Monday, December 29, 2014

Immortal in Death

Book 64 of my 2014 Reading Challenge

Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb
Book 3 of the In Death series

Summary (via the book jacket)
She was of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted - even another woman's man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Lieutenant Eve Dallas put her life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the facade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire - for a price...

My Opinion
Whew, the red flags I had from the second book were resolved and not an indication of the series!  I'm glad I'm finally reading this series and look forward to continuing it throughout this fall and winter.

Imagine my surprise when a major life event happened in this, the third book!  Take note Ms. is possible to have some resolution but still maintain interest.  A new character was added (that I assume will stick around) and she had some of the comedic dating issues Eve was currently not in the position to experience.  Great idea!

I enjoyed the dialogue/banter between the characters, the pacing of the story, and the brief but HOT sex scene.

I also like that Eve is a capable detective and doesn't solve the case solely through being in the right place at the right time (again, are you taking notes Ms. Evanovich???).  It definitely helps that she has access to all sorts of equipment and contacts through Roarke's wealth but she's also really good at her job.  Hopefully as the series continues it will remain the same and her access won't be a lazy way to resolve the plot.  

A Few Quotes from the Book

"That was New York, she thought with a faint smile. Take it at your own risk.
  She loved the crowds, the noise, the constant frantic rush of it. You were rarely alone, but never intimate. That's why she'd come here so many years ago."

"A man can be pulled in by beauty and not see beneath it."

"She'd learned quite a bit from Roarke over the past few months. One of the most important lessons was that there were times she had to push aside all the worries, the responsibilities, even the thirst for answers, and just be Eve."

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