Our Roarke stalker expert, Claire is back with another “In Death” review. Take it away, Claire!
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating The Icove Agenda, a film based on one of her famous cases. It’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling though, as seeing the actress who plays Peabody—drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K. T. Harris had made an embarrassing scene during dinner. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene—and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.
**Summary taken from Goodreads**
A very big thank you and kisses of the giant variety to Mandi for once again giving me the Roarke hook-up and having me over to Smexy Books to review.
Turning that first page to an ‘In Death’ book is like coming home. You look forward to it, it’s warm and comforting and for right then and there you don’t want to be anywhere else. That’s how I feel when I have a new J.D. Robb book. I have a mountain of a “to read” list, really, it’s mountain sized, but all other books pale in comparison for me when I know Roarke is near. And Celebrity in Death was no exception. I tend to love the grittier tales best, when there is conflict between Eve and Roarke, or the murder case is gruesome and makes Eve push through all her baggage to triumph once more. This story was a little tamer, no bad words between our hero and heroine and the action wasn’t fast paced until the very end BUT it has all the elements you want and expect from ‘In Death’
If you remember ‘Origin in Death’ The Icove case Eve worked on, then you’ll enjoy the unfolding tale of this book. Eve spinning her cop magic amongst a bunch of snobbish pretentious actors all working on the movie based on the Icove book Reporter Nadine Furst wrote, when Peabody’s double is killed. Lots, and I mean lots of suspects for Eve to trawl through with the help of her trusted team. Who would want to kill someone who is playing the sweetheart Detective Peabody? K.T Harris, uber biatch extraordinaire, truly the girl was horrible, the first victim I didn’t feel bad for, I even suspected ME for killing her at one point! (laugh)
With a slower pace to this book, (and I think that was needed after the turmoil and heartache from the last book), and lots of sweet romantic tender moments between Roarke and Eve (squeak!) we see the aftermath to all that happened in Dallas. I adore any moments Eve has with Doctor Mira, such sweet scenes, she effortlessly steers our favorite cop back on the right path of thinking when her thoughts take a darker twist with self blame for all that has passed. I love that, and kinda want Mira to be my mum too.
And because I have to, HAVE TO say it, my Irish book boyfriend was delicious as always! (ahhhswoonsighswoon)
My favorite quote:
“I’m a man, and I’m sitting here having cookies and coffee while two beautiful women snarl at each other. Being a man I’m required to wonder –perhaps imagine– there will soon be physical contact. Clothing may be ripped away. Why wouldn’t i smile?”
“Not perfect” Eve muttered. “Shut up for five seconds,” she ordered Nadine, “before we’re in his head naked, oiled up, and rolling around on the floor”
“And my smile grows wider”
AHHHH i just heart him so hard. C’mon, Roarke is perfect. PERFECT! As always i look forward to the next In Death book with the ferocity of a hungry wolf. For all In Death fans this is truly a wonderful installment further cementing the greatness that is J.D. Robb and everything ‘In Death.’ Its originality still staggers me book after book. And for those new to the series i would urge you (with a cattle prod) to go and begin with “Naked in Death” it’s a lot of books to catch up on, but you will never ever EVER regret it.
For the warm and fuzzies home coming. I give Celebrity in Death 4 sparkles out of 5! #HeartsRoarke (Had to say it one more time!)