Naked in Death (In Death #1)
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"Oh, but it is you, darling Eve. Just as that taste is you, the smell, the look, the sound. You've undone me." - Glory in Death.
I think it was devastatingly beautiful! The object of Eve's undoing piqued my interest, so ...more
The popularity of Naked in Death is completely understandable to me. The attraction here is the same as in the most of urban fantasy IMO. Mystery-solving, some world-building (in this case, futuristic instead of paranormal) - it all is only background noise. What you are actually anticipating is the heroine's hookup with some handsome hunk. (That's what I read urban fantasy for anyway.) And the hunk here is something speci ...more
Yes! I've finally read the first book in J.D. Robb's, aka Nora Roberts', vastly popular In Death series, and now I understand why there's 30 books and counting...'cause it's an awesome romantic suspense/futuristic mystery thriller and very addictive. In fact, it's a good thing that I brought the first three books with me on my trip since I wanted to immediately jump into the second book after finishing this. I loved it! And all the flattering Roarke talk is totally ju ...more
I am already up to book 19 but decided to head back to bo ...more
Okay, here’s the quick and dirty... well, sort of. Naked In Death is the first book in the daunting (almost 40 books!!... and still growing) “In Death” series by Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb. I kept putting off reading it, for that very reason.
Though, after recent reviews by Goodreads friends who have joined the growing legion of “Roarke Groupies”, I was most curious to read this book to find out for myself what the fuss is over Roarke ...more
For those of you who don't already know, J.D. Robb is an alternate pen name for Nora Roberts. I only read my first Nora Roberts' book about a year ago, and was--to put it mildly--pleasantly surprised.
I'd always assumed that Roberts wrote cornball Walmart-paperback-romances for-your-grandmother, and when I saw a new book with "Witch" in the title, I figured she had jumped on the paranormal train, but was curious enough to check it out.
It was kind of amazing.
And w ...more
I finally get to cross this one off my TBR shelf - and I quite enjoyed it!! :)
For being written in the 90s, this holds up pretty darn well. In a way, there may not be a whole lot of uniqueness going on - it's a cop murder mystery - but it flows quite well and kept my interest. I grew to like Eve, the police lieutenant, and Roarke, the roguish millionaire (billionaire?) who is more complicated and interesting than he first appears.
I am definitely interested in continuing the series. It's only a t ...more
So, I started this book 4 days ago and now I'm already reading book 4 so you can guess that I loved this, the book and the series so far.
The first book was great. It had everything, a kick-ass heroine with a bad past, a powerful, slightly shady and richer than Midas hero, a great mystery and a serial killer, all that set in a futuristic world which was surprisingly well thought and realistic for a book written 20 years ago when even cell phones were a rarity ...more
No, wait! 5+++++ Amazing, Thrilling, Provocative Stars!
The Story -
Naked in Death is the first book in J.D. Robb’s insanely popular In Death series. It’s a fantastic mystery thriller and once I started, I couldn't put it down...errr...turn it off!
It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion....more
When a senator's daught
I see why Nora Roberts wrote under a different name for this mystery series because, even though there is a romantic element, this book is so much more than that. If they all follow a similar pattern, then I can also see the In Death series fast becoming a favourite. It was an interesting, disturbing, thought-provoking read with a very sweet and sexy romantic subplot.
There are three key elements that make up this novel and make it the triumph that it is: a psychological murder mystery, a slowly ...more
great prediction, Jetsons. It's called a "roomba" and doesn't wear an apron..
But, I still liked all of the futuristic stuff in the story - it was fun! There was the "AutoChef" that made you food, a floating mattress - I'm thinking that would be soft and comfy, flying cars - I've been waiting forever for one of these!, tubes of Pepsi ...more
Eve is a great protagonist. She's tough, intelligent, but vulnerable in some ways. She's a very good cop, and she goes a ...more
And Eve Dallas... Damn, what a strong lady. I loved her too... :)
I will definitely continue to read their story...:)
Whenever I read Roarke's words... This is exactly me. :D
“I can't tell you how aroused it makes me when you quote codes, lieutenant.” ...more
Its true in all my reading time,I've never really picked up a Nora Robert so far.Its true in this case I did judge the book by its cover.Every time I passed a book store to pick up my reads I always tended to shy away from the Pure Romance section,and chose Mystery-Romance Or Erotica-Romance or another combination over Chic-lite or Angst.
After all there was always next month.
And when I heard J.D Robb was an Alias of Nora Robert.I was quite excited to give this ...more
Unfortunately this book just wasn't for me. It started out strong, but by the last 100 pages I no longer cared what happened to the characters. I've never been a huge Nora Robert's fan, I find her romance too cheesy/formulaic for my taste. But I wanted to give this series a chance.
I happen to be in a reading/reviewing slump, it's hard for me to review book that were just "meh" for me. So I'm going to break this down.
What didn't work:
-the plot: it was all over the place, half romance hal ...more
What could I say about this book to sound fancy?
Nothing. You said it all.
Why did I wait so long to start this series? -> How original?..
I can’t believe this book was written more than 20 years ago! -> Never heard it before?
Blah blah blah
I liked it. Crime and suspense were written brilliantly.
I cracked the secret/suspense at approx.. 60% *pat myself on the back*
As to the romance part – I’m not sure.
I expected the heroine being bigger badass, and I im ...more
I've known about this series for quite a while, and I'm a big Nora Roberts fan, but I hadn't really wanted to pick this series up. There's about a billion books out in the series. What if I ended up loving it? Then I have to commit myself to buying those billion books just to catch up! But after hearing such glowing things about this series from most of my Goodreads friends--especially about Roarke--I had to finally bight the bullet and get the first book.
I will say the writing is fantastic. The characters are intriguing and fasci ...more
I love Naked in Death. It introduces us to our two most important characters, begins their delightful relatio ...more
It's romance/mystery, so if you like a splash of sex with your serial killers, this is the series for you!!
High on her list of suspects was a man she hadn’t come across before – Roarke, a handsome Irish billionaire – and she was drawn to him; him to her. But it went against everything Eve was to succumb to his charms; especially in the midst of ...more
I’ve done with this series something I’ve never done before, jumped right in with the latest installment and skipped everything that came before. I soon realized my mistake, though. While each book can easily function as a standalone, missing even a word of this enchanting series is a crime. So here I am, going back to the beginning, meeting Eve and Roarke in their early days and sharing their journey from the start.
Naked in Death was first released in 1995, but it’s still fresh and in ...more
This series has everything I was looking for: action, mystery, bad ass female protagonist, a ridiculously sexi guy (AKA Roarke) and a unique setting.
I loved Eve and Roarke together. I love how they are both strongminded and yet find a way to work through that, I love how Roarke isn't willing to take Eve's crap and how she got to grow and accept her past through her relationship with him. This book was ...more
Let’s try again…
You’ve got to love a prolific writer. If you’re fortunate enough, you might even find a good prolific writer. Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb is one of the best. There is one problem though…it’s expensive to become a fan. It can be intimidating to find an author that is already established. In the case of J.D. Robb, we’re talking about a series that is heading towards 45 books ALREADY. That is a lot of moola, and when you’re at #1 it can even put you off starting the series. It has the po ...more
I came in prepared to really dig these, and en ...more
“Sex and violence. For some it’s still a natural marriage.”
In this futuristic RS series the year is 2058 and our heroine is homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Eve Dallas who was given her name by the social worker who rescued her, has been a detective for the last 10 years. She’s one of the best detectives in New York City and when a high profile case comes up she’s the prime choice. The death of a senator’s granddaughter places Eve right in the middle of Washington’s politics and soci...more
Though first published in 1995, Naked in Death is still fresh and entertaining, even after nearly eighteen years.
A woman murdered, naked in death
The smoking gun
The squillionaire suspect
'You don't really think we're going to make anything out of this, do you? Roarke and the cop?
'I guess we'll have to find out.'
* Thanks to my friend, Wendy for the buddy read. So glad you've finally met Roarke.
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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.”
"That's not precisely accurate. We didn't sleep.”