Who on the planet, or at least in the romance community, doesn't know who Nora Roberts is? The woman is an ICON. No question. She's written hundreds of books and continues to have numerous releases year after year.
I discovered her books late in the game, though other than the Dream series, I decided NR just wasn't for me. Her stories were okay, but I wasn't blown away by them. I still to this day love that Dream series with the unforgettable Margo, Kate and Laura and the men who loved them. I more recently read the Chesapeake Bay series and enjoyed those as well. It's a toss-up between whether it's Cam or Ethan who I like best.
But while Nora writes some great stories, it's her alter ego J.D. Robb that I completely love and adore. By the time I decided to give them a try, I went in with bold intentions, and bought all 12 or 13 books that were out at the time. Yes I did. And never regretted it for a moment. There are currently 35 books released with at least 2 more coming out. Not only has she written about one of the most memorable, sexy and coveted heroes of all time, the infamous Roarke (except for the smoking thing), she also created a heroine that is unlike any other as far as I can tell. She's not dramatically different, but Eve Dallas is a force of nature, and the genuine article. From abused child to fearless homicide detective, Eve has seen and done things no one should have to experience, but while that may be the case, it's made her this fierce, loyal, unapologetic, proud, fashion-challenged woman who got an incredibly rich, powerful and sexy god to fall passionately in love with her.
And if that weren't enough, you have a captivating array of secondary characters to love, from Eve's best friend Mavis to Roarke's butler Somerset, who battles it out with Eve every chance he gets. Then there's Eve's partner Peabody and her boyfriend McNab. You've also got Eve's mentor Feeney, and a multitude of others who shift through Eve's day. The setting is several decades in the future, so it has an exciting, futuristic quality but retains a present-day charm. Or at least as much charm as New York City can ooze.
So my author spotlight is for the unforgettable J.D. Robb and the hours of reading pleasure I've spent immersed in this series. I hope that NR continues to write about Eve and Roarke and her merry cast for as long as humanly possible. I'm not ready to let go.
Are you a J.D. Robb fan?
And wouldn't you just kill to have Roarke as your husband????