Charley Davidson is the grim reaper. Not a dark scary reaper, but a bright shiny reaper. I enjoyed the character interaction, Charley's smart mouth and the casual acceptance of the dead hanging around. Good start to the series. I look forward to the next book. 4 stars
If you like humor and supernatural reads, this is the book for you. By page 9, I was laughing and I absolutely loved it.
Charley Davidson is THE grim reaper and she's also a part-time private investigator. Her life is filled with dead people, quirky friends and relatives and a nightly "visitor" who gives her the hottest "dreams" she's ever had. Her dad is an ex-cop and her uncle Bob is still on the force. She helps solve murders with the help of the dead people that want closure before they leave for heaven.
And then she realizes that the lover who visits her in her dreams may be a boy she met as a child. His name is Reyes but he's also not who---or what---he seems.
Trust me, this is a terrific 1st book. I will definitely be picking up Darynda Jones' 2nd book.
Loved it! The snarky comments, the dry wit, the rapid pace....couldn't wait to get to the next book. And, that one continues where this one leaves off.
Amazing start to a new series. This author is great.
I really enjoyed this book. It's been sitting on my bookshelf for probably a year, and I routinely pass it by when I'm looking for something to read. I finally grabbed it off the shelf and I'm so glad I did.
I read a lot of paranormal, paranormal romance, erotica and urban fantasy. The genre for paranormal is vast but ideas and plots often overlap. I won't say this one is 100% fresh, but I will say that it was not quite like all the others and that made it all the more enjoyable. I'm actually thinking of PAYING for the next one in the series rather than waiting until it comes up for me on the swap. I rarely buy a book new these days, and for me to consider it says a lot.
I loved all the characters, main and supporting and it was a great blend of paranormal/humor/mystery and romance. It didn't take itself too seriously but it also didn't make a mockery of the characters by trying too hard or throwing in cliché after cliché.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt like some of the backstory on Charley & Reyes was very unclear--who they were, especially Charley, and why Reyes kept waiting like he did. Maybe the vagueness was intentional and will be explained further a long in the series. Or maybe I just missed something.
In any event, definitely worth a read and while I've listed my copy, it wouldn't surprise me down the road finding myself trying to get a copy again to have on my keeper shelf, which is what I've found myself doing with authors like Nalini Singh.