Deadly Affairs Mass Market Paperback – Apr 15 2002
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I especially like how the characters have developed thus far. They have truly evolved from DL. Not to say that I didn't love them in DL, but I love them even more now after DA. Especially Francesca. I must say I adore her character. She's come a long way from DL, where I thought she was a shy-ish character..to now where she can take control and make the first move.
I know that there was no especially steamy scene in DA, but for me atleast, all the sexual tension, passionate kisses, and wonderful dialogue made up for that, and I just can't wait till Deadly Desire.
DL got me hooked on BJ's novels, and i'm just obsessed with this series. I know that each Deadly book gets better than the last and I hope this series will continue to be a long and successful one, I just don't know if I can wait that long to find what happens with all the characters!!
Francesca's career as a detective is finally taking off -- she has been hired by Mrs. Lincoln Stuart to confirm her fears that he is having an affair. And in spite of the fact that Francesca has promised her parents (and Bragg) to give up investigating, Francesca takes on this case, believing that there can be little danger in so mundane a case. Unfortunately, she stumbles over the dead body of a young woman who has been brutally and ritualistically murdered. The murdered woman turns out to be friend of a seamstress she has dealings with, Maggie Kennedy, who begs Francesca to investigate her friend's death. Of course Francesca cannot deny Maggie. And soon, Francesca with an unwilling Bragg in tow, discovers that this current murder has an echo in a murder that took place months ago. Coincidence, or could it be that there is a serial killer on the loose?Read more ›
In the romance aspects, much more is formed in this book as compared to Deadly Pleasure, as readers can expect actual development and more understanding of the relationship between the hero and heroine of the book.
The mystery aspect is also more thrilling as compared to Deadly Pleasures because you really don't know what to expect. However, the weakness in this mystery is it concentrated a lot on two other suspects, Carter and O'Donnell, in the beginning but later in the novel, the two are almost completely dropped off the face of this earth that attention is no longer on them, which I thought wasn't good as this diverted the reader's attention to the real suspect.
For characters, although Connie and Neil were not very much mentioned, those sections that do tell a lot more about their relationship, how they feel, and where they are heading towards. We also see some interesting development in Hart that was quite a twist, I thought.
Overall, I think this book is a good read, but of course, Deadly Pleasures would have to be endured to fully understand and appreciate Deadly Affairs. The characters and story plot are much better revealed, as it better be since it's 3/4 to the end.
I look forward to reading the last book, Deadly Desire, to see what happens between Francesca, Bragg, Evan, Sarah, Connie, Neil and of course, Hart.
P/S btw, on page 234, the one that wanted to go skiing should be Francesca, not Sarah.
In Deadly Affairs Francesca's sleuthing hits home in more ways than one as her hoodlum/sleuthing assistant's mother becomes a target. Working again with the City's Police Commissioner Rick Bragg, Francesca's stalks the killers.
In this third installment, Francesca's personal life is more developed. The reader finds that Calder Hart, Bragg's entreupreneur and estranged half-brother, desires at least friendship with Francesca. Unfortunately, Francesca's mother sees the answer to the "Francesca solving crimes" problem as a marriage to Calder Hart!
Francesca continues to delight readers as a moral, committed, and occasionally meddling twenty-year old finding that life and sleuthing have several more experiences in store for her.
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Even though this is the third book in the series, it was the first one that I read. I thought it was wonderful and addictive and as a result I have purchased every book in the... Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by BrwnEyedNurs
I really love the "Deadly" series, and I just finished this one. I can`t wait to read "Deadly Desire" to see how the love story continues! Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by Book Lover
Joyce has found her footing and the series has really taken off. Excellent read!Published on June 16 2002 by KB
Brenda Joyce new Deadly serious is awsome. Its filled with Romance, Adventure, excitment. Keeps you on the edge of seat. Read morePublished on May 10 2002
I really enjoyed this book the best.... so far. I think it's because we are learning more about the characters. Read morePublished on April 29 2002
Writers take several experiments to get it right - and Joyce in her third installment of the Deadly series, Deadly Affairs, triumphs gracefully as she juggles a sleuthing mystery... Read morePublished on April 25 2002 by Desmond Chan
If you couldn't wait to get your hands on the next Nancy Drew you will LOVE these books. Its like Nancy grew up! Read morePublished on April 19 2002 by Kelly Ann Norton