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Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb

Guest Author - Elizabeth Darrach

Hello, and welcome back! With the fickle spring weather weīre having, it might be a great week to catch on your to-be-read piles, and I have two books you should pull out of them right away.

First off, J. D. Robbīs latest, Betrayal in Death (Berkley) signals the return of Lieutenant Eve Dallas, cop extraordinaire. This time out, someone interrupts her evening with Roarke by murdering one of Roarkeīs hotel housekeepers. But the killerīs a hired man, and he seems to be working his way closer to Roarke. Eve has to figure out whoīs hired him before he gets too close. Having read up to this point in the series, itīs wonderful to watch the growth of these two people both separately and together, mostly together, though if Iīm honest. And why shouldnīt I be? Iīm reading for the romance, though the suspense is great, too. I hope Ms. Roberts continues to write new stories for this pair for a long time to come, because Iīm looking forward to learning more about Eveīs past and seeing their relationship develop. Iīm giving this one four of Cupidīs five arrows.


The second book I read this week is "Walk on the Wild Side" by Donna Kauffman (Harlequin Temptation). Sunny, aka Susan, Chandler needs to find herself before she takes on all the responsibilities her wealthy family have planned for her. Nick DīAngelo is less than pleased that sheīs chosen his family restaurant to do it in. But of course, the sparks flying between them help to change his mind. I like Nickīs family a lot but have little sympathy for Sunnyīs. This story is pleasant enough, but not a keeper for me. It gets three of Cupidīs arrows.


Finally, we have "Seducing Summer" by Toni Blake (Harlequin Temptation). Summer Avery is totally in control. Unless you count her one-night-stand with Brett Ford that gets her pregnant. Brett is determined to make her his forever, while Summer isnīt so sure thatīs a good idea. Brett is a great hero, very thoughtful and sexy. My main and recurring thought while reading this book was that Summer wasnīt good enough for him. Sheīs extremely self-centered and I didnīt buy into her reasons for needing to stay in control. I kept wishing heīd dump her and find someone else. Of course, that wouldnīt work in a romance, but it was my reaction to this story. It gets only one of Cupidīs arrows, Iīm afraid.


Until next week, happy reading!

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