A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. In this eleventh installment, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all.
4 ½ ★
I really enjoyed this book in the series. We get a lot of answers but also a lot more questions. The book was very busy and very fast paced. We had a lot of things happening at once, which kept me glued to the book and I finished it in one sitting. The end was the mother of all cliff hangers, or well pretty close. Charley is dealing with a lot in this book. She is still dealing with not being able to see Beep and you can tell that it is really getting to her. The two men in her life, Ubi and Reyes are both telling her what to do and that is really upsetting her to great deal, but Charley being Charley, she does whatever she wants anyway. She is still learning all her powers and after a little unplanned trip receives training from Reyes. Which by the way, turns super-hot. But as he trains her he also uses it against her to get his way. While it was often funny it was also a little annoying. We also learn a little more about her status as a god and what it does to her or those around her. Heaven is in uproar about Charley and have Angels following her but the outcome might surprise you. I also can’t believe after all Charley been through that she still has a sense of humor, we will see if it still be that way in the next book. My hate-love relationship with Reyes continues throughout this book. I really like him but his constant not telling her stuff and keeping secrets so far into the game is getting a little old. But at least he is there when it counts. I also thought the news about him, he took well …… almost too well. I wish there would have been more of a reaction from him at least afterwards. It just seemed kind of odd for him. Charley’s case has something to do with the Forester’s and Reyes’s kind of almost step brother. I’m not sure how much to say without giving anything away but there are quite a few twists and turns.. Some were surprise and others were pretty quick to figure out. Shawn, I don’t think we saw the last of him. Something is happening to Ubi and also Amber but bother are two very different things but yet both are equally scary and surprising at the end. I really enjoyed cookie in this book as well. She kind of was stuck between two bad things happening, but one of them she had not even known about and I felt sorry for her in a way. I kind of missed Rocket in this book and we also don’t see much of Strawberry Shortcake aka Becky Taft, and the one time we see her we just left with more mysteries. Like where is David, what happened to him? It almost seemed like, it got forgotten along the way. But I’m sure we will find out in the next book. Osh seems to be more and more in the books, which makes sense giving his destiny with…… . Which is fine because he truly is one of my favorite characters of the series. Each book we learn more about him and how much he is willing to keep Beep and Charley safe. Overall I really loved this book except the effing cliff hanger ending …….and that I have to wait who know how long to figure out what happens next.
I rate this book at 4 ½ ★
Some of my favorite quotes:
“An entire kitchen at your disposal and you had to resort to thievery to feed me. What kind of billon-heiress are you?”
I’d had a run-in with ADA Nick Parker a few days ago. ADA, surprisingly, did not stand for Abnormally Dimwitted Asshole. Who knew?
I just ordered a Life Alert bracelet, so if I get a life, I’ll be noticed immediately.
– Bumper Sticker
“Yeah, well I’m not sure Michael the Churlish Cherub would agree.”
I ran out of coffee this morning, Tequila seemed a reasonable replacement. Everyone is so pretty today! -Meme
*I received a free copy from the publisher vie Netgalley and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!
Will be available January 24th 2017
NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.