For me, Eve's first dream about Stella was a bit more terrifying than the ones about her father. Mainly because it truly ruled out any good in Eve's early life. PLEASE NOTE: Nora has said repeatedly a mysterious good blood relative will NOT show up for Eve, so that's not part of the discussion. Please respect that in your comments. ~Laura ... See MoreSee Less
Eve is the epitomy of strength. Her triumph in a life of horror, tragedy and adversity makes her one of the most badass characters in all of bookdom 🤘
And the family keeps growing Nadine, Morris, Baxter, Trueheart etc and all those connected with them - she can't escape and of course there is Sommerset 😆a love hate relationship but he is there because of her love for Roarke
I just want to hug Eve. But, instead of a ‘good blood relative’ she focuses on her found family. “You don’t have to be blood to be family.”
I admire Eve, her early life has impacted her tremendously. I think it caused her to appear hard but it is a shell to coverup her past and her low self esteem. All her dreams about her mother make me so sad, her dreams about her father just make me mad.
My first thought on reading this was "Why". My second thought" so even more miraculous that Eve is who and what she is" She so deserves the family she is making. I always chuckle when she complains about all the people cluttering her life. But I know she wouldn't give one up.
People are making great comments here - but it still makes me very sad to know that for so long, Eve only had herself. That no doubt molded her into the strong person she is - but it's still heartbreaking. <3
Good god why would anyone want Eve to have mysterious blood relatives turn up??!! If her own biological parents did what they did and there is also her delightful foster mother we meet to.... I think the family she has made is way more interesting and better to hear about
I really admire that both Eve & Roarke had bad childhooods, but they rose above it. Instead of becoming evil, they strengthened their selves and became caring individuals.
The bad in Eve's early life made her there woman other woman strive to be . tough,courageous,strong, fierce.
She is an amazing example of choosing her path despite her upbringing. She broke whatever family chain that led her parents to be who they were.
I know there is no plan for Eve and Roarke to have kids, but I almost wish there was so that they could start a whole new trajectory for their kids.
It broke my heart. The knowledge that both of her "bio donators" were monsters! 🙁
Agree it ended any hope that somewhere there was someone who would have loved the little girl that Eve was. That someone would have found, loved and taken care of this abused and damaged child.
Honestly, if any of Eve's family showed up at this point, it would only be because of Roarke (see her former foster-mother). Roarke's family showing up and being kind makes his story all the more tragic. If Eve had family show up, it wouldn't add to her story but take away from it.
When reading this book, it was tough but the more I read about Stella and all the Evil she had done I was like Eve has all the Family she needs. Starting with Big Sis Mavis, Father figure Feeney, Mother Figure Mira, Favorite Uncle Summerset, and Mr. Mira Mira and Little sis Peabody, and love of her life Roarke. So in my opinion Eve has more family and love that only gets better because they all Love Eve.
I love Eve's character and her history. This shows how miraculous people can be and makes me wonder about nature vs. nurture, and what an individual can decide to do for themselves regardless of their early circumstances.
Plus, she got so much good with the family she chose ❤
The mere fact that Eve can even open her heart to love Mavis, Roarke, Feeney, etc, is amazing. I think I can understant why Ms. Roberts is not having a "good" relative show up at this point. For Eve, it would be too little, too late. Sometimes, the best "family" has nothing at all to do with genetics.
The fact that she only had monsters in her past makes Roarke's love even more of a miracle. As Eve said herself she never thought she would find someone who would love all of her. Roarke's love is her blessing, her miracle, that balanced out all the horror of her childhood and helps her begin to heal.
It just breaks my heart that Eve kept torturing herself for the parents she had. Luckily she found Feeney and Mira.
Eve’s (parents) were just evil people.
She made her family with Mavis and Feeney. Then Roarke came along and showed her love. All the rest of her friends just fell in line without her realizing that her true family has grown.
I think it helped Eve to know that her mother was as much of a monster as her Father. She has real family now. She got where she wanted to be without her parents, now she lives a rich and full life with her family. <3 x
I love the way the story unfolds about Eve's mother...it definitely lines up with the scattered nightmares Eve has about her. I also think it gives you a better understanding of Eve's building relationships with the characters that become her family.
I actually like that there's no "good" blood relative in Eve's life. She's had to work hard and make all of her connections in spite of herself, so this would be a bit of a cop out, IMO. And there are bad people out there in the world and they do horrible things. Doesn't mean they can't be redeemed, but it's not mandatory for a character to do it or have them in her/his life. Might as well redeem Patrick Roarke if you go down that road... 😛
I just love the person she is despite everything her sperm and egg donor was. Eve is an amazing woman!
Eve doesn't need to have a "good" blood relative show up, and personally, it would disappoint me if Nora/JD created one(and glad she shut that down!!). Eve has done a more than terrific job(both accidentally and deliberately) of creating her family. They are--in a lot of ways--better than any biological relationship that could occur.
The only thing I wish is that I knew what Eve's name would have been, but she is herself, created her own identity. I'm loving this journey she's been on.
Thank you to all who served and to their families.❤️❤️
My Dad, my husband, my sister and myself all served with the Australian services and we thank you for your support.
As a Navy veteran, thank you!
Honor indeed. In gratitude to all.
My better half and I thank you. Vets of Navy, Army myself AF.
My Father, My Hero - Army Strong ❤
So many owe so much to those who’ve served - the ones who returned and the ones that didn’t.
Thankyou for remembering the familys
I am very proud to have had my father serve in the Navy in the Second World War and my 2 nephews and niece who have served in the Armed forces in Afghanistan and other theaters overseas. Thank you to all who serve, have served and those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice.
Thank you to all who have served our country, past and present.
Thanks to all for their service
Have many in my family who served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Will none were killed in combat, all were affected by their service. Thinking of them today.
Just lovely. Can not find quotes that fit like you just did. Thank you
Always have and always will💕
Thanks to all that served. Myself, my husband- Vietnam and my son - Iraq war, all USMC. Along with my mother and father - Navy. WWII, and grandfather Army WWI.
enjoy your freedom <3
Jd robb . Is way to accurate on how life will be in2056
Yes. That's our Eve. Always walking into a fist. Her explanations are always funny
I have listened to every book over and over. I am on my 8th go through now. I love these characters and find myself laughing so hard each and every time. I have 60 on audiobook and 35 in print, and 1 on pre order at audible. I hope this series never stops. I hope to be in the right city at the right time to get an autograph and fan girl out at meeting Nora Roberts/ JD Robb
I love her explanations when she gets hit, she makes them seem so logical...especially when they aren't!
I always laugh when I read this part. I imagine watching it listening to Eve tell it.
Poor Eve! She was just trying to stop a perv and got a fist to the face! Glad she doesn't ride the subway often.
I swear, if Eve doesn't come home with a mouse at least once per book, something is off. 🙂
The humor that comes through in the dialogue is priceless -- makes me laugh out loud.
Ouch! She's forever getting hit in the face! I 😵
Eve is the cover girl for bruising......forehead, chin, neck, face and body. Lol. ❤️❤️
Eve always finds some one who wants to bruise up her face. It has become a trademark ever since she got the first one just before her wedding.
Used to live in Brooklyn and ride the subway to Manhattan. I have memories to draw on as I read this scene. Makes it vivid and hysterical.
Yeah, she's ALWAYS catching one in the face!!
Eve as a mom very interesting.
Poor Eve. Needs to wear a face guard in the field. 😂
Eve has the best reflexes.
She has the most interesting life and meets the most interesting people
Eve tends to lead with her chin - it already has that dent...LOL
I wanna see Eve & Roark as parents sooner than later! None of us are getting any younger, ya know! 😤
I love it when your quoting the book I'm reading currently!
Even when she's minding her own poor Eve still get her face smashed. Poor Roarke😂
Dang I miss this series
That is Eve's lot in life.
It’s a good thing that they’ve probably figured out how to treat CTE coz she’s had more concussions than the average football player.
Definitely a magnet for a fist, or an elbow or even flying debris. It seems to find it's way right to her. 🙂 x