4.67 “Arrest me in the morning” stars
Because why not get specific? If I want to be able to review and distinguish all 40+ books in the series, I may as well rate them uniquely.
So far, Glory In Death is my favorite book of the series. The reason is simple: Eve’s personal life was tightly interwoven with the case.
I’m not going to say more lest I spoil something. Only maybe that, even though I’d lightly suspected the person who eventually turned out to be the murderer, it was still a surprise. Conversely to “Immortal In Death” (book two) there weren’t as many suspects, which heightened the frustration since Eve was hoping for more to turn out, but also made it more interesting, IMO, because I was always shifting between: “It must be him… no, definitely her… maybe they did it together?”
Her relationship with Roarke keeps on growing and, in this installment, I’d say we see a lighter aspect of it. There isn’t major angst concerning their relationship, but some of their scenes were hilarious, swoony and downright romantic. That man is pure gold! First and foremost, he holds dear Eve’s well-being, even when she doesn’t give a flying crap about it.
“I doubt this will diminish your authority,” he murmured, then pressed his lips softly to hers. “I love you.”
“Yeah, well.” She cleared her throat. “Okay.”
I love their dynamics because even though Eve loves Roarke, she has issues expressing it and coming to terms with the fact that someone like him could love her back. Roarke is the main chaser in the relationship, and, with her doubts and his certainty, they remind me a lot of Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series.
“Sorry I blubbered on you.”
“I’m always available for blubbering.” He came toward her with a steaming omelette and a cup. He sat down, stared into her swollen, exhausted eyes. “I adore you.”
She flushed. It seemed he was the only one who could bring embarrassed color to her cheeks. “You’re trying to distract me.” She took the plate and a fork. “That kind of stuff always does, and I can never get my tongue around what I should say back.” She sampled the eggs. “Maybe something like you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.”
There’s instead a major turning point in Eve’s life, and although I would have expected it to be revealed further in the series, to see how Roarke stood by her side and fought for their happiness made me want to slow clap and to kiss him. Well, everything he does makes me want to smooch him but that scene particularly so.
“I won’t let you go, Eve. If you didn’t love me or want me or need me, I would have to. But you do love me and want me. And though you still have difficulty with the concept, you need me.”