Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones

Fifth Grave Past the Light  (Charley Davidson #5) by Darynda Jones
This is an adult urban fantasy. (Rated NC-17)
(Four Reyes Hearts)
Book Summary
Charley Davidson may not look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper, but she has vowed to reap grimness wherever she goes despite this unfortunate fact. Sadly, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. As he is the main suspect in her arson case, she is determined to stay away from him until she can find out the truth. According to her therapist, however, she lacks conviction.

When dead women start appearing in her apartment - lost, confused and terrified beyond reason - Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes's help, especially when it becomes apparent that her own sister Gemma is the serial killer's next target. With his ability to observe incorporeally, surely he can find out who's responsible. And even if he can't, he is the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return: Charley. All of her - body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay…
My Review
I love this series so much that I can give one book a pass. And even though this book was enjoyable, it wasn’t up to the same level as the previous books.
One thing is the Reyes bit. I’m glad in a way it appears that she’s done fighting her feelings. But on the same hand, it almost feels like she’s going to pull back again and that will just annoy me.
Although the book has snark and some grin moments, I didn’t find myself laughing out loud like I did in previous books. It just wasn’t as funny this go around.
Yet, that wasn’t it either. I think in this story although the mystery was about the dead girls in her apartment, the story didn’t seem centered around that at all. The book felt like it lacked some focus.
Still, this being my least favorite book in the series despite some really steamy scenes with Reyes beats hands down many books by other authors at their best. So, it’s really this authors fault for setting the bar so high in each book she’s written, lol.

Audio Review
Lorelei King does a fabulous job as usual. She was tailor made to play Charlie and Reyes.
My book boyfriend Reyes.

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  1. I've read so many fantastic reviews for this series and I can't wait to pick it up! HAWT book boyfriend too!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

    1. Yes, it's an awesome series. You should definitely check it out.