The perfect series for romance readers who enjoy murder mysteries. I will say though, that while I did like this book, I don’t think I’ll be rushing to continue anytime soon – not because it was bad, but more just because I didn’t find the romance prominent enough for my taste.
The books follow the life of New York police lieutenant Eve Dallas as she works her way though various murder cases. In book 1, we are introduced to Roarke (who is probably the main reason that most of us romance fans would read this series), a ridiculously wealthy (net worth estimated around $3,800,000,000!!), mysterious, sexy, enigmatic man who ends up being her love interest through out the course of the whole rest of the series of 35+ books (yes, you read that right… 35!).
One of the appealing factors of this series to romance fans is Roarke and Eve’s relationship because throughout all the books, they are functional, sweet, swoony, and always faithful to each other. Roarke actually reminded me a bit of Gideon Cross – tortured, self-made billionaire with a mysterious and very sad past who falls hard for his girl. I’ve also heard that there is a core set of characters that develops (almost like the main cast of a TV show) throughout the course of the series.
This book itself was good – but not amazing. It is set approximately 50 years into the future and the world is fairly similar to ours except that they have more advanced technology. The murder mystery was intriguing but I still found myself loosing interest in the parts of the book that weren’t romance focused… I guess this is my true romance-junkie side coming out here here 😛 I wish the whole book was focused Roarke and Eve. I really liked both their characters both individually and as a couple and had their relationship been the primary focus of the story, I would have been completely hooked!
This would be the perfect read for readers who want the best of both the mystery and romance worlds in one book.
“I want to see you again.” He stopped, took her face in his hands. “I need to see you again.”
Her pulse jumped, as if it had nothing to do with the rest of her. “Roarke, what’s going on here?”
“Lieutenant.” He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. “indications are we’re having a romance.”
So overall it was good book, just not quite for me right now. My husband though LOVES them and I’ve heard of a LOT of people who are utterly addicted to this series… so I think its really just about what genre you want to read.