Friday, July 7, 2017

BOOK REVIEW - NAKED IN DEATH by J.D. ROBB - IN DEATH # 1 - CRIME ROMANCE - PIATKUS

By: J.D. Robb
Published By: Piatkus
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 375 Pages

RATING: 5 ROARKE STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Named by the social worker who rescued her as a child, Eve Dallas is now a New York City cop who lives for the job.

While recovering from her latest case, Eve is sent to investigate the brutal execution of Sharon DeGlass. A high-class escort and senator's granddaughter, Sharon has been shot three times with an illegal gun and left naked and posed on her own bed.

All the evidence points Eve towards Irish billionaire, Roarke. With an instant sexual attraction between them, Eve and Roarke must work together to find a sadistic killer - but can Eve really trust a man whose past is as damaged as her own?




BOOK REVIEW:

I stumbled across this series—seriously I had no clue it was out there—when I was checking out series' similar to Stephanie Plum on google.

The Eve Dallas series, In Death, popped up so I took a squiz at it.

Sure I am starting from book #1 and book # 46 is soon to be released.

GAHHHH!!

Like Steph Plum series by Janet Evanovich, this series first started back in mid ‘90s.

I didn’t realize when I began reading that this series starts in 2058—w
ell, okay. 

When I thought I was gonna get a whole pile of futuristic gadgets and jargon—there wasn’t a great deal. I liked what I read and it really didn’t date that much to the present. In a way it kinda swallowed some of the ‘futuristic’ up by starting this series in 2017... but that is okay. Only some of it, there was still that Sci-fi side of going ‘off-planet’.

There's a nice dose of violence and gore to set the mood for the series and a smart Lieutenant.

I like Eve Dallas.


He’d seen a tall, willowy brunette with short, tumbled hair, eyes the color of honeycombs and a mouth made for sex.


I love Roarke. I want his house.


His image stared back at her from the screen. He was almost ridiculously handsome: the narrow, aesthetic face; the slash of cheekbones; and sculpted mouth. Yes, his hair was black, but the computer didn’t say it was thick and full and swept back from a strong forehead to fall inches above broad shoulders. His eyes were blue, but the word was much too simple for the intensity of color or the power in them.

Maybe J.D aka Nora Roberts didn’t see 46 books and counting in the works when she wrote this one, but I thought the insta-love on Roarke’s part was a bit fast. In hindsight that could have been spread out a bit.


“And by the way, I don’t think I’m in love with you anymore. I know I am.”

(I did hear the record player screech to a halt there. LOL)

I am reading this series from the library because it is gonna cost a lot to purchase the Kindle or paperbacks. The Kindle books are priced between $9.00US and $13.00US and sometimes more than the paperback.

That’s what libraries are for.

I have finished Glory In Death # 2 and there is a definite formula I can see this early into the series forming, just like Stephanie Plum. I am at book 13 in that series.

I would not say the two series are similar—contrary to google telling me—but I am enjoying both. Eve Dallas is certainly a lot smarter than Stephanie Plum. Bahaha.

Stephanie Plum has more the silly, outrageous repetitive shenanigans going on where Eve Dallas is more serious.

There’s a lot to be said for the wide audience gained for both series over all these years and still counting.

Get your library card ready—ya know, if you don’t have deep pockets.


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