My rating: 5 of 5 stars
ROFLOL - You'd think after reading this I'd have a more advanced vocabulary :) I swear there was so much witty humor in here I want to just memorize the whole book so i can use it all - hopefully at the right time :)
A smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper
Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.
This is a thrilling debut novel from an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.
This was just... Wow! Lol
We started off with Charley waking up at 4:34 in the morning when her uncle had called her. She was sore - really sore. Her job was pretty dangerous.
See Charley’s a Private Investigator/bartender for her dad's bar, and technically on the APD payroll as well as a Consultant. She has a special ability - she sees the dearly departed. Yes the dead who sometimes get stuck do hang around.
Like that strange man sitting at the bottom of her bed. She's trying to feel her way out to the kitchen to start the coffee pot, tripping over this, bumping into that - Charley isn't your typical heroine, no, she's got a lot of flaws - not being able to see in the dark is one of them. Lol Talking to a dead guy before her coffee is another one.
When she finally meets with Uncle Bob at the crime scene, she sees another dead person who wont get out of his body. He's in denial. But when Sussman sees the other dead guy, he realizes he knows him. They're both lawyers - but here comes another one! But where is her body?
Ok I'm skipping a lot in this review - but I'm trying to get the main point across without getting into too much details - Trust me, This book is TOO much fun to skip around in :)
SO Ok - at the crime scene, Uncle Bob knows about Charley's ability to see the dearly departed. But Garrett - his partner, doesn't believe. So when she announces that there is a 3rd body that belongs with the 2 lawyer's bodies in front of them, Garrett is skeptical. But they go along, and low and behold, they find Elizabeth's body, right where she said she was shot.
What are the chances of 3 lawyers, from the same firm, working the same case, get killed on the same night -
Well that's the main plot to the book :)
On the side note, we have a lot of fun and cute side characters. Taft, a cop that has a 9 year old Spawn of Satin following him around.
Cookie, Charley's Best Friend , who knows and excepts all of her secrets without a second glance - I went to bed just after she told Cookie the story about "The Big Bad". I was watching the ceiling most of the night :)
In the beginning of this book I had mixed feelings about Reyes. I was told he was the "hot dreamy" guy - but he came to her while she slept. And Rocket (another cute dead guy) was afraid of him... why would a dead guy be afraid of another dead guy?
Sorry about the short crappy review - I would love to throw in a million quotes, and go play by play - but it would take way too long to explain everything, and without Charley's sense of humor, I'd probably bomb on the explanations anyways :)
Starting on the next book tonight :) Loving this series :)
Some Fun Quotes*
"He was simply too strong and too fast, and the punch had been too unexpected. I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica"
"I did that thing where you scratch your eyebrow and flip someone off at the same time. I'm good at the multitasking like that."
"Nonbelievers were such drama queens."
"she said I had the attention span of a gnat with selective listening. At least that's what I think that's what she said. I wasn't listening."
"Dad brought over my sandwich, offered me ten thousand dollars to off Uncle Bob, then left with my butter knife tucked into his pants, apparently planning to shank the man himself. I thought about warning Uncle Bob, but where was the fun in that? "
"In the meantime, can I jump in your body and make out with my wife through you?"
I fought a grin. "It doesn't really work that way."
"Then can you just make out with my wife and pretend I'm in your body?"
"I can pay. I have money."
"How much we talking? "