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Title: Remember When
Author: J.D. Robb
Publisher: Published September 15th 2003 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (first published January 1st 2003)
ISBN: 9780399151064
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Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to pl Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law…. Laine's past has just caught up with her, though—in a very dramatic way. Her long-lost uncle suddenly turned up in her shop, leaving only a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, her home is ransacked. Now it's up to Laine, and a sexy stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune—a fortune that will change not only Laine's life but also the lives of future generations. And danger and death will surround that fortune for years to come. Until New York City detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets on the case.

30 review for Remember When

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karin Marr

    The first time I read this book I was already a Nora Roberts fan, but had not read any J. D. Robb books. I normally don't get into futuristic or murder mysteries much. After reading this book I was hooked. I began aquiring all the JD books and promptly turned my daughter onto them. We are now in the process of completing her collection, as I already own them all. I Would recommend this series (...in death) to anyone who likes a) a good 'who done it' b) a REALLY good love story c) ongoing series st The first time I read this book I was already a Nora Roberts fan, but had not read any J. D. Robb books. I normally don't get into futuristic or murder mysteries much. After reading this book I was hooked. I began aquiring all the JD books and promptly turned my daughter onto them. We are now in the process of completing her collection, as I already own them all. I Would recommend this series (...in death) to anyone who likes a) a good 'who done it' b) a REALLY good love story c) ongoing series stories check them out. You won't be sorry.

  2. 5 out of 5

    IslandRiverScribe

    The book “Remember When,” originally published in 2003, is listed as a work by Nora Roberts. It actually contains two novellas, whose titles are founts of great originality: Part One and Part Two. Part One is written by Nora Roberts and contains a romantic suspense that takes place in 2003. Part Two of the omnibus picks up the story fifty-six years later, in 2059, as a novella written by Roberts using her pseudonym, J. D. Robb. Robb takes the conclusion of Part One and has its consequences fall The book “Remember When,” originally published in 2003, is listed as a work by Nora Roberts. It actually contains two novellas, whose titles are founts of great originality: Part One and Part Two. Part One is written by Nora Roberts and contains a romantic suspense that takes place in 2003. Part Two of the omnibus picks up the story fifty-six years later, in 2059, as a novella written by Roberts using her pseudonym, J. D. Robb. Robb takes the conclusion of Part One and has its consequences fall upon the lives and jobs of Eve Dallas and Roarke, the main protagonists of Robb’s In Death series. And then, in 2010, Roberts/Robb’s publisher separated “Remember When” into two independently published stories. When separated, Part One became “Hot Rocks,” published under the author Nora Roberts; Part Two became “Big Jack,” published under the author J. D. Robb. And suddenly, confusion reigned in reader-land, a confusion that still exists today. The first level of confusion is the construction of “Remember When” itself. Part One can be read by anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic suspense at any time they choose. It is complete, in and of itself. However, the same cannot be said for Part Two. The events in that part fall almost in the middle of Robb’s well-established In Death series. In fact, it falls chronologically, in storyline, right after Robb’s seventeenth book, “Imitation in Death,” as it picks up barely a day after Peabody makes detective. Thus, a great deal of backstory and character inter-dynamics are already in play and they are essential to understanding events that occur within this plotline. To read Part Two independently would likely be a mistake. The second level of confusion occurs when a reader likes one of the author’s pseudonyms better than the other, or really doesn’t care for one of them at all. For instance, I am not a heavy reader of Nora Roberts’ books, not like I am with her J. D. Robb pseudonym. However, whether I like Nora Roberts or not, Part One contains the entire circumstances that lead to Part Two. So, if you don’t read Nora Roberts’ part of the omnibus, you will not understand the intimate connection of the murderer in Part Two to the original crime in Part One. Nor will you truly understand the correlation Robb makes, in Part Two, between Eve and the murderer in regards to Eve’s ongoing question of nature versus nurture, genetics versus choice. In other words, Part Two is not the place to start if you have never read J. D. Robb before. Finally, a third level of confusion exists that has nothing to do with storylines and everything to do with publisher misrepresentation and with poor personal responsibility. When the omnibus was split into two separate stories, that omnibus was not taken off the market nor was there clear truth-in-advertising about the two stories not being new products. Hence, readers with poor tracking systems for documenting what they have or have not read have become and still do become incensed when they purchase “Hot Rocks” and “Big Jack,” only to realize that they have already read both when they read “Remember When.” And the usual outcome of that realization is that the reader angrily gives one or all three of the books a one-star review, while still saying how great they are, instead of taking responsibility for their own decision to buy a book they have already read. Now, the set-up for Nora Roberts’ Part One: By the age of ten, Elaine O’Hara was already an accomplished pickpocket and a well-trained beard for her con-man father, Big Jack O’Hara. Realizing that Elaine was on the same path to prison as her husband, her mother divorces Big Jack and flees. It takes years, but Elaine’s mother finally gets their lives straight. Elaine, now legally known as Laine Tavish, is the owner of an antique shop called “Remember When,” Laine likes what she does, likes where she lives and doesn’t want her friends in her new small hometown of Angel’s Gap to know who she used to be. As you can imagine, this whole new-start idea falls apart. And it begins unraveling when her father’s best friend of thirty years visits her at the shop and is immediately killed when he steps out the door, dying in Laine’s arms. Enter Max Gannon, an adept PI from New York. It seems that Big Jack and his friend helped steal $28M in diamonds, and the company that insured those gems, to recover them, has retained Max. When Max’s background investigation on Laine Tavish turns up the facts of her parentage, the story really takes off. At first glance, this set-up is superficially formulaic, based on the idea of “I’ve-Got-A-Secret-And-My-Life-Will-Be-Over-If-It’s-Found-Out.” But under that well-worn and oft-used premise lies a tense thriller and an engaging romance. And it comes without the incessant whining and the hair shirt that many authors believe must accompany such a plotline. It also comes written in third person and primarily from the viewpoint of Laine, although quite a few scenes are told from Max’s standpoint. To ratchet up the tension, we are also given glimpses into the thoughts and actions of Big Jack O’Hara, Laine’s fugitive thief of a father. And then Roberts slips in a few snippets from the standpoint of Alex Crew, the psychopathic homicidal thief who sets all the events of the novella in motion. And believe me, these bare snippets into Alex Crew’s thoughts are all we need to fuel our fears and ratchet that level of tension right through the roof. At over 220 pages, this “novella” is of sufficient length to make virtually all the fine points and literary devices believable. The main characters are fleshed out and well grounded, mature and realistic in both speech and action. And the action rarely flags. While there is no cliffhanger at the end and an HEA is clearly in the picture, a few loose ends remain – and Nora Roberts meant it to be that way. Let’s just say that Roberts’ alter ego, J. D. Robb, is very interested in those loose ends. So, now we enter J. D. Robb’s Part Two: Fifty-six years after the diamond heist, one-fourth of the “hot rocks” have never been recovered. Samantha Gannon, the granddaughter of Laine Tavish and Max Gannon, writes a book about the heist, called, confusingly, “Hot Rocks.” Shortly after its publication, it becomes a “hot ticket,” and Samantha goes on tour all over the U.S. The day she returns from that tour, she finds her house sitter with her throat slit. The next day, her maid is found immolated in a vacant lot. Someone apparently thinks Samantha knows a whole lot more about the missing diamonds than she has published in the book. Eve Dallas is the primary on the house sitter’s murder while Baxter is the primary for the maid. When they make the connection between the victims and then the book, the hunt for a human connection to one of the original thieves is mounted. And the hunt is conducted by all our regular In Death characters – Eve, Roarke, Peabody, McNab, Feeney, Baxter and Trueheart. As I said earlier, I am not a heavy reader of Nora Roberts’ books, not like I am with J. D. Robb’s works. But reading this particular crossover package was not only intriguing, it was necessary for me to continue the In Death series with the best understanding. However, I did have one problem with the writing style. It appears that the two parts were written back-to-back and that it took the author a bit of time to get out of the “Nora Roberts” mode of Part One and into the persona of J. D. Robb for Part Two. But once the transition was made, the 287-page long novella called Part Two was just as strong an entry for the In Death series as any standalone book with those two words in its title.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cata

    Comprei este livro como prenda de Natal para a minha mãe. Ela nunca tinha lido nada da Nora Roberts e como este junta os dois estilos (o romance da NR e o policial da JD Robb, que foi dos aspectos que me chamou mais a atenção) pensei que lhe podia dar um "2 em 1". Ela devorou e adorou o livro... e eu também! O livro encontra-se dividido em duas partes. A primeira parte (escrita como Nora Roberts) traz-nos a história de Laine Tavish (ou Elaine O'Hara) e Max Gannon. Achei que neste livro o romance Comprei este livro como prenda de Natal para a minha mãe. Ela nunca tinha lido nada da Nora Roberts e como este junta os dois estilos (o romance da NR e o policial da JD Robb, que foi dos aspectos que me chamou mais a atenção) pensei que lhe podia dar um "2 em 1". Ela devorou e adorou o livro... e eu também! O livro encontra-se dividido em duas partes. A primeira parte (escrita como Nora Roberts) traz-nos a história de Laine Tavish (ou Elaine O'Hara) e Max Gannon. Achei que neste livro o romance aconteceu muito depressa, demasiado depressa, mesmo assim foi uma boa história, com pés e cabeça, com bons momentos (alguns dos quais arrancaram-me uma ou duas gargalhadas) e um vilão cruel. Adorei o Big Jack O’Hara, ladrão descontraído, carismático e subtil, sempre a tentar dar o golpe mas que tem valores e ama a filha acima de tudo. A segunda parte (escrita como JD Robb) leva-nos ao futuro, à investigação de mais um crime levada a cabo pela Tenente Eve Dallas. Dallas continua a ser uma Tenente tenaz, focada, determinada em levar o criminoso à justiça e mais uma vez não parará até o conseguir. O criminoso foi um bocado óbvio, porém foi interessante ler as partes que se referem aos pensamentos deste, porque permite ao leitor saber exactamente como ele é e o que o motiva. Nunca me canso do casal Eve/Roarke e a cada livro que leio fico mais e mais convencida que eles são simplesmente perfeitos um para o outro. No geral um bom livro, como todos os que já li desta autora até agora.

  4. 4 out of 5

    ⚜️Trea

    I think this is the book where Roberts announced that she is J.D. Robb, but I really feel that it could have been better done. This book has since been split into two separate books: Hot Rocks and Big Jack, but I think that splitting the book has done it a disservice as it really needs to be read as a whole to capture the nuances completely. The first half of this book is the Hot Rocks half, and I have to say, I wasn't that impressed with this plot! Lainie and Max had nothing of the courtship or I think this is the book where Roberts announced that she is J.D. Robb, but I really feel that it could have been better done. This book has since been split into two separate books: Hot Rocks and Big Jack, but I think that splitting the book has done it a disservice as it really needs to be read as a whole to capture the nuances completely. The first half of this book is the Hot Rocks half, and I have to say, I wasn't that impressed with this plot! Lainie and Max had nothing of the courtship or romance, they just have sex a couple of times and it's insta-love! I had a hard time believing it, as I had a hard time believing that Lainie's friends would just totally accept that she's been lying to them for years! I would have hard feelings over it, and it just was hard for me to suspend disbelief there. The heist story was interesting, but the villains actions were very predictable. 1.5 stars for this half. The second half is Big Jack, and it is much better done! The villain is again predictable here, but their crimes were not. It was interesting to see where everyone had ended up and get Eve's look at the now 50 year old crime. The pacing was faster, and there was more excitement overall. Just a much smoother story, and we didn't have the messy entanglements of a new romance to deal with! 3.5 stars for this half. All things considered, this was an interesting addition to the series, and one definitely worth checking out!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Célia

    Antes de mais, uma curiosidade em relação a este livro: comprei-o em 2008. Ou seja, estava há dez anos (10!) na minha estante à espera de ser lido, e não era o que tenho há mais tempo por ler. Ainda assim, ao contrário de outros, tenho uma explicação completamente plausível para o tempo que o demorei a ler: Naquele Tempo junta duas histórias relacionadas escritas por Nora Roberts, uma em nome próprio e outra com o seu pseudónimo J.D. Robb, dentro da série In Death; ora, como estou a ler esta sér Antes de mais, uma curiosidade em relação a este livro: comprei-o em 2008. Ou seja, estava há dez anos (10!) na minha estante à espera de ser lido, e não era o que tenho há mais tempo por ler. Ainda assim, ao contrário de outros, tenho uma explicação completamente plausível para o tempo que o demorei a ler: Naquele Tempo junta duas histórias relacionadas escritas por Nora Roberts, uma em nome próprio e outra com o seu pseudónimo J.D. Robb, dentro da série In Death; ora, como estou a ler esta série, decidi que só iria pegar no livro quando lesse os 17 livros anteriores. Confesso que houve uma altura em que pensei que isso nunca ia acontecer, mas não devia ter duvidado das minhas capacidades. Naquele Tempo foi o primeiro livro que a Saída de Emergência publicou com algo escrito pela autora com o seu pseudónimo, por ter achado que seria um bom ponto de partida para os fãs de Nora Roberts seguirem uma história começada ao estilo mais tradicional da autora, passando então para o seu pseudónimo que, para quem não sabe, escreve uma série de contornos policiais num ambiente futurista, com um núcleo mais ou menos fixo de personagens, no qual se destaca a protagonista Eve Dallas. E a verdade é que, dessa perspetiva, este livro funciona bem. Ainda que exista toda uma história anterior na vida de Eve, a metade do livro em que ela aparece nunca deixa a sensação de faltar muita informação; pelo contrário, deixa num leitor desconhecedor a curiosidade para saber mais. Como já referi, as duas histórias do livro estão relacionadas. A que a autora escreve em nome próprio decorre em 2003 e apresenta-nos Laine Tavish, uma mulher que foge do seu passado e do pai ladrão, tentando reconstruir a sua vida ao gerir uma loja de antiguidades numa pequena localidade. Mas o seu pai vê-se envolvido num roubo de diamantes e toda esta trama acaba por vir ter com Laine, ainda que contra a sua vontade. Foi uma história engraçada, com os contornos românticos habituais, mas sinceramente não a achei suficientemente entusiasmante. Das personagens apresentadas, só gostei realmente de Big Jack O’Hara, o pai de Laine, um homem carismático apesar da profissão que escolheu. A diferença para a segunda história, situada em 2057 e que ocupa mais algumas páginas, é que, nesta, eu já conhecia as personagens e estava investida na sua história pessoal. Não há grandes desenvolvimentos em termos da sua vida, mas é sempre bom reencontrar Eve Dallas e companhia, como se fossem velhos amigos. Adorei ver as tentativas de Peabody em encontrar o seu estilo, agora que já é detetive, e o sentido de humor presente nos diálogos é delicioso. A ligação com a primeira história é interessante, ainda que o caso policial não tenha sido nada de extraordinário. No final do livro, uma certeza e uma dúvida: vou continuar alegremente a acompanhar a série In Death, mas não sei se tenho interesse em ler mais livros da Nora Roberts escritos em nome próprio.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Take note: This is the only Nora Roberts book I have ever liked I think it was the combining of the two stories and the two styles that Nora Roberts/JD Robb uses in her writings. Clever. It will probably be a long time before you hear me use clever or like regarding Nora Roberts again-- even though three people I adore tend to find her books what they need at a certain time. FROM THE PUBLISHER She's one author - with two number-one New York Times-bestselling careers. As Nora Roberts, her novels Take note: This is the only Nora Roberts book I have ever liked I think it was the combining of the two stories and the two styles that Nora Roberts/JD Robb uses in her writings. Clever. It will probably be a long time before you hear me use clever or like regarding Nora Roberts again-- even though three people I adore tend to find her books what they need at a certain time. FROM THE PUBLISHER She's one author - with two number-one New York Times-bestselling careers. As Nora Roberts, her novels include Three Fates and Birthright. As J. D. Robb, she offers such novels as Portrait in Death. Now she unites her separate identities in a riveting two-part novel that combines edgy suspense and romantic passion - and journeys through past, present, and future. In Part One, Nora Roberts introduces us to Laine Tavish, known to the folks in Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara ... or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law. But Laine's past has just caught up with her. Her long-lost uncle has visited her shop, leaving a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, Laine's home is ransacked. Now it's up to her, and an enigmatic stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her, and why. The answer lies in a hidden fortune - a fortune that will change Laine's life. In Part Two, J. D. Robb takes us to New York City in 2059, and puts Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas on the case. The treasure that Laine and Max sought has never been fully recovered. And now someone else is pursuing the missing gems ... someone who's willing to kill for them. Sharp-witted and sexy, Eve is used to traveling in the shadowy corners outside the law, in a future where crime meets cutting-edge technology. She will attempt to track down the diamonds once and for all - and stop the danger and death that have surrounded them for decades.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte (Buried in Books)

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A book of 2 halves. The first set in the present day - the second in the land of "In Death". I could have done without the first half really. A diamond heist is the basis of both stories. Laine runs an antiques store in the middle of nowhere - an old family friend visits and ends up dead. She doesn't know what he wanted but it seems some people think she's hiding something. Her house is burgled etc. A smoking hot PI (Max) becomes interested in her (love at first sight). Laine isn't who everyone t A book of 2 halves. The first set in the present day - the second in the land of "In Death". I could have done without the first half really. A diamond heist is the basis of both stories. Laine runs an antiques store in the middle of nowhere - an old family friend visits and ends up dead. She doesn't know what he wanted but it seems some people think she's hiding something. Her house is burgled etc. A smoking hot PI (Max) becomes interested in her (love at first sight). Laine isn't who everyone thinks she is. She's changed her name - tried to break the link to her father - a man who loves the con - Big Jack. Yes, unknown to Laine she's in possession of diamonds and a very bad man is looking for them. The story was harmless enough - the problem was I just wanted to get it over and done with, so I could get to Roarke. Many years later Laine and Max's grand-daughter writes a book about how they met and the diamond heist that brought them together. Not long after - a friend ends up dead while house sitting for her - because some of the diamonds were never recovered and they think Samantha knows where they are. The villain was a nasty piece of work who took after his grandfather (I twigged that very early on and the story doesn't try to hide it anyway). Roarke was very interested in the story - there's something magical about diamonds and it brought back some memories for him. But again this story re-inforces just how perfect Roarke and Eve are for each other. They will do everything they can to protect each other, be there for each other. I just love them to death.

  8. 4 out of 5

    fleurette

    I wasn't about to read this book just because I'm usually not interested in spin-offs. But I've discovered that it fulfils some of my challenges, so I gave it a chance. I wasn't disappointed. These are two stories in one book. Both are connected by stolen diamonds. The first one is about Laine and Max, she is a daughter of one of the thieves and he is a privet eye looking for the jewels for the insurance company. They find most of the diamonds but not all of them. The second story is one of the E I wasn't about to read this book just because I'm usually not interested in spin-offs. But I've discovered that it fulfils some of my challenges, so I gave it a chance. I wasn't disappointed. These are two stories in one book. Both are connected by stolen diamonds. The first one is about Laine and Max, she is a daughter of one of the thieves and he is a privet eye looking for the jewels for the insurance company. They find most of the diamonds but not all of them. The second story is one of the Eve and Roarke series. The granddaughter of Laine and Max, Samantha, wrote a book telling her grandparents story and now somebody is looking for the remaining diamonds. I really enjoyed both stories. Laine and Max one is strongly on a love at the first sight idea which I usually don't like. But Nora Roberts makes it in such a great manner that I totally didn't mind it. And I had no doubts that Laine and Max love each other. The only thing I can complain a bit about is that Eve isn't as thoughtful as always in my opinion. Anyway, I definitely don't regret reading this story.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    Combination Eve Dallas story with a present day story. 18th in the "In Death" series. I liked the Eve Dallas (second) half best, but the first half was enjoyable too.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Actual rating: 4.5 stars

  11. 4 out of 5

    David Peters

    Nora Roberts is one of those writers who produces such a large volume of work it was necessary to use several names so as not to dilute the brand. Now that she is a famous best-selling author all these connections can be made public, hence JD Robb is in fact Nora Roberts. Now I knew all this when I began the JD Robb series – future NYC cop Eve Dallas and her band of friends solve gruesome murders in the 2050’s – but was okay with it. Even though I have read all 28 of the regular books I have sin Nora Roberts is one of those writers who produces such a large volume of work it was necessary to use several names so as not to dilute the brand. Now that she is a famous best-selling author all these connections can be made public, hence JD Robb is in fact Nora Roberts. Now I knew all this when I began the JD Robb series – future NYC cop Eve Dallas and her band of friends solve gruesome murders in the 2050’s – but was okay with it. Even though I have read all 28 of the regular books I have since learned that she wrote a joint book as both authors, the first half takes place in the past, and the finale involving the grandkids in the future. This took me about two weeks to finish mainly because I couldn’t bring myself to carry a Nora Roberts book into my work break room. So I just read it a little bit at a time at night. Anyways, it was very good asusual and the basic plot involves stolen diamonds and the murder and mayhem used in an attempt to retrieve them. The Robb series is great and can be read independently, but for best results in understanding all the relationships start at the beginning, Naked in Death. Best part is the Author’s note on the back cover. Nora Roberts and JD Robb share a house in Maryland, a husband, and a website

  12. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa

    I just finished listening the audio, and what a great book. The audio cd consists of 14 discs, evenly divided between the back story Nora writes under her own name and the "In Death" section. What I especially love is the connection breaching the time barrier and the length of the Robb portion is twice as long as her shorter novelettes. There's a lot of substance to each story, and in the Robb story, we get a lot of Peabody humor as this is the first book after she passes her detective exam. We I just finished listening the audio, and what a great book. The audio cd consists of 14 discs, evenly divided between the back story Nora writes under her own name and the "In Death" section. What I especially love is the connection breaching the time barrier and the length of the Robb portion is twice as long as her shorter novelettes. There's a lot of substance to each story, and in the Robb story, we get a lot of Peabody humor as this is the first book after she passes her detective exam. We get to try out a couple of her new outfits as she searches for just the right detective look, and of course, she has to throw in the word detective as often as humanly possible. The first part of the story describing the diamond heist is classic Nora Roberts romantic suspense. Lots of colorful rich characters in a small town setting, romance and intrigue. I recommend this book to anyone who likes J.D. Robb or Nora Roberts. I think reading them together gives a real feeling for the author and her two styles.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    This book contains two stories. Laine Tavish is a small town antique store owner. She has escaped a life on the run with her father, Big Jack O'Hara. Jack was a con man and thief. Laine has settled down to a nice rural life when her long-lost uncle comes into her store, gives her a cryptic message and runs outside to die from a car accident. Soon afterwards Laine's house is ransacked. Max Gannon is working with the insurance company to find some diamonds which have been stolen. Max and Laine team This book contains two stories. Laine Tavish is a small town antique store owner. She has escaped a life on the run with her father, Big Jack O'Hara. Jack was a con man and thief. Laine has settled down to a nice rural life when her long-lost uncle comes into her store, gives her a cryptic message and runs outside to die from a car accident. Soon afterwards Laine's house is ransacked. Max Gannon is working with the insurance company to find some diamonds which have been stolen. Max and Laine team up to find her father and the diamonds. The second story is an In Death one. Samantha Gannon arrives home to find her home-sitter and best friend dead. Samantha was on a book tour promoting her book about her grandparents, Laine and Max Gannon. Was the murder because someone was looking for the diamonds that weren't recovered? This was an interesting concept for a book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt it was not at all like reading two short stories. It was intriguing how the two stories even though written by the same person had slightly different styles.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elena

    Loved this one when I read it... Perfect mix of romance and mystery, even though it's as cheesy as romance novel get (love it!):) ... Am I the only one that got confused by the fact that this book was published under a different name "Hot Rocks" only a few years later (2005)... Nowhere does it mention that this is a reprint of the SAME book... I was excited about "Hot Rocks" and started reading it with enthusiasm, only to realize that I have already read it under a different name - "Remember Wh Loved this one when I read it... Perfect mix of romance and mystery, even though it's as cheesy as romance novel get (love it!):) ... Am I the only one that got confused by the fact that this book was published under a different name "Hot Rocks" only a few years later (2005)... Nowhere does it mention that this is a reprint of the SAME book... I was excited about "Hot Rocks" and started reading it with enthusiasm, only to realize that I have already read it under a different name - "Remember When"!!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    Overall - 4 stars! Part 1 (Nora Roberts) - 3 stars Part 2 (J.D. Robb) - 5 stars Remember When is a very good read. I haven't read many Nora Roberts books, but am an avid fan of the J.D. Robb In Death series, thus my reading Remember When, as it contains book 17.5 of the In Death series. I had a fairly hard time staying engaged throughout Part 1 (the Nora Roberts novella). While it was a nicely written contemporary romance, it was not quite my cup of tea. But it was necessary because it sets the back Overall - 4 stars! Part 1 (Nora Roberts) - 3 stars Part 2 (J.D. Robb) - 5 stars Remember When is a very good read. I haven't read many Nora Roberts books, but am an avid fan of the J.D. Robb In Death series, thus my reading Remember When, as it contains book 17.5 of the In Death series. I had a fairly hard time staying engaged throughout Part 1 (the Nora Roberts novella). While it was a nicely written contemporary romance, it was not quite my cup of tea. But it was necessary because it sets the backstory for Part 2 of the book (the J.D. Robb novella) and brings us back into Eve Dallas' In Death world.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Laura Beth

    This is two novellas written by Nora Roberts and her alter-ego J. D. Robb. I re-read the In Death series and re-read the second part of this book as I do so. It is a nice edition to the series and involves solving and finding lost diamonds. The two stories together work very well and you should read both.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Book Him Danno

    I enjoyed this two story book, the first was very much vintage nora roberts with a sweet love story and a story of suspense. The next was a JD Robb book with Eve as the center solving a mystery. A good combination of the two writing styles that she has. I enjoyed this book and it gives you a look at JD Robb books and it fits in the In Death series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Louisa

    Great book, loved the 2 different parts, and it was just really good!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Violet

    Loved it...it started out in our life time and then years in the future Eve Dallas and peabody take over !! Loved the switch over :)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Delia Binder

    The first half is a typical Nora Roberts Romantic suspense thriller about stolen diamonds, a gang of thieves with a deadly psycho who's willing to kill everybody in his way To Have It All, the daughter of one of the thieves, Lanie Tavish, trying to hide from her father's con man/thief past, the insurance investigator, Max Gannon, who forces her to confront her past - and falls in love with her in the bargain. They recover three-quarters of the diamonds, but can't find what Alex Crew, the psycho, The first half is a typical Nora Roberts Romantic suspense thriller about stolen diamonds, a gang of thieves with a deadly psycho who's willing to kill everybody in his way To Have It All, the daughter of one of the thieves, Lanie Tavish, trying to hide from her father's con man/thief past, the insurance investigator, Max Gannon, who forces her to confront her past - and falls in love with her in the bargain. They recover three-quarters of the diamonds, but can't find what Alex Crew, the psycho, did with the quarter-portion of the diamonds he killed for. It was okay, but that's not what I read Nora Roberts for.... The second half - an Eve Dallas mystery set in 2060 New York City? That is what I read Nora Roberts for! :) The adult granddaughter of Max and Lanie, Samantha Gannon, writes a bestseller about the robbery, HOT ROCKS - and while she's on a book tour her friend who's housesitting for her is killed in her own home! Because Eve's aide-turned-partner, newly-minted Detective Delia Peabody (my Fictional Kid Sister :) ), is out for The Big Night ("Sounds like a Vid title") with her squeeze McNab, Eve catches the case on her own.... Yes, Her Hair's Too Long Now, and She's Forever in High Heels On the Job Which Eve Would NEVER Wear - But Stana Katic Has Been Eve Dallas To Me Since the Pilot of CASTLE, When She Strode Into Richard Castle's Book Party, "All Long Legs and Attitude".... Once she does the initial investigation and finds out about Samantha's book, Eve goes home to bounce the case off of her richer-than-God, sexier than sin, former bad-boy, Black Irish husband Roarke. Turns out Roarke not only knows of the fifty-year old jewel robbery (he points out that, in "certain circles" he used to run in, the crime is legendary!), but one of his subsidiaries is publishing the book. So we get filled in on the robbery from an ex-thief's PoV - oh, and of course a hot sex scene on the stairs, because it's Eve and Roarke! :) Imagine Those Are Stairs - With Pillows.... A lot of the humor in this book comes from Just-Made-Detective-and-Wants-the-World-To-Know-It Peabody, who while telling everybody she meets that she's a Detective now (several times, generally), is also trying to Find Her Look - Now That She's A Detective, You Understand! ;) Eve is understandably nonplussed, as her Look has always been "Is it comfortable? Can you see the bloodstains? Does it smell?" WHAT?!?!? Will and Lecter Are No More Screwed-Up a Couple Than Clarice and Lecter - and THAT's Canon, Damn Thomas Harris's Eyes!! Anyway, as Eve and Detective Peabody :) investigate, they come to the conclusion pretty quickly the homicide as a Crime of Convenience: Their killer was looking for evidence which would lead him to the quarter of the diamonds that had been missing since the robbery, and killed Samantha's friend because it was just...easier for him than to knock her out, or tie her up and stuff her in the closet. Eve tags to Samantha having a housekeeping service clean for her, and finds that the service's regular housekeeper, Tina Cobb, has gone missing for a few days - which sets off her Cop Radar.... "Thanks To - COP RADAR!" A discussion with Tina's sister and roommate gives them the information that she's recently gotten a boyfriend, who the sister hopes believes she's gone off to spend a few days with - and a search of her place gives them some clues as to where he took her. Peabody's check of the morgue finds a Jane Doe who'd been beaten and burned using gasoline almost beyond recognition - the fact that there are patches of flame retardant on her body, and the use of gasoline (which in this series' future is limited to use in some heavy machinery, most other vehicles having switched to more sustainable and less-polluting alternatives), tells them that it's likely their victim was killed at a construction site fairly near to where she was found torched. "Dude! Where Are My Flying Cars...?" That bit of evidence, discovering that Crew's ex-wife and son went into hiding to escape him following the original robbery and killings, and a few other details lead them to fairly quickly discover that Crew's son is now going under the name "Steven Whittier" - a successful New York City contractor, and casual friend of Roarke's. Because he knows Steve, and because he's concerned about Eve having a nightmare about her own criminal parents and wondering if Bad Blood Tells, he insists on meeting her when she speaks with him. Eve and Peabody find huge amounts of blood trace at one of Steve's renovation sites and meet with him in his home. Before Roarke arrives, Eve realizes that Steve isn't the Bad Blood she fears, and Roarke's original assessment of him as a stand-up guy was spot-on. However, Steve has a son, Trevor, who's in his late Twenties - and he's a friend of Samantha Gannon's ex-boyfriend, Chad Dix.... Dramatic Chipmunk NEVER Gets Old While not the best IN DEATH story, it's still a solid entry in the Eve Dallas/Roarke series, and yes - the earlier Nora Roberts thriller about the jewel robbery, and Lanie's and Max's attempts to stop Crew from murdering them both, adds a resonance the story might not otherwise have. And the stuff with (did I tell you she's now a Detective? :) ) Detective Peabody is a lot of fun - and how Eve psychs out the bad guy in the climax of her section is a brilliant example of Using Your Personal Demons Constructively! The coda, where Roarke tells Eve he intends to buy her some of the recovered diamonds because ..."They Need the blood washed from them, Eve. They may only be things... but they're symbols, and they should be clean ones. You can't resolve death.... You do what you can. And when you wear the stones that cost all those lives, they'll be clean again. They'll be a kind of badge that says someone stood for the victims. Someone always will. And whenever you wear them, you'll remember that...." followed up by him telling her that he wants the "love and understanding, the memories of a lifetime" that Lanie and Max Gannon have - okay, I cried. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'm a Sucker For Eve Dallas - and Yes, Stana Katic Would KILL In the Role

  21. 5 out of 5

    Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams

    The first half of the book is the love story of Laine and Max. Max is a PI on the look out for jewelry stolen and he believe Laine's father stolen them. And now a mad killer is after her. The second half take places about 50 years later. The case: Andre: house setter. Samantha's friend is murder while she was on tour about her book about the 52 Heise. Eve is call to find the killer. Great story.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rozann

    I am in the process of reading the entire In Death series. so far I absolutely love the characters and the stories.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Catarina

    Este livro é a compilação de dois géneros literários, escritos pela autora, Nora Roberts e o seu pseudónimo J.D.Robb. A autora decidiu dividi-lo em duas partes, uma para cada género. Depois de ler a primeira parte, e como nunca tinha tido contacto com a escrita de J.D.Robb (apersar de serem a mesma pessoa, nota-se algumas diferenças) fiquei um pouco confusa no inicio da segunda parte. No entanto assim que percebi o que se tinha passado, dei comigo a devorar completamente a segunda parte do livro Este livro é a compilação de dois géneros literários, escritos pela autora, Nora Roberts e o seu pseudónimo J.D.Robb. A autora decidiu dividi-lo em duas partes, uma para cada género. Depois de ler a primeira parte, e como nunca tinha tido contacto com a escrita de J.D.Robb (apersar de serem a mesma pessoa, nota-se algumas diferenças) fiquei um pouco confusa no inicio da segunda parte. No entanto assim que percebi o que se tinha passado, dei comigo a devorar completamente a segunda parte do livro. Ou seja, a primeira parte escrita por Nora Roberts no seu registo Romance com um toque de policial, está o habitual da autora, as personagens são bem construidas, o enredo/trama é interessante e bem desenvolvido. Depois temos a transação para a segunda parte, escrita pelo pseudónimo J.D.Robb no seu registo de Policial com um toque de romance. Podem achar que a diferença não se nota visto que contém os mesmo registos mesmo que um pouco mais de um do que de outro. Mas a verdade é que há bastantes diferenças. O toque policial que Nora confere normalmente aos seus romances, não vêm com a componente cientifica, nem com todos os processos que habitualmente vemos no CSI para se encontrar o culpado de certo crime. O policia/detective é normalmente uma personagem secundária que vai interagindo com os protagonistas e não nos é revelado todo o seu trabalho de campo. Com J.D.Robb a parte policial é dominante na sua história, a protagonista encara mesmo a patente de Tenente e vimos todo o seu trabalho de escritório ou de campo, vimos todas as teorias que se vão desenrolando na cabeça, vimos cada passo que é dado para se chegar ao culpado do crime, e nas entrelinhas vimos então um pouco de romance (o quanto basta)! Na minha opinião a transação da autora para o seu pseudónimo foi feita de maneira bastante inteligente e não me pareceu haver qualquer falta de coerência com certos factos do passado quando falados no futuro, penso que a autora teve o cuidado de manter a história e os personagens bastante sólidos. Quanto há história, na primeira parte, como já vem sendo habitual achei os protagonistas deliciosos. Como já tenho dito o romance acontece de maneira um pouco abrupta e rápida, mas como é habitual na autora, já não me faz confusão. A segunda parte, foi o meu primeiro contacto com J.D.Robb e com a Tenente Dalas e Roarke e achei simplesmente fantástico. Eve Dallas é como que um modelo de mulher, apesar de já ter percebido que toda aquela frieza, determinação e força tenham um motivo bastante triste e sórdido, depois quando a vimos ser quebrada por Roarke e vimos o seu lado mais romântico, sem nunca perder a sua postura é realmente brilhante. Com esta leitura, tive que abrir portas á série policial de J.D.Robb pois tenho que conhecer melhor os protagonistas da segunda parte, e fiquei satisfeita com esta leitura!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sara ♥

    April 22-24, 2016 This book consists of two novellas, which have also been published separately—one by Nora Roberts and one by her alter-ego (alternate personality? ;) ) J.D. Robb. (The shelving might be a bit confusing, so I put the appropriate opposing shelves in parentheses after the titles.): Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts (contemporary, rural) This half of the book is a contemporary (2003) romantic suspense novella. It's a bit weird to have listened to like 17 In Death books in a row, then listen t April 22-24, 2016 This book consists of two novellas, which have also been published separately—one by Nora Roberts and one by her alter-ego (alternate personality? ;) ) J.D. Robb. (The shelving might be a bit confusing, so I put the appropriate opposing shelves in parentheses after the titles.): Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts (contemporary, rural) This half of the book is a contemporary (2003) romantic suspense novella. It's a bit weird to have listened to like 17 In Death books in a row, then listen to a story about a woman who likes girly things. Haha! I really like Laine and Max... :) I thought Laine was an interesting mix of Roarke and Mavis... She's girly, a former grifter (well, as a child), but likes and collects good-quality old stuff. Max is basically Baxter... I mean, not really, but Susan Ericksen narrated both parts and her Max and Baxter voices were basically the same. It was the southern accent and that Max used to be a cop before her went into the private sector. They made a CUTE couple, and I thought they worked really well together! Big Jack by J.D. Robb (futuristic, urban) And THIS half of the book is book 17.5 in the In Death series. Good luck figuring it out if you haven't read any of the other In Death books....... but I have, so yeah. I'm getting into the middle books... I haven't read these in 4 years, so I've mostly forgotten what happens, including whodunit! So it's like reading a totally new book! Yay! I SORTA remembered who did this one, and as I read, I kept remembering more, but it was pretty fresh. The killer... UGH. I was going to call him spoiled, but his parents sure seemed like they tried to treat him well. Spoiled by his maternal grandparents, I guess. I don't believe in "affluenza" but some people would probably say he had it. He was a rotten apple though. February 22-24, 2012 March 23-25, 2011

  25. 5 out of 5

    Simon Mcleish

    Originally published on my blog here in September 2004. This is an extremely unusual collaboration - because J.D. Robb is Nora Roberts under a pseudonym. The reasoning behind billing the novel like this is quite simple, however: under the two names, she writes stories within different genres. Roberts is the name she uses to write romantic thrillers, and Robb is used for her science fiction detective series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The story here comes in two parts; in the first half we ha Originally published on my blog here in September 2004. This is an extremely unusual collaboration - because J.D. Robb is Nora Roberts under a pseudonym. The reasoning behind billing the novel like this is quite simple, however: under the two names, she writes stories within different genres. Roberts is the name she uses to write romantic thrillers, and Robb is used for her science fiction detective series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. The story here comes in two parts; in the first half we have a romantic thriller about a diamond robbert, and in the second Eve Dallas investigates a murder connected to a best-selling book describing the old robbery written by the grand daughter of the central characters from the first part. Though this might sound rather like a gimmick, it actually works rather well, with a lot of the background later used in the Eve Dallas story told in the contemporary tale rather than holding up the action to explain how the earlier robbery had worked. It adds some interest to a story that would otherwise be nothing particularly special, entertaining though each part might happen to be. (Roberts is definitely a writer who produces enjoyable but not profound literature.) Each part is pretty typical of the other novels produced by Roberts under the appropriate name, and is a well written if not terribly original example of its genre. The nature of this supposed collaboration is such that one of the little games that the reader often finds themselves playing while reading something produced by two well known authors is not possible - that is, trying to pick up clues as to who is responsible for what. But the idea of a collaboration with oneself is unusual enough and the writing good enough that this is an entertaining and most enjoyable light read.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    The first in which Roberts writes the first part as Nora Roberts and the second as JD Robb. In the first half, we are introduced to Laine Tavish. An antique store owner with a questionable past. Her father, Big Jack O'Hara has committed the crime of a lifetime. He and some associates stole a fortune in diamonds, hid them in innocuous objects and walked right out of the Diamond Exchange. Now, one of the associates, Alex Crew is out to get the whole package, not just his cut and he'll do anything, The first in which Roberts writes the first part as Nora Roberts and the second as JD Robb. In the first half, we are introduced to Laine Tavish. An antique store owner with a questionable past. Her father, Big Jack O'Hara has committed the crime of a lifetime. He and some associates stole a fortune in diamonds, hid them in innocuous objects and walked right out of the Diamond Exchange. Now, one of the associates, Alex Crew is out to get the whole package, not just his cut and he'll do anything, including murder to get it. Enter Max Gannon, the investigator assigned by the insurance company to recover the diamonds. What Max didn't bargain for was falling in love with Laine in the process. The first half is classic Nora Roberts. Great characters, witty dialogue, intriguing story-telling, and an action packed adventure. Move on the the second half and we're in 2059 with Eve Dallas and the gang on the case of the murder of Laine and Max's granddaughter's house sitter. Sam Gannon has written a best-selling book about the heist and the still unrecovered portion of the diamonds and it seems someone believes she knows where they are and will do anything to get them. The second half is just as good as the first and includes everything that is fantastic about a JD Robb novel. The In Death gang is one of my favorites with characters that jump off the page and grab your heartstrings. This is one of the best in the series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    This is an in between the numbers book in the In Death series. The story takes place in two time periods. The first takes place in the early 2000’s with a diamond heist and the search and retrieval of 3/4 of the diamonds. 50+ years later Eve investigates a murder which may have connections to the still missing diamonds. I enjoyed the book and most of the usual points of interest in the series were there for me, but it didn’t add much to the overall story. The book really just questions the role o This is an in between the numbers book in the In Death series. The story takes place in two time periods. The first takes place in the early 2000’s with a diamond heist and the search and retrieval of 3/4 of the diamonds. 50+ years later Eve investigates a murder which may have connections to the still missing diamonds. I enjoyed the book and most of the usual points of interest in the series were there for me, but it didn’t add much to the overall story. The book really just questions the role of nature vs nurture which is an important question in the lives of both Eve and Roarke.

  28. 4 out of 5

    mlady_rebecca

    This was a fun book primarily for the novelty factor. Nora Roberts wrote half the book as herself, and the other half using her alter ego J.D. Robb. The Nora Roberts half (the beginning) was a bit of a romance with a mystery side plot. And, in normal "In Death" fashion, the second half of the book was Eve and company investigating a murder. The connecting thread is diamonds that were stolen in the 2000's that are still missing in the 2050's. The children and grandchildren of some of the characte This was a fun book primarily for the novelty factor. Nora Roberts wrote half the book as herself, and the other half using her alter ego J.D. Robb. The Nora Roberts half (the beginning) was a bit of a romance with a mystery side plot. And, in normal "In Death" fashion, the second half of the book was Eve and company investigating a murder. The connecting thread is diamonds that were stolen in the 2000's that are still missing in the 2050's. The children and grandchildren of some of the characters in the first section play major roles in the second half. I've read only a few Nora Roberts books, so I write this as a J.D. Robb fan. I managed to skip over this book and continue the "In Death" series without a sense of missing something, yet plugging this one back in did give some back story I didn't know I was missing. This is right after Peabody made Detective, so we get the beginning of her trying to find her non-uniform on-the-job fashion look. The heels that she tried first didn't make it past the first day. *g* Also, this comes when Summerset is away on vacation (after being injured). And Mavis is knocked up, but not showing yet. P.S. Neither half of the book came across as a short story. They were both long enough to feel "novel like" without having the combined novel being too long.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nikk the Sapphired Book Dragon

    This was actually my second time reading this. The first time reading was in 2014 after the person who recommended the in death series to me told me that i had to read this book first before i went on with the series. So I dutifully read this book first and a whole slew of series spoilers later, found out that this book is actually 17.5 in the series! So it was nice this time to be able to actually read the book in the sequence it was meant to be in, having just finished book 17 the day before. This was actually my second time reading this. The first time reading was in 2014 after the person who recommended the in death series to me told me that i had to read this book first before i went on with the series. So I dutifully read this book first and a whole slew of series spoilers later, found out that this book is actually 17.5 in the series! So it was nice this time to be able to actually read the book in the sequence it was meant to be in, having just finished book 17 the day before. This book is actually 2 different but linked stories. One, a romance mystery written by Nora Roberts and set in 2003 and the second by JD Robb (who is actually also Nora Roberts), a futuristic murder mystery set in the year 2059. I loved the contrast of Nora Roberts/JD Robb different writing styles and it definitely added to the second book having the knowledge of what had come before. Having read this before, obviously the murder mystery wasn't all that new to me but it was the character interactions, in the second book especially that made this book such a great read for me. I loved this read and gave it 5 stars

  30. 4 out of 5

    Vicky (the Blowtorch-Wielding OotCDCB™)

    Do you know how much I loved this book? Seriously: This book contains a contemporary romance/mystery + a futuristic crime/mystery, which turn out to be connected. Together they are A-mazing. I mean it. I was surprised by how much I loved the contemporary romance, since I didn’t have high expectations for it going in. It probably had to do with the fact that the romance was balanced by a touch of mystery and intrigue, plus a diamond heist! And then the futuristic second half of the book just reaffi Do you know how much I loved this book? Seriously: This book contains a contemporary romance/mystery + a futuristic crime/mystery, which turn out to be connected. Together they are A-mazing. I mean it. I was surprised by how much I loved the contemporary romance, since I didn’t have high expectations for it going in. It probably had to do with the fact that the romance was balanced by a touch of mystery and intrigue, plus a diamond heist! And then the futuristic second half of the book just reaffirmed my love for the Eve Dallas series. Eve is one badass, snarky heroine. This will definitely go into my “feel-good” shelf for whenever I’m in a book rut! My heart while reading this book:

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