Book Discussion #1 – Naked in Death
AJ wrote:So, I thought what I would do is start discussion threads for the books one by one starting with “Naked in Death.”
You can really discuss anything about the book, but here’s a question to start things off:
In “Naked…” Roarke breaks into Eve’s apartment. Did he cross a line?
Yeah, I think he did however considering he is a hot as sin billionaire who is the love interest I’m not sure how it would have turned out if Eve had of or had him arrested. Was she going to get a restraining order as well? How far would/could she have taken ‘resisting him’ while still ending up were she is today?
If Roarke were to be a serious suspect, we’d need an alternate possible interest for Eve since we all expected a romance. Maybe in a movie, given the way plots are twisted from the book, Webster would have been around, still seeing Eve, a relationship from his POV and friends-with-benefits from hers.
I started the series with Naked. I hadn’t read any Nora at that time. JDR was recommended to me as a series with the husband/wife combo solving mysteries together. So I had known that they got together eventually and was not surprised to have Roarke be so pushy and interfering. I enjoy that, while they started out in book one as two people who wanted their own way in everything, they have evolved and grown personally and professionally. Naked ID was fascinating to me as a story where the characters spent so much of the story sitting in front of computers. It should have been dull, but never was. It was important to establish a great deal in what was suppose to be the first of three editions. JDR did it well. I was unfamiliar with Nora’s trilogies and didn’t know the history by 2004 when I started reading the ID’s. Eve’s history needed to be established too. So much in one package.
I actually have more problem with the Eve character than I do Roarke. He is a criminal, owns many corporations and is extremely wealthy. Put all of that together and he acted within “his” normal expectations.
Eve on the other hand after only meeting with him a couple of times is ready to use his money/power and illegal activities to solve her case. She asked to “borrow his plane” then gets mad because he wishes to “tag along”.
She also askes him to break laws by having him use his “unregistered” computers to dig into financial records because she doesn’t have any/enough evidence to justify a warrant through legal means.
I’ve read almost every book in the series and I enjoy the series in spite of her terrible character.
To me she just mostly whines and complains throughout each book. Thankfully she’s the only character in the series I dislike.
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