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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing like a stomach flu to debilitate you completely so that you have no idea where your week went or what you did. It’s Friday night and looking back, this week’s kind of a blur in my head. The only thing clear is that I polished off 4 books in 4 days so that’s really good. 🙂
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”→