Book Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Audiobook, Urban Fantasy
Book Series: Charley Davidson #6
Released: 5/20/14 by St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 326 Price: $39.99 Audiobook
Source: I borrowed this audiobook from my library.
Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it’s time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?
Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn’t come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear.
Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she’s used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.
I think I enjoyed this book more the second time than I did the first. In my initial review, I mentioned how there was too many plot thread and being a little overwhelmed by them. The book was a little tough to follow. I also mentioned frustration over some of the plot threads that didn’t seem to be going anywhere. Well now that I have read all the way up to book 12 and know what is going to happen this time I was able to relax and just enjoy the story. I wasn’t spending all my time looking for clues as to what was going to happen next because I already knew. I also had my first few instances of noticing important plot points that I might have the first time.
At book six we are at the half-way point of the books already released. Charley and Reyes relationship is developing nicely and a few important characters are still being introduced. The mystery of who Charley really is and her full potential is still being fed to us at a teasingly slow pace but that is what keeps it interesting. Of course, I might be just saying that because I know what is going to happen…
I’m still enjoying the reread and have hit a wall in my progress. I’m 17 in line for one of the two audiobooks available from my library and that means I will have to wait a while to continue. The standard check out is two weeks so I’m guessing it will be a couple of months before I can continue. I could just read the next book but I’m really digging listening to this one and want to continue in the audio format. So I’ll wait… Dammit. I do have a couple other audiobooks to listen to in the meanwhile and heaven forbid I actually read a print book.
I’m not going to change the rating because I haven’t any of the others, but I am surprised that I enjoyed this book more the second time.
My Rating: 4 Stars