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Decent Crime Novel
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 27, 2022
I really enjoyed the first three books in the series, but this one turned me off a bit. The crime story is decent, but the characterization of Roarke's sex appeal is overdone. No wife would allow her husband's former lover to slide "one slim white hand into [her husband's] mane of hair and [kiss] him silkily" while she just stands there, especially not one as strong as Eve Dallas. And, I cannot imagine a badass like Eve then agreeing to have lunch with the woman of little respect. And, no decent newlywed man fresh from his honeymoon would allow another woman that kind of liberty in front of his wife. We get it; Roarke has had sex with every beautiful woman he has ever met, but it doesn't need to be thrown in Eve's face in her own home.