Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pub. Date: September 15, 2015
Source: Print ARC
Eve Dallas tracks a couple whose passion is fueled by cold brutality in the newest crime thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Obsession in Death and Festive in Death.
When Lieutenant Eve Dallas examines a body in a downtown Manhattan alleyway, the victim’s injuries are so extensive that she almost misses the clue. Carved into the skin is the shape of a heart—and initials inside reading E and D . . .
Ella-Loo and her boyfriend, Darryl, had been separated while Darryl was a guest of the state of Oklahoma, and now that his sentence has been served they don’t ever intend to part again. Ella-Loo’s got dreams. And Darryl believes there are better ways to achieve your dreams than working for them. So they hit the road, and when their car breaks down in Arkansas, they make plans to take someone else’s. Then things get messy and they wind up killing someone—an experience that stokes a fierce, wild desire in Ella-Loo. A desire for Darryl. And a desire to kill again.
As they cross state lines on their way to New York to find the life they think they deserve, they will leave a trail of evil behind them. But now they’ve landed in the jurisdiction of Lieutenant Dallas and her team at the New York Police and Security Department. And with her husband, Roarke, at her side, she has every intention of hunting them down and giving them what they truly deserve . . .
Devoted in Death was my first time ever reading J.D. Robb; in fact, it was my first time ever reading anything pertaining to Nora Roberts. I obviously didn't know good books because wow. I am hooked, and I do mean hooked! I've already gone back to the beginning and bought the first ten books in the series. And yes, I've already finished the first book. Oh and yes, I'm positively giddy that I have about forty more books to read! I love these characters and I love the books. They're mysterious, sexy, and damn good.
Devoted in Death starts off strong. We meet two people that are like a modern day Bonnie & Clyde. They are thrive on stealing and on a complete accident, they end up killing a man. Resulting in them getting a high off torturing and killing people. This is where lieutenant Eve Dallas comes into play. She is the central character of all the books. And led me tell you - she's bad ass! Eve and her team of bad asses race to catch a pair of crazy lovers on a killing spree. Along the way, we get gory, detailed descriptions on things that happened to the victims when they were tortured and killed. It made the book seem more like an action movie than a book.
What would the book be without Roarke? Damn, I seriously love him. Their romance doesn't ever take away from the actual story, but it's still sizzling right in the background. If you haven't met him yet, then please go do some research! Roarke doesn't disappoint.
Overall, I'm so glad I've been introduced to this amazing series full of kick-ass characters, and plots that keep me turning page after page. I recommend these books to romance and mystery readers, or just book worms in general. I promise you regret it! And if you do...well I'm terribly sorry about that. But once you start the series you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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