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.
Seth, all grown-up. I remember when I first read the stories of the Quinn brothers. Seth was still a snot-nosed kid and Nora Roberts hadn’t written his story yet. I remember how much I wished that she’d tell us his story too and she did. Since then, I’ve read Chesapeake Blue twice and this is my third re-read.
It felt so good to read this book again, to see Seth as an adult. The Quinns saved him and changed his life, gave him a future, a family. Seth the nomad, who’d traveled and nurtured his artistic talent, been true to it. Now he’d come home, to face his past and carve a better future for himself.
Drusilla was a big part of making that happen and somehow, despite their different backgrounds, she and Seth fit like two puzzle pieces. She was the yin to his yang, straightening him up when he made a mess of things. I absolutely admired her for her independence, her clarity and her decisive way of handling a situation.
It was hilarious how Cam needled Seth over his relationship with Dru after all the grief the ten-year-old Seth had given each brother when they fell for their respective other halves.
What I loved best about Chesapeake Blue was the family moments, to see Cam with his kids and the kids themselves were a hoot. Those scenes were a delight for me. Overall, I had a blast re-reading this book.
I’ve never witnessed a mass shooting, never been subjected to that terror or the yawning grief of losing a loved one and I hope to God I never do. I don’t have to experience it to know what it’s like, not when Nora Roberts made me feel as if it was happening to me.Continue reading “Book Review: Shelter In Place – Nora Roberts”→
I bought this book on a whim, when I was on my vacation in Canada last year (Ikr! How awesome is that?) and I got it at a steal, and in such perfect condition! The cover wowed me over and I wanted it, bad. And the story? It totally suited that fantastic cover. Plus, I’ve always been fascinated by tornadoes so this book already had an in with me lol 😉Continue reading “Book Review: The Waiting Sky – Lara Zielin”→
I read this book over two weeks ago and ever since I’ve been trying to find words to express how hard Our Dark Duet hit me. I loved This Savage Song but Our Dark Duet gripped my heart and devastated me.