HELLO ALL! Sarah here, and I have to thank the girls Julie and Yvi for being so welcoming and allowing me to post some reviews on their amazing blog! And a special THANK YOU to Julie for helping me with my first ever post! I'm new at this so ya'll bear with me!
So without further ado, here is my review for the newest book in Darynda Jones' Grim Reaper series featuring the HOT book boyfriend, REYES FARROW!
Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of
hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip
out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled
body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her
plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has
disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she
learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has
Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that
an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has
authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the
attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week
of her life.
A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of
eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim
reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to
HOLY SNAP. This series just keeps getting better and better! As usual,
Ms. Jones continues to blow my mind and outdo herself with each book.
Things have been heating up the last couple books but this ending had so
many beautiful and devastating moments. Its safe to say I want the next
Things I enjoyed:
I have the print version which apparently had an excerpt from Reyes'
POV. Love those. And while this was cool, I admit I don't know who the
spy is even though we have his name. Have we seen him in this book? My
memory is just a bit hazy on that. But needless to say, it was a very
cool bonus in the book.
Charley and Reyes make huge leaps in this
book and I was soooo happy because I didn't want 5 books of them being
engaged. I also don't want 5 books of her being pregnant, but as things
seem to be moving rather quickly now, I'm less afraid of that than I was
before. They are truly a team now and I only hope Charley starts
treating Reyes better, but more on that in a sec. Bottom line is, I
loved that we took a step forward and that we will be getting a change
of scenery in the next book. I LOVED the idea of moving to sacred
ground, it changes things up and keeps things fresh.
GOSH! I really liked him from the moment we met him in 'Sixth Grave' but
I totally fell in love with him here. He seems to genuinely want to
help and I trust him completely. I am so intrigued by the connection he
seems to have with Beep. At first glance, it may just be about him
wanting to keep her safe so she can fulfill her destiny and defeat
Satan, but I think Reyes and Charley know there's something more going
on here. I don't know if it will be of a romantic nature, but I think he
and her are tied together somehow.. either soulmates or something more
to do with that prophecy of the 13th.. no idea. But I can't wait to find
out because I love the dynamic he has with Reyes and it will be
interesting to see how Reyes handles Osh having any kind of connection
to his daughter!
One last thing I really loved was that the
mystery here all tied into Reyes' past and I thought it was very
creative and made a lot of sense. At first I was thinking it was just
another case that had nothing to do with anything, so I'm glad we're
moving away from that. At this point in the series, there's no time to
waste on her PI business and kooky ghosts anymore. Things are moving
full steam ahead and so I loved that this case was anything but random..
HOWEVER, I hope this is the end of the threat of Reyes going back in
jail.. cuz that would just suck. lol.
What I didn't like:
a huge list, but the one major gripe is Charley and her keeping things
from Reyes! Can she just be done with the sneaking around and not
telling him things that pertain to him??? I was so happy when he told
her off because she needed to hear it. This is not just about her
anymore, there is Beep to consider and hello? HELL HOUNDS. So he was
absolutely right; she is risking everything for the wrong reasons and
has to learn to prioritize a bit. Especially now. So I REALLY hope she
has learned from this and we see some growth in the future. She has
gotten better, but she has to keep it up for Beep's sake! hehe.
So, in conclusion, this latest installment was never dull and I can NOT wait for the next!!
RATING: 5 BOOK BOYFRIENDS
*Image found on Google. Synopsis found on amazon.com