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 protect it.
You would think with Charley now being pregnant, that it would slow her down and maybe not take so many things on at once. But NO. She is just as ever if not even a little more, even with the 12 hellhounds after her and Reyes. Reyes doesn’t want to leave her site, being pregnant with his child and all and makes it his mission not to let her out of his sight. The whole situation causes tension between them. Both stubborn and both wanting to protect the other and their unborn child from the twelve.
Charley is more powerful than ever this book. Which is good because right from the beginning she gets herself in trouble and more than once does she encounter one or more hellhounds. She also uses one of her(semi-new found) powers more than once but that gets her in trouble with heaven. Oops.
We learn more about the prophecy but of course we are left with more questions than answers again. Some things are answered in this book though but we might not like it. Again we are thrown for loop in this book and every time I thought I figured it out, it turned out to be something completely different. There are some pretty big shockers in this book.
I love Ubi and Cookie together and wish we would have seen more of them together on page but overall it was great.
What is up with Amber??? Wow, I’m not sure where that is heading but I have a feeling it will be big and nothing we expected.
Quentin, though we did not see him that much in this book I absolutely adore that kid and really hope he makes it to the end of the series alive and gets his own HEA.
We get a lot more of Osh, or the Dealer as we know him from the last book. I really like his character and hope to see a lot more of him. I loved the tension/fighting that was going on between him and Reyes. I really hope that it doesn’t turn out that he actually is a bad guy; well he is from hell and all but still. I really hope he is team Charley and won’t turn on them in the end.
Mr. Wong, such a small character (so far) but he absolutely drives me nuts. What and who is he and are we ever going to find out? My theory is that is some kind of watcher over Charley form her celestial family, but who knows.
We also get to find out what her dad was up to the last couple books. And that someone has been watching her ever since she was born other than Reyes. Creep factor high.
Like the previous books, we get a lot of action, a little more gore, plenty of snarky humor and some, thanks to that Charley has to quit caffeine. So much suspense and some pretty big shockers. Some even bigger sacrifices, that I really didn’t see coming. It was a roller-coaster of emotion especially towards the end. It went from super happy to heartbreaking sobs.
I already bought the next book and can’t wait to start it. I’m not sure what I’m going to do after the 8th book when I have to wait forever to find out what will happen next. Hopefully we will get some answers in the 8th book.
I give this book another 5★ rating.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“A wine, please.” “Ma’am, this is McDonald’s.” “Okay, a McWine, please.” —MCDONALD’S DRIVE-THROUGH, 2 A.M.”
“I don’t think I get enough credit for the fact that I do all of this unmedicated. —T-SHIRT”
“I thought you were mad at me.” “I am.” “Well, I make it a rule never to have sex with anyone who’s mad at me.” He arched a brow. “It’s a wonder you’ve ever had sex at all.”
“I could fight a dozen hounds from hell, I could bring down the son of Satan with a word, but put me in the ring with a psychotic chick, and I go down in the first.”
“I already know I’m going to hell. At this point, it’s really go big or go home. —T-SHIRT”
“Damn it. When I scowled, I looked constipated. Leave it to the son of Satan to turn a scowl into the stuff of fantasies.”