Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5)
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Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson #5)

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Never underestimate the power of a woman on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high.
- T-shirt

Charley Davidson isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She's more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is

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Hardcover, 339 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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Elizabeth
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He’d gone back to staring into his wine, to running his finger along the rim of his glass. The movement mesmerized me. Without breaking his gaze, he said, “Come here.”

–Fifth Grave Past the Light (July 2013)

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His mouth sought mine, the contact rough, raw, and he drank me in as though my kiss were the only thing keeping him alive.
–Fifth Grave Past the Light (July 2013)

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✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
It's just another day in the crazy life of private eye ~ and grim reaper Charley Davidson as her apartment slowly fills up with dead blonde women. But it's never anything as simple as just a serial killer case for Charley...there's an arsonist that just may or may not be her sexy neighbor, Reyes, and a whacked out cheating husband that she has to set up!

Okay, so things never change with Charley. Yes, the case with the blonde women was really intriguing. I really enjoyed how everything set up. Th...more
Bonnie
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
A copy of Fifth Grave Past the Light was provided to me by St. Martin's Press for review purposes.

'The dead guy at the end of the bar kept trying to buy me a drink. Which figured. No one else was even taking a second look and I'd dressed to the nines.'

Charley Davidson is, as usual, up to her elbows in work and she's the only one equipped to handle it. Her apartment has suddenly been taken over by a few dozen ghostly blonde women who show no interest in passing, she almos...more
Yodamom

It all started with a key, a cheating man and a gun shot.



Charley, my book BFF has gotten into it again. She confronts a clients nasty husband, she is confronted by questions from the police, she's forced into therapy, her room is filled with blonds, she has a horrible life/death experience and Reyes is just down the hall in all his pure hot steamy sexyness. No, that is not all of it just the holy crisps parts for me. The best was of course Reyes just down the hall, va va voom ! The worst, the br...more
Samantha

I would sell my soul to Darynda Jones if it meant she wrote these books in half the time and promised not to stop. Never stop writing Jones, NEVER STOP.

Fifth Grave was just as good, if not better than the first four. I know I've expressed how much I love Charley and the gang before, but you guys, I feel like I can't even physically express how much I obsess about adore them!


Okay, so this maybe sums it up...

Ok, ok, I'm trying to rein it in, I promise!

Some things I loved about Fifth Grave Past...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
BREAKING NEWS: Reyes Alexander Farrow, the prodigal son of Satan and self-appointed protector of the grim reaper, one Ms. Charlotte Jean Davidson, has been seen laughing in public and showing all signs of an actual sense of humor. This unexpected display of real human emotions has caused an uproar in all of New Mexico. Female residents of Albuquerque have stopped all their activities and rushed to witness this miracle. Traffic has yet to return to normal.

Darlings, if you liked Reyes before now...more
Mahina
More Charley??? YESSSS!!!!
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Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
"His mouth sought my ear. 'You would still feel pity for me?' He nipped at my earlobe. The small amount of pain caused a sharp spike of arousal. 'I am a monster, Dutch. A demon. Unworthy of you.'"

I previously claimed to hate erotica. Did I really mean that? Nooooooooo. Not when Reyes is involved. Give me more of that shit.

Saying Charley Davidson is an interesting character is saying Homer Simpson's a little bald, or Mr. Burns is a little evil. It's a wee bit of an understatement. Here, we have o...more
Christina
Yaaaayyy!! I hope there are TONS of this series, it's just so GOOD!!! As long as Charley & Reyes end up together & have a bunch of babies I'll be a happy camper!

UPDATE!!

EEEEEPPPPPPPP!!!! I may have to curse in order to express my emotions for this one. I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK!!! This is probably my favorite in the series just because of the progression in Charley's & Reyes' relationship. They are so fucking adorable together I can't handle it. I get giddy & giggle, smiling like...more
Ferdy
2.5 stars - Spoilers and Lots of Ranty Thoughts

I'm not sure how to rate this, I mostly liked it but I also had loads of issues with it. So for now, I'm giving it 2.5 stars. However, I may or may not change it to 3 stars once I'm not quite so pissed off.
I do think fans of Reyes, and the series in general will love Fifth Grave. Unfortunately for me, I LOATHE Reyes, and he was the main reason I wasn't impressed with Fifth Grave.

Random ranty thoughts:

-I couldn't take Charley and Reyes's relationshi...more
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
And now I need to wait 7 months and 28 days until the next installment. 240 days. 5760 hours. 20736000 seconds.

Not that I am counting or anything but that is totes BULLSHIT!

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La Parisienne
Feb 21, 2013 La Parisienne marked it as to-read
Shelves: fav-book-series
I've recently discovered this series and I'm so glad I got to read the four books in a row because, as much as I enjoy them, the snail pace at witch the story arc is developing is maddening.

From the blurb, it looks like the Reyes/Charley relationship is finally getting somewhere. I hope this will be accompanied by more focus on Charley's powers and her discovering what they actually are. Less tell, more show, please !

Oh, and on a totally shallow note, here is my fan-casting if this is ever made...more
Aure   `Reading With The Dark`
Review.. Soon!
Carina
Is there anything left to say about this series/books that
hasn't been said before?
Ok, how about:

~If you haven't read these already, what are you waiting for??

~There are heaps of sarcasm and humor on all books.

~Most body parts and material possessions get named!

~The sexual tension(and release) is off the charts!

~The mysteries, plot, climax, discoveries, characters, etc. They're all so much more polished than in previous books. I've loved all books in this series, but this book is by far the best...more
*~*~~*~reading~**~till~**~forever*~~*~*
He handed me a glass of red wine. Another nicety I hadn’t expected.
“A toast?” he asked, raising his glass.
“What are we toasting?” I clinked our glasses together, then brought mine to my lips.
“The fact that a girl I know named Charley survived another day.”


I'll drink to that too. But before I do, I want to share my feelings with the world...

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The number you have called if currently unavailable because the owner is lying dead on the floor due to too much fangirling and crying and generally going cra...more
Hayden Casey
Oct 04, 2012 Hayden Casey marked it as want-plz


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Abby
I FINALLY got around to reading this .... all I have to say is ... HOLY EFFING HELL!!!!! My favorite one so far!!!!

He asked her to marry him! He frickin asked her to marry him!!!!!!! Gah!!! Now I gotta wait for the next one... Really?!?!? My only complaint is that the book wasn't long enough.... I need Sixth Grave like NOW....

I was also doin a lot of this throughout the book... ESPECIALLY during the end!!
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Jowanna
Honestly, my mind is a puddle of mud right now. This is the best book yet, and I don't say that lightly. I'll not go over and try to rewrite the blurb and try to fancy it up with my own words. I will say it is pact full of more suspense and definitely MORE dead people with mysteries to be solved. I love Reyes even more now than I had in the past (if that was even possible) OMG, this man/being is sexier then the hell he was forged from. The writing is superbly Darynda. Wit, sas, sex;it's all back...more
Mel
"HOT" sums it up best!!! I love this series and Fifth Grave Past the Light made me extremely happy. Darynda Jones rocks! The books keep getting better and better. I do not understand how she keeps topping herself but thanks DJ and keep them coming. ;)
Jessica
Selling my soul was definitely worth it ;-)

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I'd sell my soul for this one.

I'm not kidding.
Christen *Goldilox And The Three Weres*

Charley, Reyes, Cookie, and Mr. Wong are all back in this fifth installment in the always freaking hilarious Charley Davidson series. Fifth Grave Past the Light is one of my favorite paranormal/romance/mystery/fantasy/WTF series and this one is one of my favorites so far! In the previous book, Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, and in this one we really learn a lot more about what Charley and Reyes each are: where they come from, what their powers and abilities are, and where their relationship is go...more
valee
OMG, it's been so long since I got so caught up with a book that I truly just don't remember when it was. This series is amazing, not a single book from it has disappointed me yet. I just adore everything about it.

If you are up to a FUNNY, FAST-PACED and WELL-WRITTEN urban fantasy story, this is it. And the best part is LOTS of romance for those who find other series in the genre lacking for not having enough of it. This has become one of my favorite series, one of those I just can't wait to put...more
Hillary
Sep 01, 2014 Hillary is currently reading it
omgomg They haven't even released the fourth one yet, I can't believe there's gonna by a fifth one!!!!This is absolutely amazing, I mean I love Charley Davidson, and the son of satan :o HAHA *not something you read everyday :)* and well... The whole series, and I hope it comes out soon, 'cause I really can't wait!
Hurry up with the fifth one, Darynda Jones, Pretty please? c:
Steph
Five absolutely outstanding stars!!

This book has been the best of the series so far. It was incredible, complex, hilarious and just… honestly it was just perfect. Every single page was better than the one before it and I never wanted it to end.
The chapter headers were as funny as ever!

’It’s all fun and games until someone loses a testicle.’
- Tshirt


Every time we got some serious Charley and Reyes time, I thought I was going to cry. Everything I wanted to happen for them since book one, finall...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Okay
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Uber Hot
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: It was missing something
Characters: Well Written
Plot: When the dead come a calling
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Reyes

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I feel like there was something missing. First, I may have laughed with a slightly chuckle out loud once. Second, I felt like the plot was thin. It seemed like Charlie was running around doing other stuff besides solving the mystery and i...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Every time I return to this series after several months away, I am immediately sucked right back in to all the things I love about it. It's funny. So, so funny. The plot is complex, but woven together so well it reads effortlessly. The romance is smoking hot; the hero: sexy, powerful and loyal. And Charley? She is as amazing as ever... a fascinating mix of strength and vulnerability, wrapped in a goofy exterior, completely void of a filter.

This book picks up just a couple of weeks after the even...more
Alice Liu
Darynda Jones crafts a masterful supernatural mystery in the fifth book of the Charley Davidson series. New characters, both dead and living, add another dimension to Charley's life -- both in compelling her to develop new powers and in bringing in a wider skill set to the picture. Charley keeps finding herself in the most unusual situations...and I've come to expect no less. Jones' creativity shines in that area as well as in the character interactions. The only thing I could have done without...more
Albani Guillen





Darynda lo hizo otra vez, me ha encantado 5to libro y todavia no me ha decepcionado esta saga es tan buena *O*

-Oh Dios mío, no lo sé. ¿Qué quieres?

-A ti-, dijo con la voz una octava más grave. -Te deseo Holandesa, en cuerpo y alma. Te quiero en mi cama cada noche. Te quiero allí cuando me despierte por las mañanas. Quiero tu ropa colgada por mi apartamento y tu aroma en mi piel.


Pam
These books just do not disappoint! This was my favorite, maybe just because if the hot Reyes factor. Seriously, great book-
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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 Davids...more
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