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Saturday Stars – 14 July 2018 – Roarke (In Death series – J.D. Robb)

Wah, super tiring day! From glass-bottom boat rides to relaxation massages, to runs on the beach. Pretty good if you can get it. 😉 Too bad my hotel stay’s at an end. I go back home and to reality tomorrow. 😭

On that note, who knows more about relaxation get-aways than Roarke?

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F Is For Friday – 13 July 2018

This week’s been a blur in my head. It’s gone by so fast, I can’t quite grasp how it went. But so far, my mood’s okay and I’m not deliriously over the moon that it’s Friday so I figure the week wasn’t too bad.

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Book Review: Conspiracy in Death (In Death #8) – J.D. Robb

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Futuristic

Read Count: 3 times

Review:

It can be years since you last read a book and it still has the power to grab you and pull you in. That’s the way it was with Conspiracy ID. Eve’s latest case embroils her into a fight with people who have the power to make her life hell. I’ve seen a lot of corruption and it’s disheartening when I see people succumb to it, when I see their greed and how they crush others to get what they want.

When Eve hit too close to the culprits in this case, she was threatened. Like the badass she is, she didn’t give an inch. And that cost her the one thing that had held up during the worst of her life. The one thing that made her who she was. That was heartbreaking, how it blindsided her. It shook her foundation, so she stumbled, lost and blind.

What was good to see was her friends’ unshakeable loyalty to her. Their belief in her. Roarke’s love for her. I think what happened to her was a turning point that made her stronger. Because it showed her what mattered most to her. And I think it further fused her and Roarke into a unit.

It was such fun to meet the new characters who would have permanent roles in the series: Trueheart, Louise. I enjoyed Eve’s interactions with them a lot.

Eve’s ideals, her values, her integrity don’t allow her to be anything but who she is. I’ve always admired that about her. As far back as I can remember, Eve Dallas has been my hero.

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Synopsis: Streetwise cop Eve Dallas and her trusty sidekick Peabody face a methodical killer in this latest addition to the In Death series by J.D. Robb, better known as the bestselling author Nora Roberts. In the late 21st century, on the streets of New York City, a street sleeper is found murdered, his diseased heart removed with surgical precision. His death would typically drop to the bottom of a list of senseless and inexplicable killings, but Lieutenant Dallas, who “would stand for the dead and the living,” is not about to let that happen. When her research uncovers similar crimes in several cities that were dropped under mysterious circumstances, Dallas knows she’s facing a killer cruel enough to prey on the weakest in society and powerful enough to conspire an extensive coverup. To complicate matters further, Dallas faces an equally troubling threat to her career when she’s linked to the death of a fellow cop. Now she must fight to restore her good name as well as track down the killer.
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Book Review: Holiday in Death (In Death #7) – J.D. Robb

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Futuristic

Read Count: 3 times

Review:

I didn’t write a review for this series the first time around. Back then, I didn’t even know about Goodreads. So I decided, better late than never. It’s my third time reading this series so that in itself proves how cool it is.

Eve’s life has never been easy. Case in point, it’s her first Christmas with Roarke and Fate decides she needs more misery and throws her in a rape-homicide case. With her past, such cases bring back nightmares for her and it’s heartbreaking to watch her suffer through them.

You can’t help but love Roarke for being there for her, caring for her. You can feel the depth of his love for her. What they have together is what saved the both of them. They fit each other like puzzle pieces and that is so beautiful to see.

The humorous scenes between Eve and Peabody, the wonder of futuristic tools for police investigations, Peabody and McNab’s spats—all added spice to the overall story. Eve’s absolute bafflement over buying Christmas gifts was hilarious.

I enjoyed reading Holiday ID very much and couldn’t wait to dive in to the next book in the series.

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Synopsis: No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York’s most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. As the murders continue, Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love–and a killer searching for his next victim. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal…
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Music Monday – 09 July 2018 – A Promise – Dead By April

My Monday’s over! And how else to end it than with a wicked cool song? 😉

Wow, this song sure brings back memories. My teenage cousin actually got me addicted to Dead By April when he was in his goth phase. Good memories. For those of you in that part of the world where Mondays are just beginning, wish you a good one.

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WWW Wednesday – 04 July 2018

How is everyone’s Wednesday going? Are you having a good middle of the week or is your week down the sewers? Me, I caught a mild case of stomach flu yesterday, though I was still down for the count. I spent the day in bed and the only good thing about being sick is that I got to polish off two books. Other than that, I am not a happy camper when it comes to illness. :/ Continue reading “WWW Wednesday – 04 July 2018”