I must admit, this is my first Eve Dallas book, and J. D. Robb did a good job making her seem real to me. I enjoyed reading about her work as a homicide detective as well as becoming a spectator in her personal life. Most authors keep their detectives single yet involved. I love that Eve is married to Roark, and their romantic scenes do a great job softening the book.
One of my friends, a J.D. Robb fan, explained that Eve was a little harder in some of her previous books. Maybe her husband helped to soften her, but I found her quite likable. I also found that some of the lesser characters were quite engaging without stealing the show.
The holiday scenes also made the book more fun to read. There was no shortage of possible bad guys for us to worry about, and the holiday spirit kept the book from being too dark. I am wondering why it is out in September rather than December though.
I will recommend this book to you and then download an earlier one for myself.
Publisher - Putnam Adult
Date of Publication - September 9, 2014