesn t justify his actions or make him a particularly interesting character in his own right If Eve wasn t attracted to him, she would have slapped him with a restraining order for being a creep Consequently, I found Roarke so difficult and so overpowering, I didn t really get much of a sense of Eve as a character I appreciate that this is a series, so it takes a bittime with character development, but I just couldn t get a handle on her I understood that she was sort of into order and justice pretty much on principle, and that she was totally hot for Roarke, but I didn t get much sense of her beyond that Evenof a problem for me was that I also didn t get much of a sense of her being good at her job I m just about willing to give her a pass on having sex with the guy who is basically her only suspect although I think it s grossly unprofessional , but what I m less able to reconcile is the fact that she basically doesn t actually solve the murders at all view spoiler She finally works out who the killer is only when somebody literally calls her up and tells her An event which could perfectly well have happened at any time hide spoiler I apologize for the lengthy character analyses Let me make up for them with these curt plot criticisms I m tired As a thriller, it s kinda lackluster As a romance, it s kinda underdeveloped As smut, it s blazingly hot As is so often the case, I do wonder how much of my trouble here is to do with this being the first book in a series There s clearly a lot to establish and despite my issues, I plan to continue reading these books to see how the characters develop and to enjoy the gritty futuristic world Robb has built

  10. Sh3lly says:

    Hey, if you re interested in starting a fifty book series yes, that s 50 , this one is only 2.99 on Kindle.Previous post I finally get to cross this one off my TBR shelf and I quite enjoyed it For being written in the 90s, this holds up pretty darn well In a way, there may not be a whole lot of uniqueness going on it s a cop murder mystery but it flows quite well and kept my interest I grew to like Eve, the police lieutenant, and Roarke, the roguish millionaire billionaire who i Hey, if you re interested in starting a fifty book series yes, that s 50 , this one is only 2.99 on Kindle.Previous post I finally get to cross this one off my TBR shelf and I quite enjoyed it For being written in the 90s, this holds up pretty darn well In a way, there may not be a whole lot of uniqueness going on it s a cop murder mystery but it flows quite well and kept my interest I grew to like Eve, the police lieutenant, and Roarke, the roguish millionaire billionaire who iscomplicated and interesting than he first appears.I am definitely interested in continuing the series It s only a tiny bit sci fi, as it takes place in the near future maybe 50 years from now There isn t any techno babble and it s all on planet I would barely consider this sci fi, actually But it was an enjoyable read Roarke is a sexy male lead and Eve grew on me The subject matter of this one is pretty dark sexual murders , but it isn t too graphic The sex was steamy enough for me, but not smutty I think this was an excellent example of a strong female character who wasn t written into a damsel in distress role I appreciate that Buddy read with the MacHalo group

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