With everything going on in my life right now, I managed to fly through this book.
At first, I was pretty irritated. I mean, seriously? I wasn’t sure what was going to happen but the way things suddenly changed, I was just a wee bit bummed.
Naked in Death was a wonderful book. Eve and Roarke shared a fun and intimate relationship. The bad guys were toast. Life was grand.
In the beginning of this book, the shit hit the fan to say the least. This isn’t a spoiler really. It’s just a .. “well okay then” moment.
“No, you never,” he interrupted coolly. “Never once risked your pride by saying those words back to me. You keep this place as your escape hatch rather than commit to staying with me. I let you draw the line, Eve, and now I’m moving it.” It wasn’t just temper pushing him now, nor was it just pain. It was the truth. “I want all,” he said flatly. “Or I want nothing.”
Eve really struggles in this book. Roarke gives her an ultimatum. He wants a commitment from her or he will walk away. That’s not an easy thing to handle .. especially for Eve. She moves on, focusses on her job and the case at hand. She doesn’t need him…Or she tries to believe.
As with anything in life, riches and politics make things far more difficult than they should be. Eve continues hitting walls, being forced into corners by a rich family pulling strings. Unfortunately for them, Eve suspects one of them for murder. Exhausted, she perseveres in her search, determined to find physical evidence that will link her suspect to three murders.
Powerful, beautiful women are being found murdered. Throats sliced open, blood spray everywhere, Eve and Feeney work around the clock to track down the psycho bad guy. One hiccup is that her Commander is tied to this case. How’s that for a speed bump?
Reporters breathing down her neck, Eve has little self-control of her temper. Emotions in turmoil, breathing through the heartache of Roarke walking away, it was frustrating to read about Eve spinning in circles.
“That’s it!” Furious, Eve slapped the screen off manually. “I’m going to slice that worm into pieces. Where the hell is Nadine Furst? If we’ve got to have a reporter sniffing up our ass, at least she’s got a mind.”
This murder romance mystery novel is well worth the read. I honestly was not sure who the bad guy was until about 80% 🙂
I recommend this book to mature adults only. Moderate sexual content and extreme violence (although I do not believe it was as descriptive as the last book). Please read this series in sequence.
Line of the book:
“Put a hand on me again, you tight-assed son of a bitch, and I’ll deck you.”