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review 2017-07-20 02:38
Reunion in Death
Reunion in Death - 'J. D. Robb',Nora Roberts

Holy crap...this book has what has to be the best "Eve takes down the baddie" scene EVER. I literally had to put the book down to punch the air in glee. Then I reread it. It was that good.

 

There were also some extremely difficult moments as Eve travels back to Dallas and has to face her past. I cried as she relived the horrible abuse and trauma she suffered during her first 8 years of life. My heart broke for the child she was and the incredibly strong woman she is now, and also for Roarke as he watched the woman he loves more than anything go back to the night her--and I hate to call him her father, because he's so utterly vile--father died.

 

Eve admitting she'd never be able to face her past without Roarke and his steadfast love, and Roarke's helpless fury as he (and we) finally get the full scope of just what Eve suffered had me crying again.

 

Peabody got some great character development, as she was allowed to work a cold case on her own. We also met her parents.

 

Above all, my favorite parts of these books remains Eve and Roarke and their ever deepening and ever strengthening relationship. No matter what happens between them or how big their argument is you never once doubt that these two love each other beyond all reason, and they will work things out and be even more united because of it.

 

(Though, Roarke did irritate me in this one by going over Eve's head to her superior about something, and she ended up getting informed about it in front of her team. Fortunately after Eve--and Peabody in her way--called him out on it, he realized his massive misstep and apologized.)

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text 2017-07-19 22:54
Witness in Death - J. D. Robb

A solid story all around. It's interesting that the murder takes place during a live play that Dallas is watching. The story is easy to follow and the interpersonal relationships are engaging, unlike Loyalty in Death. The interactions between Peabody and McNab feel drawn out, like Robb is trying to spread their hook-up as a couple over multiple books when it could have been handled in one or two. Still not feeling the spark between them. I like how smoothly Robb makes the story wheels within wheels within wheels, and how it slides together when the killer is revealed.

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text 2017-07-18 21:36
Reading progress update: I've read 135 out of 384 pages.
Reunion in Death - 'J. D. Robb',Nora Roberts
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text 2017-07-18 00:41
Reading progress update: I've read 67 out of 384 pages.
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text 2017-07-15 06:55
Loyalty in Death - J. D. Robb

Not one of my favorite Robb books, this is on a par with Ceremony in Death... skip it and not loose much in the series. The only good feature is this is where Peabody and McNab hook up, but it's not handled with the usual smooth intensity of most interpersonal relationships. It actually feels quite forced, like she couldn't come up with a natural way for these to characters to come together. The plot line is fairly insipid for such a proficient writer and it's sad that there's not much oompf to the book overall. Easy way to get my 300 pages read to get out of jail in BookLikes-opoly.

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