Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet
Sometimes being the grim reaper really is, well, grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple of months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her...more
-The majority of the story was predictable and pointless. The book begins with Charley moaning about her agoraphobia — she's not left her flat or worked a case for 2 months since she was tortured. Anyway, that changes quickly enough when she takes on a case for a woman who's been tormented by a mystery somebody and just like that Charley's agoraphobia and emotional scars seem to vanish and she goes on her merry way to investigate the girl's tormentor. There were a few times Char ...more
“I meant to behave.
There were just too many options.
Time to check in with Charley Davidson again after a brief hiatus.
After surviving yet another series of traumatic events, Charley becomes reclusive, spending all her days maxing out her credit cards watching the home shopping channel.
Cookie finally steps in and takes matters in hand, and before long Charley has a new case to solve.
This time a troubled yo ...more
The release date was moved from 2013 to October 30th 2012!!!!
Not usually a fan girl but I will make an exception: Eeeeeeeeeeek! Sooooo Happy right now!! *does happy dance*
For some reason I had thought that this would be a trilogy...hmmm, I am not complaining!*Fist Pump* ...more
I know - only 3 stars. I still love Charley and will continue reading the series. It's just that she lost a lot of her mojo in this book.
In the last book, Charley was tortured, and it was really really bad. (Screw you, Thesaurus!) She is slowly healing, but has a bit of PTSD from the experience, and so while her body is healed, her mind is far from it. She has not left her apartment in two months, and instead spen ...more
Considering I have a ton of ARCs I should really be catching up on, and considering how much I love Charley, I really should have known better than to tell myself, "Just one chapter!" But it didn't even take a chapter, I was hooked by the opening paragraph.
'I sat watching the Buy From Home Channel with my dead aunt Lillian and wondered what my life would've been like had I not just eaten an entire carton of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy with a mocha latter chaser. Probably about the s ...more
Charley is recovering badly from the unpleasant events of the last book. Fortunately she has plenty of friends, both alive and dead, to pull her out of her misery and get her going again. And luckily for us she never loses her sense of humour.
At last we begin to discover a few things about her true background although every word has to be dragged gru ...more
After what happened in the last book, Charley is going through some heavy stuff. She's having a hard time sleeping and spending most of her money at the Buy From Home Channel. Thank goodness Cookie comes to the rescue and puts a stop to that. And also thank goodness for Harper showing up...a new client!
Well, by now you should be used to this crazy paced story line. I'm always amazed at all the different events going on. Naturally, you can figure out some of the puzzles but I really love ...more
Possible minor spoilers for books 1-3
“He's an enigma wrapped up in sensuality padlocked with a dozen chains of desire and topped off with a razor-sharp ribbon of danger. There are more layers to him than a billionaire's wedding cake.”
You can say that again. I like Charley she has a witty, sarcastic and dark sense of humor I enjoy but, I’m reading this series almost entirely for Reyes. Four books in now and I’m still not sure if he will be the en ...more
Then Charley got her snarky back and the world was right again.
Looking forward to continuing the series! ...more
This is why I'm not good with more-than-4-books-in-the-series review.
I'll just give you some of Charley's words of wisdom that I certainly follow. Cross my heart.
“If you must eat a banana in public, never make eye contact.”
“Insanity does NOT run in my family. It strolls through, takes its time, and gets to know everyone personally."
Yes, the Frontier restaurant even has a cameo. Do you think they paid for the advertising? :)
That being said, the STORY itself had a few pretty cool twists and I despair at seeing the number twist continue on into the 13th or 14th books. That might get WONKY. But for now? I'm having a good time and it's quite relaxing to fall into something like this. ...more
“If you must eat a banana in public, never make eye contact.”
I ate a banana for breakfast this morning, so this seems like a relevant Charley quote.
I think this might be my last Charley Davidson book for a while. Not because I don't love her - I do love you, Charley - but because so much happens to Charley in these books that reading them back-to-back can kind of be overwhelming. Plus I've got a stack of ARCs that I'm so behind on. So, so so behind...
Anyway... just li ...more
Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there’s no avoiding her destiny.
I slept on it. I did. I tried my best to get over my problems with this fourth book. I failed. I initially gave it 3 stars, but I'm toning it down to 2. And I'm writing my review now, before I go for 1 star.
You know, for such a strong woman, Charley can be quite the fool. And no, I'm not talking about her depression and anxiety. That is normal. Any normal human being would f ...more
Charley gets to put her crazy on and dip into the pool of hoarding for sanity, it's too good I can't spill more. She also gets lusty with a few guys, oh yeah, she is smoking sexy. : D Her expectations of what life would be like when Reyes was finally freed have not happened, darn ...more
Rate: 2.5/3 stars. ...more
As all of you know, I’m a big fan of these book series and I was really excited about reading this book, especially after the way things ended up in the last one. The biggest reasons for that are: the amazing writing style of the author, a unique and interesting storyline and most of all I like them, because these are one of those rare books where I actually like the main female character Charley The Grim Reaper almost as her tall, dark & hot bad boy Reyes.
That’s a really big plus for ...more
And dude, WHERE IS GARRETT? I can't believe I didn't get my Swopes fix. He turned up TWICE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. ...more
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet brought more insight to Charley and what she is capable of, and it also shed more light on everything else that is going on with the reaper, the ghosts, and the people surrounding her.
I loved the case Charley had to work on in Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, because she really had to use all of her wits to figure out what was going on, and she definitely got it before I did! Cookie is such a great side- ...more
I sat a ...more
If I were to re title this book, I'd name it Fourth Grave of Unexplored Opportunities, as in the opportunity of exploring PTSD, betrayal, reconciliation in a sensitive manner. Instead, the author often relied on cheap humor and mind bogglingly stupid plot to explore Charley's PTSD, her dad and Reyes' betrayal.
A lot of stuff didn't really go anywhere. And Reyes' betrayal was explained and excused by making it Charley's fault.
Anyway, I had to halt reading the series after this to deal with ...more
Can we please take a moment & bow our heads for the hotness that is Reyes?
Whew. I needed that.
The last 15% of this book was AMAZING!
It was nice learning a bit more about Charley, her past, her beginnings, her abilities BUT I NEED MORE.
I was truly baffled at the turn in Harper's case, did not see that coming.
Denise ... I think she's trying .... not enough, but she's trying.
Glad to see Charley & Gemma bonding.
Love Cookie, needed more of her in this book. And, hello, let's get her a l ...more
Really, Reyes Alexander Farrow? AMAZING. First, his name is 'Alexander' and that's one of my favorite names ever (Aleksander being the original).
Charley is always my favorite character in this series.
I cannot wait to start the Fifth Grave.
P.S.: OSH, I MISS YOU, DARLING. COME HOME ALREADY!!! ...more
I think I'm in the love her one.
She is snarky and has a razor wit, but is fiercely loyal and dedicated to her friends and family which is probably the best part of these books.
The relationship angle is my least favourite part of the series, and if that was a little more subtle I would probably enjoy this more. But I'm sure there are plenty of people who are ...more
Holy Moly a lot happens in the Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet in the Charley Davidson series. We get more insight into Charley and what she is capable of. It also sheds more light on what is going on with the reaper side, ghosts, and people surrounding Charley.
Cookie continues to be a great side-character. She’s Charley’s best friend and always their for her no mater how much she tries to push her awa ...more
“Your existence gives me a headache. Go stand over there.”
“After searching for a space, I parked behind the tattoo parlor in front of a sign that said NO PARKING. Since it didn't specify to whom it was referring, I figured it couldn't possibly be ...more
Steaminess HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Love this series
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Trauma can make the toughest of girls cry.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely
Book Boyfriend: Reyes
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
One of the things I love most about this series is the humor. It’s great to read about a tough take no prisoner heroine and have her say and think the funniest stuff. It makes the reading a lot enjoyable. This book doesn ...more
Blog Rating: 4.5/5
I pressed my lips together, then said, “Stalker.”
I gasped. “Neanderthal.”
Why did his [Reyes] entire repertoire of insults question my mental stability?
We open with Charley, still dealing with the effects from the events that ended book 3, Third Grave Dead Ahead. She was tortured in her own apartment and is having a bit of trouble coming to terms with that, understandably so. Her way of dealing ...more
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