Personally I think you would have to be cold in your grave if you didn't at least admire Roarke. Yeah, he's almost too perfect, but NR writes him so, so well! As I have mentioned to cpb, yes, he's gorgeous, rich, and sexy. But for me, what puts him over the top is his complete devotion to Eve. He studies
her! When they had only been together one night, plus had dinner a couple of times, he was already recognizing her moods by watching her face. There is no detail too small for him regarding Eve. He worries about her working herself into exhaustion, he constantly is after her to eat better. He buys (all) her clothes (they just show up in her closet!!), he knows when she's had a nightmare, which is frequently. He totally zeros in on her all the time!
Having said all that, he knows he can't openly hover. She's very willful and determined to be independent. Their similar personalities provide for frequent fireworks. Lucky us!
My personal favorite male in the series is Whitney. He is Eve's Commander. Love those beefy shoulders!
I have a question for any who has read the book. When Eve skipped testing (a required battery of psychological tests after a termination) in order to begin on the DeBlass murder case, Roarke knew about it. He told Eve he had contacts in the department. And, this wasn't the only time he received information via these contacts. To date, these contacts haven't been revealed. Who do you think they are? As it's Roarke, I would believe this contact would be a higher up. I think it's Whitney. I would love to hear anyone's ideas.
Also, I love Feeney!!! What a sweetie! How lucky was Eve to have him for a trainer when she was a rookie. And, throughout the books, he offers some of the most pithy and straight-to-the-heart advice and/or comments of any character. I would love to give him a hug!
I've read all the ID books at least twice. I'm hesitant to reveal how many times I have read Naked
(#2). I'm considering nominating Nora Roberts for sainthood!
PS: You think this is a long post? I'm just getting started!!