Diving into a new Charley Davidson story is guaranteed to be sheer delight. I love the blend of Urban Fantasy, Comedy, and Romantic Suspense that each new installment dishes out. This one was no exception. A pregnant Charley laying off caffeine for the sake of BEP (don’t ask, its Charley, nuff said) the bun in the oven, a very protective Reyes, a series of suicide disappearances, twelve hell hounds, a Catholic priest needing an exorcism job, a school carnival, a disappearing dad, ghosts lined up for Charley’s help and so much more keep Charley busier than ever though she might make time for a stop in with a gang lord out to gets some revenge on Reyes.
Not a book series that can be read out of order, but I guarantee that starting with the beginning is so worth it for the Urban Fantasy fans can’t-miss series.
I pretty much summarized things in my opening paragraph so I’ll avoid going over all that ground again particularly since I don’t want to offer spoilers. I found things just as exciting as ever. I will say though, for the first time, I wasn’t completely enamored with Charley. In this story, her choices to throw herself into dangerous situations and resenting Reyes because he protects her in spite of it and tells her the truth about her choices did make my teeth grind a bit. I still loved the story overall and for the most part enjoyed my Charley dose along with the rest of the engaging gang of characters.
The mysteries were interesting especially the suicides with no bodies. I did not see the solution to that one coming in a million years. The disappearing graveyard bodies and the man invading Rocket’s cool room along with the house exorcism just added to the swirling and exciting plot.
The advancement of the series arc with encounters with the ferocious hell hounds, the prophesies, and more about Charley’s past before she was human and her growing powerful abilities was just all sorts of amazing. The author really knows how to keep the tension in the world building even this late in the series. The stakes just keep getting higher.
The narration was fabulous. I have seen this narrator praised to the heavens and now I know why. She made this story and Charley come alive. I will definitely be listening to more of her works.
All in all, this was an amazing ride and I didn’t want to get off. For all her half-cocked, crazy schemes, Charley is a superb heroine and I just can’t get enough.
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