My mother in law visited this week. It took me awhile to finish this book. Even if she had not visited, I am pretty sure it would have taken me awhile regardless. 320 pages and it seemed as long as Acheron!
Mavis gets into a heap of trouble in this book. In love with a soon to be totally rockin’ awesome designer, Mavis is head to toe gag worthy mushy with her new man. Caught covered in blood, fingerprints on the weapon and a whopper of a motive, she’s screwed. Eve becomes primary and as always, becomes obsessed and mostly blind to the rest of the world as it whizzes by. Time is against her (how poetic sniff) as she tries to locate the murder suspect or suspects so that the charges against Mavis will be dropped.
Eve describing Roarke:
He was entirely too attractive, she thought. Criminally so. The strong face, poet’s mouth, killer blue eyes. The wizard’s mane of thick black hair. If you managed to get past the face to the body, it was equally impressive. Then you added that faint wisp of Ireland in the voice, and, well, you had one hell of a package.
Eve talking about Pandora:
“And this woman bursts in, all but drooling at the mouth. A jaw dropper-close to six foot, thin as a laser beam, about a yard of red hair and a face…well, I’ll use magnolias again. She’s screaming at him, and this big bull of a guy cowers back, so she jumps me and I had to flatten her.”
“You hit her.”
“Well, yeah, before she sliced my face with those knifepoint nails of hers.
“Darling Eve.” … “What is it about you that draws the beast out of people?”
Thrown into joining forces with Illegals, Eve and Caste must work together. You can just imagine how well that worked out, eh? A charming man with a killer smile who enjoys diddling “DeeDee” on the side, pokes his head into Eve’s business and flat-out bugs the hell out of her.
Eve to Caste:
“So noted,” she said briskly. “Now, go file your interdepartmental complaint, take a walk, or blow it out your ass, but get out of my face.”
The relationship between Eve and Peabody progressed really well in this book. My mother told me that Peabody becomes a fun character. I did not believe her 🙂 After reading this book, she may just be a sedate Lula in the making!
Peabody toasting Eve at her bachelorette party:
“To the best fucking cop in the whole stinking city, who’s gonna marry the sexiest sumbitch I, personally, have ever laid eyes on, and who, because she’s so goddamn smart, has seen to it that I’m perman’ly attached to Homicide. Which is where any half-blind asshole could tell you I belong. So there.” She downed the rest of her drink, fell backward into her chair and grinned foolishly.
“Peabody,” Eve said and flicked a finger under her eyes.” I’ve never been more touched.”
Illegal drugs. Mavis in jail for murder. Bitchy models. Roarke and Eve’s wedding. This book is filled with a lot of fun, although in my opinion, it dragged. Something like a car wreck, slow motion but you just can’t look away o.O
Line of the book:
“I’ve got to find a table dancer with a big dick and a tattoo.”
I recommend this book to anyone reading this series. It does not necessarily need to be read in sequence, but I advise it. There is a ton of back story that will leave you intrigued! Some mildish sexual content. Pretty bloody descriptive violence. I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults 🙂