Monday, March 17, 2008

My Irish Crush

His name is Roarke... isn't he so cute?

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and being Irish myself, I just have to mention my crazy girl crush on the one hero that is a true gorgeous Irish man and a series that showcases him in all his glory.

His name is Roarke and he is in the thirteen year old In Death series by JD Robb. There are almost 30 books in total that I have honestly re-read more times than I can count. JD Robb a.k.a. Nora Roberts has written a truly incredible futuristic/police/mystery/romance procedural that shows the future in a very real light along with a romance and love that does not die after two people get married. In all the romances I have read, it is usually about the courtship up to marriage vows and then fade to black. With the In Death series, Roarke’s courtship continues during his marriage to his one true love, his wife, Eve Dallas.

What is it about the magnetic Roarke that makes me all tingly inside? I could say it is because he is a mega gazillioner or perhaps it his to die for sexy Irish accent. Or the way he can wear a suit oh so nicely? Nope, those things are just a minuscule reason why I consider him to be my favorite hero of all time. It all has to do for his love for the one woman where she can literally bring him to his knees because his love for her is so great. This man would go to hell and back for his wife and screw the consequences. He would lie, cheat and kill if anyone harmed her. He shows her that she is worthy of his love and does his best to make her feel that she is the most beautiful thing on the planet. He feeds her, makes her get rest and showers her with so much TLC, that she drowns in it.

Of course the sex is still so very hot and passionate. “GO OVER”, that line is used more than any line I can think of! But again it is not about the sex. It is the closeness and the oneness that makes things so special between these two.

I knew the exact moment when Roarke and this soon to be series would be so beloved by myself. It was in the first book- Naked in Death when Roarke’s future wife, Eve loses a button on the ugly suit she wore when he first met her, and his heart stopped. He keeps that same button in his pocket as a daily reminder of what he found and how lucky he is. Roarke may have all the money and materialistic things in the world, but they can not compete with the love he has for his woman.

Some say Roarke has become a but dull or perhaps too good to be true. He seems to always be underfoot whenever his cop wife is solving a case. He becomes her knight in shining armor way too often. But a marriage is all about support, and he gives it to his wife in more doses than any other male character I have ever read.

Roarke = major le sighs. “A ghra. A chisel mo chroi!”

“ MAY YOUR BLESSINGS OUTNUMBER
THE SHAMROCKS THAT GROW,
AND MAY TROUBLE AVOID YOU
WHEREVER YOU GO.”


Katiebabs

16 comments:

Kristie (J) said...

Roarke just does it for me too!!! For all the reasons you mention. The fact that he still carries around that button just melts me every time it's mentioned.
His billions are just icing on the cake. It's the way he loves Eve and totally accepts her and changed his own life to match hers that gets me every single book.

Katie(babs) said...

I forgot to mention his lovely shoulder length locks! :)
We have the same taste in men. :D

Kristie (J) said...

Ah yes! His wonderful hair LOL

azteclady said...

Where the hell was I when this came up?

Katie(babs), this is lovely, lovely indeed!

Thank you!




Oh man, In Death is all of 13 now? I'm suddenly feeling old...

... and I need to go re read a few books *grin*

Ana said...

Gah! Now, I am even more stocked to get Naked in Death, come on library hurry up with my hold will ya?

Stacy~ said...

Lovely tribute Katie, and yep, Roarke is definitely it, but it's the way he loves Eve that makes him more wonderful. He might be rich and gorgeous and powerful, but when he touches that button, well, I'm a goner. Love that man.

Marg said...

Major le sighs indeed.

Mollie said...

I still have yet to read any of the In Death series......Although a girl I work with just bought a shit tonne of them so maybe I can borrow them from her...:)

kim said...

Ahhh his hair, his eyes and the accent and the gaelic (sp) I love all things Roarke. My husband gave me a Roarke Industries mouse pad for valentines day a few years ago. What a guy! I started the series at Survivor and then merrily glommed the whole backlist. Good job KB!

Katie(babs) said...

When I went over to Ireland a few years ago, I didn't see any Roarke look alikes. Ho hum.
I wonder what the future holds for Roarke and Eve. More "going over" at least. LOL

Shauna said...

kristie - I thought I'd drop over from Jensters blog and say 'hi'. About N&S, yes, the ending is most sigh worthy. In fact, the first time I watched it, I just sat on the couch fanning myself and taking long deep breaths while I tried to hold the happy tears at bay. I can't wait to watch it again!

Carolyn Jean said...

I loved that button thing, too. Naked is the only book I've read so far, but I plan on reading the rest. Which ones are your favorites?

Katie(babs) said...

CJ: That is a hard one! Out of the 28 books in total, I would have to say 25 are my favorite. The first 5 are so very very good because it is all about Roarke and Eve's courtship and their start of their marriage. But Innocent in Death, which came out last year was so so good! A woman from Roarke's past comes back into the picture and there are some heavy moments between Roarke and Eve.

Ana said...

Couln't wait for the library copy, went to the book shop and bought Naked in Death. Woohoo!

Katie(babs) said...

I want a itty bitty Roarke to put in my pocket.

Shannon said...

Oh Roarke, how I love thee!!! Yes, the button is what got me, too. I am so far behond in the series now. I need to go back and reread some and then grab the titles that are new-to-me. Thanks for reminding me about him!