Friday, August 22, 2014

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4)

Author: Darynda Jones
Goodreads Rating: 4.43
Pages: 320
Format: Final Copy

Welcome to the world of grim reaper extraordinaire Charley Davidson. Try as she might, there’s no avoiding her destiny.
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, Charley has to force herself to rise above...or at least get dressed. It becomes clear something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. But the more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.
In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved.
Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans in this hilarious fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling series.

I still love Charley Davidson!! She is probably one of my favorite heroines of all time.

In the book, Charley is going through some major PTSD and, of course, she handles it the only way she knows how: with tons of sarcasm and attitude. I like how she has gotten closer with her sister and still love her relationship with Cookie and Uncle Bob, who add to hilarity but also provide a few touching moments as they work Charley through her most difficult times. You also see a little of Garrett, granted not as much as I thought given the last book, but no complaints.

I still continue to love the Charley/Reyes couple as well :) Though I have to admit, this book you see a little less of the dynamic duo than I was hoping. I wish they would just admit their feelings for each other and just make it work already! However, in the absence of Reyes, I am kind of growing on the Charley/Donovan couple ;) Charley has some love triangle action going on that I am so digging. As always, the romance parts of the book are not overbearing and don't take you away from the story line :) (something I always loved about the books).

The plot for the most part was pretty interesting. Not my favorite (the third book still holds that title), but still throws you for one hell of a loop towards the end. There are a few different cases that Charley covers through the book; Charley helps a girl find out who is stalking her, investigates bank robbers that go by the name The Gentleman Thieves that case hits closer to her than she thinks, all while continuing to dodge demons that are after her and Reyes.

Overall, the book was just as good as the others and keeps you asking for more. 

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