I loved this book. Definitely one of the top 3 of the series thus far. I wasn't bothered at all by the vulnerabilities Eve showed, because, in order to become a whole, complete woman, all aspects of personality must be explored (in my opinion). Sometimes, she wears on me a bit because she does come off as so harsh, and rude. You can be a strong, assertive woman, but it is balanced so much better by having vulnerabilities. I know Eve wouldn't think so, but I do! The dichotomy is what makes a person fascinating. Anyway, in regards to the story, I must say that the only thing I was disappointed with was that Eve didn't have the chance to really confront her mother, and show her what she (Eve) had made of herself. I realize that Stella wouldn't have cared, but I think it would have gone even further to give Eve more closure. While I am not a fan of being involved in confrontations, I do like to read good, juicy ones and my heart broke a little once I saw Eve couldn't have her moment to say, "See? Look at me! Look at what I have become, you worthless piece of garbage! No matter how hard you tried, you didn't break me!" (Plus, I married a billionaire, heh heh heh! What a great thing to rub her mother's face in. Guess I'm a small, petty person....)
As for the book overall, it was fast-paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. McQueen was a horrifying villain. The police procedurals were interesting, and the scenes between Eve and Roarke were, as always, satisfying. I do agree, however, with the comment above about how mundane tasks such as serving coffee becoming dissertations on love and marriage are becoming a bit much. I'm a fan of sappy love, but, come on! Finally, I loved the ending, and how Roarke gave Eve her necessary closure of arresting McQueen. Overall, what a great book, and one I'll be rereading often.
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