Hey folks, I’m guest blogging today at the Samhain Blog about Redeeming Bad Hero Behavior. Stop on over and lend me your opinion!
A bit about one of the books I talk about in the entry – Innocent in Death arrived yesterday afternoon. Happy sigh (how I love Amazon prime!). I finished it last night by 10 because i had to know. I had to force myself not to look at the end to be sure Eve and Roarke were all right.
I really loved Innocent in Death. JD Robb books are some of the few I don’t blink twice at in hardback. I love Eve and Roarke, and in fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say Roarke is the best romance hero ever. I simply love him.
But oh I did not love him last night as I read Innocent in Death. Grr. Oh Nora, you have to make him suffer next book, okay? Because he did not suffer even a tenth of what Eve went through, scared, insecure, feeling like no one believed her most of all this man who is her everything.
Not to scare you – there’s not a single moment in this book where Roarke is even thinking of cheating. I want to say that up front because I was worried. But I don’t think he’s nearly quick enough off the mark with this evil woman who comes to town set on getting him back. He lets her push too far and worst of all, he does not back Eve’s feelings up. That’s what I hated the most.
Innocent in Death was fabulous with emotional tension and drama. When Eve wept I did too and man did I want to kick the crap out of Roarke in at least four different places. I suppose in a way, it was necessary to humanize Roarke a bit, but there’d better be more scraping than pizza for dinner to make up for his actions in this book in the next one that I will so be rushing out to grab, because, as always I’m left wanting more more more.