Charley Davidson is a cross between The Ghost Whisperer and Veronica Mars (I know Veronica Mars) and I so want to be her when I grow up!
I did a review earlier on First Grave on the Right and it was like chips, you can’t just have one! I finished the rest of the books (out so far) in about 4 days (I’m a fast reader) and cried like a baby because the fifth book isn’t out yet! WHY!!!!
Charley Davidson is a Grimm Riper without the black robe and Scythe, more like great boobs (Danger and Will Robinson) and killer shoes, with ADD and attitude to match!
“With Great boobs comes great responsibility.”
I decided instead of doing each book I’d just combine them because really you’re not going to start the series in the middle (duh).
Second Grave on the Left: This picks up where the first one left off, Charley figured who the Reyes is or WHAT he is and is dealing with that nugget, when she is pulled out of bed by her best friend/ receptionist Cookie about her missing friend. After going to a coffee shop and finding the friend not there as well as encountering a departed soul in Cookie’s trunk Charley is hired by Mimi’s (the missing friend) husband to find his wife. Charley not only has to find the missing women, but also unravel the mystery behind dead trunk guy (her words not mine), then there is Reyes. Reyes Farrow is the convicted felon serving a life sentence because he was accused of killing his father, Earl Walker. Reyes is able to leave his body (because he is the son of Satan) and come to Charley in incorporeal (ghostlike) form to save her life, talk to her and make her hot, literally. He has walked out of the facility he was in after waking up from a coma and is being tortured by daemons and has decided to let his human body die, only Charley is not having that and in a move that she pulled out of her ass did something that was like WHOA! You don’t want to piss off the son of Satan let me tell you!
Third Grave Dead Ahead: After pissing off the son of Satan, (like really bad) Reyes, Charley is being haunted by him in her dreams. I’m not talking boo! Type haunting, I’m talking every time she closes her eyes he is there giving her the most UH-MAZING orgasms known to man! (Why complain right?!) The only problem is that she isn’t getting any sleep, so she survives on coffee non-stop while working on her latest cases (she always has more than one) a missing wife, again and who poisoned a dog of a local biker gang. Charley has not slept in 13 days and is still able to provide the top notch hilarity that she is known for.
“Give it up? Not likely. Besides what else would I do? I totally should have gone to Hogwarts when I had the chance.”
She also has to deal with the fact that Reyes (the HOT son of Satan) has escaped prison and dropped the bomb on her that the man he went to prison for killing, Earl Walker, is indeed very much alive. Not only did this man do unmentionable things to Reyes when he was a kid (including kidnap him from his birth parents) but he is also insane and Reyes has set out to find him, with the help of Charley. She also learns some things about herself in the process and by the end of this book my mouth was on the floor by what happened! (Can’t tell you, read the book)
Fourth Grave beneath My Feet: Charley is broken, or depressed whichever way you want to look at it. And with good reason! With the revelation of what Reyes did to her and the Earl Walker thing, along with her dad riding the crazy train she has had it with life and has vegged out in front of her T.V. for the past two month. Reyes has been released from prison after having been cleared of all charges of murder and because of what he did, Charley want’s nothing to do with him, yet she keeps seeking him out! This type of romance kills me! I love the I want him, I don’t want him thing. Daemons are attacking her full out now and because she is the portal to haven that Satan wants Reyes (the son of Satan who fell in love with her) will stop at nothing until she is safe. But Charley while on her latest cases gets conflicting information about Reyes and that he may not be who he claims to be. She has this overwhelming fear because of the Earl Walker thing (again, can’t tell you, read the book) where she was not afraid before and that fear is what leads the daemons right on her doorstep. This book was intense because of the relationship or lack thereof she has with Reyes, we all know they are in love with each other but neither will flat out say it and there are consequences for falling in love with the son of Satan. (Naturally)
Still choked full of laughter I found myself laughing even HARDER at this book.
“I parked in front of a NO PARKING sign. Since it didn’t specify to whom it was referring, I figured it couldn’t possibly be talking to me.”
I love Darynda Jones!! I am SOOOO excited for the fifth installment to come out; it’s like Nutella on toast to me at this point! If I didn’t have a n E-reader this would be one of the books I would camp out over night for at the local 24 hour book store. (They should totally have those)
Because this post has gone on long enough of my LOVE for all things Charley Davidson do yourself a favor and get the books, like now. you will not be disappointed, and if you are then too bad!