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Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
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it was amazing
Read from April 11 to 14, 2017 , read count: 2

I started this series with a bit of trepidation back in 2015. I knew that JD Robb also wrote as Nora Roberts and I had read another book by Ms Roberts and hated it ... so I was a bit wary about starting the In Death books. But I had heard great things about Roarke. Another reason that put me off reading this series is because he is Irish and, being Irish, if it is not done right, it drives me nuts. But she pulled it off. He is perfection.


I am already up to book 19 but decided to head back to book 1 and do a quick recap of how they met and their initial reactions to each other. OMG. I loved it.

... he turned his head, looked five pews back across the aisle and directly into Eve's eyes. It was surprise that had her fighting not to jolt at that sudden and unexpected punch of power. It was will that kept her from blinking or shifting her gaze. For one humming minute they stared at each other ...



"You fascinate me, Lieutenant Dallas."



We meet Mavis, Feeney, Whitney ... Summerset. Yes, I can see now how they started off on the wrong foot. Bit of a poker up his arse alright, Eve. But you take no shit from him.

Galahad, she thought. Her white knight.



I highly recommend this series.


MY ORIGINAL REVIEW - DECEMBER 2105 ...
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Well, they say "practice makes perfect" - would love to know who THEY are. Read Nora Roberts years ago and thought it was the greatest load of shite I had ever read - an Irish themed book - I am Irish so a bit sensitive. So totally avoided her forever. Read some forums on Amazon and GRs about Roarke and Eve and thought who are they - In Death - J. D Robb aka Nora Roberts - NO THANK YOU. But then again I saw that a lot of my GR friends are fans of JD so decided to bite the bullet and jump on the bandwagon.... OKAAAAAY - Naked in Death- freaking loved it. Was this the same woman who wrote about and Irish girl who trained a horse for the Kentucky Derby - cannot even remember the storyline now cos it totally pissed me off. Irish people are not like Darby O'Gill and the Little People or like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in Far and Away or whatever it was ... OK, we see our kids progress through school and improve over the years and definitely Ms Roberts did this. Will I go back and read a Nora Roberts book after this/ Not sure, maybe, probably as I can see a definite improvement in her writing style.... so do not understand how many of you gave Irish Hearts such high ratings - us Irish coleens are not as dimwitted or innocent as she was ,,,, Deliver us lord from every evil!!! Now I am totally depressed cos I realise that if I have to read the whole IN DEATH series it is going to cost me a feckin' fortune. Goodnight. 23.20 here in Belgium so time for bed! ..... and if I had known it was set in the future I definitely would not have read it but it totally blends in and you do not notice it.
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“You know, lieutenant, you wear your weapon the way other women wear pearls."
"It's not a fashion accessory.”
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“Roarke, what's going on here?'
'Lieutenant.' He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. 'Indications are we're having a romance.”
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“I want to see you again." He stopped, took her face in his hands. "I need to see you again."

Her pulse jumped, as if it had nothing to do with the rest of her. "Roarke, what's going on here?"

"Lieutenant." He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. "indications are we're having a romance.”
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“You--Roarke." Eyes watering, she reached for more tissue. "Jesus, Eve. Jesus Christ, you never sleep with anybody. And you're telling me you slept with Roarke?"

"That's not precisely accurate. We didn't sleep.”
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“That was the biggest problem with getting used to someone, she thought. You were lonely when they weren't there.”
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“But Eve had already scented it, already—despite herself—begun to smile. “It’s coffee,” she murmured, unaware of the way her voice softened as she reached for the simple brown bag Mavis held. “Coffee.” Illusions shattered, Mavis stared. “The man’s got more money than God, and he sends you a bag of coffee?”

“Real coffee.”

“Oh, well then.” In disgust, Mavis waved a hand. “I don’t care what the damn stuff costs a pound, Dallas. A woman wants glitter.”

Eve brought the bag to her face and sniffed deep. “Not this woman. The son of a bitch knew just how to get to me.” She sighed. “In more ways than one.”
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“Roarke had to force himself not to snatch her up as she swept through the hallowed Senate halls. Members of the media were already leaping toward her, but she cut through them as if they weren’t there. “I like your style, Lieutenant Dallas,” he said when they’d fought their way to the car. “I like it a lot. And by the way, I don’t think I’m in love with you anymore. I know I am.”
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“I thought this vintage would suit you. What it lacks in subtlety . . .” He turned back, offering her a glass. “It makes up for in sensuality.” He tapped his glass against hers so the crystal sang, then watched as she sipped.
God, what a face, he thought. All those angles and expressions, all that emotion and control. Just now she was fighting off showing both surprise and pleasure as the taste of the wine settled on her tongue. He was looking forward to the moment when the taste of her settled on his.”
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“The music room’s in the next wing. We can have coffee and brandy there.”
“I doubt we’d share the same taste in music, Roarke.”
“You might be surprised,” he murmured, “at what we share.” He touched her cheek again, this time sliding his hand around until it cupped the back of her neck. “At what we will share.”
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“Assaulting an officer will earn you one to five, Roarke. That's in a cage, not cushy home detention."
"You're not wearing your badge. Or anything else, for that matter." He gave her a friendly nip on the chin. "Be sure to put that in your report.”
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“You're a fascinating woman, Eve. Here we are, wet, naked, both of us half dead from a very memorable night, and still you watch me with very cool, very suspicious eyes."

"You're a suspicious character, Roarke.”
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“He took her hand, lifted it to his lips. Nothing could have pleased him more than the quick suspicion on her face. "You won't forget me, Eve. You'll think of me, perhaps not fondly, but you'll think of me."
"I'm in the middle of a murder investigation. You're part of it. Sure, I'll think of you."
"Darling," he began, and watched with amusement as his use of the endearment knitted her brow. "You'll be thinking of what I can do to you.”
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“I don't like the idea of you shivering unless I cause it. Stay warm.”
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“Gold winked at his wrist as he pressed his choice for two coffees on the AutoChef built into the side panel. "Cream?"
"Black."
"A woman after my own heart." Moments later, he opened the protective door and offered her a china cup in a delicate saucer. "We have more of a selection on the plane," he said, then settled back with his coffee.
"I bet." The steam rising from her cup smelled like heaven. Eve took a tentative sip -- and nearly moaned.
It was real. No simulation made from vegetable concentrate so usual since the depletion of the rain forests in the late twentieth. This was the real thing, ground from rich Columbian beans, singing with caffeine.
She sipped again, and could have wept.
"Problem?" He enjoyed her reaction immensely, the flutter of the lashes, the faint flush, the darkening of the eyes -- a similar response, he noted, to a woman purring under a man's hands.
"Do you know how long it's been since I had real coffee?"
He smiled. "No."
"Neither do I." Unashamed, she closed her eyes as she lifted the cup again. "You'll have to excuse me, this is a private moment. We'll talk on the plane.”
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“As she read over Eve's shoulder, Mavis let out a low whistle. "Not the Roarke! The incredibly wealthy, fabulous to look at, sexily mysterious Roarke who owns approximately twenty-eight percent of the world, and its satellites?"
All Eve felt was irritation. "He's the only one I know."
"You know him." Mavis rolled her green shadowed eyes. "Dallas, I've underestimated you unforgivably. Tell me everything. How, when, why? Did you sleep with him? Tell me you slept with him, then give me every tiny detail."
"We've had a secret, passionate affair for the last three years, during which time I bore him a son who's being raised on the far side of the moon by Buddhist monks.”
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Reading Progress

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04/11
25.0% "Alone, Roarke took the gray fabric button from his pocket, the one he'd found on the floor of his limo. The one that had fallen from the jacket of that drab gray suit she'd worn the first time he'd seen her ... he felt like a fool.

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Roarke. I love you.

"A lot of books." Eve said lamely.
"I have an affection for them. I could barely read my name when I was six. Then I came across a battered copy of Yeats. An irish writer of some note," he said when Even looked blank. "I badly wanted to figure it out, so I taught myself."
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Blacky *Romance Addict* Glad you loved this one Mo :) Well that's proof that you can hate and love books from the same author :)
I'm kind of reluctant to start these even though I heard lots of good things about it, but not a big fan of series with only two characters all through it. And this has like 30+ books and it looks like it will never finish XDXD

GN MO :D I'm off to bed too :)


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Mo are you an hour ahead of me in Croatia or the same?? Hoping to visit there very soon...


Blacky *Romance Addict* we're the same, it's half past eleven here :D

if you do plan to visit, I suggest coming during summer :D it's beautiful, and the snow won't make any problems as it is doing now hahahah


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Mo Well, Ryanair do fly in there so you never know ......


Blacky *Romance Addict* :D well I hope you do visit some day :D


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Mo Glad I gave her a chance.


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Great review, Mo! I just finished NiD and LOVED it! OMG! I wish I had listened to my daughter sooner!!!


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Mo UniquelyMoi *Dhestiny* wrote: "Great review, Mo! I just finished NiD and LOVED it! OMG! I wish I had listened to my daughter sooner!!!"
Thanks Dhestiny. Really liked the next few I read also. There are just too many books out there.


Angie **loves angst** I'm reading this now. Roarke is an Irish hottie :)


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Mo Angie **loves angst** wrote: "I'm reading this now. Roarke is an Irish hottie :)"

He sure is, Angie. I should get back to this series at some stage!


Angie **loves angst** Mo wrote: "Angie **loves angst** wrote: "I'm reading this now. Roarke is an Irish hottie :)"

He sure is, Angie. I should get back to this series at some stage!"


There's over thirty books in the series. I've made it my goal to read all of them by the end of the year. We'll see how that goes.


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Mo Angie **loves angst** wrote: "Mo wrote: "Angie **loves angst** wrote: "I'm reading this now. Roarke is an Irish hottie :)"

He sure is, Angie. I should get back to this series at some stage!"

There's over thirty books in the s..."


OMG, that's a lot to get through. I might get back to it soon. Cannot even remember how far in I was... only about 4 I think.


♥Sharon♥ Great review Mo. Though I love your current reviews so much better! :) Might read this one soon. :)


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Mo ♥Sharon♥ wrote: "Great review Mo. Though I love your current reviews so much better! :) Might read this one soon. :)"

I should get back to this series. This was back in the day when I hadn't a clue how to post a pic or gif. xx Thanks.


Lisazj1 I've had a copy of this book sitting on my shelf for almost 3 years. I guess I need to pick it up! Thanks for the nudge Mo, glad you liked it!


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Mo Lisazj1 wrote: "I've had a copy of this book sitting on my shelf for almost 3 years. I guess I need to pick it up! Thanks for the nudge Mo, glad you liked it!"

I didn't think I would like it as it set in the future. But you hardly notice!


Lisazj1 Mo wrote: "I didn't think I would like it as it set in the future. But you hardly notice!"

I like futuristic/sci-fi stuff so I'll have to make sure this gets in my Christmas reading queue!


R-Cee*Jay Oh,Mo! Haha,this is great! I had no idea that Nora is JD Robb???Have read a bit of Nora,some I liked - some I didn't. Haven't read any JD Robb,will definitely look into this series sometime - (my endless tbr list - it brings tears to my eyes - so many bokks,only one of me).


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Mo R-Cee*Jay wrote: "Oh,Mo! Haha,this is great! I had no idea that Nora is JD Robb???Have read a bit of Nora,some I liked - some I didn't. Haven't read any JD Robb,will definitely look into this series sometime - (my e..."

LOL. I know. I found it hard to believe they were one and the same. Although I have read some newer Nora books and enjoyed them. So many books, so little time!!


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Ingela Oh, it's so good to go back and reread when you love the characters. Of course are these on my "one day" and "must read" lists. — Happy Easter, Mo!!


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Mo Ingela wrote: "Oh, it's so good to go back and reread when you love the characters. Of course are these on my "one day" and "must read" lists. — Happy Easter, Mo!!"

Thanks Ingela. And a very Happy Easter to you too xxx


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Didi Great review, Mo. I've heard great things about this series so I should really try it, though as Nora Roberts, I didn't have much luck with this author lol.


Anna's Ramblings ツ Great review Mo! I've read one book by Nora Roberts and I wasn't impressed. But I've been so intrigued by your reviews of this series that I decided to give it a go soon. The only thing that's putting me off is the fact that is sci-fi.


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Gisela I read one a long time ago. I don't remember well, but I think I quit reading when I realized there was no "coffee ". I can't imagine life without a couple of expresos a day plus the usual American coffee in the morning. I have been trying not to get hooked, but Mo, your reviews are tempting.


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Mo Didi wrote: "Great review, Mo. I've heard great things about this series so I should really try it, though as Nora Roberts, I didn't have much luck with this author lol."

You should Didi. I know the about of books is daunting but I am on number 21 already and it is not stale at all.


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Mo Anna's Ramblings ツ wrote: "Great review Mo! I've read one book by Nora Roberts and I wasn't impressed. But I've been so intrigued by your reviews of this series that I decided to give it a go soon. The only thing that's putt..."

Her earlier books, writing as Roberts, were not great in my opinion. I have read some of her more recent ones and quite enjoyed them.


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Mo Gisela wrote: "I read one a long time ago. I don't remember well, but I think I quit reading when I realized there was no "coffee ". I can't imagine life without a couple of expresos a day plus the usual American..."

LOL. It's fiction = we have to suspend the disbelief sometimes. But, true, life without coffee seems a bit implausible.


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Aileene Gah. Your review is marv' so are your casting. I have to dive into this soon.


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Mo Aileene wrote: "Gah. Your review is marv' so are your casting. I have to dive into this soon."

You will, Aileene. It is addictive.


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Aileene Who's this actress you've chosen for the female lead. She's gorgeous.
Is this somewhat similar to Trent series?


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Mo Aileene wrote: "Who's this actress you've chosen for the female lead. She's gorgeous.
Is this somewhat similar to Trent series?"


Her name is Jaimie Alexander - she is stunning. Not sure if it is comparable to Trent. Romance, mystery, suspense ... same couple for all the books. I think you would enjoy them.


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Aileene Mo wrote: "Aileene wrote: "Who's this actress you've chosen for the female lead. She's gorgeous.
Is this somewhat similar to Trent series?"

Her name is Jaimie Alexander - she is stunning. Not sure if it is c..."


It is too. She's a female character in Marvel movies. She looks familiar but couldn't place her.
Ok, heard you loud and clear. Hopefully I can dive into it soon xx


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