Why Eve and Roarke deserve to win the title of 2017's Swoonworthiest Couple!
We're almost to the end of the Swoonies 2017 as our final round is prepared to launch on Monday. In honor of our EPIC Couples Battle, The Swoonies, we asked two of our bloggers to make their case for why our two champions should be crowned The Swoonworthiest Couple! In the final match, which is between J.D. Robb's Eve/Roarke and Penny Reid's Cletus/Jennifer, Lucy Dosch is Team Eve/Roarke. Here she makes her case for why they should win the Swoonies 2017!
(Are you Team Cletus/Jennifer? We've got you covered too!)
What makes them work?
Eve and Roarke both come from brutal beginning. They were raised motherless with a father that abused them physically. They understand the need of the other to become more than what they once were; Eve by becoming a police officer, and Roarke by succeeding in business. They also understand that sometimes the pain of the past sneaks back up on you no matter how hard you try to outrun it.
It is not just their brutal beginnings which makes them such a perfect pair. Roarke might have spent his youth on the wrong side of the law, but to keep ahead of the police, he had to outthink them. His ability to “think like a cop” allows him to step in with his fancy tech skills and assist his cop in her investigations whenever he can.
What might be their undoing?
Eve and Roarke have literally walked through blood together but the hardest thing they faced together was Eve’s past. Once Eve found Roarke, her subconscious finally allowed her to remember her childhood. Eve was continuously beaten and raped by her father and caused his death during one violent rape. Hearing how badly Eve was hurt and not being able to do anything about the past, caused a wound in Roarke that he can’t heal since there was no one for him to take it out on. When, during an investigation, Eve and Roarke found out that Eve’s father was under surveillance and that the government agents were well aware that eight-year-old Eve was continually being raped by her father, Roarke set about finding the men who allowed it to continue so as not to ruin their ultimate goal. Roarke tracked them all down and had plans of painful revenge upon those who sat back and allowed Eve to be brutalized, but he stopped his plans upon Eve’s pleas. The cop in Eve couldn’t stand back and allow Roarke to kill in her name, not without destroying all they were building together. Roarke chose Eve over vengeance, but if he ever tried to go forward with those plans, that would definitely be their undoing.