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review 2017-12-03 18:25
Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb
Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb

There is someone in New York, killing for their friend, the other half of them, Lieutenant Eve Dallas. First was a bitchy defense attorney, next it was a funky-junky snitch...Their major sin was showing disrespect for Eve, at least according to the messages the killer left for her at the crime scenes.

Eve and the rest of the crew know it's just a matter of time before the admirer turns onto the object of their obsession, but Eve hopes that turn comes soon—she'd just love to meet her biggest admirer.

Just when I started to despair that this series might've lost its edge, this book slammed me right back into fangirl zone.

The suspense was through the roof in this one, the sense of urgency palpable and almost stifling, and the waiting game as to who might come next and when the switch from admirer to enemy might occur excruciating. Sure, the pacing had its weaker moments, but once it picked up for the last time, it was non-stop, breakneck hurtling toward the finishing line.
And because of that sense of urgency and, let's face it, all-around danger, the "personal" aspects of the story shone even more. The characters, the relationships, the family the connections, the conversations and confessions...And in the middle of it all, Eve and Roarke with their ever-strengthening bond, the protectiveness of what they share, provided loads of quotable material.

Roarke bulled his way through Central as he'd bulled his way through downtown traffic, carving away the distance to Eve with single-minded focus.

He didn't think his heart had beat since Eve's face blinked off his 'link screen.

Tingles and shivers up and down my spine, and with that final showdown at Eve's "house", the urgency, the danger, the suspense...It was so thick you could cut it with a knife. It's fiction, and it's a series, so you know everything would work out, but there were a few moments in that last chapter that made me think it was touch-and-go. This is what good writing brings to the table.
I didn't even notice the formula or cared about the template, I just wanted to learn who the killer was and wanted everybody safe and sound at the end of it.

God, I loved this one.

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review 2015-12-16 00:00
Obsession in Death
Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb Someone is taking down people that have disrespected Eve, however disrespect is a funny thing and our UNSUB is getting a little liberal with disrespectful, wanting all of Eves attention to be on them rather than on the people she likes around her, Eve has to face up to how many people she now regards as friends and has to deal with the threat to them.

I liked it, interesting mystery and interesting character development.
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text 2015-12-15 19:31
My 10 Best Reads of 2015
Darker After Midnight - Lara Adrian
Unclaimed - Courtney Milan
American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic - John Temple
You Suck - Christopher Moore
Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb
The Indomitable Eve: A Montana Romance Novella - Merry Farmer
True Love and Other Disasters - Rachel Gibson
Lowcountry Boneyard - Susan M. Boyer
The Pearl - John Steinbeck
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse - Jennifer Worth

These were my 10 best reads of 2015. Range from 4.5 to 5stars.


1. Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breeds #10) by Lara Adrian (paranormal romance)

        The end to the Dragos storyline was a killer. Although the series continues with the next generation of Breeds, I am calling it quits here. But it was a wonderful ride through ten books and two novellas (one is a prequel).


2. Unclaimed (Turner #2) by Courtney Milan (historical romance)

         The love story was great, but what made the book meaty and awesome was Milan's use of Victorian ideas of chastity and class distinctions as conflicts.


3. American Pain by John Temple (general non-fiction)

        Although this is a small part of the opiate abuse in the US, it was well researched and read like a fiction book.


4. You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore (paranormal romance/comedy)

          I found this book such a breathe of fresh air in a subgenre (paranormal romance) that has dulled itself through clichéd tropes.


5. Obsession in Death (...In Death #40) by J.D. Robb (police procedural)

          The book that restored my faith in this series. It was loud, aggressive, and I was in love from the first page. I need big endings and I got the mother of all big endings in this book.


6. The Indomitable Eve (Montana Romance Novella) by Merry Farmer (historical romance)

            Some serious subjects were addressed very well and the romance never faltered. I even read the sex scene. Two words: virgin hero.


7. True Love and Other Disasters by Rachel Gibson (contemporary romance)

        Contemporary romance that I liked. It is a rare jewel.


8. Lowcountry Boneyard (Liz Talbot #3) by Susan M. Boyer (American cozy mystery)

           A different story in the cozy mystery genre and a progressive move on the relationship front. I need to get my grubby hands on book 4 already.


9. The Pearl by John Steinbeck (classic)

          A cautionary yet suspenseful tale that was also unsettling, especially at the end. OMG that ending.


10.Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth (memoirs)

         The trilogy was even better than the show, which is saying a lot for me because I loved the first three seasons (I haven't seen season four yet). But if I am to be completely honest, this one book was a stand alone powerhouse of history and emotions. Keep a box of tissues handy if you read this one.


Last Minute Addition: Plenty of Time When We Get Home (Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War) by Kayla Williams


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review 2015-11-12 23:00
Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb

Just want to clarify that the way I review - I don't really give summaries, since you can just click on the book and see what's written in the description - I prefer to write about my reaction to the story.


In this case - I was pretty bored. I was interested in the beginning but it dragged on so long I just got bored and start skimming. But the scene of catching the bad guy was pretty good.


All in all, a very average book in the series. Nothing particularly interesting (little to no personal stuff, mostly case work) but nothing so boring that I didn't want to finish.


Moving straight into Devoted in Death, the next book in the series.

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text 2015-11-06 00:37
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 404 pages.
Obsession in Death - J.D. Robb

I'm finding myself skimming some paragraphs. I'm so impatient. Plus what I like to read has changed since I first started reading NR/JD Robb books in high school so there are chunks of text I'm not interested in reading. 


But plot-wise, not bad! I'm actually intrigued by this killer.

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