Publication: January 24th 2017
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Series: Charley Davidson #11
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley
My Rating: 4 Stars
A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, missing people, errant wives, philandering business owners, and oh yeah…demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. In this eleventh installment, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, maybe Charley can find a way to have her happily ever after after all.
I’m not sure there’s anything new to say about this series that I haven’t already said before. The last book was kind of hit or miss for me, but I enjoyed it. This latest installment, however, reminds me of why I love this series. And a heads up to you all….CLIFFHANGER.
At times I feel like there is waaaay too much going on in these books, but the author always manages to find a way to close up loose ends. Well, almost always. Finally, we get to know more about the child abductors. All I can say is, WTF?!!! I was not prepared for all that went down in this book. Between Charley and Reyes not communicating enough, to Uncle Bob’s predicament, to even Amber’s situation….I thought I would have a heart attack waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, shoes. A whole freaking trunk full!
And do not, I repeat, DO NOT make me go into detail about Charley’s and Reyes’ explosive sex. Seriously, do not make me go there. It was hot, but it kept distracting me from the story. And the traveling to distant lands…. I felt like I was in Outlander. Especially that first scene when Charley does her “POOF” thing. Between all the angels hanging around, I didn’t know what to expect. Charley is both annoying AF and entertaining. Can someone please get her to stop naming things? LOL! This is me after one such naming…..
Overall, this was much better than the last book, IMO. I haven’t 5 starred a book in this series since book 9, and I’m hoping that the next one blows me away. Still, very worth the read; cliffhanger and all. Charley is still learning what she is capable of, so I hope that she can get over some things. I know Reyes gets exasperated sometimes. You know he does!