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70. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb...

July 1, 2010
naked in death
Title: Naked in Death (In Death #1)
Author: J.D. Robb
ISBN-13: 9780425148297
Publisher: Penguin, 1995
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FTC Disclosure: My copy of Naked in Death joined my nook library after multiple mentions by Chloe Neill. I am an IndieBound and Amazon affiliate, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.

drey's thoughts:
I totally blame Chloe Neill for my latest obsession. Yes, I'm talking about that tall gorgeous hunk of a handsome mess, Roarke. Dark hair + blue eyes = YUMMY!

Ok. Enough about the boy. Let's get to the book. Eve Dallas is a cop--and one with an attitude. She's good at what she does, even as she battles nightmares from her murky past. The setting is in the future, where food comes out of a machine, automobiles fly, and people have droids to wait on them. But, the crimes still involve murder and mayhem. When someone starts killing prostitutes (or licensed companions, as they're referred to), Eve becomes embroiled in political wrangling even as she tries to find the serial killer before another victim shows up. And this is the auspicious start to her relationship with Roarke--he shows up on her suspect list.

I really enjoyed the story--it flows smoothly, the characters are nicely developed, and the plot isn't one of those flimsy excuses that are usually wrapped around a romance. I've already started on #2, Glory in Death, and I'll let you know if I am (a) still drooling over Roarke, and (b) going to keep reading this series. What do you want to bet the answers to both is a resounding YES?

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent

Challenges: 100+


bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a good book! I wish I had a droid to wait on me.

Anonymous said...

OK, so I will answer your question about whether you will still be drooling over Roarke as you keep reading - YES, YES! He is beyond steamy in my estimations. OK, that's all. Gotta go cool off!

drey said...

kathy, me too!! actually, i'd settle for one that cleans up after the boys...

gee, thanks, kay... *grin* you cooled off yet? lol!

Steve Capell said...

I have read this book and many other J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) books. The J.D.Robb novels are GREAT READS. GREAT REVIEW!


drey said...

so far, I have to agree with you, Steve! now I'll have to exercise that rarely-available, virtue, and not keep reading until I have the review(s) written--it is soooooooooooo easy to just keep gulping!

Marg said...

I've read 20 of these books so far, and yes, Roarke is still completely drool-worthy!

drey said...

20??? well, i guess i'll be in almost-heaven if i ever conquer mt. tbr, then... :)

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