Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson book 4) 

By Darynda Jones

Book Blurb:Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above . . . or at least get dressed. It becomes clear something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. But the more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.
In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved.
Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans in this hilarious fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Darynda Jones. 

The worst thing about Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is that after you finish reading it, you discover that you have to wait until July 2013 for the next book!

The Charley Davidson series is a perfect balance between the constant smiles I have plastered to my face and the seriousness of mystery & suspense. I am just loving this series. 

At the end of the 3rd book, Third Grave Dead AheadCharley experienced some pretty horrific torture. What I really liked about the beginning of Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is that the author, Darynda Jones recognized just how horrific those scenes were and didn't gloss over the fact that in two months time, Charley would not be completely healed and she suffers from those ill consequences. It was great continuity to have book 4 start off with Charley still healing from the effects of Third Grave Dead Ahead. Even though Charley was still traumatized she still maintained a great sense of humour and the loyalty of her best friend Cookie and her Uncle Bob was ever present. 

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet also carries over the hurt and betrayed feelings that Charley had toward the sexy enigma Reyes. His character is so hard to nail down and the author Darynda Jones has done an exceptional job at keeping her readers in a confused state. We are all pretty sure Reyes is a good guy and no doubt he is smoking hot but there is always an ever present doubt. He is the Son of Satan after-all. There are just enough dialogue conversations to toss in a possible twist and to raise suspicion. 

Over the course of these four books there is a slow build up to a possible war between the supernaturals. With Reyes being the portal to hell and Charley the portal to heaven, the potential for this clash could be epic. I also love that over the duration of these books, Charley is learning much more about herself, what exactly she is and where she comes from. In all of this new information, Charley is also learning about what her abilities are. We the readers, get to learn right along side of her. 

Teasers: Royal Charley, major Dad tension, therapeutic Reyes, uncovered abilities

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