by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #6
Published by: St. Martin
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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.
So I ordered Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones the moment it was available for pre-order and cracked this puppy open when it downloaded at 2 am. *SQUEE!* I read the first chapter, hugged my Nook and went to bed. Just knowing Charley, Reyes and Cookie were there for me in the AM, caused delicious dreams. To say I love this series just does not seem enough and while there will be no spoilers in my review, there may be some major fangirling and some fantastic quotes!
The Charley Davidson series is the perfect blend of urban fantasy, humor and romance. Jones has this uncanny ability for snark and creates some of the hottest romantic scenes in the same book. It is like the perfect cup of coffee.
“The next thing I remembered was Reyes smiling down at me as the sun filtered into his apartment, his hair mussed, his lids hooded with the thick remnants of sleep. I stretched as those three little words that every girl longs to hear slipped from his mouth with effortless ease. As though they did every day. As though they didn’t mean the world to me. With one corner of his mouth tipping sensually, he asked, “Want some coffee?”And I fell. I fell hard.”
I adore Charley. The chick has named her girlie-bits, and she is hilarious. Anytime spent in her head is sure to make you smile like an idiot. In addition, her thoughts on Reyes..some of the best lines ever!
Oh, this is a review. Right. Ok, the tale picks up not long after Fifth Grave Past the Light ended. *my favorite of the series to date* and if you all remember Reyes Farrows asked Charley to marry him. I needed to know Charley’s answer?!? We get answers so no worries. What? You thought I would tell you. Pfft, no way! Not even a hint and with Jones do not expect it to be easy.
“Want to come over to my place?” I asked him. The sparkle in his eyes danced in humor. “I don’t know,” he said. “You live so far away.”
Charley is working several cases, one is an FBI child abduction cold case and it may involve Reyes. A desperate man lost his soul in a card game and when Charley learns why, she of course plans to get it back. This may in fact give Reyes a heart attack. Things are never simple for our Reaper and along the way, we learn more about Reyes, Charley, her abilities and the shit storm that is coming their way.
We get to spend some quality time with Cookie and Ubie, as Charley meddles in their lives. Old characters are revisited and we get a few side stories with them. All are well done but my favorites were threads involving Amber and Angel. Of course, Charley gets herself in danger, makes Reyes angry and quite a few others but this is a typical week for her. Reyes is very present in this tale, and I loved every glimpse, comment and thought regarding him. The man can curl my toes like no other, and we get some scenes that….*eyes glaze over* Rain, sexy car, muscles, heat, walls, mind melting……….
*blinks* *blushes* Oops, I got lost in thought there. Where was I, oh yes Reyes. I love the banter between them all, and they have made this kind of weird family for Reyes. It was nice seeing him interact with them. Sometimes I think Reyes knows more then he lets on and at other times, I think he is just as clueless as Charley. Jones hinted at and shared some curious information and of course, I want more. I am so flippin’curious about Mr. Wong!!!
“It’s a simple yes/no question, Dutch.”
While the cases wrapped up in Sixth Grave on the Edge, we again have more questions than answers. I am usually smiling like a fool by the last chapter in complete Jones’ nirvana but then……
In typical Jones fashion in the last paragraph she drops this bomb shell and I was all Holy Frickin’ Hell!!! Thankfully we will not have long to wait as Seventh Grave and No Body will release October 21, 2014. *dances*
I tried to savor Sixth Grave on the Edge and managed to stretch it into two days and then curled into a fetal position with my truffles because it was over. One day I want to listen to the entire series on audio, but not until I have finished reading them first. If you haven’t read them you are cray-cray. That. Is. All.
“I have a perfect body, it’s in my trunk.-T-shirt”
“On a scale of one to stepping on a LEGO, how much pain are you in?”
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