Fifth Grave Past the Light
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...more
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)
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)
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
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
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
because if you don't, he might start a war
I love Charley! I can relate to all of her snark and some of her silliness. (Luckily, none of her almost-getting-killed, constantly-being-beat senseless.) She names everything - all of her body parts, car, furniture, even her shower (Hector). I have a pillow that I sleep with that I named Phil, so I get it. My husband is totally jealous of Phil. W ...more
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
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
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 P ...more
Best of all was the complete turn around of Reyes' character. Suddenly he is the guy next door, working as the chef in Charley's father's bar and actually being nice. I must admit I was well over grumpy Reyes in the last book but I can really enjoy this new version. Hope it ...more
Darlings, if you liked Reyes before ...more
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
I wish she’d be my friend. We could get drinks together, gossip about people (both alive and dead), maybe smoke a little pot together in our pajamas and then pass out watching Rick & Morty.
She’s just honestly one of my favourite female characters.
And really, you don’t even need to read this series from the beginning to get into it, (but it does help.) You can jump in whenever and immediately know Charley. ...more
This is probably my favourite one in the series so far. Along with the usual snark and steamy supernatural sex, we've got one of the most interesting mysteries Charley's had to date, and we finally get some real info about how Charley became the Grim Reaper. Oh! And some lovely feel-good moments too (not just the spicy ones,either).
Nicely done, Ms. Jones. Nicely done, indeed!
We need to talk.
It's not you, it's me. I'm tired of every female out there drooling over Reyes and being reduced to a va-jay-jay every time he enters a room. I'm tired of former best friends who do their best to hurt you.
But most of all, my dear, I'm tired of you getting tortured over and over again. It feels that all Mrs. Jones thinks about are new and creative ways to hurt you physically. Don't get me wrong. I'm all in for a little tormenting, but I've been getting that lately wi ...more
Learned a little more of Reyes but in the end who could say no to that gorgeous man. I know I wouldn't.
Still love this series. Some parts in this book was hard but it shows how human Charley is and that she can be just as vulnerable as anyone else. I have to say as her series continues I feel as if Charley is starting to come into her own personal team. Though sh ...more
I'm on the fifth installment of this series, and I swear, I'm not exaggerating when I say that it just keeps getting better and better. When I read book 4, I thought to myself, "Oh, this book is the best in the series. Surely, nothing can top this." but then I read this one, and I was taken aback, because it was...much better.
The unconventional relationship between our female lead ( ...more
So I've got a big handful of steamy sexiness on one hand and a huge-ass spicy burrito on the other. Sometimes it's REALLY hard to choose. Trust me. Give me Christmas or give me death.
Fortunately, our favorite Grim Reaper is surrounded by both Christmas and ...more
I love the tone of the books! I love Charley! I love the concept!!! I hate how shallow the love interest is!!! As a good GR friend of mine says, Charley is fangirling on Reyes at all times, he wants to posses her, f*%k her, and leach her out of any self-confidence and respect, does not help any of Charley's causes, takes decisions that concern her unilaterally, pressures her into whatever he wants, and we are still supposed to believe that HE is a GREAT GUY???? It just does ...more
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 a loon. Reyes i ...more
Book 5, Charley's main case is solving a possible 20 year serial killer case. A lot of dead women ages 7 and up, all with the same M.O., showed up in her apartment at the same time. Based off clothing, she can tell they died in different year spans.
Some side cases involve Charley investigating a cheating spouse, and she is still searching for the arsonist from book 4. This time she has as an inkling who the arsonist is and turning that person in could be tricky. No ma ...more
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!!
“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...
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
While I do sorta have an issue with the stunning amount of trouble Charley gets herself into -- shot and stabbed and abducted and etc etc -- Jones did actually weave some of that into the narrative to make it kind of tongue in cheek.. only to literally pull the rug o ...more
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 m ...more
Author: Darynda Jones
Published: June, 2013
Format: audiobook via www.audible.com
Narrated by: Lorelei King
Genre: Fiction, adult fiction, mystery, mystery-thriller, paranormal, fantasy, steamy-sexy scenes, adult themes/language/situations, murder mystery, crime, law enforcement, private investigator, female MC.
Read: (listened to) July 3-5, 2015
My goodreads rating: 4.5 "I'm addicted to this series" stars. (1-5 scale).
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
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