Monday, March 12, 2012


By: Darynda Jones
Published By: Piatkus, Hachette
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback, 310 Pages


Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

Charley Davidson—grim reaper extraordinaire, private investigator . . . meh—is practicing her profession under the influence, caffeine and copious amounts of it, due to an extreme desire to induce insomnia. Every time she closes her eyes, Reyes Farrow, the part-human, part-supermodel son of Satan, is there. Only thing is, he’s a tad peeved. She did bind him for all eternity, so it’s hard blame him. But 13 days without a wink is bound to bring out the crazy in a girl. So, when a man hires her to find his wife, Charley accepts the job with one goal in mind: Put the man behind bars, and not the wet kind. She can sense the guilt waft off him and vows to find the woman’s body and prove he’s a murderer.

In the meantime, Reyes is back in prison and none too happy about it . . . so Charley thinks, until she is carjacked by the dark-haired rake, who swears the very man he went to prison for killing is not only alive, but close by. And he wants Charley to find him.

While a visit to her old friend Rocket sheds no light on Reyes’s situation, Charley finds out the man’s wife is still alive and time is running out. Finding her before she dies would be a miracle, but she has to try. Together with the help of a fashion-impaired receptionist named Cookie, Charley sets out to bring the bad guys to justice. She just hopes Reyes is not one of them. And that she’s not hallucinating from her self-induced bout with insomnia.


Another smashing good time had by myself reading this book. Darynda Jones has the most magnificent wit and can charm the pants off any reader with Charley’s dialogue.
We have the usual type of cases that Charley is involved in which drive the story, weaving Reyes that smexi son of a ......... through it, but we get to meet Mistress Marigold, and total hahahaha!!! Not at all who I thought she would be. Like seriously I was thrown off the sniffer trail....hehe!!

Some things are easily worked in this series by the reader, but then Darynda makes up for it when she throws those big ol curve balls at you.  I don’t care who you are and how clever you are, some of these you think early, you know where she is going and then BAM!! I love a curve ball!!! When Darynda got me with a couple of them, I had a big smile on my face.

Darynda introduces some bang on gorgeous Sons of Anarchy style boys who are frightening yet totally suck you in with their words and LOL dialogue with Charley. They really are quite cheeky and scarey and fun to read and scarey, but cheeky...well you are gonna love these boys.
Mr Wong is still being Mr Wong.....hehe!! I wonder if Mr Wong can do no wrong......I want to just tickle the little guy.
Cranky Pants Owen we learn more........Reyes ....oh Reyes.....and Ubie .  My goodness didn’t see that coming. Garrett is pretending to be a tail in this book, a rather pretty tail none the less.

So we have Charley who is running on no sleep...hmmmm...let me if the reason for not sleeping was every time you fell asleep a certain OH MY type of guy did OH MY type of things to you, I would be bunking down , making like a bear and hibernating. But, Charley decides to tough it out with staying awake...the silly girl...hehe!!
THIS SERIES IS SERIOUS FUN , mingled with some seriousness, that is serious to humanity. Do yourselves a favour and get all these puppies lined up in a row, don’t be like me now, floundering with my grabby , grabby hands, with nothing in them. I have smexi lads and a whole bunch of them to read about.....this isn’t funny....and Reyes....where is all this going?  And the powers of the naive one, who is out of the loop, growing stronger....... the baby bird who needs to learn to fly by herself...come on Reyes, throw her a bone.

FAVE QUOTES :  Oh where does one start and finish...

   “Oh , your uncle called. He said he needs you to unclog his drain or something. Have you already found a new profession?”
   I snorted , then mentally repossessed that snort and replaced it with an epiphany. “You know what?  That’s not a bad idea. How would you feel about us becoming plumbers? I have a nice crack.”

   We sat like that a long time as boys and men alike passed by the room to look in, mostly for a glimpse of the girl-on-girl action.

“And he hit you because?”
“I called his sister a doody head.”
He fixed an exasperated gaze on me.
“He’s very sensitive.”

   My gaze wandered up chap-covered legs, a skull-shaped belt buckle, and a T-shirt framed within a leather vest that said KILL THEM ALL, LET GOD SORT THEM OUT. I continued my journey up to a scruffy jaw, a pair of black wraparound sunglasses, and hair so dark, it didn’t reflect, but absorbed the sunlight.
( yup have I got your attention, he’s one of the hotties) 

“Dude, we have to get a golf cart to go back and forth to work in.”
“It’s like a thirty second walk.”
“Exactly! This will shave minutes off our commute every year.”
“Have you slept yet?”
“Sure. I took a power nap on the way over.”
“Didn’t you drive there?”
“Yeah. Other drivers kept waking me up. Car horns should be illegal.”

   “You realise I can hear you without that annoying intercom.”
   Cookie and I both leaned forward and looked at each other through the doorway.
   “But this is more fun,” I said. “ More Star Trekkie.”

   “Bear!” I screamed when I saw a real live bear lumbering through the trees.
   “Oh, my god! Stop, drop and roll!”
   “What? “  I asked, keeping my eyes locked on it. I’d never seen one outside a zoo. I suddenly felt sweet and salty. Maybe a little crunchy.
   “Just do it!” she shouted.
   “Stop, drop and roll?  That’s your solution to a bear attack?” I asked as I unlocked the Taurus and climbed inside.
   “No , wait, that’s if you’re on fire, huh?”



  1. I love heroines with a sharp tongue! I've been hearing about this Darynda for a while now but I don't want to add anything to my TBR pile yet, that list is taking a life of its own!

    1. OOoo yes you do Braine...yes you dooooooo. I am trying to hypnotise you:D I can hear them * Thudding *



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