As the book opens Charley is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being tortured in the last book. She hasn't left her apartment or taken on any cases in the past two months. All she has done is order things from the Buy From Home channel. She is feeling helpless and vulnerable and can't shake it. This is a 360º from the independent Reaper that we have known. Her best friend, Cookie, and her sister, Gemma, try to turn her around to no avail.
Enter Reyes Farrow, the son of Satin, for one torrid night and she is back to being herself and the novel begins. She takes a case that puts her life in jeopardy again, dealing with demons, bandits and bank robbers.
She is also back to being her funny, wise cracking self with her bumper sticker and T-shirt sayings. Love her humor and I know that naming everything around her is supposed to be funny but not to me. This I find ridiculous. Previously she's named her breasts (Danger & Will Robinson), her car (Misery), and now in this book she names her brain and skull and is trying to come up with a name for her couch and her life. PLEASE!
Although I like the book I felt the author was trying to incorporate scenes from “Shaded of Gray. Doesn't this sound like it? "With a growl that sent my heart racing into overtime, he wrapped one hand around my throat and the other around my waist. From there, he led me back against the wall." The relationship with Reyes Farrow is dysfunctional but this scene doesn't go along with the independent women she is supposed to be. This does not make sense to me. I’d like to see some feelings develop instead of just raw sex.
This book does leave you looking forward to the next book when I think we/she will learn more about her powers.
I love this series, it gets better with each book. Lots of sarcasm and a good story line. Great narration.
I have listened to all four of the Charley Davidson books and have enjoyed them immensely, I have no patients with having to wait to see what happens next, dang it:) But book five is almost here Thank goodness!!! And of course I adore Lorelei King, She reads a couple more of my favorite authors. Patricia Briggs- Mercy Thomas series, Janet Evanovich-Stephanie Plum series.
I am so glad I found this series because some one wrote a review on the one of the Patricia Briggs books and said her name and how much they enjoyed her so whomever it was ( I can't remember) Thank you. If I could give these books ten stars I would they keep You laughing, intrigued, interested, and wanting more, THANK YOU SO MUCH Darynda Jones for having a great imagination.
All five star reviewers have already said everything worth knowing about this book, the author and the narrator. Buy it, not only for the verbally armed heroine, but for all the other great characters in this book. Well written, greatly narrated and best in the series so far!
This series is so entertaining and enjoyable. It is funny, the story and character is great to follow and interesting. I've listened to all four and cant wait for number 5
she has a great voice. She sounds like you'd expect Charlie to sound.
This series really has me hooked. I simply cannot wait for the next book to come out on Audible. The narrator is superb and really brings Charley and all the characters in the book. Looking forward to more from this author.
This book is my favorite in the series so far. The character development just gets better and better with each book. It makes me want to crawl into the story & make friends with Charley and her group of unlikely sidekicks. The story arc seems to generate never ending possibilities for continuing the excitement indefinitely. I don't know how I can wait for Charley's next adventure
Poor writing style and too much gets lost in her lack of humor.
In very plain English she managed to write a very long book that could be half as long. It was evident that she was busier looking for ways to be funny than finding imaginative ways to develop the characters of her plot; a shame, because the prior books, though not so good, at least were entertaining. I hope this is the last of the series.
Finding out more
The relationship between Charly and Rayus is getting "real" and her powers more exciting.
The fight near the end of the book.
yes, but it's over 9 hours
love the series
What a great series , I can't wait for more adventure with her. Fun story line and wonderful reader. I will continue to follow this one