Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2)
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Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2)

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If you hang around with dead people, life can get pretty complicated. Take it from Charley Davidson, part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper. Complicated is her middle name. The deceased find her very sparkly. Demons find her irresistible. And one entity in particular wants to seduce her in every way possible.

When Charley and Cookie (her best friend/recept

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Hardcover, 307 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2011)
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The Holy Terror
I love Charley.

I love Reyes.

I love the twisty mystery.

I love the incorporeal sexytimes.

I hate waiting for the next book.

That is all.
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
”If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your thing.”
- T-shirt


Don’t worry, Darynda Jones succeeded. Twice.

The second time around our favorite grim reaper gets into all kinds of trouble. She has three cases to solve and a messy love life to deal with. The man of our her dreams is in danger and Charley will move heaven and earth to help him. Who wouldn’t?

Reyes is even more mysterious now than he was in the first book when we knew nothing about him other than how incredibly handsome he is....more
Bonnie
4.5 stars

Well, it’s official. Charley Davidson is one of my most favorite book characters of all time. Oh my gosh I love this girl. Yes, I’m having a silly fan-girl moment where I end up saying things like, ‘I’m going to be Charley Davidson for Halloween!” She’s not just funny, she is absolutely hilarious and I cannot get enough. If you've read the first novel (which you definitely should before reading this one or you'll be super duper confused) then you'll remember laughing practically every s...more
Giselle
Bahahahahaha. I'm still laughing. I think I liked this second book even better than the first. Darynda definitely didn't slack off with book #2. She gave us another great, fabulous, funny as heck novel.

What a ride!!! Charley is back to her old tricks and witty sarcasm. I found the plot in this one much more interesting and equaling a wild roller coaster ride. She is working on a new case, trying to solve the mystery behind Mimi's disappearance; Someone is hiding a big secret from way back in hi...more
Hershey
I abso-freaking-lutely loved it! (I totally stole that one from Charley.)

Charley is as badass and kickass as ever!

Reyes is as hot and enigmatic as ever!

The story is as twisty and mysterious as ever!

My love for this series is as strong as ever!

That is all.

And now, have a good laugh :)

"As a matter of fact, my toes were recently christened in an odd game of Spin the Bottle and one-too-many margaritas.”
“Could you introduce me?”
I hefted myself upright and wrestled off my socks, wiggling the bed ju
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
Second read:

Things got better, I guess because of the fact that I know what's going to happen to Charley and Reyes. I'm not going to even try to convince you that I'm reading this series for another reason. Because I'm not.

4 stars. I'm weak ;_;


First read:

Ooooh kay. Nothing happened. No, drama llama happened. Lots of Reyes-related drama llama.



There were things that I kind of liked in this one. I’m having déjà vu, aren’t you? Anyways, I kind of liked Charley’s character development. I like that Re...more
Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
http://addicted2heroines.blogspot.com...

If I have learned anything from Charley during the 600+ pages we've shared together, it's from her lessons in statement writing. So, in honor of Charley's mad writing skills, my review goes something like this ...

I read the book. It was brilliant. Reyes was hot. It was funny too.

The end.


... Pretty good, right?

Since the reason for such a simplistic (but also highly efficient) review won't make much sense to those of you who haven't read the story, I'm goi...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
Really there's two things that I enjoy about this series and that's Charley's snark and Reyes....everything else is just bonus.

Don't get me wrong...the mysteries are interesting and there is a lot going on but sometimes it seems as if there is too much happening. On top of that, we get little clues dropped here and there and I was finding myself going back and forth to make sure I was getting things right. It's a bit frustrating because that is exactly how we are getting to know most of the cha...more
Duchess Nicole
Snarky, sassy, and silly Charley is back! There is another mystery to solve and with the help of her best friend and personal assistant, Charley once again is on the hunt for a killer.

Reyes is attempting to drive her crazy, though...between using his sexy self to drive Charley wild with lust and his staunch intent to kill his corporeal body for a myriad of reasons, the son of Satan seems to hinder Charley's life more than help her. But he does add that sexy element to the book, and keeps this s...more
Sandra
2.5 stars Oh Charley, Charley, Charley. Just when I think I might be starting to like you, you show me what a truly selfish and short-sighted bitch you really are.

Lets start at the beginning. Ms. Jones finally found that correct mixture of saucyness and snark that comes across more endearing than annoying. Charley was still quick witted but she came across more as a real person. I have to admit though, I still don't feel a connection with any of the characters.

I know what Jones is trying to do w...more
Robert
If you’re packing a pair of DDs beneath your peek-a-boo blouse, you may want to keep the following in mind: “With great breasts comes great responsibility.” Or so says a t-shirt. That I briefly considered acquiring simply for the amusement factor alone. Maybe I could get my wife to wear it. Although there’s a more than good chance she probably won’t find it nearly amusing as I did. Just as I’m convinced some of you (and I can’t imagine why) won’t find SECOND GRAVE ON THE LEFT nearly as amusing a...more
valee
Series like this one are the main reason for why I became completely obsessed with this genre in the first place. I always love to find new entertaining and captivating UF series as it helps me to remember why I love it so much. I am always the first to agree it is not an easy genre to read mainly because if it's wrongly written it can be one of the worst reads you'll ever have. But when you find an author that makes the genre proud, you feel like all those other failures you went through to get...more
Plamena
4 ‘I’m in love with the Son of Satan’ Stars!!!



This is the second book in the awesome ‘Charley Davidson’ series. Charley is THE Grim Reaper (she sees the departed and they literally cross through her to the other side) and also she is part time private investigator. Furthermore she is tough, smart, funny… not to mention a bit insane but in a good way!!! She has a new case- a missing woman who is also Cookie’s friend. She manage to leave a clue so Charley, her uncle and Cookie are going to try eve...more
Jess
4.5/5 - Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

I scooted through the basement window on my stomach and dropped into a somersault, landing on my feet on the cement slab of the basement. ‘Cause that’s how I roll.

The times I’d tried that same maneuver only to land on my ass with dirt and cobwebs coating my hair didn’t count.


*Possible spoilers for Book 1*

What’s better than a series debut that includes a funny, unique take on the grim reaper? An even better follow up in book 2. As much as I enj...more
♥Rachel♥
3.5 Stars

This story had me cracking up many times. Darynda Jones really knows how to write humor. From her funny bumper-sticker and T-shirt chapter headings to Charley's always sarcastic take on life, this is very entertaining:

I stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now.--T-shirt

Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?--Bumper sticker

I sort of got off on making bad guys sweat. Which was not unlike my love of making good guys sweat, just by very different means.--Ch
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Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
I can't go higher than 2 stars. I'm in the minority here but I found this book to be so boring. Once you move past Charley's humor, there isn't much to the book.

Sorry folks, I know lots of you are big fans, I'm just not one of them anymore.
Hayden Casey
Before I start, I just want to say: Charley Davidson, you are a


Charley Davidson is up to her usual antics in Second Grave, and is dare I say even funnier in this installment than the last. I can pretty much guarantee witty, LMFAO humor on every page (at least, that's what it was like for me). She'll keep you up laughing for hours, and you won't be able to sleep!

The plot in Second Grave was more interesting for me as well, the mystery more realistic and intense and the structure more coherent. I'...more
Julie
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Charley Davidson is back in Second Grave on the Left, Darynda Jones’ second installment in her quirky and wonderful series. I enjoyed the first book immensely. I found Charley to be a really fun read and I found the story to be very well told. And you know what? Book two was even better.

As with the last book, we follow Charley as she investigates a case (she is a PI after all). This time around, she is trying to find Mimi, a friend of Charley’s b...more
Sercan Vatansever
4,5
Hiç övmeyeceğim, ne kadar başarılı bir seri olduğunu gerek yorumlardan, gerek puanlardan zaten biliyorsunuz artık... Ben alıntı paylaşmak istiyorum :D

'Biri kahveyi musluğa bağlama fikrini ortaya attığı anda ona destek verecektim.'

'Garson: Kahve ister misiniz kızlar?
Cookie'yle birbirimize baktık. Bu güneşe parlamak isteyip istemediğini sormaktan farksızdı. İkimizde birer bar taburesine oturduk ve başımızı bir VW minibüsün ön panelindeki kafa sallayan hayvan figürleri gibi salladık.'

Charley aya...more
Jo ★  The Book Sloth★
This book was awesome! Did I like it as much as the first? Well no, not really but that doesn't mean it wasn't fabulous!

Charley as always gets in trouble every ten minutes, Reyes as always is there to save the day half the times. I have to admit that I like the bad Reyes more than the good one (always had a thing for bad boys).

I won't say much, mostly because I have two more to read and this one was cliffhanger-ish so I have to move to the next, so I'll just say that Charley is definitely in my...more
♡Karlyn P♡
I'm so conflicted. While I love the humor and all things Charley, I still can not for the life of me get why this book is classified as a "sexy romance", cause it is NOT that. There is no sex, and frankly no romance. ??? Charley crushes on the son of satan, who is not even physically whole at this point. (again, ???? WTF??!!) Oh well, blame it on the greedy publishers I guess. But as far as an Urban Fantasy paranormal fiction book goes (which is the true classification) it was great. This book r...more
Katyana
I just finished, and I can't make up my mind about it. On the one hand, I wasn't bored by it - I read it every chance I had (it has been kind of busy the last 2 days), and I liked the Mimi storyline, so that was all good. But on the other, I feel strung along. We're two books in, and I still feel like I have no idea about Charley's abilities, limitations, role, ... who in holy hell is she? So, okay. Reyes is the son of Satan, as we found out in the last book. He carries on him the key to hell. H...more
Dana Alma
De~lish! Titillating! I've seeped deeper and deeper into addiction, Second Grave on The Left has ruined me. Jones is a wicked, wicked girl, teasing us with what has to be the most unbelievably hot male off the presses. I can completely understand why Charley wants Reyes in the form he wears now! I've just given a bit away, but I don't care, I'm in deep lust. If you haven't begun this adventure you are missing out one of the best reads of the year. Every time Darynda brings Reyes onto the scene i...more
Steph
I really enjoyed this book, just as much as the first one. Although it was a tad rfustrating at times. I wish Charley and Reyes would stop presuming what they think is best for eachother. I completely understand that if Reyes let's his corporeal body pass away there is a big risk factor. He could lose his humanity and become a monster, but she knows him better than anyone and I can totally see why it makes him so angry that Charley doesn't just trust him on this!

They just have the strangest r...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: I like it.
Rating NC-17 for the sexiness.
Thumbs Up 5
Overall: Witty, snarky and everything I expected.
Characters: Well written
Plot: Takes off from where we left off answering more questions.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes, definitely
Recommend Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Reyes

SUMMARY (50 word or less)

This second installment proves to be as good as the first. Charley continues with her snarkiness keeping the book witty at times to lighten the heavier aspects. Still a sexy story...more
Yodamom
Mar 04, 2013 Yodamom rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Snark lovers
-Second Grave on the left- I was a bit taken back with the two case's she was working on. The fact that she could even stop looking for one for a second to spend looking for the other totally miffed me. I still love the Charley and the author's snarky T-shirt humor. My kind of girl, She get's me she really does. I found myself laughing at her as much as I was horrified by her ordeal. It was a darker book for me, than the last one. I enjoyed the ride and can't wait to find out if she is forgiven...more
Merve  Özcan
"Ah Reyes, bir kez daha Hollandalı de!

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Öf, bu serinin kitapları da ne çabuk bitiyor ya.

Tehlike, Will Robinson, Beam-me-up ve Scotty ile çok güzel anlar yaşadım. Bu kadını çok seviyorum. Ama Reyes'i de çok seviyorum.

Charley gene ne kıçını beladan kurtarabiliyor ne de ölebiliyor. Sürekli bir aksiyon, eli bıçaklı bir katil, polis ve hastane arasında gidip geliyor. Güçlerini keşfediyor, güldürüyor, hayran bırakıyor.

İki olay var.
İlk problem Reyes'in bedeninin kayıp olması. Ve iblislerin onu bulmuş du...more
Angela
18 April 2014: $2.99 on Kindle
30 June 2013: $3.99 on Kindle

Review:
I'd had no plans to read this book, but I stopped in the library and it was sitting there right in front of me, and I figured what the heck.

The forced wittiness that bothered me so much in the first book is definitely better here - though I think I'm still sensitive to it because of it's previous overuse. I still think it serves to keep us at a distance from Charley, which I don't really like. Added to the thing she does at the e...more
Tori  smexys_sidekick
originally posted at http://www.smexybooks.com/2011/08/rev...

Favorite Quote: “Never be afraid to dart around in public humming the Mission Impossible theme.”

Second Grave On The Left opens up one week after First Grave On The Right when Charlotte Davidson’s (Charley) secretary/bff Cookie comes to Charley needing help finding her old friend Mimi, who has suddenly disappeared off the face of the Earth. During Charley and Cookie’s investigation, they discover that Mimi’s high school classmates are b...more
D.G.
I downgraded this book to 2 stars in the last chapter. Before that, I enjoyed it but I cannot hold with the way things ended.

You see, if there's something I HATE, are control freaks who think they know what's best for others and don't listen to what they have to say. I cannot respect a person who forces her will and basically enslaves a person "for their own good" without having a clue what's going on. And that's what Charley did at the end of the book so she's been added to my list of characte...more
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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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