Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Review: Naked in Death - J.D.Robb

In a world of danger and deception, she walks the line--between seductive passion and scandalous murder... Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten years on the force, she's seen it all--and knows her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire--and a suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about--except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

My thoughts:
Not the review to write after a long long workday, which also was mostly spent outside, in the strange May heat wave. But I will try to string a few words together.

Do I love Roarke now? No, I can't see it. He was all over here, did I get why he found her attractive? Nope. I never saw the passion or felt anything between them. Did I get why she went for him? God no. She was a cop, bad bad call there.

But it was not bad. Nope (even if I kept thinking of the show Castle), it was thrilling, suspenseful. I wondered about the killer. I wondered about Eve and Roarke (not that I cared much but still.) It was one of those books that are good, but that I still wont buy more of. It felt like a good one time deal.

Cover
BORING

In Death #1
Sci-fi / futuristic / suspense /romance
Mass Market Paperback, 306 pages
Published July 1st 1995 by Berkley
Own


54 comments:

  1. Eh...sorry that this was a one-hit deal. :/ Some series are like that. hahaha. Have a cookie to relax you after a long day of work *hands cookie*

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    1. Good, but not in the way that it was good enough to buy more

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  2. I have some of these books, like 34 books I think? yes and I haven't read any, I should try.

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    1. Yup...A LOT. That is why I am thinking nope

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  3. I've still wanted to read at least one of these. One day! :D

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  4. Hmmmm, where have I been? I didn't even know she wrote as J.D. Robb. This doesn't sound too bad though.

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    1. She has written over 30 books like that ;)

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  5. Sorry to hear you didn't like it that much. I've fallen to much behind with these and I'm trying to catch up this year.

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  6. On the plus side, you really only have to read the first 15-20 maybe (if that) to get the most interesting parts of the story arc.

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    1. Oh, only that many? That's nothing then ;)

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  7. I've never read any of this series and it's not been near the top of my must read list. Still don't think I'll rush to read it!

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    1. Don't rush it. I mean I liked the story, but the characters, no I did not get them. They would have lowered the grade but I felt kind

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  8. I actually liked this series, although admittedly I stopped reading them around #17..LOL

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  9. I agree! I totally don't get the Roarke thing but I do love the mysteries in the 3 that I have read :)

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    1. I did like that, I mean the story was good, the characters not so much. But it
      's like this new show I started to watch. The main character is a total asshole, but the series is good

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  10. I've read one of these books a long time ago Sorry this one was kind of meh.

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  11. Aaah, bummer. I've not tried this author. And hope you feel better after all that work. Try to get some rest.

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    1. Thanks :) I took it easy, long day since it was "graduation day"

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  12. The mysteries are amazing and the characters develop more and more in each book. Even though you won't be reading more at least you can say you read the famous Roarke now ;)

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    1. I have, I saw...signs of something in him. But mostly I was all, creepy!

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  13. Sorry you did not like this first book. I do hope you give Eve and Roarke another chance. I love them, but the series is not for everyone. I love the audios too.

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    1. It's just, buy no, borrow? Yeah maybe, if they could be found but the library had like part 30

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  14. I love this series! Sorry you don't care for them, but hey, we can't all like the same thing!!! I just finished Book five on audio a few hours ago!!

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    1. Cool :) I do think they might get better, but there are SO many

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  15. yeah the cover doesn't scream read me. This is an author I have never tried and what book number is this series on now... five hundred?

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    1. 500, yup something like that ;) It's just too way daunting

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  16. Not going to continue on hey, so many friends love this series ... but I haven't started

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    1. I wanted to give it a go cs of Roarke

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  17. I've read a couple by Nora Roberts but none of the JD Robb books. Not sure I'll ever get to them...

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    1. I have only read 1 Nora books, but that one I did not like at all. It was an oldie

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  18. I remember loving this back when it first came out but I lost track somewhere along the way. I tried to get my husband to read it and he thought it was awful!

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    1. I do not think I could get BF to read it...nope. Watch the movie, yes, if one was made ;)

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  19. You are SO right about this cover. Boresville. It sounds like there were a lot of issue with this, but the fact that this reminded you of Castle has me interested now. I love that show!

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    1. You know, female cop, hot rich guy ;) Castle is just funnier but there was this Castle vibe over it

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  20. I've come across many one hit wonders myself. I was always afraid of this series because it's set in the future. I'm skeerd of sci-fi. ;)

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    1. There was hardly any sci-fi at all. I mean oh there was mentions of a space station and shuttles, but it was all low key

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  21. So many people I know LOVE this series, and especially Roarke-me not so much :/ I'm glad to find I'm not the only one, and will NEVER have Roarke as my Book BF, or continue w/ this series. *High five*

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    1. *high five*
      He was a bit of a creepy stalker at one time. Not sexy at all.

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  22. The covers are all a bit boring, but give Eve & Roarke another chance. I enjoyed the others so much more then book one.

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    1. I do wonder, but I do not wanna buy more. The library has some, like the 20-30 in the series

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  23. the covers just want to sell her name :) i haven't read anything by her or nora actually.

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    1. I have read this one and another one that was really bad

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  24. I am very sorry you did not really like the characters. This is one of my very favourite series out there. If you come to Holland, you can borrow my books, no problem. The covers are never exciting, but you do recognize them at a glance.

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    1. When I come to Holland..and stay for a month ;) I will totally read all of them

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  25. I have this book on my TBR since ever... I think it'll stay there a while lot longer.

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  26. All the covers are boring. Roarke isn't great in this one. He gets better. Promise. Read another one. Please!!!

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    1. Oh....no :/ I just do not want to buy another one when my wishlist is HUGE. The library has the later ones so...

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  27. The first book wasn't the greatest but I bought the audiobooks like 25 books in the series all at the same time as a bargain deal so I listened on even though I wasn't enamoured with this book. And it proved to be a good series. And yes the covers are not pretty at all.

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  28. That is quite the bargain 0_0

    Hm...must check the library for audio

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