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Part 1: Hot Rocks Part 2: Big Jack 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 pas Part 1: Hot Rocks Part 2: Big Jack 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.


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Part 1: Hot Rocks Part 2: Big Jack 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 pas Part 1: Hot Rocks Part 2: Big Jack 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.

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

    Irene Sim

    3 stars for the first part "Hot Rocks" by Nora Roberts 5 stars for the secong part "Big Jack" by J.D. Robb 3 stars for the first part "Hot Rocks" by Nora Roberts 5 stars for the secong part "Big Jack" by J.D. Robb

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Remember When is a really clever anthology with two interlinked stories written by Nora Roberts under both of her pen names. First you have Hot Rocks, a contemporary romance with a hint of suspense written as Nora and secondly, set 50 years into the future, you have Big Jack, a futuristic suspense written with Nora's J.D. Robb hat on. Both stories have been sold separately and they can each be read as stand alone stories (although Big Jack is part of the In Death world and will particularly appe Remember When is a really clever anthology with two interlinked stories written by Nora Roberts under both of her pen names. First you have Hot Rocks, a contemporary romance with a hint of suspense written as Nora and secondly, set 50 years into the future, you have Big Jack, a futuristic suspense written with Nora's J.D. Robb hat on. Both stories have been sold separately and they can each be read as stand alone stories (although Big Jack is part of the In Death world and will particularly appeal to Eve and Roarke fans!) but I highly recommend reading the two together as it's really fun to see how they entwine despite occurring at very different times. Hot Rocks by Nora Roberts: Laine Tavish has worked hard to put her past behind her and get away from her father's criminal roots. She's made a nice life for herself as an antiques dealer in the small town of Angel's Gap, she owns a small but successful store, has great friends and has a good relationship with her mother and step-father. She's kept the fact that her real Dad is a criminal a secret but since she's not seen him for years she figures it's a small white lie that isn't going to harm anyone. Things get a lot more complicated when one of her father's oldest friends comes into the shop, gives her a cryptic warning and then is immediately killed in a hit and run right outside her door. Now it looks like Laine's past has caught up with her but she has absolutely no idea what is really going on. Max Gannon is an investigator who is trying to track down millions of pounds worth of missing diamonds that were stolen in a heist believed to have been pulled off by Laine's father Big Jack. He's come to Angel's Gap looking for Laine because he believes she might be fencing stolen goods for her father but it doesn't take him too long to realise that she isn't involved. He's not the only person who came looking for and someone believes that Laine has the diamonds in her possession which means her life is in danger. Max vows to keep her safe while also trying to track down the diamonds but it isn't going to be easy. Hot Rocks was a really enjoyable read, the romance develops quite quickly, especially since Max was lying to Laine when they first met, but it wasn't so fast that it bothered me. I did like that Max admitted his lies and apologised to Laine, it was understandable why he acted the way he had but at least he was willing to own up to his actions. Laine was able to forgive him because she knew he had very good reasons for everything he'd done and I appreciated them talking things through like adults rather than letting a big misunderstanding cause huge arguments and lots of unnecessary drama. The mystery side of the story was good and although I didn't love Big Jack's character (he was far too selfish for my liking) he was charismatic and I could see why Laine had worshipped him as a child. Even though it's part of a series we still get a decent ending to the story so you're not forced to read the second book just to get answers. Big Jack by J.D. Robb: Set approximately 50 years into the future from the end of Hot Rocks, Big Jack focuses on Laine and Max's granddaughter. Sam is an author who has recently published the story of how her grandparents met, including details of the diamond heist and the fact that not all of the diamonds were recovered. She comes home from her book tour to discover her home has been trashed and her house sitter has been murdered. It looks like someone believes that Sam and her family kept the missing diamonds for themselves and now they're willing to do whatever it takes to steal the jackpot. Of course Eve Dallas has been called in to investigate the murders but she quickly realises the key to finding a murderer is to locate the missing diamonds herself. It's no secret I love the In Death series (that's the whole reason I read these two stories in the first place!) and Big Jack is just as good as you'd expect from a book in this series. You have all the banter between Eve, Peabody and the rest of the team, the swoon worthy romance between Eve and Roarke and of course a murder to solve and diamonds to find. I will never get enough of this series and, as always, this story definitely left me wanting to dive straight into the next one.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Readaholic Jenn

    I love how Nora Roberts intertwined these two stories. I love the story of the diamonds.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Zoe Keller

    For some reason I had trouble with the first two chapters but after that... holy moly I loved this book! Laine and Max were absolutely great and damnnnn Eve and Roarke know how to use a staircase when Summerset isn’t around 😍 Also loved that this was Peabody’s first case as a detective! Proud of my girl!

  7. 5 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!

  8. 5 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 nove 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.

  9. 5 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.

  10. 4 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.

  11. 5 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.

  12. 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. 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.

  13. 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 :)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Geannie Bastian

    This is the version you want, fellow In Death readers. You can get Big Jack without the accompanying story, but they are two halves of a whole. Don’t skip.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    HOT ROCKS - 5-Stars I loved this book!!! It is everything that NR's current bestseller wasn't - Suspense, Hot Romance and H/h that you really like. No current affairs issues, no angst, just a really great Romantic-Suspense story. And humor! The humor is laugh out loud fantastic. This book just became one of my favorite Nora Roberts. Laine Tavish, has a great life she has worked hard for. She owns her own business, an antique shop, Remember When, has her own home complete with an adorable dog. Life HOT ROCKS - 5-Stars I loved this book!!! It is everything that NR's current bestseller wasn't - Suspense, Hot Romance and H/h that you really like. No current affairs issues, no angst, just a really great Romantic-Suspense story. And humor! The humor is laugh out loud fantastic. This book just became one of my favorite Nora Roberts. Laine Tavish, has a great life she has worked hard for. She owns her own business, an antique shop, Remember When, has her own home complete with an adorable dog. Life is really, really good for her. Then a face from her past shows up to shatter her well ordered life. Her father was a master con artist and now Laine is neck deep in a heist of epic proportions. Then along comes a tall, dark and handsome stranger and he is interested in more than the lovely Laine, but all she sees is the hot, handsome Max. Max Gannon, ex-cop and currently a PI is out to recover a fortune in stolen gems. He is convinced that Lane is the key to the gems. As he sets out to woo the information out of her, he finds himself falling in love and willing to make compromises to keep Laine and recover the gems, but one thing he will not compromise is Laine safety. Not for anything. BIG JACK - 4-Stars Loved this ending to the mystery left in Hot Rocks. What happened to the last 1/4th of the stolen diamonds? In 2059 Samantha Gannon has just written a bestseller about a diamond heist that took place more than 50 years ago. The book has become an instant best seller but when Sam returns home from a successful book tour she finds her best friend and house sitter dead. Eve Dallas now has not only a murder to solve, but a decades old robbery.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Moondance

    A heroic belch of thunder followed the strange little man into the shop. This book is written in two parts. The first is written by Nora Roberts and is set in 2003. The second part is written by J.D. Robb and is set in 2059. The two books are connected by family and a diamond heist. Laine is the daughter of Big Jack O'Hara who stolen over twenty eight million dollars worth of diamonds. The insurance company focuses on Laine in order to recover the diamonds. Private investigator, Max arrives in Ang A heroic belch of thunder followed the strange little man into the shop. This book is written in two parts. The first is written by Nora Roberts and is set in 2003. The second part is written by J.D. Robb and is set in 2059. The two books are connected by family and a diamond heist. Laine is the daughter of Big Jack O'Hara who stolen over twenty eight million dollars worth of diamonds. The insurance company focuses on Laine in order to recover the diamonds. Private investigator, Max arrives in Angel Gap determined to close the case particularly after Big Jack's best friend of thirty plus years is killed as he leaves Laine's antique shop. This was a very well written suspenseful romance. I loved the characters and enjoyed learning about Laine and her family. I really liked that Max and Laine had a mature relationship that ended happily. Part two of the book opens in 2059. Laine's granddaughter, Samantha has written a book about Big Jack and the diamonds. Returning from a book tour she finds her house sitter dead. Eve is the lead on the case and begins to delve into the mystery of Samantha's family. There is simply no part of Eve that I don't love. These books keep me engaged and entertained. I love the teamwork of Peabody, McNabb, Feeney and of course Roarke. i like how Eve looks beyond the surface to find and apprehend murderers. Everything about this book is solid. It makes me want to pick up more books written as Nora. Everyone can use a bit of romance now and then. Until then I will hang out with Eve and her hardcore work and romance. I highly recommend this series! *Note: Yes, I wrote this review months after I read the book. Thank goodness I keep a journal!*

  17. 4 out of 5

    PamG

    I have mainly read J. D. Robb books versus Nora Roberts books. I am a huge fan of the Robb "In Death" series. This book contains two parts. The first is a romantic suspense/mystery set in 2003 and the second part is a mystery that takes place in 2059 and fits into the "In Death" series. The two parts are related which we find out as the second part unfolds. The writing styles are different so be prepared for that. The first part of the book has a great plot and strong, likeable characters. Despit I have mainly read J. D. Robb books versus Nora Roberts books. I am a huge fan of the Robb "In Death" series. This book contains two parts. The first is a romantic suspense/mystery set in 2003 and the second part is a mystery that takes place in 2059 and fits into the "In Death" series. The two parts are related which we find out as the second part unfolds. The writing styles are different so be prepared for that. The first part of the book has a great plot and strong, likeable characters. Despite some darker happenings, it is a relatively uplifting mystery with a strong romance component. The second part of the book is typical "In Death". It is much darker and the main character is one that some will not like. This falls chronologically after the 17th In Death book so it helps to have read others in this series to better understand the main character and the interactions and backstories of her and the supporting cast. The supporting cast of characters was fantastic as always. Mystery, suspense, romance, strong characters and some advanced technology. This is a good addition to the "In Death" series. All in all, this was an enjoyable read.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Vicky

    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:

  21. 5 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 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"!!!

  22. 4 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.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ronda

    This book was my introduction to J.D. Robb/Nora Roberts. The first story, set in the present, is told by Nora Roberts. The second story, set in the future, is told by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts). I loved the the great way the two story lines intertwined--despite the passage of time between them.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Anastasia

    Remember When by J.D. Robb is the 18th book in the In Death series. It is divided into 2 parts with the first part taking place in 2003 and involves a diamond robbery. The second part sees Eve Dallas investigating a murder that takes place after a book is released detailing events of the past crime. Another incredibly amazing book that I could not put down and I loved everything about it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    CatBookMom

    The Eve Dallas book is better than the earlier book (Nora), but this is still worth re-reading now and again.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Louisa

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

  29. 4 out of 5

    Paraphrodite

    April 2020 - re-listened during self-isolation.... The voices are still slightly different but Dickie's voice was just plain creepy...… glad it was changed in the later books! April 2020 - re-listened during self-isolation.... The voices are still slightly different but Dickie's voice was just plain creepy...… glad it was changed in the later books!

  30. 4 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.

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