I so look forward to every new release in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Calculated in Death, the 36th book in this series, did not disap...more4.5 stars
I so look forward to every new release in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Calculated in Death, the 36th book in this series, did not disappoint. It’s set in the future, but not over the top futuristic. You don’t have to be a fan of fantasy or even like it to like these books. As a matter of fact, you can dislike anything fantasy and have no problems with this series.
Eve Dallas is a homicide detective in New York set in 2060(ish). She solves crimes in her signature badass, no nonsense style, while being supported by a wonderful cast of friends. Roarke is pretty much the master of the universe. He is rich, sexy, smart and more than badass in his own rights. He always knows what Eve needs, even before she knows and makes sure that she has it. Roarke alone makes you remember that you are reading fiction. There is no man as perfect as Roarke, yet you fantasize about him just the same.
I happen to prefer this series in audio format. I am sure it’s perfectly fine in print, but Susan Ericksen is the master when it comes to narration. I enjoy her as much as I do the story itself. Each character is brought to life as Ms. Ericksen reads. I honestly believe no one else could read Roarke the way she does. As you are listening to his sexy Irish brogue, you forget it’s a woman reading his part and find yourself falling in love and wishing he could be yours.
Eve Dallas is back at it, again. A body of a woman is found at the bottom of stairs stripped of her coat and valuables. In true Eve Dallas fashion this case isn't a simple open and shut. She soon finds this homicide is connected to power and money. As the homicides begin to pile up she depends on the help of her partner, trusty E-team, and her very, sexy expert consultant. Meanwhile, she is expected to attend the movie premier that was based on a previous case that Eve worked. Anyone that knows Eve knows that she would rather be chasing bad guys than dressing up and attending a fancy event.
Pretty much all the characters had a part in this book. It’s so fun to see where they are today and how their lives are progressing. It’s like revisiting friends. I look forward to book number 37.
Eve Dallas is back in the 35th book of the In Death series by JD Robb. I was on pins and needles waiting for Delusion in Death to be released and I wa...moreEve Dallas is back in the 35th book of the In Death series by JD Robb. I was on pins and needles waiting for Delusion in Death to be released and I was not disappointed. All of the characters that I have come to know and love are back and in top form.
There is a new form of chemical being used to kill large amounts of people in New York City. The first attack being in a trendy after dinner club coincidentally owned by none other than Roarke. This chemical is causing seemingly normal, everyday people to turn on each other and take each other's lives. Eve Dallas and her team is on the case to find out who is doing this and why.
I listen to this series in audio format and I can not say enough about Susan Ericksen. She brings something special to each and every character. I am sure reading about Roarke is hot, but listening to Susan Ericksen doing Roarke's character is hot, hot, hot. You forget that she's a woman narrating and you completely sink into the story.
Oh my goodness, Ms. Nalini Singh I bow to you. Kiss of Snow is the 10th book in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh and this is the best book, y...moreOh my goodness, Ms. Nalini Singh I bow to you. Kiss of Snow is the 10th book in the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh and this is the best book, yet. I have had this book for so long and just haven't gotten around to reading it. I could kick myself. I have been missing out on all of the wolf perfection that is Hawke.
Hawke is the wolf alpha of the Snowdancer pack. When he was very young the Psy, in an experiment, turned his pack against one another. They lost so many during that time, including the alpha. That's when Hawke became alpha and began to rebuild his pack. His life has been filled with pain and hurt, but that doesn't stop him from being a strong, affectionate and loving leader. He would do anything for his pack. His own happiness is a little different. He's fought his attraction to a certain X-psy in his care for what seems like forever. First it was because she was too young and he didn't want to hurt her. But, now she's grown and she knows what she wants.
Sienna Lauren is a very rare X psy living with the Snowdancer pack. Her family defected from the Psy net many years ago when the Lauren family was slated to be wiped out and was taken in by the wolves. Sienna's Psy designation makes her one of the most dangerous, living weapons known. She lives with the constant fear that one day her body will turn against her and make her hurt the pack that she has adopted as her own. That isn't even her biggest problem at the moment. She has been drawn to the pack alpha for as long as she can remember. She has tried to convince him that she isn't a little girl anymore, but he can't seem to see past the fact that she could never be his true mate.
..."you have my devotion, your name branded on my soul, my wolf yours to command. A hundred years? It'll never be enough. I want eternity."
I love how Hawke had his fears and they played the "I don't want to hurt you" game for a while, but it wasn't drawn out at all. They quickly moved past this and gave it their all. Was it all kisses and roses? Heck no! Their is a Psy war brewing and the pack are dealing with a whole bunch of stuff. We get to continue our relationship with so many of the characters from the previous books, so you never feel yourself wondering how so and so are doing.
Unfortunately, if you haven't read this series you would be confused and lost in several spots if you just started with this book. It's really not able to be read independent of the rest. But, the series and this book in particular are worth the read, so get started. Some books are better than others, but this is definitely my favorite.
Play of Passion is the 9th book of the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. This series has some really good books and some just okay books. This wa...morePlay of Passion is the 9th book of the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh. This series has some really good books and some just okay books. This was one of the good ones.
Andrew "Drew" Kincaid is the playful tracker of the Snowdancer pack. He's the guy that everyone loves, leans on and confides in. This makes him really good at his job, as well as his quick mind and dedication to his pack. All of this, however, doesn't help him with the one thing he wants most and that's Indy Riviere.
Indigo "Indy" Riviere is the dominant lieutenant of the Snowdancer pack. She's worked hard for her position and is proud of all she's done and does for her pack. She's respected and well liked by all. Now, that Drew is showing a true interest in her it's making her life crazy. She is the dominant of the pair (although he is a strong wolf in his own right) and nothing can come of the pairing, but heartache and her losing her best friend. Too bad for her that Drew isn't backing down and her wolf is quickly getting on board with his plans.
I enjoyed Indy and Drew's story, a lot! It wasn't flawless and I have a few annoyances such as how long it took them to get together. I know that the author is always presented with the issue of creating some kind of "drama" leading up to the heroine and hero getting together. But, you can only take playing hard to get so far before it becomes annoying. Thankfully, Ms. Singh doesn't drag it out to the point of torture, so it wasn't too awful bad. There was some great scenes, the story holds your interest and supporting characters are good enough that you aren't ready to scream while the two leads are fighting their wants and desires to prolong the inevitable.
My brain knew I was doing something stupid, but my hormones tell me to protect her, instinct is kicking reason's whiny ass."
Bottom line: This is a really good story. If you are a fan of this series you won't be disappointed with this one at all.
By far, my favorite of the series. I love Clay! This was such an awesome story! I love how all of the characters come together in each book. We never...moreBy far, my favorite of the series. I love Clay! This was such an awesome story! I love how all of the characters come together in each book. We never lose our old friends, but learn so much more about the ones we haven't heard as much from. (less)
So not my favorite of the series. I really liked Riley and Mercy. The characters were genuine and very believable. The story just seemed to drag on. T...moreSo not my favorite of the series. I really liked Riley and Mercy. The characters were genuine and very believable. The story just seemed to drag on. The writing was still as good as always, the story just seemed to lack a bit for me.(less)
This was my least favorite of the series. It just seemed to really, really drag on. I'm not giving up hope, yet. But, I'm really missing the series I...moreThis was my least favorite of the series. It just seemed to really, really drag on. I'm not giving up hope, yet. But, I'm really missing the series I know and love.
In all fairness, there were some parts I loved and some parts that made me chuckle. Dev was very likeable and Katya was sweet. I actually cried when Noor and Keenan made their contribution. I can't wait to read more about them down the road.(less)
"I had this aching need to be loved and it was screwing with my head. Sometimes, when...moreI am loving this series more and more as I go on.
"I had this aching need to be loved and it was screwing with my head. Sometimes, when you crave certain feelings, you'll trick yourself into thinking the other person is something other than what he appears".(less)
I am still take it or leave it on this series. I don't mind it, yet I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend them. I have the feeling that they will g...moreI am still take it or leave it on this series. I don't mind it, yet I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend them. I have the feeling that they will get really good, it's just not quite there. So, I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.(less)
This was just okay for me. I like the characters, but the story just didn't flow for me. I am looking forward to giving the next one a chance and see...moreThis was just okay for me. I like the characters, but the story just didn't flow for me. I am looking forward to giving the next one a chance and see what happens. (less)
I have to admit this one took me by surprise. I really thought we were going to find out that even though, Leto was posing as the priest it was for noble reasons and the priest was safe and sound somewhere. Boy, was I wrong. Huge ick factor someone posing as a priest for years and not be a good person. Great job! (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I think this is my favorite of the series, so far. I loved that this book delved into Eve's past far more than any of the others have. It was written...moreI think this is my favorite of the series, so far. I loved that this book delved into Eve's past far more than any of the others have. It was written so powerfully. My heart hurt right along with her and Roarke. Way to go!(less)