Roarke and Eve Dallas
Naked in Death (In Death book 1)
By J.D. Robb
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.
When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome... and the leading suspect in the investigation.
I usually like to start the new year by reading a "new to me" book series. Luckily the online bookstores satisfied this once a year trend for me by putting a great series on sale. That was the case with this J.D. Robb's In Death series. It was a total steal for just $2 each for the first eight books. Now if I fall in love with this series, I just may have to entertain the fact that I will be getting the rest of the books from the library because this series is at book 38 and the ebook price tag is pricey. So far, I am impressed with book 1.
Naked in Death is an important book because that is where it begins. Roarke and the fabulous Detective Eve first meet and the tone is set for the entire series. As much as I like Eve I am not quite sure what it is about her that had Roarke falling for her so quickly. Granted I should shamefully eat my words here. I don't exactly picture Eve as an attractive woman but I love her persona and gusto. For that reason alone, I really liked Roarke. He strikes me as the type of man that could have any woman he wants and it was Eve that made him fall in love.
UPDATE - I LOVE this "In Death" series. I have devoured all but book 8 which I just started last night. This first book, Naked in Death, I will rate a four but each book afterwards I have rated 5 stars each. I loved them so much that I didn't even stop long enough to write a review for Another Look Book Reviews. I just quickly jotted down some thoughts on Goodreads and moved on and immediately started the next book on the roster.