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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Review: Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

Ceremony in Death (In Death # 5)
by J.D. Robb
Romantic Suspense

Robb can weave such great stories and CEREMONY IN DEATH is another great installment to this series. It seems that anything she writes is gold. What’s great about this series is that she is able to keep things fresh but still familiar.

Lieutenant Dallas has a case involving the death of a fellow police officer. More and more clues point the finger at Selina Cross, a crazy Satanic worshiper who participates in dark rituals. While the whole Wicca and Satanic thing didn’t hold my attention as much as the previous books, it was still a solid read for me. I liked that Robb showcased Eve as a nonbeliever in the slight paranormal twist to this book. It is so Eve, who is based on fact and evidence. Then there’s Roarke who doesn’t hold the same opinions as Eve and is more open to the idea of magic. I loved the little detail of the Celtic protection writings engraved in Eve’s wedding ring. Of course Roarke would do that. He’d do anything for Eve.

I really enjoyed Jamie who is Alice’s brother. I thought he was a great new character. He brought that spark of humor that Peabody usually brings. Peabody doesn’t have that usual sparkle of mischief in this one because she is down with a cold, but her presence is still enjoyable.

And then there’s Roarke whom I fall in love with more and more. It seems that my list of favourite scenes with him grows with each passing book.

I absolutely loved this scene:
For once, he slept first. She lay in the dark, listening to him breathe, stealing a little of his warmth as her own body cooled. Since he was asleep, she stroked his hair.
“I love you,” she murmured. “I love you so much, I’m stupid about it.”
With a sigh, she settled down, closed her eyes, and willed her mind to empty.
Beside her, Roarke smiled into the dark.
He never slept first.

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Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Who could SLEEP with the fine specimen above in the bed next to you!!!!!!

I'm with you, while this was a solid book I did not capture my interest as the others. With that being said, I still absolutely adore this series and the growth that continues with each book.

Unknown said...

Oh, Alyssa I wouldn't be sleeping if he was in bed with me ;)

I'm just about to start the next book right now! Hooray!

Tyraa said...

Awww that scene MELTS me every time. I liked this book, especially the action in the end, nail biting for sure. Haha I agree, there would be no sleeping if Roarke were next to me.

Ohh can't wait till you read the next, by the end of the series you'll have an infinite amount of fav scenes

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

That was a great moment!