Archive for January, 2009

TBR Day: Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2009 by Gina

This first TBR day is drawing to a close and I am puttering away at the computer trying to meet my deadline.   Avidbookreaderis hosting this challenge.  I did not finish the 2008 challenge, but I almost did, so I am trying it again this year.  This year she has put a bit of a twist in the monthly challenges.  Mostly they have to do with romances.  This month we are supposed to try and read a Category Romance.  I don’t really read romances, so I am going to just pick a book from my stacks. 

This month’s selection was Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts).  This is the ninthbook in the “In Death” series.  It follows Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her band of trusty sidekicks through some terrorist plots in the futuristic New York City.   The twists and turns of the story were very well done.  I liked the mystery of it.   Robb is good at spinning a good mystery.  I feel like the romance between Roarke and Dallas is coming along very well.  I love the way they keep learning how to be a couple.  I do find the “love scenes” to be a bit much.  As I stated earlier, I don’t read romance novels anymore.  Their loves scenes tend to fall into the romance novel category for me.  I wouldn’t even mention it except that it doesn’t happen once or twice — but there are three to five love scenes in each book.  For me, there are a few too many.   (But that is personal preference.)

The most interesting part of the book has nothing to do with the story, but the time when it was written.  You see, this book on terrorism was written pre-9/11.   It even goes so far as to mention the Twin Towers as a possible target for their terrorist organization; however, it is quickly figured out to be Lady Liberty that is targeted.  I felt that many times my brain was brought back to that September day when our world changed.  

I really enjoyed this installment of Lt. Eve Dallas’ life.  I recommend these books to people who like mystery books, but that aren’t afraid of some steamier scenes.