Friday, January 17, 2014

New York to Dallas (In Death #33) by JD Robb

Twelve years ago, Eve Dallas was just a rookie NY cop when her instincts led her to the apartment of Isaac McQueen, a man she discovered to be a sick murderer and pedophile, who was keeping young girls in cages.

Now a homicide Lieutenant, Eve is one of the most distinguished officers in the city—and then she learns that McQueen has escaped from jail. Bent on revenge against Eve and with a need to punish more "bad girls" McQueen heads to Dallas, Texas—the place where Eve was found as a child, the place where she killed her own abusive monster when she was only eight years old. With Eve and Roarke in pursuit of McQueen, everything is on the line and secrets from Eve's past are about to be shockingly revealed.

Type: Mystery Romance, Slightly Futuristic
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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33 books into the In Death series and JD Robb continues to impress the hell out of me and leave me excited for more. I love the world she's created, the characters and finding out a little more about them--I'll admit it's my comfort series and one I can't get enough of and New York to Dallas? It was a little different than the rest of the books in the series--starting with the title, how things played out and the location since this time nearly the entire book took place outside of New York--and it was incredible.

One of my favorite things about this series is that it's Eve and Roake throughout. I love watching their marriage and how they deal with her cases, with their pasts and when things between them are...not so perfect. The series, I think, has really been building towards this book for Eve. There are so many unknowns about her childhood and so many horrors she deals with because of her early years and her current case taking her back to her "home" was really something else. My gut was absolutely churning over her memories and what being there did to her emotionally.
"You're fucking welcome," he called after her.

She answered by stabbing her middle finger into the air before she slammed the bedroom door.

"Oh aye, back at you, darling." 

I adore Roarke. He's one of the best heroes out there--if only he were real! And I loved his emotions in this one. How hard it was for him to watch Eve struggle with new revelations about her past. How strong he could be. How caring--the man is such the mother hen and I love that he takes care of Eve even when she's deliberately trying to pick fights with him or wanting to be left alone. That man adores her like nothing else and stands by her through everything. And, damn me, when he lets his temper come out it's pretty damn sexy too.

And even with tempers and emotions flaring this...
But she walked back to him first, wrapped her arms around him. "I'd rather be screwed up with you than smooth with anybody else."
I mean. I just love these two.

My only complaint--and what kept this from getting a full 5--was that for the most part the secondary characters that are usually a big part of the storyline were almost completely absent or had very minor roles. And...I missed them. So much. Robb is freaking genius when it comes to using a support cast and getting you invested in them and damn I missed getting to see all of the back and forth between them.

New York to Dallas was pretty damn close to a perfect read and was really a great addition to the series. It was tense, emotional, disturbing--it really hurts seeing Eve having to battle not only the current case but  the ghosts of her past. But as hard as that was it was also wonderful seeing her and Roarke--even if things weren't perfect--deal with it and hopefully find some closure. I really can't wait to see what happens next with them.

**This is a series I really think needs to be read in order to really get it's full value. They can all be read as stand alones more or less but you miss out on so many important relationships and seeing the characters really grow over time**

Have you read JD Robb?
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