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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Review: Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb

Rapture in Death (In Death # 4)
by J.D. Robb
Romantic Suspense

Starting off with a sexy pic of Roarke again...because I can. 

RAPTURE IN DEATH is by far my favourite of the entire series and that’s quite a statement since I loved all the books leading up to this one. There was just something about this book that lured me in from the get-go. In this one, Eve Dallas is happy for a change. This is not to say that she was morbid and depressing in the previous books, but there’s this spark within her that I noticed right away. She’s a woman in love and it’s just so great to read how her relationship with Roarke grows with each passing book.

Lieutenant Dallas’s case this time involves a series of deaths that seem to be caused by self-termination. But upon closer inspection, Eve believes that another factor is causing these rich and relatively happy people to become suicide victims. As she explores various avenues and leads, she finds herself meeting an associate of Dr. Mira, a woman named Reeanna Ott. Dr. Ott is also a psychologist whose beliefs are that experiences do not shape people’s lives and that the fate of a person relies on who you are at birth. I loved this side of the story because psychology is my field of study. All that frontal lobe damage and psych talk was definitely my thing.

Then there’s Mavis and her gig with a new character named Jess. Jess sees potential in Mavis’s overall music career and he wants to be the man behind it. So Mavis, along with her beau, Leonardo and Jess put their heads together to make a demo for Mavis which premieres at a party that Roarke hosts. All in all, Robb crafts an amazing story. There is so much that goes on, but she manages to keep the pace moving.

And I haven’t even mentioned Roarke yet! Wow, there are so many scenes with Roarke in this book and it’s partially the reason why I loved this book so much! Eve and Roarke steam things up in this book! There is one particular scene that has topped my favourite scenes with Roarke and it’s the car/lawn scene that involves Eve putting the pedal to the metal, flashing lights, torn and ripped clothing and some bite marks. This scene alone is enough reason for you to start this series!

Here's a pic of sexy Roarke after this hawt sex scene...

Another great thing about this book is PEABODY! I love her! Delia is becoming more and more prevalent in this series and I’m so excited about it! I love the idle banter between her and Eve. They’ve become such great friends. And Peabody cracks me up whenever her ovaries start taking over.

I can’t wait to read the next book! There are soo many reasons why you should start reading this series. I don’t think I could name them all. But perhaps this last picture of Roarke will persuade you.

(You're welcome.)

Purchase links: Amazon




Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

I cannot even begin to describe to you how much I love this series!!! It is, hands down, my absolute favorite!!!!!! When you can read stories as amazing as these, plus get to imagine DG as the perfect Roarke - it's a perfect world ♥

Love the review!!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE YOU FOR LOVING THIS SERIES! I am obsessed, Alyssa! Seriously and utterly obsessedddddd!

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

That's not hard to do with this series, lol! You ought to join our group on GR - we love to discuss all things 'In Death'...

Unknown said...

Oh great! I'm going to join it now!!!

Nissie said...

Great review, Annie! I'm so glad you're loving this series and my boyfriend Roarke. ;)

I didn't know there was a group on GR! Can I come, too???

Tyraa said...

Ohhh I love that scene too. And every other scene with Roarke! This is my fav series hands down.

Unknown said...

Thanks Nissie!! Come Join!! I just did right now and am loving it!!

Hey Tyraa! Glad to find someone else who enjoys this series as much as I do! I'm reading Ceremony in death now!

samantha.1020 said...

I'm so excited to hear that you are enjoying this series so much! I just love it myself and can't get enough of Eve and Roarke. Great review!!

Unknown said...

Thanks Samantha! Loving it completely! So glad there are like a bazillon katrillon more books in this series!

Anonymous said...

I only started last year and loved how you didn't have to wait for the next book to be released. Ohh can't wait to see what you think of ceremony ;)