Thursday, May 28, 2015

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8) by Darynda Jones

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson #8) by Darynda Jones
This is an adult paranormal romance novel (Rated NC-17)
Five Fantastic Hearts 
Book Summary
With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life….
My Review
Every year, I look forward to the next installment of this series. I loved it form the start and I still love it. And unfortunately, a lot of authors jumped out of paranormal and went into contemporary leaving all the PRN fans lacking.
This installment was fantastic. I laughed out loud like old times. I couldn’t find fault with anything with the story. I wish I could read it again for the first time because I would.
What’s even better? Besides the hot and sexy smexy time? We got a ton of answers that we’ve waited for and guess what, this series will continue from books nine through eleven.
And we are shorted answers because the series continues on. The author pulled a rabbit out of the hat and we are left with serious intrigue. I’m already guess what is going to happen, angst and the rekindling of well, no spoilers.
There are a few twists. Some I predicted and one I did not. The room fell flat for me, but everything else made up for that.
If you haven’t read this series, you are missing out.
And thanks to a very good friend who went to RT (in Dallas) and met Darynda and got an hardback ARC of the book signed for me. She is freaking awesome even though I didn’t get the book in time to read, lol. I’ll see her this weekend. So thanks AMY!!!
Audio Review
Lorelei King is one of my favorite narrators and she brings this story to life.
My book boyfriend Reyes.
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1 comment:

  1. I noticed a difference in the physical description of Reyes' birth mother; blood hair w/ gray eyes in chapter 5 and olive skin and thick black hair in chapter 16. Do you think this is on purpose or a mistake?