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Friday, November 23, 2018

#Audiobook #Review: 5 out of 5 stars for Naked in Death by J.D. Robb #JDRobb #BrillianceAudio

SERIES: In Death, Book #1
AUTHOR: J.D. Robb 
NARRATOR: Susan Ericksen
PUBLISHER: Brilliance Audio
PUBLICATION DATE: May 20, 2008 (first published 1995)
FORMAT: Unabridged audiobook
LENGTH: 9 hrs and 46 mins
GENRE: Mystery
ASIN: B002V1LIHK
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

MY REVIEW:

I've never read anything by Nora Roberts as I don't read much in the way of contemporary romance, but her In Death series written as J.D. Robb sounded right up my alley. I'm seriously kicking myself for not reading this sooner! I loved it!!

Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates the death of the Senator's granddaughter who worked as a legalized prostitute. As Eve works the case, she gets closer than she should with the main suspect, who is a friend of the Senator's family and a billionaire.

The story is set in a futuristic version of our world, where police officers use lasers instead of guns and where real coffee is a luxury <gasp!>. I was fascinated with the world-building that Robb developed, and the pace and action of the storyline was excellent. I really enjoyed getting to know Eve, who is a very complex character. We learned a bit of her background and what has made her who she is, and I can't wait to see her character develop throughout this series. I really didn't care for Roarke at first, but he grew on me. He understands Eve so well, and I can see why she fell for him. I really like Eve's ex-partner, Ryan Feenie, and I hope there's more of him to come!

I can't believe that I've waited 20+ years to start this prolific series (#48 to be published next year), and it will keep me busy trying to catch up! I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series, Glory in Death.

Memorable quote:

“You know, lieutenant, you wear your weapon the way other women wear pearls."

Susan Ericksen's narration was total ear candy for me. I can definitely see myself listening to this one again, even though I don't often do re-reads. I'm planning to continue the series on audio, and I hope Ericksen does them all!

MY RATING:

5 stars!! I loved it, and I can't wait to read more of this series!

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1 comment:

  1. Love this series. I am pretty behind on it. I think I am on the fourth book. It gets better and better!

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