Author: Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #6
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?
Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.
Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.
Have you read the Charley Davidson series yet? No? Boo hiss! You should be ashamed of yourself! This is one of the best series in existence! I was so excited to read Sixth Grave on the Edge, and it did not disappoint. I just want to write “I love this book” a million times! Fifth Grave Past the Light was my favorite of the series after reading it, but now, Sixth Grave has inched its way above it. Just by a smidgen.
Oh, boy, was Sixth Grave ever a ride! Charley is a busy woman and one of the best multitaskers I know. One reason I love this series so much is there’s always multiple storylines going on. Just by reading the blurb for Sixth Grave you can see there is a lot going on. However, it’s never overwhelming or confusing.
While Charley deals with everything in her crazy life, she learns more and more about her powers and her purpose. I love that she’s gradually figuring out the things she is capable of. I do hope there’s more of a focus on this aspect of her life in the next book though. I have a feeling there will be with the way it ended. On a side note, I need a book bookie so I can start making bets on what going to happen in a book/series. Because the jaw dropper at the end, I knew that was coming since the 4th book! I’d make so much bank.
Anyway, you know what I love about Charley? Well, one out of many things, including her amazing sense of humor. I love how independent she is. Despite having Reyes and his sexy self, she isn’t ALL about him. She loves him and would do anything for him, but she isn’t annoying about it. And I love that he respects her doing her own thing, even if it drives him crazy sometimes. He tolerates her shenanigans quite well. They have the kind of relationship and dynamic that I admire and love.
I think Darynda Jones is the master of secondary characters. Seriously. How can anyone not love them? I mean, hell, Mr. Wong stands in the corner and literally does nothing. Yet, we love him. I got a little giddy at the prospect of actually finding out more about him, though. Also, I’m so happy to see how far Garrett has come since the first book. I’ve always loved him, but the feeling grows with each book. His and Charley’s relationship is one of my favorites, especially when she makes it her mission to annoy him. I could go on and on about all of the great characters, but I won’t. Just know that I love every single one. New and old.
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Seriously though, Sixth Grave on the Edge proves that the series only gets better with each book. Don’t put this it off any longer!
I was definitely on a stakeout. No idea what Naked Dead Man was on. Considering the fact that he looked about 112, probably blood thinners. Cholesterol medication. And, judging from the state of his manhood, which I couldn’t stop seeing every single time I turned toward him, Viagra. If I were to hashtag that moment, my status would read something like #impressed.
I put a hand over my heart. That guy. “He can be the sweetest thing when he’s not killing demons and shit.”
His brows snapped together. “You didn’t bring any C-4, did you?”
“Javier, you have to let that go. Let bygones be bygones.”
He pulled his sidearm and clicked off the safety. “I’ll show you bygones.”
“Now, now,” Garrett said, wrestling the gun from him. “Charley brings out the worst in all of us. It’s not her fault.”
“He’s right,” I said. “I have a condition.
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