Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones

“A grim reaper of questionable morals.”

The Blurb…

Charlotte “Charley” Davidson, a part-time private investigator helping the police with her ability to contact the dead in her full-time role as the Grim Reaper, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a paranormal romantic suspense series.

My Thoughts…

So last week I went crazy and read this whole series from the first to the fifth book in only 6 days, kept in mind that I work at least 40 hours a week, so in other words I didn’t slept too much… but It was so damn worth it! this series is great!!! so f*cking great!!!!!! I enjoyed it a lot, I couldn’t stop laughing and sometimes snort laughing (embarrassing but it happens…) the things Charley thinks and says! she doesn’t have a filter and her brain works in weird and mysterious ways…

Charley is the grim reaper, she sees dead people, only the ones that don’t cross over because they have unfinished business or they don’t know they’re death yet  (shock or denial), she sees them since she was a baby so her father who was an Albuquerque PD detective started using her gift to solve murders since she was 5 years old (who can blame him? everything is easier when you have access to your main witness…). Later on when her father retired, her uncle (also a detective) kept using her as a “consultant”. Everybody knows she’s a little weird (that usually happens when you keep talking with people only you can see…) but she doesn’t care, she’s always funny, happy and carefree.

The stories usually focus in one or two mysteries at the same time but they also have a continuous storyline mystery, one that involves Reyes Alexander Farrow aka Rey’aziel who was totally swoon worthy and I don’t usually use that term lightly (like Mags haha). I’m so  freaking in love with him (really my last GR status update when I finished the fifth book was “OMFG! I’m in love!”) and to tell you the truth every time Charley and Reyes had an impasse in their relationship I was screaming “noooooo!!!! why?!?!?!?!?! fix it!!!!!!” I love them, their interactions, their sexual tension, how they break even though they’re tough and how stubborn both of them are.

And lets not forget Cookie and Ubie, Charley’s uncle, (his name is Robert or Bob but Charley keeps calling him Ubie) those two are amazing supporting characters, they care a lot for Charley and they protect her as best as they can, they also try to keep up with her crazy comments and humor.

The pace of the book is great you get the feeling that everything moves forward and you don’t feel stuck. The mysteries are easy to guess but usually all the important clues are left at the 70% of the book so everything fits together until the end. But the main mystery is still a mystery, in each book we learn a little bit more but many questions are still unanswered and I’m dying to know!!!!!

Also every chapter of the books have a funny quote or phrase that is hilarious and you get the idea of what the chapter is going to be about.

I have only one complain: Darynda Jones was cruel!!!! How could she end the fifth book with that cliffhanger!?!?!?!! That last question:

I need the answer now! right nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 And please somebody tell me that the answer is YES!

Rating: 4 stars


reviewed by irais v2


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