Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is an adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel.
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?
Here is your signpost for the most hilarious read of the summer: Second Grave On The Left.
This second installment proves to be as good as the first. Charley continues with her snarkiness keeping the book witty at times to lighten the heavier aspects. Still a sexy story we aren’t deprived of our hunky hero/villain. Left heartbroken at end, I had to push on to the next.
Charley is still Charley. And now that we know who and what Reyes is we are left trying to understand his true purpose besides keeping Charley safe. Cookie is really brought into this one and they make a really good team.
The storyline has a main plot with mini stories that surround to keep you from getting bored. But I highly doubt you can get bored with this series.
Would I recommend this book? I highly recommend.
My book boyfriend is Reyes.
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