3/5, puchased book, Romantic Suspense

REVIEW: CELEBRITY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb

About the book:

Money, power, and fame can’t make you safe from danger. Sometimes, they’re dangerous in themselves. No one knows that better than Eve Dallas.

Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground – and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, his-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke.

But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to hae a reasonable good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy over rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty. Eve, on the other hand, is more likely to roll her eyes than have stars in them. But she has to admit it’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. 

Not as unsettling, though, as seeing K. T. Harris, the actress who plays Peabody – drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K. T. had made an embarrassing scene during diner. She clearly liked being the center of attention. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene – and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.

I am a huge Eve and Roarke fangirl. They are one of my favorite literary couples (second to Elizabeth and Darcy). CELEBRITY IN DEATH was just okay for me. I enjoyed reading it, but didn’t love it like I did the previous two books. It seems to cycle that way for me though. I will love two or three books in a row and then the next one falls kinda flat. In NEW YORK TO DALLAS there was so much action and emotion. I felt that was missing in CELEBRITY. In fact, at the end of the book Eve comments about how she managed to solve a murder without getting punched, stabbed, or hit. I missed that sense of danger and time running out that was present in other books. However, I loved that we were back to Dallas and Peabody working together and their sisterly teasing. I also really loved that there were some changes in Eve and Roarke’s relationship after what happened in the previous book. A deeper connection and an understanding of who each other is. I just think the couple gets better and better.

the book girl gives CELEBRITY IN DEATH a 3.5/5

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One Comment

  1. Babs

    Hmmm…I have never read a J.D. Robb title! I know, shameful but there you have it. I’ve heard a lot about Eve and Roarke however. Maybe I’ll just have to try the series.

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