It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It's Monday What Are You Reading?
This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.
Finished:
That Summer by Sarah Dessen: Book Cover Stormlord's Exile (Stormlord Series #3) by Glenda Larke: Book Cover
That Summer by Sarah Dessen – Lisa Review Found here 
Stormlord’s Exile by Glenda Larke – David – Series Review Coming soon
Currently Reading:
New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) by J. D. Robb: Book CoverThe Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: Book Cover
New York To Dallas by J.D. Robb – Lisa
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – Lisa
David – unknown at this time
Coming up Next:
Hex Hall (Hex Hall Series #1) by Rachel Hawkins: Book Cover
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
What about you guys – It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

Booking Through Thursday

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What’s the last book you were really EXCITED to read?

And, were you excited about it in advance? Or did the excitement bloom while you were reading it?

Are there any books you’re excited about right NOW?

I love this question and I have two answer really one YA book and another one.  So let’s get down to it.  Here are the books:

Lola and the Boy Next DoorNew York to Dallas (In Death Series #33)

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

I was super excited to read Lola and the Boy Next Door because I loved Anna and the French Kiss (click for review), it was just a great book – not just well written but grabbed and kept my attention.  Honestly, I couldn’t put it down.  While I really enjoyed Lola and the Boy Next Door, it did not top Anna and the French Kiss for me.  I know a lot of people loved Lola more but not me.  The writing style and the way the story unfolds is wonderful!

The other books that I was super excited about is New York to Dallas.  This is the first book in this series that does not include In Death in the title.  I love this exploration of relationships. Rourke and Eve are just amazing!  Each book they learn more about how they work together in their relationship and with others.  I was CRAZY excited to get an ARC of this and I am reading it right now.  It has been a busy week so I have not had a much time as I would like to read it.

What about you?

Indulgence in Death (In Death, #31)

Product Details

       Pub. Date: November 2010
       Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
       Format: Hardcover , 384pp
       Series: In Death Series , #31
       ISBN-13: 9780399156878
       ISBN: 0399156879

Synopsis

An indulgence for readers: the new Eve Dallas novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
First it was a limo driver shot through the neck with a crossbow. Then it was a high-priced escort found stabbed through the heart with a bayonet.
Random hits, thrill kills, murderers with a taste for the finer things in life-and death-are making NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas angry. And an angry Eve can be just as an efficient and dangerous predator as the killer.
As time runs out on another innocent victim’s life, Eve’s investigation will take her into the rarefied circle that her husband, Roarke, travels in-and into the perverted heart of madness…

My Review

This is by far one of my favorite series.  And it has proved to be true with this book as well.  I love how this book starts – in Ireland with Roarke’s family.  We get to see the softer side of Eve by seeing her surprise Roarke with a children’s park she has build and dedicated to his mother.  What a great way to start the book.  We also find that murder seems to follow Eve everywhere as she helps a green officer in Ireland solve a murder while she is there.  While it isn’t a tough case and is solved quickly she still helps him through the process.

After arriving back in New York City, she tags a murder almost immediately.  It seems to be a most unusual case of a limo driver shot with a crossbow.  Fairly quickly there is a second murder of one of the best escort is NYC and she is shot through the heart with a bayonet.  Eve quickly realized that the murders are linked.  I love that Eve always seems to be one step ahead when she working a case.  As always there is a creative ending to the book that I did not see coming.  You will have to read to find out.

As always my favorite part of the book was the banter between Roarke and Eve.  I love that she had a constant fight with independence and Roarke constantly is fighting her on it.  It seems after all 31 of these books that has not died but she is starting to become more aware of others and their feeling. 
The one thing that bothered me about the book was that it just seemed long.  There was a long period of time between when she knew who the murders were and the case was actually solved.  Normally, I can’t put a J.D. Robb book down but in this case it took me several sittings to get through it. 
 All in all, I really enjoyed the book and would give it 4 stars.