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.
This book seemed a bit darker to me than the previous book, sure we get still a lot of snarky humor from Charley and Co. but also a lot of sadness and cruelty to some have met in life that Charley encounter this book.
Charley herself seems also more emotional this book, a lot more stuff seems to be getting to her this book. I liked her a lot more this book and that is hard since I loved her in all the other books as well. Some more than others but in general I love Charley.
There is also a lot going on in this book again, Charley has some cases as a PI and helps out the APA and her friend form the FBI. On top of that she works with Garett to help her understand her true role as the Grim Reaper. As she learns that there is a lot more to her than she ever thought she get some more answers, but really for every semi answered she and we as the readers get , we get even more questions. There is still so much we don’t know and we get even more question on top of that. That can be a little frustrating at times, least that was my thoughts on it.
Some of the stuff she is working on this book gets resolved but once case she helps her FBI agent is kind left open, I’m not sure if we get back to that in a later book or not and if so how it would tie in with the overall story. But color me curious. Oh yeah and let’s not forget on top of everything else has to do she now is a landlord. Funny but yet I feel bad for her in a way, like she has not enough going on already lol.
We also learn a pretty surprising truth to Angel, though to be honest I still have to see the reason behind that.
Cookie and Ubie, that was very entertaining especially when it back fired on them, but really , don’t they know the author at all ?! Though I really hope they get their HEA at some point. I think it would be wonderfully entraining.
Quentin, I love that kid, he is such fresh wind and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out for him. He reminds me of Derrek in the Kate Daniels series in a way and I adore him just as much.
Mr. Wong, okay I’m REALLY ready to find out what the deal is with him. I have a few ideas but of course you never know with this series. I’m about ready to bribe someone to tell me what is going on with him.
Reyes, well what is there to say to about Reyes. I had that hate-love relationship with him and still do but the more I read the more I love him. He truly is a wicked , funny and awesome character. Some of the things e done in this book to Charley or the apartment was just priceless. Of course he is very protective of Charley but you can really tell that he really cares for her. I also liked that we got an extra chapter with his POV in this book around.
There were I few people I missed this book, which were Gemma and we didn’t see as much of her dad. Also the bikers, I really hope we see them again.
There was just one thing that I cannot get my mind around but maybe I just missed something. Okay in her world most people who had a near death experience can also see the departed or at least see a grey from like Pari or in Quentin’s case who was possessed by a demon he can really seem them just like Charley and even get a feel of them. But than we have Garett who was dead, really dead, went to almost heaven got sent back, hang out on the other plane and talked to Charley that way and then got dragged to hell and back out again to the living. And he doesn’t see them??? Other than having a sixth sense which seemed to be running in his family anyways? That just kind of confused me but like I said maybe I missed some when I was too tired to read one night.
Anyhow, the end OMG, while I figured that something like that was coming I didn’t expect it at this point at all and it will be really interesting to see how that will play out especially after what we know form what Rocket told her.
Overall, I loved this book as much as the other if not even a little more, but I just wish we would finally some answers, not all of them but at least some.
I rate it at 5★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“He turned the corner and flipped me off at the same time. See? Men could multitask. I was so proud of him.”
“ That girl is messed up in the head. Just heal her. You can make her cross.”
“ I tired that. Now I have a girl stuck to my face. I can only barley see through her. How am I going to go through life with a girl stuck to my face?”
“Carson,” she said when she picked up. I liked it. Clear. Concise. To the point.
I decided to try it myself. “Davidson.”
A loud sigh filtered to me. “Charley, you called me. You can’t just say Davidson.”
“What are you, the phone greeting police?”
“Oh, my. What a lovely shade of bitch you’re wearing today.”