Friday, February 21, 2020

Review: Naked in Death by: J. D. Robb

Title: Naked in Death
Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Berkley Publishing
Series: In Death #1
Pages: 306
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Purchase


Here is the novel that started it all- the first book in J.D. Robb's number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke.

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 granddaughter 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.

My Thoughts: 

In this book which I know many of you have read but some may not so I thought I'd offer my thoughts on it,  So in this book we meet Eve Dallas whose a New York cop and the year is 2058.  Eve has been sidelined for testing over a previous case to see if she is up to her job, that gets all sidetracked when someone is found dead and Eve is called in.  

Eve is a unique character having gotten her name due to where she was found and not her birth name.  She has little information about her history, just a buried past that she wants to forget exists.  When investigating the death of senator's granddaughter she meets up with Roarke who feels drawn to Eve and no clue why.  

This book had Eve all over the place trying to figure whose killing working girls and why?  Add a yummy man to the mix and you've entered the world of Eve Dallas, which reminds me I really out to return to much going on to keep a girl down!

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Review: The Sugarhouse Blues by: Mariah Stewart

Title: The Sugarhouse Blues
Author: Mariah Stewart
Publisher: Gallery Books
Series: A Hudson Sisters #2
Pages: 373
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library & NetGalley


Mariah Stewart's second novel in the Hudson Sisters series...

Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.

As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

My Thoughts:

This book follows the Hudson sisters who are working on fixing up the theater which has been in her families for years.  When a storm comes through and damages the roof of the theater it's up to the girls to figure out solutions to the latest issue in the Hudson family.

Des the famous child star who wanted nothing to do with stardom and was shoved into her own show Des does it all.  Well Des had to deal with an alcoholic mother, and a sister who resented her lime light.  Des finally ends up confronting her sister with some shocking truths and bonds are fixed.  Now hopefully they can fix the theater before they are completely broke!

I love this book series the characters are real and deal with real problems that anyone can deal with.  In this one Allie's drinking is becoming an issue as is the damaged sisterly relationship.  With Allie and Des mend their fences is anyone's guess.  Then there are conflicting en in Des's life will she pick on and will it be the right one?  With Des finally do it all?